Table Dorothy
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #106
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,161
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.11%
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
187
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
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Table DorothyTable Dorothy
Notes: A low alcohol reinterpretation of our dry-hopped farmstead ale Dorothy. Brewed with wheat and fermented with Brettanomyces.
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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very grassy and earthy,e plenty of grainy character throughout, mineral water, floral, rose petal, some funkiness, musty white grape, lemon juice, slight oxidation. mellow peppery spice, as it warms there are fruitier flavors coming out - getting a hint of mellow kiwi and orange flesh.

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Photo of sasamarinkovic89
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a 750ml bottle purchased in the brewery. Pours hazy golden with the thick white head. Nice retention and lacing. Smell and taste of yeast and fruits. A bit on the sour side at the end. Lively carbonated. Awesome saison.

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Photo of lic217
4.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very hazy yellow appearence. Big head, that hangs around for a long time. Lots of lacing. Smell is slightly fruity, a little citrus, some brett funk.Starts sweet, but ends dry and slightly sour. Prickly mouthfeel, very smooth. An incredible ply refreshing, but yet complex beer. Absolutely amazing.

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Photo of kevanb
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, dated 07.07.2016, poured into a white Hill Farmstead willibecher glass.

The beer pours a bright golden color, lightly hazy with plenty of bubbles racing around the glass where a large, foamy, cloudy white head appears, three fingers high that has great retention and yields plenty of lace. The aroma is pleasant, lightly hoppy with citrus and pine, very wheat forward, loads of Brett, light peppercorn and grassiness. The flavors are very nice, lightly hoppy, grassy, citrusy and piney with tons of wheat, peppercorn, yeast and funky Brett that isn't too overpowering, very delicate, layered and complex. The mouthfeel is good, coating, lighter medium body, very lively beer yet gentle and smooth, super creamy finish that is lightly dry.

Verdict: A nice table saison/farmstead pale ale from Hill Farmstead. Kind of a styleless wonder, but very well executed. Light, refreshing, crisp, complex, delicate and bright, really easy to drink, very approachable and rewarding. I think I like this better than her big sister Dorothy.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap.
Pours a nice medium star color with slight haze and good sopay head.
Aromas are lots of bread, lots of yeast, some citrus zest.
Flavor is clean and delicious with prominent wild yeast and lime zest notes.
Finishes clean and dry.
Overall, zesty, tangy and quenching.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled September 3rd 2015, thanks row mark for the snag (I think you got me this?) enjoyed from a HF bulb....and I DO mean enjoyed! classic saison, but that flavor! super subtle lemony melon. not crisp, but VERY refreshing. literally sing in a bottle.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant gold translucent color with bright white, soap head. There's some funky pineapple quality like in the big Dorothy, but it's not as pungent. There's a little bit of funky pineapple, but it's a little grassier than the regular version. Super refreshing as it seems to be intended. I love this like I love regular Dorothy.

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Photo of Trevor11
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Table Dorothy definitely is a low alcohol brew. It looks translucent bright yellow with large frothy head. Smells of earthiness, grass, and yeast. Tastes of lemon twist and feels of high carbonation like a seltzer water. Overall, not Hill Farmstead's best work as the Brett is overbearing and not balanced. I imagine the regular Dorothy is better.

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Photo of tregan_20
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle served in a Hill Farmstead bulb glass. Pours a bright, golden color with some haze and a nice fluffy, two finger head. The smell and taste were consistent: grassy notes, citrus rind, grapefruit and maybe some yeast/cracker. The mouth feel is light with good amount of carbonation. Overall, this is a very tasty offering; crisp, clean, low ABV; I would get this again without hesitation (especially in the summer). Cheers!

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Photo of Gus_13
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours light straw yellow with a white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops mixed with a lemony tartness and HF funk and signature yeast aroma. Flavor is amazingly full for such a low ABV beer. Citrus, funk, earthiness, tart, and floral is how I would describe the flavor. Mouthfeel is medium full but so easy to drink with the carbonation cleaning your palate throughout. Top notch farmhouse beer.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright, hazy straw color with a large fluffy white head. Nice retention and some spotty lacing.

The aroma is lightly tart with plenty of barnyard funk and brett. I also get plenty of floral notes and lemony hops. A faint touch of grass can be detected as well. Lovely aroma.

The flavor is light and crisp with plenty of funkiness and light lemony tartness. Very floral with a light hoppy flavor. Some sweet citrus is followed by a faint spicy wheat taste.

