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Abner Is Enlightenment - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 10
Avg: 4.41
pDev: 6.12%
Wants: 8
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: yourefragile on 05-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 10
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4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"VIP Blend" keg served on Friday night of Second Anniversary party. This was half a keg of What is Enlightenment? that was topped off with Abner in attempt to make Abner "more sessionable" (6.8, don't tell Ding).

For all the tickers out there, I dare you to be honest and at least acknowledge if you created a bastard version yourself and not had the keg from the party.

Look is the same as either of the base beers, hazed golden color with a large, frothy white head; long lasting retention and light lacing. Aroma is highlight of this concoction, blending the best of both beers; citrus bomb, more sweet than bitter, with orange, grapefruit and mango balanced with light lemon and pine, and sweet malt. Medium thick body, effervescent carbonation with a near perfect mouthfeel. Flavor leans more toward Abner than WiE, but is much drier, almost distractingly so. Not as sweet and juicy as the nose, with a stronger piney and floral aftertaste. I'd still prefer fresh Abner, but more interesting than WiE.

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4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy honey/orange color with a medium whige head...nice lacing. Aroma has grapefruit, grass, herb, and nice mild piney notes. Flavor follows suit...great distinctive citrus and stonefruit flavors...just a bit more pine than the aroma suggests...perfect bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is piney/bitter and dry...lingers nicely. Wow!

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Abner Is Enlightenment from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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