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Clara Grisette - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
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328 Ratings
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 81
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
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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jbuddle

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-22-2013 21:28:29 | More by jbuddle
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-22-2013 20:22:49 | More by bevdaddy
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-19-2013 05:35:13 | More by Blanco
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Quackus

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-18-2013 22:46:28 | More by Quackus
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-18-2013 20:05:43 | More by rowingbrewer
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-17-2013 22:44:54 | More by HopsHopenstein
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POTABLE83

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-15-2013 22:53:28 | More by POTABLE83
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-14-2013 17:43:32 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-13-2013 21:20:38 | More by kjkinsey
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-09-2013 16:28:52 | More by thewimperoo
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Franch

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-08-2013 23:42:00 | More by Franch
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Skrip

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a dogfish snifter

A~ hazy golden amber, with a thick white creamy head

S~ like any old saison, yeasty and peppery.

T~ heres where this really opens up, unlike the smell the first thing you get is tart, citrus goodness. then comes the wheat and of course pepper.

M~ mmm! creamy and tart. very sessionable

O~ well... HF does it again, this is my second HF following Arthur. i said Arthur was one of my favorite saison of all time. now i'm a little torn, this is just as good if not better. i can't wait to try more of their brews. i have a feeling they're gonna shape up to be one of my favorite breweries!

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 00:50:46 | More by Skrip
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-05-2013 04:41:57 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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UnderJoath

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle brought back from HF by good ole BeerMeFitz

Pours a hazy light orange with a large fluffy head. Citrusy aroma with a little spice, almost like oregano or a subtle coriander. Tastes of citrus zest, honey, and a bit of grass. Highly but not overly carbonated mouthfeel. Refreshing, but I wouldn't travel to Vermont for any more.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 03:57:16 | More by UnderJoath
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Appearance - Hazy golden body with a very large white head. Lace clings to the sides of the glass, but never fully settles. A pillow of foam on the surface.

Smell - Yeasty, like Anna. Lots of hay and wheat. Bright acidic lemon aroma.

Taste - Tart acidity is immediately apparent. Cracker malt flavor. Lots of wheat. Yeasty, but not as much as the nose. Peppery finish.

Mouthfeel - Grainy, pleasantly sour. Well carbonated. Light and easy to drink.

Overall - This was my first Hill Farmstead beer years ago at the Blackback Pub. Revisiting it for the first time. Admittedly, it's not Hill Farmstead's best beer, but it caught my interest back then and has held it ever since.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 02:16:17 | More by Alieniloquium
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Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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North Carolina

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-11-2012 15:52:04 | More by dunix
Clara Grisette from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.