Arthur - Cascade
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Arthur - CascadeArthur - Cascade
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
6%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 4.61%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
56
From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Arthur - CascadeArthur - Cascade
Notes: Farmstead ale crafted from American malted barley, American and European hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Dry-hopped with Segal Ranch Cascade.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 56 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6/30/16 bottling date.

This one pours a slightly hazy straw yellow, with a 1.5 inch head, and lots of lacing.

It smells pretty similar to Arthur, unsurprisingly, but smells a little bit less tart on the nose, with some dry chalkiness, grapefruit, lots of grassiness, mineral water, and lots of citrus.

Arthur is one of my absolute favorite beers, traditionally. The dry hopping adds a few subtle changes. The beer obviously tastes a bit hoppier, with grapefruit, and a pronounced grassiness. The beer is less tart than Arthur, but has that same stone fruit and chalky candied funk that I love in Arthur.

It's super drinkable, with a crisp and clean mouthfeel, with a slight lingering bitterness. It finishes much more dry than the base Arthur.

You had to know that this beer would be a big slam dunk- and it is.

 816 characters

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Straw colored body with a hint of haze and a soapy bone-white head. Aroma has a bit of funk, some bready grains, a dash of tree fruits and some lemon zest. Flavor brings through some lemon notes more, with tons of grassy notes and a dash of hay and funk. Feel is very quenching, dry on the finish, medium carbonation. Really great beer that is very refreshing.

 360 characters

Photo of PHBoiler
4.76/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a top notch batch. Really funky right out of the gate. Super dry and clean. Crisp and quenching. Some floral notes from the hops but minimal bitterness. Excellent.

 171 characters

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Clear golden body. Big white head. Smells very herbal. A little lemon. Some doughy malts. Lots of yeast and a bit funky. Taste has some of the grapefruit and pine from the hops. Bright and chewy grapefruit. Lemony tartness. Very grassy. Yeasty finish. Medium body. I'd like to have this side-by-side sometime. I get a lot of grapefruit and hops, but it almost makes it less complex. Still delicious.

 429 characters

Photo of cbutova
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Infinitely foamy head forms on a somewhat hazy golden body. Retention as mentioned is outstanding and lacing is massive piles of thick sheets.

S- Apricots and Saison yeast and fairly mild to be honest. Spicy and fruity like mild citrus, pepper and coriander. Hops and yeast pretty much neck and neck. Dry straw Bretty type hints.

T- Follows up on the aroma quite pleasantly with the general balance of spice, stone fruit and light citrus. Apricot, pink peppercorn, slight grapefruit, orange, coriander, mineral water, a tiny hint of lactic acid which is much more reserved than past iterations of Arthur I have had. Grassy herbs, earthiness and bready raw cereal grains come to mind.

MF- Foamy body with a smooth creaminess and high end carbonation. Lightest hint of acidity in the finish.

Cool to see Cascade used in a classic HF brew. I remember Arthur being really tart but unfortunately/admittedly it has been quite some time since I have opened a base Arthur. The classic floral citrus profile of the Cascade compliments the spicy, dry farmhouse qualities of the base.

 1,080 characters

Photo of Skrip
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Forest and Main tulip.

A~ glowing copper like orange. way bigger head than regular Arthur and a ton of lacing.

S~ tons of barnyard brett up front followed by a lot of tropical fruits, lemon, lime, and guava. grassy on the back end.

T~ follows the nose for the most part. black peppery saison yeast here. finishes with a ton of dank juicy hops.

M~ creamier than regular Arthur but still refreshing and great carb. of course!

O~ i love seeing the variation here, just curious by their use of hops and why they even decide to do it. this one was above and beyond Golding but thats seems to be a given! keep em coming but lets try some hops people flip out over, mosaic, citra, nelson? all 3!? haha

 726 characters

Photo of SABERG
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated 2/16/2016 into a large goblet.
A - Hazy sunshine, capped with stratocumulus off white cap. A determined group of tiny spheres support
the cap.
S - Lemon reduction drizzled on grapefruit, a delightful graininess, mixes with wet straw. Wonderful raw context
to the nose. With a bit of warmth the aromatics circle the wagons and protect the funky orange parts while that beautiful grain element is now in the periphery.
T - Aged citrus, starts things off, then fresh green apple, ash rine, limestone, herbaceous component is grassy
and floral in the best ways.
M - Medium in body, palate is delicately coated, a hint of tartness, waves of sweet grains mingle and mix with slightly tart tropical fruits. A kiss of salinity keeps the palate stimulated. The closer is that chalky dry finish. The total experience is quite different from standard Arthur, a bit raw and rugged. Delightful.
O - The variant of Arthur aged in stainless and dry hopped makes for a challenging experience, The base Arthur is a bit more tart, this version reminds me that gentle changes can redefine a classic.
This bends toward a more traditional European saison. While pushing gently the use of select dry hopping results in a wonderful expansion of an already world class saison.
A most enjoyable offering.

 1,309 characters

Arthur - Cascade from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 56 ratings