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Phenomenology Of Spirit (2013) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 75
Gots: 36 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Second release was sent through our coolship and 100% spontaneously fermented with Greensboro/Hill Farmstead airborne yeast.

(Beer added by: backbaybrewer on 09-18-2013)
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Lordquackingstic

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4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle split two ways into mini snifters.

A: Almost jet black, tinged with brown along the edges. A slightly mocha-ish head dissipates quickly.

S: Red wine, grapes, earthy malts, lemons, tart aromas.

T: Instantly hit with sour red wine, lots and lots of barrel on this one. Sour grape juice mix with slight oak and tart berries. After the wine punch in the tongue fades the dark aspects of the saison come through with a lingering malty aftertaste. After it warms up slight notes of coffee and chocolate comes through.

M: Very tart, lots of barrel on this one. Medium-light mouthfeel for a saison. Low on carbonation.

O: This is pretty stellar, but I would have liked to have seen the dark aspect of the saison play a bigger role in this. Definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on it.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 01:22:42 | More by Lordquackingstic
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Phenomenology Of Spirit (2013) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.