Leaves Of Grass: December 4, 2015
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Leaves Of Grass: December 4, 2015Leaves Of Grass: December 4, 2015
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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
not listed
Score:
90
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 5.41%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
70
From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  10
SCORE
90
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Leaves Of Grass: December 4, 2015Leaves Of Grass: December 4, 2015
Notes: Leaves of Grass represents our brewery's collective pursuit to create, explore and challenge. For each batch, we employ uniquely different processes and ingredients, all of which further our understanding of the art and science of brewing.

A Farmstead Ale brewed with Vermont organic malted barley, Vermont organic malted wheat, Vermont organic malted oats, hops, chamomile, heather flowers, yeast and our well water, then fermented in an oak tank.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 70 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by WaterFurnace:
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4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

WaterFurnace from New Jersey, Jan 21, 2016
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4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle, December 4, 2015 on the front of the bottle, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 1.16.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a pale gold color, hazy and turbid with a finger of white head, exceptional retention and plenty of lace. The aroma is wonderful, herbal and floral to start, chamomile, wildflower, raw honey, definitely getting the heather flowers, yeasty banana with pale cereal grains that offer some rustic and sweet character. The flavors offer more of the same, big chamomile and heather flower presence, herbal and floral, cereal grain, lively funk, yeast spice, light clove accentuates the herbal nature of this beer with some bright fruits that linger well. The mouthfeel is impeccable, coating, thick, lively medium body, perfect carbonation that finishes with a creamy touch.

Verdict: A fantastic saison from Hill Farmstead, bright, delicate, herbal and floral. The adjuncts really help to add some nice complexities to the saison base and make for a beer that I really enjoyed.

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kevanb from Illinois, Jan 21, 2016
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3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great looking beer. Nice light golden color with an absurd amount of lacing. Not much clarity. Aroma is somewhat muted, not much going on, maybe a little bit of dandelion. The flavor has some heavy chamomile and a strong mint presence. Also fairly dry in the finish. It's got some decent balance but the minty clove type flavors aren't my favorite type of thing. Interesting and different but not something I'd come back to.

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rjp217 from Massachusetts, Mar 18, 2016
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3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut, Jan 20, 2016
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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DCLAguy11 from California, Jan 29, 2016
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

t2grogan from Arizona, Jan 25, 2016
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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jhfinn from New York, Jan 17, 2016
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

rodmanfor3 from Vermont, Mar 12, 2016
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

IckyT2012 from Florida, Jan 12, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

xtonytx from Connecticut, Feb 22, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tregan_20 from Connecticut, Dec 06, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

captainkrad from New Jersey, May 01, 2016
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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: poured into a tulip glass. Bright golden yellow in color and is opaque to moderate light. Strong carbonation created a solid inch of head which stuck around for the majority of enjoyment. When drinking, the lacing was there but quickly fell back to the head and never left any distinct lines...

S: strong lemon presence, some wildflower notes, some spice and a light yeasty nose...

T: incredibly smooth at first, strong wheat grass flavors blend with a lime zest and chamomile. Slightly sour with a taste that resembles dandelion tea. A touch of hop adds a tiny bit of bitterness...

F: medium high effervescentness with a medium low mouthfeel. A bit thin but smooth.

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MacSon1982 from Florida, Jun 07, 2016
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

happyreefer from Connecticut, Jun 22, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pendabev from New York, Jan 16, 2016
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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

doremite from Vermont, Feb 05, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

nickfl from Florida, Sep 12, 2016
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4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

mendvicdog from Maryland, Feb 16, 2016
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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

oriolesfan4 from Maryland, Feb 11, 2016
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3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375 mL bottle. Hazy yellow. Big white head. Smells of wheat, yeast, and some floral notes. Tastes better. Very light lemon tartness. Strong yeast and chamomile. Floral flavors in the back end. Light body. Well carbonated. Pleasant and subtle.

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Leaves Of Grass: December 4, 2015 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 70 ratings