Raspberry: 2020 Harvest
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #174
ABV:
6%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,214
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 7.49%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
12
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 26, 2022
Added:
Oct 02, 2021
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: For the next in our harvest season selections, we blended a selection of our Farmstead® ales—all of which spent more than a year in oaken rest—for pairing with red raspberries from the 2020 harvest season at Fisher Brothers Farm in Shelburne, Vt. This blending and pairing expresses a thoughtful representation of the fruit in season.
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Rated: 4.62 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Jun 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Mar 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Mar 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.47 by johnlatona from New Jersey

Feb 24, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a golden pinkish-red color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like jammy and seedy raspberry, tart lemon, some light citrusy funk - but it's mostly raspberry.

This is 90% raspberry, with a few other things thrown in for good measure. That's not really a testament to HF or anything - it's just raspberry usually dominates the proceedings, and it's no different here. It's a very well done expression of raspberry, though - perfect amount of acidity v jamminess/sweetness.

This is light bodied, crisp, lightly sour on the back end, with a very nice drinkability overall.

Flora Raspberry was always one of my favorite fruited Floras, and this one is just about as good.
Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a pinkish 1 finger fizzy head with lower retention, clear cranberry ruby color

Nose brings tons of raspberry, fresh juicy fruit, touch of seed possibly, fair farmhouse funk, tart sour raspberry like, intense raspberry

Taste big juicy raspberry again, tart berry, farmhouse funk but not much, more like tart fruit and souring bacteria funk, fair acidity, no seed tannin, touch flemmy finish

Mouth is med bod, higher frothy carb, bright acidity, little flemmy

Overall very nice tart raspberry beer
Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
375 mL bottle. Bright red. Smells of strong raspberry, yeast notes, bubble gum. Tastes of lots of raspberry here. It's tart raspberry, but not overly sour at all. Has some bubble gum here too, but not enough to bother me much. The back end is just hinting towards band aid, but again never gets there. Reminds me of a Suarez fruit beer in the way it highlights the fruit, except that it's an extremely aggressive fruit flavor.
Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear ruby red with a tall pinkish-white foam head that audibly fizzles out, albeit relatively slowly, to an uneven blanket then sparse film and thin ring.

Taste is far more sour, prickly and sharp than their Pear Harvest, yet not of the acetic variety. It's raspberries galore, wild and gummy both, but still, far too acidic for my liking.

The crisp effervescence makes the light body a little fuller before coming to a sharply stinging semi-dry finish where some drying oak presents before exhaling a little brie-like lactic acid.
Dec 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.42 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by edthehead from New York

Dec 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Dec 24, 2021
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Rated by nelsonracite from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Looks and pours nice and red. Smell of raspberry's, and tart. Taste like yummy raspberry's and tarty. Overall its not a bad Ale.
Nov 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.79 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Nov 06, 2021
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Rated by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Big thank you to Keith for sending me this bottle.
Nov 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.71 by acurtis from New Jersey

Oct 16, 2021
Raspberry: 2020 Harvest from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 16 ratings