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Aaron | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.62/5
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449 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aaron A. Hill (1786-1869) was our great-great-great grandfather who operated the original tavern in North Greensboro- an industrious, inventive and indomitable figure in the community. The Hill Farmstead Brewery logo is based upin the tavern's original sign. In his honor, we crafted this barleywine at the outest of our venture. It has rested, unhurriedly and undisturbed, for over 2 years in bourbon barrels from some of our favorite distilleries, absorbing the essence of its surroundings and history. Bottle conditioned for 5 months.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#60
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
449
pDev:
6.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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479
Gots:
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4.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
4.7/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.93/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fireazzi
4.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of imyourhero21
4.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ellswrth
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bub0316
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.33/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rcjennings
4.7/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warmbier804
4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stakem
3.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a matching HF large wine glass appears muddy brown with a khaki head that fades leaving spotty lace.

Aroma has a mealy sort of aspect that smells like dirt/earthworms after it rains. There are minerals, oak, caramel and booze also present.

Taste has a striking amount of barrel flavor that is so woody, it comes across like incense/cedar. Caramel, maple, prunes, vanilla and boozy bourbon are all accounted for.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. A pleasant sipper that is radically hyped up to levels greater than the liquid itself actually is.

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5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.74/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I’ve been sitting on this for a minute. I can’t go over a 4.5 but it was delicious. Not overly hyped and not a let down either. Its a complex BA barelywine that opens as it warms. Cheers!

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4.68/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.89/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Either this beer aged like crap or it is a hype machine.

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4.45/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.74/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sugar candied bacon and bourbon. Roasted. Toasted. And caramel in color and sweetness. Delightful and delectable

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4.74/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Aaron from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.62 out of 5 with 449 ratings
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