1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Clara Grisette - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Not Rated.
Clara GrisetteClara Grisette

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

328 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 328
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 328 | Reviews: 82 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MastaShonuf
MastaShonuf

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-02-2014 16:47:28 | More by MastaShonuf
Photo of robwestcott
robwestcott

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-30-2014 23:02:56 | More by robwestcott
Photo of FUwolfpacker
FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-26-2014 07:44:21 | More by FUwolfpacker
Photo of Zaximus
Zaximus

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-18-2014 03:23:20 | More by Zaximus
Photo of BuckTuckian
BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-08-2014 18:58:20 | More by BuckTuckian
Photo of bouncepass
bouncepass

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-08-2014 00:26:22 | More by bouncepass
Photo of jkball01
jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-06-2014 05:37:09 | More by jkball01
Photo of ThatsThatDude
ThatsThatDude

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-05-2014 18:22:50 | More by ThatsThatDude
Photo of KYGunner
KYGunner

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 16:41:03 | More by KYGunner
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-04-2014 20:03:15 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
Photo of sirsteve42
sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-17-2013 23:09:51 | More by sirsteve42
Photo of IPAIsaac
IPAIsaac

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-16-2013 21:29:57 | More by IPAIsaac
Photo of ringwersen
ringwersen

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-15-2013 08:33:34 | More by ringwersen
Photo of FletcherC
FletcherC

Turkmenistan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-08-2013 17:47:48 | More by FletcherC
Photo of XmnwildX12
XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-05-2013 03:05:43 | More by XmnwildX12
Photo of BoldRulerVT
BoldRulerVT

Vermont

4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 16:03:11 | More by BoldRulerVT
Photo of mPaxtonS
mPaxtonS

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-01-2013 21:39:25 | More by mPaxtonS
Photo of Gonzoillini
Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-26-2013 02:35:13 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of Andreias21
Andreias21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-18-2013 04:48:48 | More by Andreias21
Photo of vonnegut21
vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-13-2013 18:23:07 | More by vonnegut21
Photo of Miamilice
Miamilice

Vermont

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-11-2013 00:15:35 | More by Miamilice
Photo of Petcha
Petcha

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-10-2013 03:11:25 | More by Petcha
Photo of bitterbeerguy
bitterbeerguy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-09-2013 22:04:23 | More by bitterbeerguy
Photo of DaveHack
DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-09-2013 14:42:30 | More by DaveHack
Photo of MCain04
MCain04

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-08-2013 18:29:32 | More by MCain04
Clara Grisette from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.