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Clara Grisette - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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90
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390 Ratings
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 84
Gots: 68 | FT: 6
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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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
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

JoEBoBpr, Oct 28, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle served in an HF stem. 09 2014 indicated on the label. Pours a dull orange hue with a slightly hazy clarity and a loose, half inch bright white head that dissipates into a froth. Nose is delicate - light, floral, citrusy and a suggestion of grapefruit seeds. Taste consistent with nose; however, there is a distinct bready quality that cuts through the flavor profile and comes off a bit berlinner weisse-esque. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a pleasant, easy citrus astringency. Finish is fairly clean. Overall, a nice low abv farmhouse - clean and easy drinking. Clara is a great table beer. I'm surprised it's not brewed more often.

Jwale73, Sunday at 11:14 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Clara Grisette from Hill Farmstead Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.