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Walden - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Walden
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.31%
Wants: 35
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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)
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

tbone1384, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Drumtgot, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

warnerry, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

curlybird, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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mwbbq, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

salthemonster, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Rekrule, Jul 13, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Farmhouse.
Serves up this glorious slightly hazy very light blonde with nice head.
Smells wonderful, floral, hoppy, complexity abounds.
Tastes really nice, a good light biscuit backbone showcase lots of floral hops.
Finishes remarkable clean and crisp.
This might be the best tasting 4% abv beer I've ever tasted. I enjoyed it outdoors at 82 degrees and muggy. Walden was perfect in these conditions.

BoldRulerVT, Jul 13, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 7.5.2014, reviewed from tasting journal.

The beer pours a cloudy, hazy, golden color, hues of orange and straw with a thick, white, soapy head with incredible lace and head retention. The aroma is bright, loads of floral and fruity hops, lightly tropical, nice citrus tang but there is plenty of doughy, soft, biscuity malt, pale and clean. The flavors mirror well, ample hops, very floral, very fruity, almost with a berry flavor, but plenty of citrus and tropical fruit, but the malt backbone is substantial, lots of pale, crisp, chewy malt, light and lightly sweet. It's wonderfully flavorful for such a sessionable beer, plenty of hop with enough malt balance, hard to find a better example of a session ale. The mouthfeel is great, a bit prickly from the carbonation but it carries a nice texture, coats the mouth well and finishes softly and lightly dry.

Verdict: A wonderful session ale, I'm hard pressed to find a more impactful and flavorful example of the style. Refreshing, balanced and quaffable, everything one could ask for. Yet another Hill Farmstead success.

kevanb, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

rollom, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

liamt07, Jul 11, 2014
Walden from Hill Farmstead Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.