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Biere De Norma - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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353 Ratings
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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 308
Gots: 67 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed on the day of my grandmother’s passing (Norma), this is an inspired Biere de Mars fermented entirely in oak and soured with our house spontaneous culture.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-12-2012)
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4.43/5  rDev +0.5%

750ml bottle with thick red wax. Vintage 2013

Split 3 ways with my local beer crew into 3 HF Wine Stems.

Appearance: Orangish and murky crimson colored body maybe a copper hue as well. Thick cap of white head that drops to a thin cap.

Smell: Very wine barrel forward. Mild funk that is familiar to me as Hill Farmstead funkiness. Fruity and oaky. Slightly briney and minerally.

Taste: boarders between mild and moderate tart/tanginess. Tannic wet oak, vinous red wine, combine with subtlely sweet malt profile. Earthy and mustiness about the beer. Fruity and the minerals flavors also come through. As this beer gets warmer a musty funk becomes slightly cheezey or yogerty like some lactobacillus was involved in the brewing process.

Mouthfeel: medium boided beer with low carbonation. Just the right amount of driness in the beer to drive home the wine barrel character in this beer is a most pleasant way. Drinks pretty well.

Overall: I have only tried a handful of beers from the Beire de Garde family of beer styles. Aging this style in a wine barrel is a great idea. It compliments the beer style very nicely. This is the best that I have had out of all the Biere De Garde beers so far! Again another beer that is excuted so well by S. Hill.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.4/5  rDev -0.2%

A-Cloudy deep orange, nice carbonation, two finger head that leaves nice lacing.

S-Oak, grapes, wine, honey, nice funk notes as well.

T-Starts with very tart oak with grapes. Some carbonation.

M-Lighter, semi dry finish, nice carbonation.

O-Another great beer from HF, what can I say.

rlee1390, Sep 09, 2014
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Biere De Norma from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.