Soignée - Cherry/Raspberry
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Soignée - Cherry/RaspberrySoignée - Cherry/Raspberry
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Ranked #115
Ranked #3,096
4.3 | pDev: 8.37%
Friday at 08:25 PM
Apr 17, 2021
Brother Soigné, our Farmstead® ale brewed with blood orange, lime, and hibiscus. We take a small amount of this base beer and age it atop pomace—in this instance, cherry and raspberry. The result becomes Soignée.
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Rated: 5 by JLaw55 from Missouri

Friday at 08:25 PM
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Reviewed by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
750ml bottle with Silver pressure cap poured into Hill Farmstead branded (with black logo) Durobar Charente glass.

Label states: "bottle conditioning since Nov 7, 2019".

Appearance: Opaque Golden bodied Saison. Bone white head that pours 2 fingers tall. Head drops down to a thick ring around the glass which remains for the entire time that I am drinking this beer. No lacing at all.

Smell: This smells like the Saison version of Rainbow Sherbet.

Taste: Limes & lime zest leading the way with a decent amount of blood orange tartness coming through as well. Dry and funky oak. Perhaps a hint of raspberry tartness in the finish, but there is this distinct dry cherry thing happening that is probably keeping the raspberry from popping out. The cherry note reminds me of a good Belgian Kriek. The lime and blood oranges seem to intensify as the beer warms. The dryness of the beer also becomes drier as it warms up/opens up.

Mouthfeel: Medium - light bodied Saison with somewhere between moderate to high levels of carbonation. Little to no acid here. Moderately dry finish. Pretty crisp and clean. Very very easy to drink.

Overall: Well, I have wanted to try this beer since its inception because I am such a Brother Soigne fan. It's probably one of my favorite HF Saisons. It was well worth the wait. This 2019 Soignee bottle has held up incredibly well. Nothing to be disappointed about here! Incredible bottle to be completely honest.
Sep 16, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by johnlatona from New Jersey

Jul 08, 2023
Rated: 3 by doctorgary from New York

Apr 30, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by cd34 from Illinois

Sep 30, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

May 22, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by Gkruszewski from New York

Apr 25, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
This one pours a very lightly pinkish but mostly orange color, with a slight haze, fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

The aroma is vaguely citrusy, with the original Soigne's blood orange being the star here, with very little overt raspberry character. I do get cherry and lime, but it overall kind of just smells a bit muddled and unfocused?

The taste follows suit there. There's a lot of different fruit additions to this one, but the least interesting one - for me, the blood orange - is the one that comes out most strongly. There's very little raspberry, with a nice dry cherry character, and lots of funky citrus notes. Regular Brother Soigne is much, much better than this.

This is light bodied, crisp, clean, and very drinkable, with a pleasantly citrusy finish.

This wasn't bad by any means, but not really up to the usual standard of this brewery.
Apr 06, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Apr 04, 2022
Rated: 4 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Apr 03, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Feb 11, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Dec 24, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Tommo from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Very surprising this sat for so long

Gorgeous red/orange saison with decent head. Nose is all delicate fruit blended with HF barrel aged saison. Taste is delicious fruit without being overwhelming, faint touch of bitterness on the end is delicious
Oct 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 mL bottle. Cloudy orange. Smells of orange and lime. Light basement yeast and acidity. Tastes of raspberry, lime, a little sweetness, lightly tart. A bit of earthy yeast. Limey finish. Medium light. Subtle fruit. It's good.
Aug 28, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Ajlvt from Washington

Aug 11, 2021
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle.

Pours a hazy amber orange color. Small white head with minimal retention. Leaves a fair bit of sticky cobweb lacing.

Aromas of tart cherries, lime, raspberries, hay, and light funk.

Flavor follows the nose. Very citrusy.

Clean, crisp body. Effervescent, lively carbonation.

Overall, about on par with the base beer. Slightly more tart due to the cherry and raspberry.
Aug 05, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jul 27, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Jul 27, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Jul 24, 2021
Soignée - Cherry/Raspberry from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 28 ratings