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Dorothy (2016) | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.22/5
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186 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dorothy (1921-1994) was our grandfather's sister, Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this hoppy Farmstead® ale is crafted from New Zealand and American hops, our distinctive yeast blend and water from our well. Dry hopped, unfiltered, and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Dorothy.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
186
pDev:
6.87%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
33
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 28
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4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at GAB bottle share

Decent fizzy head, blond color

Nose mild funk, little wheat lemony funk, fruity

Taste more of the same, mild funk, lemony acidic, tart, wheat, mild tart

Mouth med to lighter bod, nice fizzy carb, good acidity

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WesMantooth
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is for a 2017 bottle, but there is no listing and I can't find a reason to duplicate it.

Bottled 7/24/17

It is a pale, straw colored, cloudy beer with a pretty good sized white head. I probably poured it too hard for the style, especially once I immediately smelled the Brets. A lot of funky, Belgian yeast and lemon.

It tastes a little bit like a white wine combined with a champagne. Pretty crisp and well carbonated. Some lemon, and pear/apple, along with the mineral water and yeast. It doesn't taste as funky as it smells. A little bit of bitterness on the finish. It definitely has a hop presence.

This is a very good beer, but I am not a fan of Belgian IPAs (or stouts for that matter) and that's what it tastes like to me. In fact, I am curious why it is listed as a Saison when it says "Pale Ale" right on the label.

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Photo of LukeGude
3.36/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Fall 2017 bottle from the brewery. Didn't realize it was sour (brettanomyces?). Not really my cup of tea. Kinda like Cantillon Geueze.

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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at a tasting a ways back, from notes…
Clear bright yellow, big tropical nose, pineapple, passion fruit, grapes, mineral water, faint funky yeast, light bodied and smashable

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4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OHbeertraveler
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddiehop
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TigGaffis
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dorothy (2016) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 186 ratings