Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #220
Ranked #5,570
4.19 | pDev: 8.59%
Apr 27, 2022
Jun 20, 2021
Notes: The debut of our low-alcohol Farmstead Ale in honor of our four-legged furry friend of the same name. Conditioned for four months, dry hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe hops, and naturally carbonated.
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5 by chippo33 from Vermont on Apr 27, 2022
4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland on Apr 17, 2022
4.14 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Mar 22, 2022
3.89 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Mar 19, 2022
4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Mar 18, 2022
3.9 by hopley from Massachusetts on Mar 05, 2022
3.75 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Feb 20, 2022
4.18 by TWStandley from Massachusetts on Feb 12, 2022
4.09 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Feb 05, 2022
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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Holderness from Massachusetts

A fun offering here, the lowest ABV beer I've tried to date. Basically a lite version of Arthur -- has the same brett funkiness combined with the lightly Belgian yeast profile. Bone dry and very refreshing. Goes great with pasta


Jan 23, 2022
4.06 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania on Jan 16, 2022
4.68 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Jan 16, 2022
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4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Even though I'm doing dry Jan, this is low enough to count. Bottled 2021/04/28
Pours a light fizzy bubbly head with med retention, fair soapy lacing, brilliantly clear pale golden honey color

Nose is nice, very earthy farmhouse character, some funky tart and barnyard Brett, bready doughy malt, cereal, little citrus and general tart fruit

Taste light grainy malt cereal, more farmhouse earthy notes with peppery phenols, green pepper even, little barnyard Brett funk with tart lemony citrus funk, very low acidity, more fruity flavor into light straw malt, drier mild flemmy tart finish, touch of floral hop and flowery character

Mouth is med to lighter bod, med to a bit lower carb, lower to fair acidity and tart flemmy

Overall quite nice light easy drinking semi tart funky beer, I could drink tons of these

Jan 08, 2022
4.03 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jan 05, 2022
4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey on Jan 01, 2022
4.49 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Nov 27, 2021
4 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Nov 12, 2021
4.24 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Oct 22, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

At first surprisingly foggy for such low ABV, the fog appears to be a chill haze that clears up after a few seconds of exposure to room temp, displaying as a burnt yellow hue. The head builds to a lumpy, moderate height of off-white foam before receding to a doily collar and sparse film.

Taste is the most clovey and phenolic of Belgian-like yeast I think I've had in a Hill, which is to say still very subtle, but on show here, accented by a spritz of lemon and the faintest touch of wheat.

The body is moderately light, but filled by a crisp froth that comes to a semi-dry swallow, exhaling a very mild straw funk.

The best low ABV ale I've had.

Oct 21, 2021
4.12 by vfgccp from New York on Oct 15, 2021
4.29 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Aug 18, 2021
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4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Draft at Hill Farmstead.

Hazy, pale yellow body with a pure white head. Sticky lacing clings to the walls of the tulip.

Grassy, floral aroma.

Teeming with flavor. Light bodied and crushable.

An ideal beer for a hot summer day.

Aug 13, 2021
4.25 by Ajlvt from Washington on Aug 07, 2021
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2.91/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by Alieniloquium from Florida

On tap at Hill Farmstead. Clear golden. Big white head. Smells of grapefruit and light garlicky mosaic. Amazingly, it smells like grain. But light, of course. Taste is all hops. Sharp leafy hops that leave a tingly tang in the back. Orange and grapefruit. Light, well carbonated. Lingering tangy aftertaste. Interesting, but not wonderful.

Jul 29, 2021
4.5 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 28, 2021
4.06 by edthehead from New York on Jul 24, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by GreesyFizeek from New York

On tap at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, VT.

This one pours a light and clear golden yellow color, with a big fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like spicy hops, grassy hops, citrus, light funk, clove, and oak.

You can definitely tell this is 1.7%, but there's definitely a lot of flavor here despite all that. There's a delicate but vibrant hop character - grassy, citrusy, and spicy, with a clove-y funk to it. It doesn't quite feel like the usual HF funk here - drier, and more classically Belgian saison.

This is very light bodied, and super crisp, with a fantastic drinkability.

I really like the idea behind this, and it's a reasonably successful at working the super sessionable table beer thing.

Jul 10, 2021
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4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by npolachek from New York

Truly an amazing low ABV beer. Taste pretty much like the full alcohol version and looks and feels just like a regular beer. I would totally drink a bottle of this which I can’t say for any other non-alcoholic beer.

Jun 27, 2021
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4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by acurtis from New Jersey

Large 40cl draft pour at Hill Farmstead June 18th, 2021. 4th person to try this offering according to Shaun. Unbelievable clarity, crisp lager appearance. Bright and delicate hop character. Incredibly drinkable. Bursting with flavor at 1.7%. Inspired from the trial Table Clara batch.

Jun 20, 2021
Charlie from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 29 ratings