Nonconformist 03
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Ranked #246
Ranked #8,400
4.17 | pDev: 7.19%
Aug 26, 2023
Mar 06, 2022
This is the third entry in our novel exploration of blended beers, aging techniques, and often unexplored ingredient combinations. In the summer of 2018, we brewed a beer with a base composition of 20% Vermont buckwheat honey, 48% organic buckwheat, 32% malted barley, and cascade hops. After a year in wine barrels, the beer rested in the bottle, moving through its own hopeful arc towards achievement over the course of nearly three years. The result is a delicate, floral expression, displaying differing facets of this ancient grain within the context of our Farmstead® ale framework. The label features the imaginative artwork of our creative collaborator, a close friend, who has inspired and supported our journey since the beginning, Alex Peltz of Peltz Creative.
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Rated: 4.25 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Aug 26, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jul 01, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Jul 01, 2023
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A 375ml bottle, bottled on August 16, 2019. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.

Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a one finger white head that had pretty good retention, while leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma: Zesty, mandarin, funky, wine barrel, oak, vanilla-ish.

Taste: Tart, sweet, apricot, grapefruit, oak, pineapple, and a touch vinous.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.

Overall: Easy drinking and balanced. Needed some time, but I think it got better after a while.
May 22, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by chippo33 from Vermont

Dec 29, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This one pours a clear golden yellow color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells quite floral, with some wine barrel, and wheaty flavors.

This is pretty solid, but a little bit boring compared to some of the other beers in this series. It’s got a crisp wheatiness that’s nice, but not much of the funky citrusy complexity I come to expect from Hill Farmstead. It might age into something excellent – there are some excellent beers from Hill Farmstead that take a few years to really come into their own.

This is light bodied, clean, and crisp, with a good drinkability.

I liked this one but it didn’t make much of an overall impression to me.
Oct 21, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Aug 13, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by MJSFS from Florida

Jul 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.27/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
375 mL bottle. Murky orange. Like a hazy IPA. Smells of wine, honey, lots of cascade and grapefruit. Tastes pretty aggressive. Sour grapefruit, bitter hops, wine, slight creamy texture. Oaky and earthy finish. Chewy. Decent.
Apr 30, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Apr 22, 2022
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Wine barrel could have stood out more. Honey and floral notes took front stage really nicely. I think this may be my favorite of the Nonconformist series so far.
Mar 27, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Mar 20, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by acurtis from New Jersey

Mar 17, 2022
Nonconformist 03 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 13 ratings