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Clara Grisette - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
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326 Ratings
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 80
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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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large win glass from a 750ml bottle and split with my wife.

Pours a nice slightly hazy pale golden color with some darker orange/light amber hues. There is a nice half inch white head that forms and recedes down to a nice thin mat.

Aroma is yummy. Nice notes of funk and musty barnyard with a nice dosage of citrusy American hops. There is also a nice floral aroma of the European hops. The nice malty and bready grain notes really shine in the aroma of this brew. I detect some slight sweet yeast phenols as well as some mil lemony tartness in the nose, quite faint. The best part of the nose is the slight citrusy and resinous notes of American hops.

Flavor starts off with pretty clean and bready grain. Nice and fresh notes of oats. This is followed by some funky yeast notes with some slight phenolic esters and some nice fresh mildly citrusy hop notes. Very clean and delicious saison. There is a sharp but mild and faint lemony tartness that shoots up near the end of the brew. The finish of the brew is nice and dry as expected and the grassy and herbal hop notes linger throughout with some nice bitterness to boost. Very yummy brew. Nice vivid and clean carbonation and a light body.

This is a delicious and drinkable light saison. Nice low ABV make for easy sipping. Great clean carbonation gives the brew a playful mouthfeel. The grain and yeast notes are delicious with some amazing funky notes some mild tartness and a nice lingering grassy and citrus hop notes.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 01:00:16 | More by JoEBoBpr
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-15-2013 18:17:22 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-03-2013 18:23:50 | More by VTBeerTrade
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours golden yellow, fizzy head with light retention.

sour grape and tart apple with a sour mash.

tart up front with a rather light flavor overall. some pale malt and green apple seem to be most apparent.

very light with a rather moderate carbonation. leaves a bit of tingle afterwards.

this is really good for 4%. super easy and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 19:28:20 | More by hooliganlife
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jampics2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-30-2013 18:12:21 | More by jampics2
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-29-2013 14:14:15 | More by scotv
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-28-2013 21:07:01 | More by BGsWo22
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nzerbe

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

09-26-2013 10:02:05 | More by nzerbe
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Rainblows

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-17-2013 14:28:19 | More by Rainblows
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-16-2013 14:00:09 | More by sweemzander
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-15-2013 21:11:22 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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inspektor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-14-2013 19:32:52 | More by inspektor
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-13-2013 15:14:45 | More by Caudalie
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-09-2013 13:26:01 | More by thegerm87
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Dasein11

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-05-2013 13:22:17 | More by Dasein11
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Headyman

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-03-2013 03:22:41 | More by Headyman
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-03-2013 02:37:53 | More by SadMachine
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dvnb

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-01-2013 21:35:34 | More by dvnb
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Rudy

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-31-2013 05:46:01 | More by Rudy
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured from the 750ml into a Hill Farmstead tulip. The brew pours with a light golden body that has substantial yeast haze to it. Massive white head starts forming immediately with a texture between creamy and foamy. Retention is very nice and the huge head falls to a thick ring. Thick patches of lace all down the glass.

S- Right of the bat a prominent lemon tartness I didn't expect above a nice funky farmhouse Saison yeast. Herbal and spicy with notes of lemongrass, wheat crust, citrus zest, yeast bread and grapes, like white wine.

T- Somewhere between dry white wine, Saison and Berliner for me. A certain white grape fruit aspect blended in nicely with the spicy and zesty Saison yeast. Tartness is pretty high for the style which is why I mentioned Berliner Weiss. Flavors of lemon peel, wheat bread, lactic acid, grapes, herbs and barnyard grassiness. Fairly funky.

MF- Light bodied and dry with a tartness throughout. Spritzy moderate-high carbonation in a beer that feels foamy overall.

Super flavorful with Saison, wine and Berliner attributes all coming together in a good farmhouse ale. Tartness is pretty high for the style but complimentary to the funky and wine grape flavors I get.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 01:34:33 | More by cbutova
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xenjoiii

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-27-2013 14:54:44 | More by xenjoiii
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ehammond1


3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-26-2013 21:42:31 | More by ehammond1
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MasterCraft

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-23-2013 02:29:31 | More by MasterCraft
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Stout_Combo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-18-2013 17:54:21 | More by Stout_Combo
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

vibrant gold with faint haze; heavy carbonation with egg white head; sharp lemon peel and fresh grass with almost a bubblegum; crisp and clean mouthfeel; clean malt profile that is both simple and complex at the same time; lively carbonation works with mix of sharp lemons, crisp malt and light grassy finish; could drink this all day; yum

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 10:33:36 | More by jbaker67
Clara Grisette from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.