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Phenomenology Of Spirit (2013) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to Chris F. for sharing this one.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, fruit, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour and tart cherry and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better aroma in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 16:53:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -14%

10-04-2013 00:40:55 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

09-26-2013 20:52:23 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.3%

09-27-2013 20:04:40 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-07-2014 20:39:54 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-27-2014 18:56:55 | More by spycow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-24-2014 02:42:14 | More by Knapp85
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

10-24-2013 06:05:51 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

10-26-2013 06:25:19 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MasterSki

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

09-20-2013 15:03:42 | More by MasterSki
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

aptly named after the great hegel, this beer is a real privilege, courtesy, as is common with my great rare beers, of the legendary drlovemd87. he gets some epic beers and makes a point to share them, i really admire that and am forever grateful. i described this as the illegitimate love child of chocolate milk, cherry cola, and mr. pibb in some perverted childrens beverage incestuous gallivanting tryst, only in a good way, if that doesnt already sound good to you. dark brown but not black, thinner and not particularly heady. aromatics of dried red fruit, milk chocolate, coca cola, dried roasted chilies, coffee, and good sturdy red wine. the taste is an orgasmic complex combination of all of this, with sourness and acid pervading, and some lactose sugar, before the saison yeast and wine barrel effect set in. complex is an understatement, this is highly refined, delicate, earthy, and what so many beers wish they were. a black saison meets a flemish red meets an oud bruin meets pinot noir. a truly dynamic and memorable brew, only medium bodied and carbonated adequately. nothing out there like this at all.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 09:14:42 | More by StonedTrippin
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oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-09-2013 23:43:45 | More by oline73
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-19-2013 23:39:50 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -14%

10-09-2013 23:42:58 | More by mendvicdog
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark chestnut/chocolate brown color with mahogany edges and a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Decent retention with streaks of spotty lacing left behind.

Musty aroma wih funky bugs and a prominent charred oak/barrel character. Some dark roast along with musty bugs, dry oak and subtle malt sweetness. The funky yeast and strong oak notes dominate the nose. Not too complex but pretty inviting.

Tart and puckering with sour acidity, dry oak/toothpick and sweet vinous fruit. Kind of one dimensional but has a decent amount of sourness, funky yeast and a decent enough malt presence that prevents it's from becoming boring. Saison notes are overpowered by the yeast and barrel flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 23:49:21 | More by corby112
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District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

10-04-2013 02:39:41 | More by yourefragile
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-10-2013 14:11:40 | More by InspectorBob
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California

3.75/5  rDev -14%

10-12-2013 23:24:28 | More by zestar
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

01-28-2014 16:21:40 | More by xnicknj
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jrallen34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-13-2014 21:35:16 | More by jrallen34
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14%

03-04-2014 13:39:56 | More by ShanePB
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Phenomenology Of Spirit (2013) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.