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Clara Grisette - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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372 Ratings
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 84
Gots: 60 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Clara (1906-1969) was our grandfather’s sister; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this Grisette is crafted from American malted barley, Vermont Organic Wheat, European and American hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Clara.

Pale Malt, Organic Vermont Wheat, American and European Hops, Ale Yeast, and our Well Water

(Beer added by: starrdogg on 08-09-2011)
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

alalvarez75, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Kaydogg, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Jefe73, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

spycow, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Miamilice, Nov 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

GermanHero, Sep 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

sailorastro, Oct 15, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +19.3%

nick_gariepy, Oct 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Was at HF this week. Of all the beers there, Clara was the clear winner from our group. Beat out double citra, double galaxy, Susan, citra, among the regulars. Also drinking better out of the bottle than Anna or Dorothy.

Not sure if they changed the recipe from previous years, but 2014s vintage is way better than reviews.

mobius387, Oct 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

yeti123, Nov 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

ASUBeer, Dec 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

MrsBeerGut, Feb 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

chippo33, Nov 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

bahnfire, Mar 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

nzerbe, Sep 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

LeeRossman, Yesterday at 04:13 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

JxExM, Sep 30, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: When it poured into a tulip glass, the color was slightly hazed straw yellow. There was a high 2-3 finger head that was quite foamy. Nice lacing and residual head after it settled.

S: Lemon, grass (hay), and floral notes.

T: Peppery and bright but light on hops. Some citrus. There is a malty balance and bready character. Complex.

M: Light to Medium body, well carbonated, dry, and extremely drinkable.

KMcG, Nov 13, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tulip. This one pours a clear golden straw color with three fingers of pillowy white head. Real good retention and sticky lace.

Nice floral aroma with lemon in the background. Real good farmhouse aroma with some spicy hops. Really a nice dry farmhouse flavor with a dry bitter hop finish. Hints of lemon and a good musty farmhouse flavor.

The body is nice and light with good lively carbonation. Crisp and dry on the finish. Overall this one is knocking me out. Really exceptional stuff here.

Bendurgin, Oct 26, 2011
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4.56/5  rDev +11.5%

Brewsed, Oct 12, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +11.2%

wonothesane42, Oct 13, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful bright yellow color with a one-finger head into my chalice.

Sweet, spicy grains greet the nose, followed by a good amount of citrus as well.

Ditto for the taste. Spicy yeast, citrus and floral hops work together to create a synergy that rarely exists.

Lingering citrus, yeast and hops make up the mouthfeel. It's very light and crisp.

Wow. I could drink this more often due to the low ABV (4%) and the expression of flavors within it. This is what a saison should be (a light, sessionable ale for more than seasonal workers!). Check it out!

Brad007, Oct 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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Clara Grisette from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.