Poetica 2 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
For this iteration, we brewed Mary with a single decoction mash process, our sourced German Hersbrucker and Spalter hops, and then lagered in a single French oak puncheon in our cooler. After three months of conditioning, the beer was moved to a tank and krausened (as is all of our lager) with fresh fermenting beer to provide natural carbonation. After another two months of further conditioning and slow carbonation, we present you with a beautifully softened, refined, and elevated representation of Mary.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-12-2018

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
18
pDev:
7.3%
 
 
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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SadMachine
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Philcassella
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of schinebd
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prost76
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MDDMD
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTJman
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at FoFA, followed by Poetica 1 and Mary. I first had Poetica 1 in the tasting room in May and absolutely loved it. One of the best pilsner style beers brewed in the US that I have ever had. I also enjoyed Poetica 2, but I don't think it was as good as the first version.

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Photo of stevec32
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, VT.

There's an large and fluffy head that lasts a while here- it's pretty extraordinary. This is as good as it looks for the style- with a light bubbly body and tons of lacing.

This smells like fresh and spicy hops, grass, honey, flowers, and oak. It's such an inviting aroma- it tells you to immediately drink as much of this beer as you can.

This is an elevated and loving take on the pilsner style. It's clearly carefully and expertly constructed, with a light minerality, spicy and grassy hops, a bit of bready malt, honey sweetness, an almost floral overtone, and just the teensiest hint of oak. I could drink so much of this.

This is light bodied, but super creamy and rich anyway, with a killer mouthfeel and super high level of drinkability.

I absolutely love this one. It's basically crack for the crispy boi.

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Photo of Virby44
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Draft at the source. Bob, thank you so very much for making sure Lauren and I had the opportunity to try this.

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Poetica 2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 18 ratings