Elaborative #2 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Elaborative Two was brewed September 2012 with our friends Brad Clark and Ryan Burke. We crafted this farmstead™ ale with pumpkins grown by Ben’s Pumpkins. The beer was aged in a variety of wine barrels — as well as a barrel from Virtue Cider in Michigan — with wild yeast and bacteria. After a year, the unique threads were blended together and conditioned in the bottle.

The Elaborative: A brewing collaboration with like-minded friends. A fermentative experiment through thoughtful enquiry and discourse. A desire to further our understanding of the interactive complexities of our process while trying to abandon our preconceptions...

Added by scotv on 11-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
5.87%
 
 
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51
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From a bottle, pours a slightly hazy light gold color with very active carbonation and a big fluffy white head.

The nose is a musty funk aroma, straw, a little vegetable and spice balanced with citrus zest and wood pulp. The flavor is much more white oak notes, a bit floral, vanilla, citrus, and very faint vegetable spice (must be the pumpkin?). It finishes very clean, refreshing, crisp.

This is brewed with pumpkins, but in a way that doesn't let their flavor play a main role. So much so, that I wouldn't call this a pumpkin beer by taste, just in ingredient. Very good, enjoyable. A unique one.

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Elaborative #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.26 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.
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