Residency 3 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Average: 4.35 | pDev: 3.45%

Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 14

Belgian Saison | ABV not listed

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

Notes: Limited (brewed once) availibility. Farmstead® ale in the style of a Grisette, brewed with wine barrel stave-smoked malt and aged in wine barrels.
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 14
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4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour onsite. Clear straw that gets a hint of cloudiness when bottom of bottle split between 3 glasses. Citrus, light grain, oaky earth aroma. Flavor has mild and smooth tartness, light citrus and a layer of light grain and funk. Moderate carbonation and soft medium body. Nice all around brew. A hint of the smoked staves comes through as it warms.

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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, 2018 release, poured into a 2018 FOFA stemmed glass.

The beer pours a pale straw color, lightly hazy with a thin finger of taut foamy white head, moderate retention with sticky lacing. The aroma is nice, pleasant funk, soft pale grain, soft oakiness, a touch of toasted wood yet lightly fruity and floral. The flavors are good, fruity and crisp funk, lightly earthy with a nice pale grain base that offers a touch of spice, oak barrel, toasty oak that has a light smokiness that accentuates the tartness but doesn't read as ashy or harsh. There is a nice mineral water character and a lingering floral flavor. The mouthfeel is good, coating, crisp medium body, nice and lively that coats well and finishes easily.

Verdict: A nice beer from Hill Farmstead and Tim Clifford. The Grisette base worried me when I read the description and the smoked staves, but this works very well together. It's light, refreshingly tart and well developed. Intriguing and unusual beer.

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Residency 3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 14 ratings