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Art - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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97
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290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 451
Gots: 49 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: t0rin0 on 03-02-2011

Art is the wine barrel fermented and aged version of Arthur (1922-2005), our grandfather's youngest brother as well as the name of our rustic farmstead ale. In honor of Arthur, we mindfully blend his namesake beer from French oak wine barrels that have been aged and conditioned for between 1 and 3 years. This is the standard that reflects, redefines and guides the progressive vision for Hill Farmstead.
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Photo of jaasen64
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle

A- Started foaming right when cap was taken off. Pours a hazy yellowish golden with about 3 fingers of white frothy head. Lots of carbonation, well above average. Leaves foamy lacing. Pours a little bit faster and has a little bit more of a yellowish color then E.

S- Lemons, green apples, yeast, a very tiny bit of hay, grass, barnyard funk, and hints of oak. About average aroma strength.

T- Green apple, a little bit of citrus- lemon+orange, some hay + grass, finishes with a little bit of a light lemony sour taste mixed with a bit of red wine that has a lingering aftertaste.

M- Thin, refreshing, decent carbonation, well balanced.

O- This was a pretty decent saison that I thought was definitely better then E.. I liked the balance between the lemon sourness, green apple, and light barnyard funk that was all balanced off with nice carbonation. Definitely not my favorite beer from HF, but a nice offering.

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Callmecoon for sharing this one at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted by mrbubbler.

Pours a slightly murky honey yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, herbs, spices, wood, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a medicinal aftertaste and a super woody finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I definitely enjoyed regular Arthur over this barred aged version.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Hophead717
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cadaugherty
4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Bendurgin
4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing this Jake! Poured into a pint glass. This pours a cloudy straw color with a thick pillow of white head. Nice gobs of soapy lace.

The aroma has a white grape aroma with some woody notes. Floral aromas with hints of barnyard hay and funk. The pallet has a nice white grape flavor and somewhat tart lemon finish. Nice grassy flavor with a slight crisp bitter finish.

The body is light with somewhat high carbonation. Overall this one is well done. I'm really enjoying these barrel aged saisons.

Photo of chrispoint
4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of DenverLogan
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy gold yellow...small lingering head. Big aroma of barnyard, sour fruit, wheat. Flavors of funky fruit rind, lemon, horse blanket, oak, herbs, grass, brett, crackers...overall, rich and flavorful with some dry notes and craziness...very tasty and fun!

Photo of RuckusDu
3.75/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Gosox8787
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 750 mL bottle from Batch 2 poured into two tulip glasses. Served chilled from the refrigerator.

Appearance: Pours a nice, tall three finger foamy white head with really nice retention. Light orange to golden yellow in color with a bit of cloudiness.

Aroma: First thing that hits is really nice brett funk character. Green apple sweetness and a touch of citrus in there as well. The funk note is completely spot on and very refreshing. Definitely some oak in there as well. Perfect.

Taste: Sweet fruit, mostly green apple and lemon, upfront is followed by a really complex and refreshing funk character. There is also a bit of a peppery bit to balance out the sweetness. Really reminds me of Fantome original, but I might enjoy this more. The combination of the subtle fruits, oak and funk character all together make this a winner.

Mouthfeel: Light in body and lots of carbonation. Extrememly refreshing.

Overall, this is probably my favorite of Shaun's saisons and that's a huge compliment. The balance of the funk character and the fruit is unmatched. Subtle, complex, and refreshing. Everything I want in a saison. Really outstanding.

Photo of pmlondrigan
3.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Initially art has a two finger soapy head, but that changes quickly. Poor retention and no lacing. Pretty color that is honey golden and completely clear. Soft aroma of brett, hay, grass and lemon-y funk. Damp wood or oak presence. Complex flavor combining some brett funk, lemon, and fruity flavors hiding beneth the stronger ones. Very grassy and contains light lactic sour hits up front. Can't say I am picking up any barrel or vinous flavors from the aging. A good prickly carbonation with a slight lemon tart hit on the tip of the tongue. A beer that is truly enjoyable though I am beginning to wonder about the wisdom of categorizing beers such as these as Saisons. The combination of brett and oak change the beer so much.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Art from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.