Leaves Of Grass: June 7, 2016
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Belgian Saison
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4.21 | pDev: 6.41%
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Leaves Of Grass: June 7, 2016Leaves Of Grass: June 7, 2016
Notes: Leaves of Grass represents our brewery's collective pursuit to create, explore, and challenge. For each batch, we employ uniquely different processes and ingredients. This particular batch was brewed with Vermont wildflower honey and lilac flowers foraged from our land. The beer was aged for an extended period of time in wine barrels and has undergone a prolonged period of bottle conditioning. Brewed on June 7th, 2016, this beer is now ready for release.
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Photo of grover37
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375 at home with Lisa. Just over 3 years old.

Really good, not a lot of floral notes, which is good. Solid acidity, minerality, soft mouthfell despite the firm acidity. Really good, probably around it's peak.

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Photo of kevanb
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, stamped June 7, 2016 on the front of the bottle, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 11.12.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a bright golden color, lemon hues that is very clean and clear with loose bubbles rising to the top of the glass where a finger or so of white head crests with little retention but yields nice soapy lace. The aroma is great, very bright and delicate, super floral with some nice citrus peel, yeasty and funky as it warms with a bit of graininess and some vinous qualities, tart with a nice minerality, lightly fruity and oaky. The flavors are very nice, lovely floral character, not herbal or medicinal in any way but a great expression of the lilac and the honey brings out some nice rustic qualities that pair well with a lightly grassy hop profile while the wine barrels offer some funk, oakiness and vinous qualities and there is just a kiss of pale grain to be found hiding underneath the layers. The mouthfeel is great, coating and creamy with a lively medium body that has a crisp and tart finish.

Verdict: A really excellent farmhouse ale from Hill Farmstead. Nice depth to the beer, the lilac really brightens this beer up and doesn't read as medicinal at all, which is fantastic, complex, balanced, refreshing, a great beer.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle. Hazy pale yellow. Smells of flowers and honey. Yeast and a little white wine. Tastes of honey, strong tart lemon, hefty yeastiness. Again, a little white wine. Pretty tart. Light body with high carbonation. Lilac is strong on the nose, but gets a little lost in the taste.

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Photo of Skrip
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a Jester King Zwanze Day Geuze tumbler.

A~ extremely hazy yellow with a big head and a little lacing.

S~ lemony tartness up front followed by a little bretty barnyard funk ending with a little white/black pepper and a lot of floral notes.

T~ same as the nose with more soft floral aspects, lilac, honeysuckle, dandelion, etc...

M~ soft and delicate but slightly over carbed.

O~ this was a nice treat! a lot like Vera Mae in my opinion, would love to see a bigger batch!

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Leaves Of Grass: June 7, 2016 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 23 ratings