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Prolegomena - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 164
Gots: 55 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.2%

zestar, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Thorpe429, Nov 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

acurtis, Sep 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Texasfan549, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

kjkinsey, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Knapp85, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -7.2%

JAHMUR, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

jlindros, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

drabmuh, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

oline73, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Rifugium, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

mendvicdog, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

beernads, Jul 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

DrunkinYogi, Dec 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Rochefort10nh, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

yourefragile, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

duceswild, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Huhzubendah, Jul 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Gonzoillini, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

mdaschaf, Nov 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

iL0VEbeer, Feb 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ShanePB, May 04, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

TheSevenDuffs, Feb 23, 2014
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Prolegomena from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.