Melange: 2019 Harvest
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #411
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #13,352
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 9.98%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
10
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 23, 2022
Added:
Nov 25, 2021
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  0
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: With each season of the fruit harvest, we work with our local growers to source various varieties. Often, a single fruit exemplifies that harvest year and stands on its own, carefully paired with barrels of our Farmstead® ales that exhibit sympathetic characteristics. On occasion, low yields, the opportunity to experiment with an unfamiliar fruit, or the excitement of uniting our favorite fruits together all might be an inspiration, or necessity, for us working with a blend of fruits—a mélange.

Mélange 2019 Harvest features blackberries and red raspberries from Fisher Brothers Farm in Shelburne, Vt., and concentrated organic black currant juice from Lanzer’s Fruit Farm in East Hardwick, Vt. As the liquid vehicle for the transformation of this fruit into fruit beer, we chose several barrels of Farmstead® ales, including some brewed with honey, that we matured in wine barrels for over six months.
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Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jul 23, 2022
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Rated by npolachek from New York

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Solid beer - tart.
Jul 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.95 by Chuckg93 from Oregon

Jun 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

2.79/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
375 mL bottle. Bright red. Smells of earthy berries, perfume, and some wine. Tastes of yogurt, berries, earthy currants, red wine. Hints of bandaid. Bitter and yeasty. At first, I thought it was just a bit rough around the edges. But after a while, it gets pretty rough.
Apr 16, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a golden dark reddish color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This one smells like grape and currant jam, blackberry juice, tart raspberries, and citrusy funk.

It's hard to tell what's going on in the base beer too much here, with the amount of fruit, but there are impressions a nice citrusy and tart blend of saisons there. The black currant is tasty, and comes off as sort of a blend of grape jelly and currant jam. The blackberry and raspberry of meld together into a super berry flavor.

This is light bodied, lightly sour, with a good drinkability, and a sweet berry finish.

This is really nice blend of fruit flavors - it's all done in a pleasant and well crafted way.
Feb 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.01 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Jan 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by edthehead from New York

Dec 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Dec 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by StoutSnob40 from California

Nov 25, 2021
Melange: 2019 Harvest from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 12 ratings