Table Dorothy (Wine Barrel aged) | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Table Dorothy (Wine Barrel aged)Table Dorothy (Wine Barrel aged)
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4.43/5
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Table Dorothy (Wine Barrel aged)Table Dorothy (Wine Barrel aged)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our low-abv Farmstead® table pale ale—crafted from American malted barley, malted wheat, New Zealand and American hops, our distinctive yeast blend, and water from our well—was conditioned for 6 months in wine barrels and then dry-hopped with Mosaic® and Simcoe® before packaging and bottle conditioning.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
20
pDev:
3.16%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 20
Photo of Bunman3
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received via CANBIF - this is an incredibly complex, subtle, and satisfying beer. The barrel treatment means that each sip brings a different layer of flavour. Highly recommend.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L - barely a trace of head atop a translucent yellow body.

S - white wine, funk, cheese.

T - funky blue cheese. Orange zest, lime, pine, white wine, oak, cracker malt. No bitterness. Low sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium-light body with minimal carb.

O - not at all what I was expecting for a Table beer. Full of flavor.

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Photo of kevanb
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle, bottled on Nov 8, 2018, poured into an etched Hill Farmstead tall wine glass.

The beer pours a pale golden color, straw hues, lightly cloudy with a foamy finger of white head that has great retention and lacing. The aroma is great, very floral and grassy, citrusy with a nice bitter hop character, a bit of resin with some nice wine barrel character and soft biscuit base with some peppercorn and mineral water. The flavors are great, a nice dry wine character that is fruity and refreshing leads to citrusy and earthy hops, light peppercorn, mineral water, cracker malt with a light oak flavor that lingers nicely. The mouthfeel is great, coating and very lively with a lighter medium body that finishes easily with a very light dry kick.

Verdict: A very good table saison from Hill Farmstead. Dry, light, refreshing and very balanced, really what one would expect for a table beer.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle. HF stemmed glass. Pours a cloudy bright yellow body, one finger frothy white head, fair retention, not a ton of lacing. Smell is big grapefruit, mildly spicy resin, citrus peel, light oak, mild leather. Flavour follows- a bit more nuanced- dry grapefruit and citrus zest, light spice, grapefruit flesh, a nice dry oak barrel all the way through to the end, which is delicious. Mouthfeel is medium lighter in body, mildly soft carbonation but carbonated more than enough. Grapefruit zest and dry oak all the way through. Good combination which makes for a delicious round of drinkable flavours. Overall- I enjoyed drinking this beer a lot- it's greater than the sum of its parts. Don't be fooled by the "farmstead pale ale" moniker- think of this as a drier, more resinous Juicy.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a nice light straw yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells pretty hoppy - with fruity, grassy, and piney hops galore, some kiwi and pineapple, along with funky grapefruit, light wine barrel, and lemon.

The bottle is pretty young, so the hops are still poppin' here. That's not a bad thing, but I definitely would want a little bit more wine barrel. It was only in barrels for 6 months, so the light barrel is not surprising, anyway. It's crazy refreshing, with an herbal funk, filled with tropical fruit, and a dry grassy bitterness on the finish.

This is light bodied, drinkable, refreshing, and oh so delicious - with a nice soft pillowy finish.

This is a very fun little beer. It doesn't have quite the depth of the big and legendary Farmstead ales in the HF catalogue. That doesn't detract from how delicious it is though.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

a beautiful looking slightly hazed straw color. nose is grassy, lemon peel, slightly floral and woodsy hops. on palate is light bready quality, lemon zing and some soft lemon cream notes. pleasant fruity character of grapefruit, kiwi, pulpy acidity. mellow funky and hay qualities, has some pleasant hoppy bitterness. as it warms emitting even more tropical character of pineapple, lychee, just insaneeee... super effervescent and creamy almost airy mouthfeel. just insane!

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Table Dorothy (Wine Barrel aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 20 ratings