Farmer Wave
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Farmer WaveFarmer Wave
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Ranked #75
Ranked #1,487
4.3 | pDev: 5.81%
May 03, 2023
Apr 18, 2016
Saison brewed with oats, lime zest, lime juice and salt. Brewed and bottled at Hill Farmstead for Good Life Provisions LLC.

Hugs feel great. But when you find yourself behind the wheel of a 4,000lb truck rumbling over the gravel, hugging each person you pass just isn't in the cards. So you raise your finger off the wheel just enough to acknowledge your neighbor. The Farm Wave is a completely legitmate and wholly appreciated acknowledgement. It really is the least you can do to recognize that fleeting moment you share with another person. It is simple, but meaningful.

Farmer Wave exists as its own sort of acknowledgement. The brewing brought together friends separated by the evolution of life. The process was a reason to reunite and the product is a gesture from one friend to another. There are simple ways we can share our worlds with each other.
Farmer Wave is one of those ways.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Rated: 4.5 by hopley from Massachusetts

May 03, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Nov 04, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jun 05, 2021
Photo of hoptheology
Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
25.4 oz bottle, complete with oxygen absorber, poured into Ellipsis trophy glass.

Has a golden hue with a chalk white head of 1 finger, receding gradually to 1/2 finger leaving some spotty and webby lacing here and there.

Aroma brings barnyard funk, a tartness in the form of limes, lemons, and some noticeable Brett. Slight hay as well.

Flavor brings lime zest, a lot of it - followed by some citric tartness, brett funk, barnyard, pine sol, vinegar, salted margarita, lemon yogurt/lemon ice, metal/tin, herbal and earthy hops, and some wood splinters. Lemon vinegar and funky mushroom/herbal hop wins out overall and on the finish.

Feel is acidic and slightly juicy, with lots of activity via the tartness and carbonation. Dries out on the finish.

Overall, this was okay, but nothing I'd go back for. This was a Saison that came across more like a salted lime sour. Hill Farmstead usually rocks the house but this was ordinary.

Price paid : $16.99 / bottle
Would buy again : no
Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 4.56 by MJSFS from Florida

Jul 10, 2020
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2020
Photo of Hyptochrons
Reviewed by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
beautiful glowing hazed golden yellow color with bright white head atop, some nice lacing. there is an abundance of lime flavor on display here, lime pith, key lime pie yoghurt, perfectly quenching and tart, mineral water some nice bready sweetness in there to balance it out. very fluffy texture overall but a zippy flavor and pleasant carbonation. this is a perfect beer!!
Apr 25, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Nov 15, 2019
Photo of jlindros
Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Light fizzy head, hazy pale colour

Nose light sour, little lime, mild tart funk,

Taste more lime, light tart funk sour, little acidic flemmy, light salt background, hint gristy malt wheat little bitter floral hop

Mouth is med to lighter bod, light carb
Jun 15, 2019
Photo of rudzud
Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A - slightly hazy golden hue with a thin head.

S - softer aromas of lime juice, loads of tart yeast.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with decent amount of yeast. Not as bright as Brother Soigne.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, body is a bit thin.
Jun 15, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

Apr 16, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Oct 28, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by fthegiants from California

Aug 06, 2018
Photo of yasky
Reviewed by yasky from Canada (ON)

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pale golden pour, smaller head, moderate carbonation. Aroma is lime, citrus peels, light yeast, sour candy. Lime zest up front in the taste, fairly tart, light oak, citrus zests, light yeast. Lighter body. Perfect match for spicy pho noodles or unseasonally hot days. WIshing they'd do this one yerly ala Vera Mae
Jul 11, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by jbarletto from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Jun 03, 2018
Photo of HoppyBastard
Reviewed by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

3.17/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "bottled on" date "2017 03 29".

APPEARANCE: pours a beautiful, hazy straw color with two-fingers white head, excellent retention, the head slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is a significant amount of lacing on the glass, highly carbonated.

SMELL: farmhouse funk, bread and lime.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet lime and then farmhouse funk and bread.

PALATE: medium body and highly carbonated.

OVERALL: I love the Saison style but the farmhouse funk and lime was too dominant so this beer just did not work for me, I would not seek this one out again as there are other options I prefer.
May 28, 2018
Photo of Gus_13
Reviewed by Gus_13 from Mississippi

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Lightly tart like a margarita. Slight salinity and a wonderful lime zest note even at a year and a half old. I can't imagine what it was like fresh. So dry and so refreshing. Carbonation is perfect as well.

It still retains Saison-like qualities but also has the highlights of the lime and a light minerality from the salts (and that typical mineral character of HF beers.) I could crush this over and over again.
May 22, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by eppie82 from Illinois

May 21, 2018
Rated: 4.43 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

May 12, 2018
Farmer Wave from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 185 ratings