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Prolegomena - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 160
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Resuin, Jun 10, 2014
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Prolegomena from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.