Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Ranked #5
Ranked #44
4.68 | pDev: 5.98%
Wednesday at 03:12 PM
Feb 16, 2019
Samuel Hill (1820-1899) was my great-great-uncle, brother of Ephraim, and a widely accomplished individual. He served in the Union army at the Battle of Gettysburg. An early agricultural innovator, he held several patents for milk cooling and cream separation; if you've visited our taproom, you've likely seen a reproduction of that patent on display. He moved a house, midwinter, with horses from North Greensboro to Greensboro Village and also helped build the first road from Greensboro to Greensboro Bend.

I spent more than 6 years contemplating such a beer that might be worthy of Samuel's name. In an attempt to honor this intrepid relative, I realized that his namesake beer must be comprised of the same nuances that defined two of my favorite beers: Le Sarrasin and Vera Mae. We set out by crafting a base of buckwheat, spelt, Vermont wildflower honey, and the same hops used in both Vera and Sarrasin. Following shifting seasons of rest in wine barrels and more than a year of bottle conditioning, we are finally able to present a beer that is more than 9 years in the making and worthy of Samuel's name.
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Rated: 4.71 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Wednesday at 03:12 PM
Rated: 4.43 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 13, 2023
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Reviewed by jprock01 from Missouri

3/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This is very good beer, but not worth $20 for 5 oz. at the brewery, so it "soured" my review. Side Project in St. Louis has equivalent beer at 1/3 the cost. I bought a six-pack of Westvleteren 12 for $25 in Belgium, a much better deal. It looks, smells, and tastes good for a sour beer, but not my favorite, and way over priced.
Oct 14, 2023
Rated: 4 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Oct 11, 2023
Rated: 4.78 by Fireman_RK from North Carolina

Sep 29, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Aug 13, 2023
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
2020 vintage at the brewery bottled.

White head. Lace. Clear yellow gold color. Beautiful beer.

A bit tart, a bit citrusy, but refreshing and balanced. Green apples, white wine, and grapes. Earthy, wheat, light saison spice, but not like a Belgian saison. More subtle. Fruity, but drinks like a white wine. Fairly dry, but bubbly.

Very enjoyable and worth the hype. Can’t believe I finally got to try this one.
Aug 10, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Jun 22, 2023
Rated: 4.94 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

Jun 13, 2023
Rated: 4.94 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jun 07, 2023
Rated: 4.62 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2023
Rated: 4.79 by johnlatona from New Jersey

May 28, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.71 by Rochefort10nh from New Hampshire

Apr 07, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by mattycasey from Massachusetts

Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Feb 18, 2023
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Rated by Zach_Attack from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is mild honeyed sweetness, light lemony, great funky, and super smooth.
Jan 13, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by cshafer7 from Massachusetts

Jan 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
b3, bottled 8-27-20, poured from a 750mL bottle into a SP “cheers” stemmed wine glass. pours a foggy orange with a fluffy white foam head. foam dissipates but lingers as a thick white foam collar around the glass. aromas of white wine, lemon, honey, hay, oak all in perfect harmony. taste follows with a bright lemony tart finish. full mouthfeel. as it warms it takes on more white wine qualities. pleasantly tart. perfectly carbonated. amazing beer.
Dec 24, 2022
Rated: 5 by Hefewiseman from Florida

Dec 08, 2022
Samuel from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 118 ratings