The feel is light bodied with good carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

Overall a fantastic beer that combines the tart, funkiness of a HF saison with the bright hoppyness of a pale ale. It's light and refreshing, yet deep and complex. Very well done.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 3/5/16

A: Golden straw with some yellow tones - hazy - pours with a very large, fluffy white head that does not fade - leaves streaks, webs, and blobs of fluffy lacing

S: Farmhouse funk and some hops - Hill Farmstead saison yeast, sharp and pungent - dry, powdery Brett - hay and barnyard - hoppy, but not as potent as (some iterations of) the bigger Dorothy - floral citrus and straight-up flowers - grapefruit, passion fruit, and lemon - herbal, lightly grassy - some lightly sweet, pale malts at the base

T: Funky and fruity - the farmhouse funk is really center stage here, potent but definitely not overly so - yeasty, with Hill Farmstead's well-rounded saison yeast, light spice, light pepper - plenty of Brett, dry, powdery, tart cherry skins - straight-up farmhouse weirdness and tartness - some light fruits and some citrus from the hops - orange, grapefruit, lemon - very floral, lightly herbal - bright and lively overall - soft, light, pale malts at the base to hold everything together

M: On the light side of medium, super clean, dry, refreshing, highly drinkable

O: I am the table

This is great. As I have nothing negative to say about this beer, I need to complain about the name. Drinking this is a markedly different experience than Dorothy (7ish% ABV). They are both dry-hopped saisons, but I think this iteration deserves its own name. It's bright, refreshing, and thoroughly interesting.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Jacob's Pickles in New York, NY.

This one pours a golden shining yellow, with a half inch head and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like citrusy hops, sharp and pungent funk, hay, grassiness, and a bit of citrusy Brett.

This is absolutely wonderful. I think among the HF shelfie saisons it's only 2nd to Arthur. It's so drinkable, with a killer hoppiness mixed with Brett, citrusy but dry, dusty but bright, with a little bit of bitterness on the end.

This is so drinkable, and crushable, with a good level of carbonation, and a really juicy mouthfeel.

I super dig this. Godly.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into the goblet shaped HF glass.

The color is a hazy golden with thick frothy white head with ongoing retention and shiny appearance like protein resurfacing. The smell is very interesting with a lemony and herbal scent with slight floral complimentary aroma with slight spiced zesty quality with hints of sweet lemongrass. The feel is very good
light creamy element of yeast with tangy accent and medium carbonation with slight fruity profile with low sweetness and dry semi-spicy finish

with light body and crisp texture with sunny meyer lemon like tanginess with slight dry toasted grain and grassy mix of earthy citrus in the flavor with slight cracker-like malt and gentle lemon zest with subtle tropical quality in the gently bitter finish. This is like lemony soda with herbal grassy hops with some saison yeast character -I drank the whole bottle and loved it 1st sip to last

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Photo of SABERG
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated 2015 09 03 into the modified tulip glass.
A - Initial pour was clear and bright, second pour brought the haze, a relentless stream feeds a massive
frothy crown. Lacing coats the entire glass.
S - Ash, Brett , wet sod, mash up against gentle tropical notes, of passion fruit and meyers lemon. A stunning display of aromatics, a kiss grains adds to the complexity.
T - Delicate use of Brett, keeps things funky and light, citrus notes add a delightful touch, the HFB base flavor is
present, a sense of place for sure.
M - Light, and well carbonated, a pleasure on the palate, just enough, tartness and bite to leave the palate
yearning.
O - A wonderful expression of craft, low ABV and packed with all the best elements of a table beer.
Flavors dance in harmony, feel is soft on the palate, and the aromatics are plentiful.
A true delight

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Prohibition Pig.

Hazy, pale yellow body with a white cap. Nice aroma with citrus, brett, funk, grass. Light in body. Lots of flavor. Complex and easy drinking. Nice.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 12/05/15 notes. 14 oz.. pour in a tulip at The Jeffrey in NYC.

Pours a murky pale yellow color with two inches of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Tons of Brett; really amazing. Citrus, oranges, funk, lightly tart, tropical notes, resin, floral notes, and grapefruit. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Dorothy is good but this is great. If you like brett a must try. Loved it.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in my HF stem. Bottled 2015 09 03. Pours a bright, sunny gold with a hazy clarity and a fluffy, two inch, bright white head. Bright nose - citrus rind, grapefruit seeds, grassy notes and a hint of yeast. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's also a distinct band-aid quality somewhat reminiscent of Orval. Mouthfeel is light in body with a bright carbonation and a mild astringency. Overall, really quite tasty. Despite the low abc, I think It would be interesting to see what some time in the cellar does for this beer.

