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Biere De Norma - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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300 Ratings
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 298
Gots: 68 | FT: 7
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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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 12.21.13
2012
1200 Bottles

A - Pours a hazy amber-brown with a fluffy, tan head that fades slowly.

S - Tart-funky, wood, apple.

T - Funky, red apples, pear, wood, acidic-dry finish.

D - Good carbonation with a lighter body.

O - Funky and dry with some orchard fruit flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 04:42:18 | More by HuskyinPDX
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The aroma is funky brett and earth character before getting vinous with some tangy nose to it. As it warms up, it has a hint of caramel malt and faint herbal hop note.

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Biere De Norma from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.