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Clara Grisette - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 80
Gots: 37 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

gonzowestwood, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Steve212, Feb 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

MrsBeerGut, Feb 11, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%

Pour is pale golden amber with a slight haze and a tight white head. Nose is juicy pineapple and mango with a strong balance of floral Aromas. Taste is juicy, light resin, tropical fruits with more floral flavors. Faint grain, notes of salt, well carbonated light body, very dry and clean.

cpetrone84, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

MastaShonuf, Feb 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

robwestcott, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Zaximus, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

BuckTuckian, Jan 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

bouncepass, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jkball01, Jan 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 05, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%

The Amber hued body gave way to a frothy marangue-like head. The head was a stack of tight knit bubbles with a bright white color.

The aromas were strong and tangy with sour Apple, light pears, acidic lemon even even notes of banana.

The flavors were more subdued than the nose and not nearly as complex. This tastes very cidery with a tart Apple and sweet honey.

The feel is very dry but not astringent with a moderate carbonation.

I like this plenty but wish the taste would have emulated the scent as it was far more varied and bold.

KYGunner, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

sirsteve42, Dec 17, 2013
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IPAIsaac, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 05, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +9.1%

Enjoyed this delicious saison poured from the 750ml bottle into HF glasses.
Pours a nice medium amber with frothy head.
Smells are really interesting, some dankness, lots of yeasty tang, good hop characteristics and some very strong bready malts. Complex.
Taste is right there with the aromas. Picked up the floral hops much more on the tongue, the tangy yeast and bready malts works so well together.
Mouthfeel was clean, bubbly and refreshing.
I was very impressed by this beer.

BoldRulerVT, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mPaxtonS, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

vonnegut21, Nov 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Miamilice, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Petcha, Nov 10, 2013
Clara Grisette from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.