Arthur Puncheon | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.51/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Arthur (1922-2005) was our grandfather's youngest brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, this version of Arthur was aged for many months in our puncheons--not quite Arthur, not quite Art, but magical all the same. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Arthur.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-11-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
81
pDev:
3.99%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
9
Trade:
2
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4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Huge notes of citrus and must white grape.

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4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

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4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I mean, this is basically Art. A little less oaky, a little more sweetness, but it's basically Art. Rounding up and subtle differences aside, Arthur, Arthur Puncheon, and Art, are all essentially 5 star beers, and the paradigm of the American saison.

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4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 4.10.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a bright golden color, straw hues with a hazy complexion and a foamy white head, good retention and lots of lace. The aroma is quite funky, lots of citrus with strong mineral water and buggy tartness, soft oak, very floral as it warms with some light grainy character. The flavors are nice, quite tart with lots of citrus, lots of tangy lemon, grapefruit, a touch of lime even, a hint of bitter rind with soft pale grain, mineral water, lingering floral character with a nice barrel presence as well, soft wood, pleasant funk, acidic bugginess. The mouthfeel is nice, coating, lively with a lighter medium body, quite tart and a crisp and dry finish.

Verdict: A good farmhouse ale from HIll Farmstead, very distinct from Arthur and also distinct from Art. It's lacking a bit of vinous quality that makes Art so great, but it's definitely an improvement over Arthur. It's more complex, more interesting, brighter and more delicate than the base beer. Really delicious beer.

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Arthur Puncheon from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 81 ratings