Phenomenology of Spirit (2021)
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
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4.24 | pDev: 9.2%
Jun 25, 2022
Dec 16, 2021
Batch #5 - This 2021 adaptation achieved its recognition following a year-long period of becoming in second-use Port wine barrels with our resident microflora
Recent ratings and reviews.
Rated: 3.98 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Jun 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
375 mL bottle. Brown body. Smells of lots of oak, red wine, vanilla, toasted malt. Tastes of vinous tartness, vanilla, brown bread, and toasted oak. Moderate tartness. Not sure I could pick this out as different from the other Phenomenology vintages, but, as with the others, it's nice.
Apr 16, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a light fizzy small off-white head with med to lower retention, touch of lacing, dark chestnut brown color

Nose has a lot going on, a touch of chocolate in the background, vanilla barrel notes, a bit of sweet port wine and rich red wine, plenty of nice funk, lambic-like souring bacteria and little barnyard funk, rich red wine with a touch of plum, and sour cherry

Taste brings some tart funk again, mild souring bacteria and barnyard funk but a nice version, again lambic-like but not quite that funky, fair sour with bright acidity, more fruits again with some plum, sour cherry, dark red wine, plum-wine maybe, a bit of sweet port and almost brandy-like character, some vanilla oak and a little buttery oak note, touch of chocolate again, finishes fairly dry with a little tart flemmy

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, med to higher fizzy carb, fair acidity,

Overall pretty nice beer, great funk and tart acidity, nice port barrel notes, good fruit, wish I had more as usual for Hill
Mar 28, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by acurtis from New Jersey

Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 4.45 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 4.81 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Dec 18, 2021
Phenomenology of Spirit (2021) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 6 ratings