Works Of Love: Anchorage 2015 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Works Of Love: Anchorage 2015Works Of Love: Anchorage 2015
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4.28/5
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78 Ratings
Works Of Love: Anchorage 2015Works Of Love: Anchorage 2015
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A farmstead ale fermented in oak tanks, this beer was brewed in collaboration with our friend Gabe Fletcher of Anchorage Brewing Co. using barley, organic Vermont wheat, organic Vermont oats, fresh apples from Fletcher Orchard, hops, yeast and our well water.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-12-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
78
pDev:
6.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of edthehead
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xtonytx
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerk88
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of happyreefer
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

04/29/2017 @ Anchorage Brewing Co fundraiser/tasting.

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Photo of Shaken
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very mild sour ale that is refreshing for a summer day. Not overly sour or alcoholic..
Gabe and Shaun hit this one over the center field wall.

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Photo of unclekeith
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SABERG
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Chimay chalice.
A - Beautiful lemon drop yellow, aggressive carbonation feeds a quick to dissipate cap. Gorgeous lacing clings to the chalice.
S - Pear skin, tart lemon rine, green grape, lightly toasted oak. Funk rises to the top, wet warm and wild.
T - Complex, lemongrass, chalkiness, tropical fruit reduction, sweet tart, and lemoncello.
M - Light in body, effervescent, tart, then sweet, then tart, Ashen finish.
O - A delight on every level. Compelling and complex. A very refreshing offering, with perfect carbonation.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 3/18/17

Split with Goblinmunkey

A: Medium gold with some orange highlights - chill haze - pours with a medium size, fluffy, bright white head

S: Definitely smells like a Hill Farmstead saison - some nice yeasty funk, pepper, hay - nice amount of oak - some white wine - some citrus, floral citrus - wheat, pale malts at the base

T: Nicely funky with some great fruit - Hill Farmstead saison yeast strain, yeasty funk - tart - light spice, pepper, barnyard - lots of oak, fresh wood and musty barrel - really nice white wine flavor - some pear and green apple - pale malts, wheat - clean finish, lingering tart

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth

O: Love indeed

I'd call this more of a saison than a wild, but either way it's great. Well-rounded and clean with loads of oak, wine, and green apple.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

After gushing out of the bottle like a lazy, slowly awakening volcano, the pour is slightly cloudy gold with a large white head that settles to an uneven lumpy blanket with some minimal cling. Body clouds up towards the second half of the bottle.

The smell of the brew that spilled onto the glass is bready, but the actual aroma over the head is quite bright and striking. I'm getting lemon-lime, pear, apple and banana, kiwi and carrot, grass and hay, a slight bit of cheesy, woody funk, with a sharpness that seems like it might be quite tart or even very sour.

Taste confirms, and is quite tart, surprisingly so, but delicious. Ultra tangy, tickling the salivary glands and the back of the throat with tartness, I get lemon zest and rind up front. Really, this is so enjoyable it's hard to spend the energy trying to identify all that's going on. I also get lime zest and orange zest--this is just citrusy all over, but of a slightly funky, sour variety. A little light, bright oak, and almond are present, but this is just super bright!!!!

Moderate body with a nice, frothy fizz, tart, tangy and sour, finishing semi-dry.

Looking at other reviews, I think age has done this "2015" bottle quite a huge favor as I'm not getting any of the relatively negative attributes others have noted closer to the release date. This beer was phenomenal and not a let down in any way.

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Photo of judkinst
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ace1117
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle that I picked up at the brewery about a year ago and just never got around to. Hazy yellow, good head. Aroma is slightly wild, rustic, smells like a farmhouse ale. Flavor is mildly tart, I wouldn't say sour, tasty farmhouse beer. I didn't really pick up the apple flavor but this was a well done beer.

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Photo of jtk21351
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SweetChicken
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtZan
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rlee1390
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tart. Lemon and some citrus. Some grass as well.

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Photo of jhavs
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a flute.

Golden straw, bit of haze, thin white foamy head.

Aroma is a bit citrusy, slight grassy earth scent, and tart green apples.

Bright and crisp tartness, minimal funk comes through more as earthy. Fresh citrus zest and crisp tart apple fruit.

Moderate, effervescent carbonation and lighter side of medium body.

Very pleasant at this point in its life span. Great crisp flavors, beautiful tartness.

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Photo of billab914
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of siege06nd
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Works Of Love: Anchorage 2015 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 78 ratings
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