Art Plum
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Belgian Saison
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4.63 | pDev: 5.83%
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Photo of Stevedore
4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle, served on-site at Hill Farmstead Brewery for their anniversary week on 22 May 2016. Served in a stemmed glass.

Appearance- Medium light copper body, slight purple hue. One finger frothy white head, fantastic retention and plenty of lacing. The collar remains for probably a solid half hour of sipping on this beer.

Aroma- Mild leather, mild acetic acidity, complex white vinous character, touch of suphur, moderate stonefruit and plum tartness. Bright, unmistakable plum. Medium oak. Minimal vanillin.

Flavour- Complex admixture of stonefruit, plum, apricot and perhaps a touch of tart apple. Oak, Light vanillin. Big dry vinous presence. Light leather. Dab of wet hay and funk. Superb complexity, with the plum at the forefront. Pretty amazing.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, substantial plum presence all the way through, buttressed by the nice complexity of the base Art, which has a fairly subtle complexity to it that isn't as aggressive as Samuel or other similar saisons. Touch of sulphur, tons of complexity to it.

Overall- I enjoyed this more than Art and Samuel during my visits at Hill Farmstead during the anniversary week. I do enjoy my stonefruit in my beers, and the plum was expressed more or less perfectly to go along with one of the standard bearers of barrel-aged saisons. High marks for this one.

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Photo of jlindros
4.62/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed at GAB bottle share
Light fizzy head, hazy blond color

Nose big plum, juicy plum and big funk, little farmhouse but loads of bacteria funk

Taste very tart, sour funk bacteria, little barnyard, big juicy plum, not flemmy, bright acidity, adding the funk softens it, no more acidity, tons of fruit

Mouth is med to lighter bod soft but acidic funk, not flemmy

Overall really good beer, great sour with loads of plum flesh, juicy and very tasty

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Photo of kevanb
4.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 4.6.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a bright salmon color, peach hues, lightly hazy and somewhat lifeless with a very minimal amount of foamy white head, moderate retention and spots of lace. The aroma is nice, tart plum, light stone fruits, pitty, moderate funk, mineral water, red wine like acidity with soft oak. The flavors are good, very tart plums with some other stone fruit flavors, definitely getting a lot of peach pit flavor with some vinous acidity, mineral water, subtle funk, smooth woody oak, a bit of lemon zest and some soft pale grain. The mouthfeel is lacking, this beer definitely needs carbonation. It coats the tongue well, but the medium body needs to be propped up with more carbonation, more bubbles, it feels dull and lifeless and almost syrupy with a tart finish.

Verdict: A nice fruited take on Art from Hill Farmstead. Short of the poor body, this beer is quite nice. Bright, delicate, refreshing, nicely developed funk, good stuff. It's not quite the Plum Flora variant, but with a bit more carbonation and a bit more Art presence, this could be a top notch beer.

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Photo of Skrip
4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

375ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead taster.

A~ glowing light orange with a tiny white head and no lacing.

S~ lemony and a little acidic at first that went away pretty quickly as it aired out a bit. barnyard, hay, brett, and wine barrel funk up front followed by a rush of plums along with the seeds and skin. black/white pepper on the end. aroma builds as it warms.

T~ not acidic here! but more of a lemony lime tartness which mixes nicely with the plums. otherwise follows the nose with all around amazing plum flavor! its like really eating a plum, you can almost feel it! also very interesting how you get the funk up front and the fruit sweetness on the backend. delicious after taste for daysssss!!!!

M~ smooth with great carb! refreshing!

O~ wow! just wow! definitely my favorite Arthur iteration. but it is definitely more in your face than Art, doesn't contribute the same soft and delicate mouth feel as even Arthur Puncheon. but the fruit is perfect! seriously amazing all around!

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 mL bottle. Just a little hazy golden. Has a slight tinge of color. Smells of plum, oak, strong acidity, and a little white wine. Tastes very plummy. Tart plums. Oak. Strong tartness. A little wine. Just a bit of that grainy Arthur character. Low carbonation. Medium body. Almost masks the Art complexity, but even if the plum is strong, all the flavors are still there. Had this a couple times. With yeast, it smells and tastes like rubber. Very clean without it, so pour carefully.

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Photo of edthehead
4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had onsite at Hill in a share. So so smooth and soft on the tongue, unmistakeable hill farm class. Light dusty rose color with some earth tone, and modest bubbly head that dissipates quickly. The nose is so floral and plum, as is the taste, undeniable plum. So wonderful!

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Photo of jhavs
4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured at the brewery.

Slight haze, reddish tinted straw. Thick foamy head that settles slowly.

Aroma of sweet tart plums, some citrus zest and a hint of wood.

Tart, clean, and slightly sweet fruit flavor. Tart unripe plum, sour cherry and some woody barrel.

Soft, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel.

Excellent flavor and excellent overall. Refined flavors.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright with plum flavor, slightly funky on the nose, heavy on the wine barrel notes, multiple flavors layering on top of one another.

Flora Plum had better flavor. Non-fruited Art was a better beer.

Overall, this was a very nice offering, but it felt as though the prevailing trend of adding fruit to everything barrel aged actually detracted from the beauty of the nuanced flavors showcased by the base beer.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.76/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served for onsite consumption at Hill Farmstead.

Pours a glowing hazy orange body with maroon tint.

Aromas are out of this world.. delicate aromas of stone fruit and tart citrus, light funk and oak.

On the tongue it's pretty tart, stone fruits and citrus, funky, a light grassyness on the follow through. Finish is dry with a hint of oak. Super easy to drink, lightly carbonated and crisp.

A true masterpiece, glad I got to try this.

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Art Plum from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 41 ratings