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:
#165
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
181
pDev:
5.52%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
23
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by Skrip:
Photo of Skrip
4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle poured into a Plan Bee Taster.

A~ yellowy orange with a tiny head and no lacing.

S~ tons of white wine funk! lots of lemon/lime up front followed by bretty hay and dank juicy hops... whoa!!

T~ more delicate here. more white wine funk followed by more lemon/lime. very slight bitterness from the hops which also adds a orange peel/lemon zest kind of feel and slight white pepper on the end. delicious!

M~ smooth with nice carb. the brett coats the tongue which makes it kind of clawing but it doesn't bother me! just helps to keep the flavor in (and around) your mouth hahaha!

O~ seriously one of the best barrel aged offerings from HF, up there with Art and Ann in my opinion! if it wasn't for the mouthfeel this would probably be perfect in my book! everything i look for in a crazy saison! don't sleep on this... or do! i'll take more =]

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warnerry
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayGreezy
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doremite
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just to get some chatter going on this, the wine barrel comes out incredibly complimentary and softens the mouthfeel. Base Dorothy prevails but with a more delicate rounded presence and then a bright mango wine oak complexity evolves. Greatly exceeded my expectations of what barrel time could do to Dorothy.

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

Photo of dbthom123
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have had Dorothy before and think it’s wonderful. This bbl aged, dry hopped version is spectacular and I am so glad I shared it with a friend who appreciated it as much as I did. Smooth and tasty. To be sipped and savored. My taste buds are overwhelmed. Yay HF

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Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KT123
4.1/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Ben1313
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.66/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2/28/2018 bottle shared with 5 others. Poured into a tulip glass. Poured a clear golden color with a bubbly, effervescent white head that lingered. Aromas of funk, oak, hay and subtle acidity fill my nose. Not much of a farmhouse aroma here as I feel like the barrel aging did away with that. Taste is divine. Tart, oaky, subtle acidity in the finish. Muted layers of farmhouse here but not very prevalent. Feel is light and bubbly. Almost champagne like. Damn good. Overall, this is an outstanding brew. HF already makes world class non BA saisons and when you toss them into a barrel, they elevate to a whole new level.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Hazy yellow. Aroma is earthy brett, very light wine, some citrus hops. Tastes has a lot more white wine. Brett cuts the sweetness of the wine. Light lemon tartness. Bitter finish. Light body. I've never been the biggest fan of Dorothy because of the abrasive character of the brett. The white wine lends sweetness and just a little bit of acidity that make this very pleasant.

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Photo of mobius387
4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

To start off, I'd say regular Dorothy is my least favorite of the regular saison line up. It's still an enjoyable beer by all means, but given the choice I'd take clara/anna/Arthur etc.

So I had modest expectations for this starting out. But I was pleasantly surprised at how amazing the wine barrels changed this beer.

Huge nose full of Brett, lemon, and wine grapes notes. I could just sit and smell this beer all day. And it got much better as it warmed a bit.

For flavors, the hops hit you right off the bat but quickly smooth out into the lemon and grape flavors. Not a ton of overpowering barrel but it accents the sweet and hops very nicely. Ends with a bit of honey almost like anna-esky.

This was flat out fantastic. As good or better than flora, and right there behind art in terms of how it compares to the other BA saisons. A real treat

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Photo of robgage
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Golden honeycomb hues with a thin white head
S: Lemons, hay, slight mineral component, and a balanced funk
T: Even keeled citrus profile - grapefruit, lime, and lemon pith - complemented by a soft white wine note, oak, and that classic HF-style finish
F: Effortlessly soft and crisp mouthfeel
O: Another incredible saison from Hill Farmstead. Nicely complex profile with citrus, wine, oak, and a slight funk. Awesome.

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Dorothy (Wine Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 181 ratings