Elaborative #5 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Elaborative Five was brewed March 2014 with our friend Brad Clark of @jackieosbrewery... A simple wort with wheat, oats and aged hops was slowly cooled under the Greensboro night sky with whole leaf Amarillo hops and rooibos tea. Fermented entirely in oak barrels, the beer was allowed to evolve and establish its own unique character, one that represents the lively, enduring relationship of this collaboration of friends and nature.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-04-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
116
pDev:
5.42%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 21
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4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at FoFA 2018. This was probably my second favorite beer at the festival, just behind SARA Residency 1. Had been wanting to try this one for a while and it did not disappoint. I hope we'll see more spontaneously fermented beers from HF in the future.

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3.9/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle on the RBSG bus. Cloudy orange/golden body, small but substantive white head. Complex aroma: citrus, tea, wood, honey and the general sour funk. taste brings these all together into a sweet blend, with a fair amount of pucker. Lightweight, but memorable.

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4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear deep golden color ale with a medium foamy head with limited retention and not much lacing. Aroma of tart and funky yeast notes with light Rooibos tea notes also discernible. Taste is mostly dominated by tart and funky notes with some Rooibos tea noticeable with nice floral undertones. Body is about average with medium carbonation. Nice mix of flavours but I was expecting the tea notes to be more apparent.

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4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Doug537 for this
375 ml bottle poured into a flute

A- A slightly hazy copper/amber with a two finger head.

S- Tart, lemons, wild strawberries, earthy funk, oak, some herbal tea and vanilla.

T- Sour, lemons, hints of strawberries, herbal tea, oak, some earthy funk.

M- Smooth, light body, crisp.

O- Really sour, nice funk and oak combo. Worth seeking out, a great wild ale.

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4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.85/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Elaborative #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 116 ratings