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Biere De Norma - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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301 Ratings
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Ratings: 301
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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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-04-2014 15:52:42 | More by patrick802
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -15%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-25-2014 12:04:23 | More by ShanePB
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle of batch 4. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 4/24/2014.

A- Dark orange- brown body, not particularly sexy, with a one finger white head with a nice collar on it. Good retention. A bit of lacing.

S- vinegar, lactic acid, white wine grapes, green apple skin, oak, Vermont barnyard funk. Complex and appealing.

F- jeez. Just as good as it smells. Lactate, vinegar, lemon zest, pear, apple skin, more vinegar than lactate. Vinous qualities, barnyard funk, a more bitter finish. Nice oak background.

M- medium body, well carbonated with a nice vinous oak finish. Not as white wine forward as Flora, but this is great.

O- this is a great Biere de Garde. One of Shaun's better creations. Not Flora level but it's excellent.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 05:20:16 | More by Stevedore
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured on tap at Farmhouse in Burlington.
Pours dark hazy amber. Minimal to no head.
Smells of big barnyard, brett funk.
Taste is powerful, tangy, twangy, seriously tasty. Nice sourness.
Mouthfeel is really really impressive, drawing you for another sip.
Amazing how much the wild yeast reminds me of brett. This is incredible beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2014 00:35:02 | More by BoldRulerVT
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hillvt4me

Vermont

4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy amber with a fluffy head.

S - Tart-funky, wood, earthy, salt, sour fruit.

T - Funky, earthy, sour fruit pear and acidic-dry finish.

M - Good carbonation with a lighter body.

O - Funky, sour and dry with some orchard fruit flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2014 21:21:23 | More by hillvt4me
Biere De Norma from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.