Yellow Raspberry: 2020 Harvest
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
6%
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Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 8.96%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
5
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Oct 30, 2022
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Dec 09, 2021
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Notes: The next in our series of harvest season selections features a blend of our Farmstead® ales—all of which rested in oak for more than a year—harmonized with yellow raspberries from the 2020 harvest season at Fisher Brothers Farm in Shelburne, Vt. Once again, this thoughtful union expresses a singularly intentional representation of the fruit in season.
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Mostly clear gold with a white head of moderate height settling to a densely level blanket and fine bubbly collar.

Starting with divinely seedy yet freshly bright and vinously tart raspberry via a firmly crisp medium body, the oak is subtle and provides a finely drying tannin. It even exhales what seems like a bit of char as it warms.

However, the acidity becomes grating over time, even occasionally hinting at the acetic variety.
Oct 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.31/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
375 mL bottle. Clear pale yellow. Smells of bubble gum, white wine, light acidic fruits, and earthy yeast aromas. Tastes of bubble gum, raspberry, but more of an acidic fruit flavors than berry. Bubble gum back end. Moderate sourness. Bubble gummy, but it's not bad.
Mar 25, 2022
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Rated by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Shared with Lauren and Brennan around a fire on our patio.
Mar 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.42 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This one pours a hazy golden orange color, with a small head, and a good bit of lacing.

This smells like funky honey, stone fruit, white wine, oak, and citrusy funk.

Yellow Raspberries make for a very interesting beer here - I've never had them as food, and I'm not honestly sure I'd be able to discern that there was yellow raspberry in this beer without knowing beforehand. They are very distinct from red raspberries, with a candied lemon sweetness, a pleasant warm honey character, and a fresh, almost sun-kissed apricot type flavor.

This is medium bodied, full and vibrant, with a manageable acidity and good drinkability.

This is easily one of the best Hill Farmstead fruited beers that they've ever done.
Feb 12, 2022
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Reviewed by JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Has this at a bottle share with good friends the other night. We had 3-4 top 250’s during the share and this was as big or bigger a hit with everyone than those.
Dec 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by edthehead from New York

Dec 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Dec 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.03 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 12, 2021
Yellow Raspberry: 2020 Harvest from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 9 ratings