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Elaborative #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Elaborative #1Elaborative #1

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197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.28%


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

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Elaborative #1 was brewed in November of 2011 with our friends Brad Clark and Chad Yakobson. A brown ale brewed with freshly harvested Ohio walnuts. The beer was aged in oak barrels, each barrel with a different blend of wild yeast and bacteria representative of the participating brewers. After 18 months, the distinct threads were blended back together and refermented in the bottle.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-16-2013)
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4/5  rDev -8%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 1.16.14

A - Pours a cola brown with a fizzy darker tan head that bubbles down slowly.

S - Earthy, walnuts, oak, tobacco. Smooth.

T - Tart oak, nutty, cherry and vanilla in the finish. Very layered and complex.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Lots going on here. Walnuts, oak, funk, fruits.

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A- Rich brown, almost black, with a tan head of about one finger with quite a bit of lacing.
S- Mild funk, some grape-like notes, roasted dark malt, some walnut, smells boozier than it is too.
T- Pleasantly sour, very pronounced walnut that pairs well with the oak barrel aging.
M- A little low in carbonation, very smooth, wine like character. Pleasant mixed aftertaste of roasted malt and slight funk.
O- Was surprised when I saw this for sale at the brewery since it was not listed on their website. Very glad that I got one bottle to try. Pairs very well with wild turkey meat.

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Elaborative #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.