Works Of Love: Brasserie Thiriez
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Ranked #243
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Ranked #6,105
4.14 | pDev: 5.8%
Jun 30, 2021
Oct 13, 2015
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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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.17 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Mar 26, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by mltobin from Connecticut

Jan 16, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by user785335 from Florida

Dec 04, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by oline73 from Maryland

Apr 28, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by AMCimpi from New York

Feb 22, 2017
Rated: 4.48 by chippo33 from Vermont

Nov 30, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 23, 2016
Rated: 4.27 by billab914 from Virginia

Sep 03, 2016
Rated: 3.89 by siege06nd from Virginia

Sep 03, 2016
Rated: 4 by atrocity from Virginia

Aug 23, 2016
Rated: 3.44 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Aug 23, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by doremite from Vermont

Aug 17, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by IrishColonial from Texas

Aug 10, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by Dicers from California

Aug 07, 2016
Rated: 4 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Jul 18, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by BakaGaijin from Canada (ON)

Jul 17, 2016
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts

Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Jun 16, 2016
Rated: 4 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Mersh from Connecticut

Jun 05, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut

Jun 03, 2016
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.1 by lupercmda from North Carolina

May 15, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by LoveStout from New York

May 14, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by acurtis from New Jersey

May 14, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

May 11, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by NHbeerfishing from New Hampshire

May 10, 2016
Rated: 4.2 by American_Hawk from Massachusetts

May 09, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by Resuin from Massachusetts

May 07, 2016
Rated: 4 by petermethot from New Jersey

May 07, 2016
Rated: 4 by FleetwoodMatt from Pennsylvania

May 06, 2016
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
Works Of Love: Brasserie Thiriez from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 52 ratings