Works Of Love: Brasserie Thiriez
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #278
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Ranked #6,678
4.14 | pDev: 5.8%
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Works Of Love: Brasserie ThiriezWorks Of Love: Brasserie Thiriez
Notes: In July of 2015, our dear friends Daniel Thiriez and Marielle Paquet of Brasserie Thiriez joined us at the brewery, so Shaun and Daniel brewed a barrel-fermented wheat and oat ale on the small system. This edition of Works of Love aged and matured over the course of six months in oak barrels, developing into an elegant, sophisticated representation of the friendship and respect shared between our two breweries.
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like funky pear, clove, citrus rind, white wine, and fresh cut grass.

This is definitely somewhat of a forgotten entry in this series. It's still holding up well, despite the age. I have no idea if it's fallen off at all, as I never had it fresh. It leans more Belgian-ish than the typical HF saison, with less tartness and more dry clove/pear like funk to it. There is some acidity, but nothing intense at all. There's a nice pleasant grassiness to this, with a hint of stone fruit rind, and a dry yeastiness.

This is light bodied, clean, with a soft and light mouthfeel. There's a very nice drinkability to it.

It was a wonderful opportunity to try this old dusty beer. It's held up much better than it should've, given the age.

Jun 30, 2021
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TX-Badger from Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow golden color with white fizzy head. Funk, citrus, tartness, some light and dark fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes funky with plenty of tartness.

Jul 06, 2016
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Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden with white head. It looks amazing. Tastes pretty much perfect. Soft and inviting. Light amount of funk. Easy drinking. This is a terrific collaboration.

May 29, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle. Hazy yellow. Gushes out of the bottle, but doesn't produce much of a head. Smells of white wine. Hefty oak. Some doughy malts and wheat. Tastes very oaky. Light acidity, but it's a little more than just lemony. Has a hint of acetic notes. White wine is strong in the back end. A little bitter. Light body. Medium carbonation. Nice, but a little muddled. Not as clean as other HF wine barrel saisons.

May 23, 2016
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BoldRulerVT from Vermont

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware.
Pours a medium straw color with minimal head. Slightly hazy.
Aromas are lightly sour notes, mild funky yeast, some mellow citrus notes.
Flavors are similar, decent bitterness on the finish, some lemon zest and bread.
Mouthfeel was quote nice and clean.
Overall, this beer was light, quenching and delicious. It's not one of the most flavorful beers, nor is it intended to be. It's flavored nicely and refreshing.

May 19, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kyle for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip nice crystal clear straw hue with a thin white head.

S - Aromas of musty basement, light resin, nice lemons, solid citrus, light oak.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice funk, good citrus, nice funk, really flavorful.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, light, crisp, clean.

O - Overall this was a rather solid saison, really good backbone with nice light citrus. Quite nice.

Serving Type: bottle

May 06, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kyle
Big foamy head, little lacing, hazy lemony color.
Nose nice citrus lemony funk, farmhouse, grassy little straw thing, little dark musty citrus.

Taste touch sweet malt, musty dank citrus again, straw malt, fair citrus lemony almost orange thing, little farmhouse funk grassy, into fair spicy grassy bitter hop. Duct bitter hop finish dry.
Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb.

Overall decent, little over hopped, briny.

May 06, 2016
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Skrip from New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a Tired Hands Para tulip.

A~ light glowing yellow, fluffy head and no lacing at all.

S~ like a crazy tart Arthur... lemon/lime, orange zest, white wine funk, black pepper and some nice brett to sum it all up!

T~ less intense than the nose would lead you to believe but everything seems to be there. a lot more brett here as well.

M~ very delicate and smooth! nice carb, refreshing, and a clawing brett like flavor that really coats the tongue.

O~ really solid collab.! after having all the Thiriez brews at FOFA i knew this was gonna be amazing! i could see it aging really nicely as well!

Apr 29, 2016
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Pours hazy and golden. Grainy, funky, tart, lemony, farmy. Also in the aroma I pick up wet cork and wood. Flavor has a dry, tart, citric fruitiness to it. I pick up some dried grains. Funk, barn, and must. Finishes pleasantly dry. The body is light and refreshing. It doesn't depict as much intensity as some funky/tart beers but it is leaves me with a very fulfilling and never-taxing finish.

Apr 28, 2016
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SABERG from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml bottle into small tulip glass, bottle states brewed July 2015, Bottled January 2016.
A - Sunlight through high cloud yellow, a bit of haze, gently rising stream of carbonation accumulates, and holds a short meeting before adjourning. A lacing clings.
S -Green grape skin, summer grains, a hint of lactic, the aromatic is spring in texture. Lovely floral component, includes lemongrass, lily, and apple blossom. A trace of hop blends seamlessly with oak and Loire valley white wine.
T - Surprisingly neutral on the way in, then a slow unfolding of oat, citrus, Meyer lemon, wheat, a full experience. The taste here is very old world in the way it presents itself. Graininess, mineral components are chalky and a bit tart. Complexity here cries out for pairing with poached fish and fresh greens from the garden.
F - Gentle, incredibly soft on the palate, the grain bill and the water concoct a stunning soft feel, the carbonation is equally delicate. The introduction is polite and cordial, the sides of the tongue are caressed with a tart wisp, after a short time the offering exits with a chalky finish. The longing for another sip is immediate.
O - This offering beguiles, lures you to another place. A fabulous and gently presented beer. There is a strong graininess, minerality, right up against a tart citrus canvas, and yet so very soft on the palate.
I am glad to have had the experience.

Apr 24, 2016
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waldenaceousfur from Vermont

4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: pale gold, small head
smell: lemon, funk
taste: crisp, lemon acidity, subtle oak
good carbonation

excels at food pairing, in the likes of sancerre only drier with more aromatics
excites the palate with some astringency and mouth-watering capability
ready for spring greens and asparagus, chèvre, shell-fish

Apr 16, 2016
Works Of Love: Brasserie Thiriez from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 52 ratings