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Nordic Saison | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In May of 2014, our friend and mentor Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing visited Hill Farmstead Brewery, along with our dear friend Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing Co., to brew a special collaborative beer. Inspired by our guests and their journeys, this beer was brewed with the resourcefulness and inventiveness of the Nordic tradition, as well as the creative spirit of its three architects. Farmstead ale brewed with honey, heather, rose hips, rhubarb and wheat.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,645
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
613
pDev:
7.06%
 
 
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36
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uniformly hazy yellow with a thick head of white rolling hills leaving identically shaped painted walls of lace.

Smell is floral citrus--orange and lemon with wildflowers--as faint phenolic spice and even fainter sharp funk lie in the background.

Taste is lightly tart rhubarb and crisp pear with accents of passion fruit. Light brett is transformed into this floral character due to the added ingredients, but it's nothing offensive like a certain other rose hip saison I've had before.

Feel is tingly and moderately light with a semi-wet finish.

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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottled 2018 07 20

Pours a hazy straw golden yellow with a creamy white foam head with good retention. Smells like apples, fresh rhubarb, wildflowers, sweet honey, pale bready malt, some peppercorn spice, mild banana, lemony orange citrus, funky hay, straw, heather, rose hips, some tree branches, flowers, stems, leaves, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like fresh tart rhubarb, tart apples, wildflowers, honey, pale bready malt, some white peppercorn spice, funky hay, straw, mild banana, lemony orange citrus, heather, rose hips, foraged flowers, stems, leaves, tree branches, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels light medium-full bodied, crisp, creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a really great and interesting saison.

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4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bready, floral, grassy, hay, some citric notes of grapefruit and lemon, green apple, getting a subtle but clean rhubarb flavor as it warms, some sweetness, spice, bright acidity, funky and yogurt character as well.

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4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light straw color, big white billowy head. Aroma is honey layered into your typical funky saison. Very fruity, lemon, honey, floral. Bright acidity adds to a tart and crisp beer. Towards the end of the bottle I gave it a swirl and it poured nice and cloudy.
Overall a very enjoyable beer.

6/6/18
Bomber from brewery dated 6/22/17
4.5 rating

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4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
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4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
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Thanks to Eric

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
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4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
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Nordic Saison from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 613 ratings