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Prolegomena - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 167
Gots: 53 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-25-2013

Aged in Wine and Port barrels. In friendship with Will Meyers from Cambridge Brewing Company.
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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.

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3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is dark copper brown with a thin tight tan head. Nose has a hint of dark malt base with some sawdust and sour cherry. Taste is similar, a little watery and less bright than the nose. There is a stronger dark malt component than a normal Flanders red, fairly sour with notes of tart sour cherry but a bit thin in flavor through the finish. Very strong carbonation on a lighter body. No glaring flaws, not acetic at all but not bright and a bit watery.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Black in the glass, clear deep amber, one finger slightly off white head that tries to leave some lacing.

S-Oak, funk, cherries, other sweet fruit, grapes.

T-More tart than sour, rather sweet with cherries, grapes and other fruit flavors, some caramel as well.

M-Medium to lighter in body, slight carbontation.

O-An amazing sour. What a good beer. Sean Hill can do no wrong!

Prolegomena from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.