Nordic Saison
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #101
ABV:
6%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,023
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 7.06%
Ratings:
627
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 19, 2021
Added:
Jun 25, 2014
Wants:
  38
Gots:
  117
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: 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.
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4.25 by aasher from Indiana on Mar 19, 2021
 
4.42 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Dec 31, 2020
 
4.65 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Oct 18, 2020
 
4.25 by Hendry from Vermont on Sep 07, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SaisonMaker from Massachusetts

The fruit is a sour, tartness in the background. The super soft water profile in HF isn't super obvious in this one somehow. Not really a "saison" per se but it's an excellent New England farmhouse type of beer done in the HF way.

Aug 30, 2020
 
4.03 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jun 01, 2020
 
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a beautiful golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has floral, honey and rose hip hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a very well balanced floral, honey and rose hip flavors
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A great very well balanced Belgian Saison

Oct 13, 2019
 
4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland on Oct 13, 2019
 
4.93 by Leftover1223 from New Hampshire on Sep 08, 2019
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3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Huge foamy head, great retention and lacing, clear straw colour

Nose light barnyard funk, blond malt, tart fruity notes, grainy gristy,

Taste little tart citrus lemony like, sour funk and little barnyard, weird juniper spice like thing, little plastic note, phenolic, herbal, flemmy finish

Mouth is med bod, good carb, little flemmy

Jun 15, 2019
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by rudzud from Massachusetts

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear honey with thin head.

S - Aromas of nice funky saison yeast.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of sweeter funk. Finish is almost plastic or bandaid though.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little creamy and crisp.

Jun 15, 2019
 
3.95 by VeganUndead from Virginia on Jun 01, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by npolachek from New York

Just an overall great beer. Great balance of sour and dankness, or farmhouse as they would say. Some good pear and rhubarb flavors. I’d sum this up as rustic.

May 20, 2019
 
4 by cmdbrews from New York on Mar 20, 2019
 
4.52 by taospowder from New Mexico on Feb 04, 2019
 
4.49 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Feb 03, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

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.

Jan 09, 2019
 
4.35 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Dec 26, 2018
 
4.27 by crobinso from Colorado on Dec 22, 2018
 
3.75 by YvesB from Belgium on Nov 26, 2018
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4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

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.

Oct 26, 2018
 
4.37 by Ace1117 from Massachusetts on Oct 09, 2018
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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

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.

Sep 30, 2018
 
4.25 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Sep 16, 2018
 
4.53 by LloydDobler from Indiana on Jun 19, 2018
 
4.33 by eluvah from New York on Jun 17, 2018
 
4.25 by Beerbom from California on Jun 14, 2018
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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
by Tony210 from New Jersey

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

Jun 06, 2018
 
4.31 by fthegiants from California on May 29, 2018
 
4 by Phurley2 from Massachusetts on May 09, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

Thanks to Eric

Apr 27, 2018
 
4 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Apr 02, 2018
 
4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York on Mar 15, 2018
 
4.07 by groleau from Canada (QC) on Feb 24, 2018
 
4.8 by rogacks from Massachusetts on Jan 03, 2018
 
4.25 by raspy22 from Arizona on Dec 10, 2017
 
 
4.25 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Oct 30, 2017
 
4.13 by InspectorBob from New Jersey on Oct 24, 2017
Nordic Saison from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 627 ratings