1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Walden - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Walden
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

266 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 266
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.55%


Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
A sessionable pale/blonde ale brewed with our good friend John Kimmich from The Alchemist. <4% ABV. Hopped with Motueka, Amarillo, and Simcoe.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: rudzud on 07-21-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 266 | Reviews: 42 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Kinsman:
Photo of Kinsman
Kinsman

California

4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 2L growler of this at the brewery 3 days ago. Pours a hazy blonde color with a beautiful fluffy white head. Exactly what you would expect a 'blonde' ale to look like.

Pungently hoppy on the nose with a powerful combination of tropical/citrus fruits showing some grapefruit, mango, and orange. Floralness of the hops gives a lightly dank undertone. Malts have little opportunity to show themselves here.

A lot going on in a small package with this one. Amarillo and Motueka give you a healthy dose of citrusy goodness with nice notes of grapefruit and even a bit of a lemon/lime character. Slight pine resin and grassy character in the background. While only 40 IBUs, the bitterness does come across nicely with such a light malt load.

Mouthfeel is light and plenty refreshing making this one incredibly drinkable. Overall, as expected, HF and the Alchemist worked their magic with an incredibly tasty session blonde. With so many hit or miss collaborations out there, this one was certainly a hit.

Serving type: growler

07-31-2012 19:45:00 | More by Kinsman
More User Reviews:
Photo of nh_hawkeye
nh_hawkeye

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-12-2014 05:54:00 | More by nh_hawkeye
Photo of Heady978
Heady978

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-27-2014 13:58:02 | More by Heady978
Photo of ShanePB
ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-17-2014 15:02:39 | More by ShanePB
Photo of Fettpopps
Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-16-2014 11:11:39 | More by Fettpopps
Photo of greg4579
greg4579

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-12-2014 21:17:39 | More by greg4579
Photo of sphyrn
sphyrn

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-27-2014 01:17:14 | More by sphyrn
Photo of jbird_1973
jbird_1973

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-17-2014 20:00:21 | More by jbird_1973
Photo of Steve212
Steve212

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-13-2014 03:07:15 | More by Steve212
Photo of cpetrone84
cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pour is a pale hazy yellow with a bubbly white head. Nose is balanced, bready and light dough with fresh grain notes. Hops are soapy and citrusy afterwards. Taste is strongly balanced leaning towards the grain and malt bill. Bread, fresh grain, balanced hop, faint soapy, balanced citrus hop, gentle bitterness. Carbonation is great, body is light and airy with a semi dry finish. Could be a bit brighter but darn this is drinkable and balanced. Wish I had a keg every Saturday to day drink for hours.

Serving type: growler

02-11-2014 21:38:31 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of backbaybrewer
backbaybrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-05-2014 16:40:16 | More by backbaybrewer
Photo of lesdemonsamaporte
lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-03-2014 18:47:13 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
Photo of ThatsThatDude
ThatsThatDude

New York

5/5  rDev +17.9%

01-05-2014 18:26:17 | More by ThatsThatDude
Photo of Maseitz
Maseitz

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-01-2014 21:34:53 | More by Maseitz
Photo of mPaxtonS
mPaxtonS

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-01-2013 21:43:44 | More by mPaxtonS
Photo of Dana718
Dana718

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-24-2013 17:04:00 | More by Dana718
Photo of NHbeerfishing
NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-23-2013 17:38:54 | More by NHbeerfishing
Photo of Benesi88
Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-22-2013 16:42:29 | More by Benesi88
Photo of Hopbully
Hopbully

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-19-2013 06:41:28 | More by Hopbully
Photo of mdaschaf
mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-07-2013 01:30:32 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of polishkaz
polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-28-2013 17:51:59 | More by polishkaz
Photo of facesnorth
facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

10-27-2013 03:24:00 | More by facesnorth
Photo of sirsteve42
sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-27-2013 00:15:53 | More by sirsteve42
Photo of agreenman19
agreenman19

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-26-2013 03:01:13 | More by agreenman19
Photo of ScotNH
ScotNH

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

10-20-2013 23:36:45 | More by ScotNH
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Walden from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.