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Prolegomena - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 158
Gots: 53 | FT: 6
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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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-06-2013 21:18:57 | More by Thorpe429
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

10-12-2013 22:44:38 | More by zestar
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13%

09-21-2013 22:40:47 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-08-2014 22:52:29 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-08-2014 23:13:00 | More by Texasfan549
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13%

03-24-2014 00:31:56 | More by Knapp85
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-28-2013 01:42:44 | More by JAHMUR
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.2%

09-15-2013 20:11:42 | More by drabmuh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -5.8%

Shared with rudzud.

Nice creamy thick but small head, lacing galore, super murky slime brown color. The ugly color makes it hard to give a good rating, but the head is so nice for an 8.6% beer... tough choice.

Nice Flanders aroma, nice sour malt aroma, almost tart berry like, sweet syrupy brown malts with molasses like, fermented candy sugar toasty brown malt, all soured, light yeasty aroma, but if an earthy woody like aroma, light acidity on the nose even.

Taste starts creamy and sour, big soured malt, tart berry like and bit tannic berry seed, touch sour cherry. Also brown malts, little toasty, caramel, molasses like but syrupy sweet with mild warming booze, again all soured. some malt vinegar and acidity, little yeasty too. Finish is sticky semi sweet but drier, little flemmy, bit of a sweet brown sugar and bitter tannic sour earthy root flavor, and light make vinegar lingering.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb, light warming booze light tingly acidity, little flemmy and little syrupy.

Overall quite nice to start, nice nose, nice initial flavor, but the finish gets a little icky.

08-10-2013 22:43:54 | More by jlindros
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

08-10-2013 21:57:19 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-28-2013 04:12:14 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-28-2013 13:37:53 | More by mendvicdog
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-11-2013 00:30:00 | More by Rochefort10nh
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

12-05-2013 23:49:41 | More by DrunkinYogi
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-02-2013 08:17:30 | More by beernads
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-23-2013 18:15:44 | More by yourefragile
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-28-2013 14:59:34 | More by duceswild
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.

The beer is mahogany to crimson colored with a thin collar. Aromas of oak, cherries, vinegar, plums, wine. Very nice. The flavor follows suit, with sour cherries and an overall acetic character. Vinous and lightly sweet. Grapes and cherries. Some musty oak. An outstanding representation of the style. Delicious.

07-30-2013 02:13:12 | More by Huhzubendah
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

08-28-2013 01:45:08 | More by Gonzoillini
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-07-2013 01:31:19 | More by mdaschaf
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-21-2013 16:50:00 | More by drummermattie02
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-04-2014 13:29:43 | More by ShanePB
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -14.6%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky reddish brown. Nice khaki head. Great surface retention.

Smell - Hint of acetic acid. Dark malts. Some cherry.

Taste - More sour. Much more cherry. Oaky. Kinda chalky. Sourness lingers. Very dry.

Mouthfeel - Almost too dry. Moderate sourness. Well carbonated.

Overall - Decent flanders. A little too dry for me.

07-02-2013 00:35:22 | More by Alieniloquium
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-04-2014 18:45:20 | More by iL0VEbeer
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.51/5  rDev +4.6%

A - Poured a deep reddish brown colour with a thin layer of dirty cream coloured head.

S - Lots of oak and cherry notes in the nose. Some caramel and grape aromas are also present.

T - A massive oak presence with tart cherries, grape, caramel and even a bit of a toasted wood presence. Tart, but not sour. The ABV provides the perfect compliment to the natural sweetness.

M - Medium body. Dry. Moderate carbonation.

02-23-2014 21:48:01 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Prolegomena from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.