Farmer Wave | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-18-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,330
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
174
pDev:
5.83%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
25
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by Skrip:
Photo of Skrip
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Tired Hands Teku.

A~ soft glowing yellow with a bubbly head and a good amount of lacing.

S~ smells like Brother Soigne with more barnyard brett and lots of lime zest.

T~ really opens up here and is nothing like Brother Soigne haha! crazy amount of lime up front which the salt quickly takes away leading into amazing brett and black pepper with some lingering lime on the back end.

M~ soft with nice carb and super refreshing!

O~ really amazing brew! i'm not a huge fan of salt in general but it really worked well in this aspect. pretty incredible the way this changes on your pallet. i can't wait to drink this pool side! perfect summer beer!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PerHops
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- Tons of head in the beginning but settles down nicely and has a beautiful hazy orange glow.

S- Has the signature HF funk with accents of citrus. Citrus smells natural, not at all artificial.

T- Great level of funk and citrus here. Funky, tart, yeasty, salty, supremely balanced.

F- Nice drinkability if a touch over carbonated.

O- This was a really pleasant surprise. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of ZaxGhost
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Cloudy yellow body, good head retention.
S: Traditional hay and funk on the nose, citrus notes coming through as well.
T: Lots of Lime and salt mixed in w/ that traditional HF farmhouse funk. Really nice.
F: Has good body, I'm assuming the oats assisted in this.
O: This beer is worth seeking out for HF aficionados. As other reviewers have noted the salt and lime hint at margarita, but the funk pulls it back. Will be interested to see how this evolves after a year or two.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft at Zwanze Day. Served in a stemmed glass. Light mildly cloudy yellow body, one finger white head, good retention and lacing. Smells of lime, spice, wheat, light acidity, minerality, touch of citrus. Reminds me a lot of Brother Soigne, maybe a bit less citrusy. Flavour is similar; hefty on the lime, minerals, grainy wheat and malt, mild lactic acidity. It seems more of a margarita-type gose than anything else, but in a good way. Still, part of it is probably branding per Hill Farmstead. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, crisp and dry, refreshing and very easy to drink.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgttibbs
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbthom123
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pucker pucker. I really enjoy tarte tastes and this is wonderful. I can taste the lime but it doesn't overpower it at all. Well done and I am really glad I have three more bottles.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ace1117
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Hazy orange. Big white head. Lime is big in the aroma. I know you can’t smell salt, but it still smells minerally or something. Light lime acidity. Taste has some lemon and lime tartness. Still very limey. A bit of doughy malt and some yeasty flavors behind it. Light body and crisp. Heavy on the lime, but still very nice.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance was a burnt yellow/orange color with a hazy sort of yellow/orange color about it. Finger’s worth of white foamy head that slid off at a good pace. Slight sliding lace. The aroma had some sweet to zesty lemon, subtle funk, sweet wood, some grassy bitter ends and a good blend of sour to tart citric acidity. The flavor blended extremely well between the zest, the funk, the sweet, the tart and the sour. Acidity seemed controlled well while guiding the aftertaste fully from tart to sweet and sour on into the finish. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a good sipping sort of quality about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate. Acidity seemed quite controlled without any dulling sort of the sense of my tongue. Overall, damn good saison, perfect for this time of year!

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Photo of pagesofphotographs
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bouncepass
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmoore32
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samact
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a cloudy yellow color ale with a large foamy head. Aroma of Brett notes with some lime and light salty notes is original and enticing. Taste of Brett notes with some lime and salty undertone sis well balanced and refreshing. Body is about average with good carbonation. Super refreshing with perfect balance of salty notes.

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Farmer Wave from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 174 ratings