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Photo of cbutova
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from September 2015.

A- 750ml into a chalice and a snifter with a murky, cloudy pale yellow body. The foamy head races toward the top of the glass with deep thickness and great retention. Lacing ends up covering the entirety of the glass with a half centimeter pillow rests in the center of the brew.

S- Bretty and funky with that dry tropical fruit style Brett with hints of straw, barnyard, passionfruit, pineapple and musty pale fruits. Grassy, earthy and floral.

T- Rustic and instantly brings me back to the fields of Northern Vermont, the association between my palate tasting HF's brews and the imagery of visiting the brewery is stronger than any other brewing company. Brett is the key catalyst bringing together flavors produced from the yeast like pineapple, stone fruit, musty barnyard and dry straw with those of the hops like citrus, grassiness and floral tones.

MF- Perhaps one of the softest and lightest offerings I have had from HF with a very light body riding on a foamy and creamy texture. Carbonation is very much on the high side but there is plenty of cushioning by the texture. Slightly bitter finish.

This brew doesn't have the fantastic hop punch of Sean's IPAs, the classic roastiness of Everett or the sourness of countless HF brews but it honestly displays an intense passion and mastery in brewing. Production of Brett beers this consistent is yet another reason why Hill Farmstead continues to put out the best craft beer in the world. Farmhouse ale splendor.

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Photo of rudzud
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Shared with JLindros bottled 9//03!15.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy straw hue with a fat almost the finger white head that leaves nice lacing and a sudsy blanket.

S - Aromas of glorious brett, tropical brett c notes as well, nice farmhouse yeast and aromatic grassy hops. Really aromatic.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, very nice brett characteristics. The brett c notes are awesome. Great tropical notes, pineapple and such, very nice saison notes with a pleasant bitter hop finish too. Well crafted.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, bright, crisp.

O - Overall this beer was really well done. The brett notes I feel comes out better oh this than regular Dorothy. Might be my favourite non barrel aged saison from Hill Farmstead.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to rudzud.

Big fluffy fizzy 3 finger head fades at med pace, pillowy Belgian head, sticky foamy lacing, hazy pear tan color.

Nose tons of Brett C tropical, pineapple, citrus grapefruit mango passion fruit musty, nice Brett funk, mild juicy malt.

Taste light toasty grainy straw malt, grassy funk, little Brett farmhouse funk, tons of tropical pineapple grapefruit pith Brett C which is awesome. Mild grassy grainy malt, straw notes, touch lemony, saison farmhouse. Finish dry little doughy yeasty, little straw malt. Finish dry grainy funk, pineapple grapefruit lingering, little grassy hop note.

Mouth is med bod, grassy effervescent carb.

Overall incredible.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle of the latest release (2015). Served in a teku glass.

Pours a light straw-yellow body, golden hued and slightly hazy, two finger effervescent white head that takes some time to clear down. Plenty of lacing. Smells phenomenal, with a tropical fruit and citrus aromatic punch that really dominates. A bit of leather, pale malt sweetness, lemon. It's cleanly hopped with just the right amount of Brett. Flavour is not as intensely aromatic, moderate citrus and lemon with mild tropical fruit, more of the crackery pale malt sweetness, leather, mild funk more befitting a farmhouse ale. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, good carbonation, goes down very easily.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Pours a bright yellow color with a white head that is fizzly and lingering. Strings of lacing. Aroma is very Bretty. Hoppy, too. Smells of pineapples. Some funkiness. Quite fruity. Flavor is light and somewhat refreshing. Brett isn't too strong or intense but it is definitely the most important flavor. A pale-fleshed fruit medley. A bit of hay. Drier malt. Not very sweet. Brett is more fruity than funky. Light bodied. Very drinkable. Is definitely similar to the normal Dorothy. Always a treat to drink some Hill Farmstead. Pretty neat beer.

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Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a beautiful hazy yellow with a delicately fluffy white head. It's very light and drinkable. Nice Brett character and some lemon-tartness. Effervescent like champagne. Hoppy aroma and no bitterness. Pretty much nails the style they were going for: drinkable, light, flavorful, pairs excellently with any food being served at the dinner table.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This delivers perfectly as a lower ABV version of Dorothy that still maintains the basic flavor profile of Dorothy. Nice brett character, dry, effervescent and nice fresh hop character from the dry hopping.

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