Residency 2 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Average: 4.46 | pDev: 5.38%

Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 11

Belgian Saison | ABV not listed

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

Notes: Limited (brewed once) availibility. Farmstead® ale brewed with six-row malted barley and aged in wine barrels.
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 11
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4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, 2018 release, poured into a Hill Farmstead etched Rona wine glass. Enjoyed on 10.28.18, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a bright orange color, super cloudy and hazy with a foamy white head that rises about two fingers tall with moderate retention and lacing. The aroma is excellent, a beautiful expression of citrus, tons of funk, oak, lightly vinous, grapefruit peel, tangerine juice, almost a yuzu like quality with pale dough and mineral water. The flavors echo the nose nicely, lots of citrus, wonderful grapefruit, tart and juicy with some sweeter orange and tangy lemony lime even comes across the palate, lots of oak, white wine qualities come forth offering white grape, light acidity, modest tartness with a nice funky character that is floral and fruity with some candied green hop leaf and pale dough. The mouthfeel is good, coating, lively and crisp with a medium body and a creamy but tart finish.

Verdict: A very good saison from Hill Farmstead and Tim Clifford. An incredible burst of citrus and wine barrel but while remaining balanced and complex. The barrel character is delightful and the funk really takes this beer to the next level offering some earthiness, fruitiness and a floral bouquet that softens the beer nicely.

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Residency 2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 11 ratings