Dorothy (Wine Barrel Aged) | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Dorothy (Wine Barrel Aged)Dorothy (Wine Barrel Aged)
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4.53/5
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Dorothy (Wine Barrel Aged)Dorothy (Wine Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Farmstead ale dry-hopped and aged in wine barrels.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-06-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#172
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
197
pDev:
5.52%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
22
Trade:
4
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Photo of Sabtos
4.17/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sparkling clear yellow-gold with a tall bright white foam settling to a persistent blanket with a slight cling at the edges.

Smell is hay, straw, wild herbs and orchard fruits with a touch of toasted oak and a hint of lime rind.

Taste is grassy hay, lemon and apple, with more brett forward funk and bitterness than regular. Tart and crisp with a tingly semi-dry swallow, a touch of woodiness comes out on the exhale. Overall very well balanced and extremely drinkable.

This isn't as drastic a transformation from the base as other barrel aged Hill saisons are, and is barely more tart. But considering Dorothy is a stellar beer in its own right, I'm still quite satisfied with this sip of sunlight on this uncharacteristically sunny Northeast Ohio day.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

B2 April 4, 2017

pours out a mostly clear brilliant golden straw color, creamy bright white head with suds atop and great retention. aromas of lemon, hay, fresh cut grass, floral, oak, mellow earthy funk, spice and bright citrus peel in there. on palate there is the above mentioned notes with even more depth and coherence. quite a pungent hit of fruity citrus and fuzzy peach flavor dancing in there, almost invoking characteristics of a NEIPA. but there is this beautiful funky dryness and oak character to balance it out. hay, fresh cut grass, lemon peel, musty grape peel, white grape, mellow acidity, oaky sweetness hinting at vanilla. the feel is so effervescent and crisp, wonderfully complimenting the flavor profile.

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5/5  rDev +10.4%
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4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
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4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
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4.16/5  rDev -8.2%
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4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
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5/5  rDev +10.4%
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4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
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4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
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4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
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Dorothy (Wine Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 197 ratings