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Biere De Norma - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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340 Ratings
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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 304
Gots: 66 | 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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jegross2

Illinois

2/5  rDev -54.6%

03-24-2014 00:44:04 | More by jegross2
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3/5  rDev -32%

03-27-2014 12:55:13 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Pete27lax

New York

3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

05-17-2014 02:11:23 | More by Pete27lax
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DrunkAl

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

06-11-2014 00:39:46 | More by DrunkAl
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leaversuch

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

07-22-2014 23:53:40 | More by leaversuch
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

05-27-2014 11:20:36 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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afksports

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

01-09-2013 16:11:14 | More by afksports
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

12-23-2013 16:31:40 | More by kscaldef
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incubuscience

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15%

06-15-2014 01:40:38 | More by incubuscience
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -15%

01-24-2014 05:07:45 | More by montrealbcr89
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -15%

06-08-2013 02:47:25 | More by ygtbsm94
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -15%

08-05-2013 05:23:20 | More by BARFLYB
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vissai

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

05-12-2013 17:01:23 | More by vissai
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Brew33

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -15%

01-02-2013 13:38:23 | More by Brew33
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pwoody11

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -15%

08-13-2014 21:00:23 | More by pwoody11
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BeboThoughts

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -15%

04-30-2014 03:07:01 | More by BeboThoughts
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -15%

06-24-2014 16:50:23 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -14.1%

Thank you cparles for sharing this with me. I believe it was the 2012 version poured into a Bullfrog Grrrz snifter. The brew appears a clear copper color with an off-white cap that persists with decent retention.

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.

The taste is tart with an herbal backing of hops. Somewhat tannic and drying with a strange meaty character if that makes any sense. Across the back is a fresh biscuit graininess. The flavors of this are peculiar and initially dont seem to jive but as you take more sips it really starts to work.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is a decent brew with quite a unique overall feel. I say this brew is mediocre at best...than I think about the Biere de garde style as a whole and cannot think of any true standouts. For the style, id say this is well beyond average. Id drink it again if offered but id never attempt to trade for one considering what HF beers command.

06-17-2014 18:57:31 | More by stakem
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Dmbphoenix

New York

3.88/5  rDev -12%

Placed in a cellar for five months. Opened last night. Pours a garnet red into tulip glass. Smells a bit of oak, slightly sweet malt. First sip is tart, good carbonation but not overbearing. Medium bodied on the tongue. Finishes very dry, crisp all the way through. Shared with a lovely gal who loved it. When I asked why, she said maybe cuz it reminded her of a hard cider....for what that's worth...

08-18-2013 16:09:34 | More by Dmbphoenix
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -10.9%

pour is orangish red with an off white head leaving a decent lace. Nose is heavy red wine, juicy dark grape, notes of oak, very rustic and pleasant. Taste is a bit muted, the red wine is there but the finish is a touch empty. More Brett but not pronounced, leathery and dusty. Body is light, assertive carbonation, and a touch of dryness to it.

12-10-2012 20:05:47 | More by cpetrone84
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-19-2014 20:03:40 | More by jtladner
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-20-2013 04:47:34 | More by acurtis
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-06-2014 04:01:18 | More by JonnyBeers
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

12-22-2013 16:12:55 | More by Stigs
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-07-2014 20:43:35 | More by hooliganlife
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Biere De Norma from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.