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Prolegomena - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 156
Gots: 54 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in Wine and Port barrels. In friendship with Will Meyers from Cambridge Brewing Company.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-25-2013)
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AdamF625

Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- pours a brown/ruby color, tall fizzy tan head
S- grapes, red wine, plums, cherries
T- dark fruits, oak, tart cherries, slight acidity.
M- thin to medium body with generous carbonation, warm alcohol, crisp and clean finish. A bit dry but pleasant.
O- honestly I have not had many Flanders red's so I don't have much to compare to, but it was surprisingly drinkable and tart. No harshness at all with a subtle oak dryness.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 12:50:55 | More by AdamF625
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-26-2014 22:39:36 | More by warnerry
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M-Fox24

New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: A dark elegant burgundy, reddish appearance with a tan/brownish off-white head and some decent retention

S: A stimulating complexity with notes of oak, lemon, cherry, vanilla, dates, leather, grapes & raspberries

T: Enjoyable to say the least: the wine essence; the malty oak; the subtle tartness in the fruit. A particularly well balanced Flanders ale

M: Has a light to medium body with little ABV presence and decent carbonation; not too dry & not too sweet

O: Great representation of the style. Would recommend and would most certainly drink again

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 18:51:22 | More by M-Fox24
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2014 23:13:00 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2014 22:52:29 | More by kjkinsey
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backbaybrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2014 13:51:01 | More by backbaybrewer
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Abbbp

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-04-2014 03:02:45 | More by Abbbp
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-01-2014 23:07:59 | More by ncaudle
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-29-2014 17:54:04 | More by Kirk
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10%

06-26-2014 03:20:31 | More by SuperHop18
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle sealed with silver pressure cap.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: deep red almost mahogany bodied beer. 2 fingers of tan head that eventually drops down to a thin cap. Spotty lacing left behind on the glass.

Smell: Fairly malty, sweet cherries. Lots and lots of oak and vanilla. Hint of red wine.

Taste: Mild tartness. Mild sweetness in the form of cherry notes. Lots of tannins and lots of oak. Hint of vanilla and port wine in the finish.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer which is a suprise to me. Normally a flanders red and a light bodied sour are not found together like it is in this beer. Creamy mouthfeel. Not boozy at all.

Overall: A surprisingly mellow sourness to this flander red. This is one of the best Flanders Red that I have had. Not much Port wine influence, but just enough so that you know that its there. Another great brew by Hill Farmstead. An excellant mouthfeel with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 06:06:50 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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egrace84

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-25-2014 00:09:40 | More by egrace84
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-24-2014 22:55:36 | More by ThreeFishes
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-19-2014 03:13:59 | More by millerbuffoon
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a stemmed glass. This was brewed in April 2011 and released in June 2013 after over 2 years of barrel aging.

Appearance: Pours a medium to dark brown with a reddish hue and leaves a finger of tan head that fades slowly to a layer atop the beer.

Smell: Big raspberries, strawberries, mild funk, oak, black cherry, hint of leather and vinegar. Well balanced, nice aroma.

Taste: Leather, raspberry & strawberry, tart cherries, oak. Really big wine influence. Quite well balanced with all the flavors mixing nicely together. The sour is light but present.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a nice, medium to heavy body. Fits the style really well. Finishes a tad dry, but is more sweet than dry.

Overall: A very good representation of a Flanders Red. Nice leathery, fruity notes along with just a bit of sour and funk. A tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 22:03:28 | More by Resuin
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-08-2014 01:58:29 | More by petermethot
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Miamilice

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +10%

06-07-2014 15:09:09 | More by Miamilice
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-03-2014 15:00:17 | More by dcguitar
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beefsquatch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

05-30-2014 03:46:52 | More by beefsquatch
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-30-2014 00:39:50 | More by rondufresne
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-29-2014 22:45:26 | More by waddellc2
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ATabs

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-29-2014 18:10:39 | More by ATabs
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whitenads

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10%

05-27-2014 08:56:34 | More by whitenads
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-25-2014 00:50:46 | More by Mini4x
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judkinst

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-24-2014 05:21:49 | More by judkinst
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Prolegomena from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.