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Art - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 424
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Art is the barrel aged version of Arthur, our traditional farmhouse saison. Eventually, all releases of Arthur will be equal to the current release of Art... and Art will be aged for 12 months or more and released as a single barrel reserve.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 03-02-2011)
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4.6/5  rDev +5.7%

tectactoe, Aug 28, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5


"Art is the barrel aged version of Arthur, our traditional farmhouse saison. Eventually, all releases of Arthur will be equal to the current release of Art... and Art will be aged for 12 months or more and released as a single barrel reserve."

Big thanks to Barry for the extra. Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours the color of apple cider, a light yellow gold with an impressive and mountainous four finger dense and frothy white cap that takes five minutes to recede to a smaller one finger version of itself that lingers for most of the session. The soapy lacing clings to the glass in thick clumps, curtains, and sheets. Perfect clarity. Amazing looking beer.

S: Ripe golden apples with a restrained musty wet leather Brettanomyces profile. Lightly spicy (peppery), with a touch of sulfur and mineral and a little oak. I detect some lemon and a low level of sourness. Quite complex.

T: Prominent notes of ripe Granny Smith apples accompany lesser traces of lemon and orange. Oak is well integrated, and spices maintain a peppery presence, adding complexity without dominating. Nice oak notes. Brett is well integrated, imparting lower levels of musty and leathery characteristics. Highly attenuated, with a soft malt profile and notes of earth. Bitterness is at a lower moderate level. Lightly tart with a low level of sourness.

M: Upper light in body with a high level of carbonation. Mouthfeel is spritzy, effervescent, and very dry, with a light acidity.

Overall: A very well crafted barrel aged Saison: complex, refreshing, and rewarding. Highly recommended.

HopHead84, Mar 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

bierdabbler, Oct 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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WeisGuy, Sep 24, 2012
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Luk13, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge, huge thanks to sisuspeed for opening this bottle at the Rosso release. Served in a SAVOR snifter.

Pours a mild straw color with a really nice, fluffy white head that sticks around for quite a bit of time. Really nice lacing as it goes down. The nose is really nice with some complex earthy funk as well as grain and hay plus a touch of oak. Funk keeps coming, and also brings a hint of white grapes and mild stone fruit. The flavor is along the same lends, blending the funk with the base malt well and adding in slight fruit complexity. Mildly sweet feel is fairly light with a nicely dry finish. Really fantastic. Thanks again, John.

Thorpe429, Apr 20, 2011
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Art from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.