Aaron | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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
Ratings:
410
Reviews:
47
Avg:
4.61
pDev:
6.51%
 
 
Wants:
476
Gots:
59
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 410 |  Reviews: 47
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4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a late review. Should have reviewed on the spot. I was thoroughly impressed with Aaron. Definitely in my top 3 BA barley wines. I feel like I may have got a bad bottle because some of the flavors feel almost like they started separating from each other disconnecting to bring out some heated ethanol qualities but beyond that I really appreciated this and it's a work of art. Worth trading for. No off coppery tastes sometimes you can get with barley wines. Pretty clean and impressive. Just below adwtd for me.

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4.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.84/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.89/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark brown color with a thin layer of off white foamy head dissipated at a good pace. No lacing. The aroma had some sweet bourbon, vanilla, slight wood, lush plum sweetness, and a light tobacco quality (far underneath). The flavor yields to the blend of the sweetness of the previously mentioned aromas with way less tobacco (seems barely there). Sweet plum to bourbon aftertaste strolling into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sipping quality about it. Mild carbonation, surprisingly enough given the date, I thought there would have been a tad more, but this was exceptionally smooth with zero cloying. Overall, as much as I love Sucaba by Firestone Walker, as far as English barleywines this one just takes the cake.

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4.55/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.02/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DNICE555
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of shoegueuze
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.62/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So glad I traded for this. Amazing. Light copper body with a small head that rapidly fades. The flavor is sublime. Perfect. Lovely, elegant sweetness that could never become cloying. So delicious it's difficult to pace oneself. My highest recommendation.

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Aaron from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.61 out of 5 based on 410 ratings.
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