Citrus Coolship
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #100
Not listed
Ranked #3,028
4.47 | pDev: 4.7%
Dec 03, 2023
May 03, 2018
In January of 2014, supplied with many ICUs of fresh juice and zest, we sought out the comfort and open air of our natural surroundings. A simple wort of pilsner malt, wheat, oats and spelt was allowed to cool in the quiet winter evening, open to stars and all the best that our lands offer. After nearly three years resting in oak barrels and extended bottle conditioning, we present to you a complex, bright, citrusy reflection of our ever-growing vision for what beer can be.
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Rated: 4.42 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Dec 03, 2023
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like white wine, damp hay, funky citrus, orange peel, tart sour candies, and lemon.

This beer has been a long time coming, and it’s really cool to actually try it! There’s a solid but subtle citrus character to it, floating on top of some genuinely lambic like qualities here. There’s some funky wine and oakiness here, but also a damp, hay-like, barnyard-type funk here. There’s a slightly minerally finish, with a candied lemon, almost Sweet-tarts like candy sweetness on the back end.

This is lighter bodied, with a very manageable and soft level of acidity.

This was a real treat and pleasure to finally try.
May 31, 2023
Rated: 4.45 by chippo33 from Vermont

Dec 29, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Dec 04, 2021
Rated: 4.55 by edthehead from Maryland

Nov 19, 2021
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Nov 17, 2021
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
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Light fizzy head, good retention, light lacing, hazy cloudy funk golden orange color

Nose funky funk, tart citrus, zest, big juicy sour, barnyard funk and acidic bacteria, Brett like horse blanket funk, candied orange

Taste big funk again, soft wheat like base with some farmhouse barnyard Brett like funk, not super sour though, fair tart and acidic bacteria souring, bright citrus, rind, candied orange, smooth blending of funk and citrus juice, tart finish but not flemmy

Mouth is med to lighter bod, quite tart fair acidity, med to lower carb

Overall incredible
Nov 03, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by Trio2shine from California

Jul 10, 2018
Rated: 4.83 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

May 30, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by YvesB from Belgium

May 17, 2018
Citrus Coolship from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 11 ratings