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Clara Grisette - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

331 Ratings
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

sirsteve42, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

FletcherC, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 05, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +9.4%

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 -1.5%

mPaxtonS, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Gonzoillini, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

vonnegut21, Nov 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Miamilice, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Petcha, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bitterbeerguy, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

DaveHack, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

MCain04, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

kodt, Nov 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

HumanParaquat, Oct 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

VTBeerTrade, Oct 03, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

hooliganlife, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jampics2, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

scotv, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

BGsWo22, Sep 28, 2013
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nzerbe, Sep 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Rainblows, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

sweemzander, Sep 16, 2013
Clara Grisette from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.