Gooseberry/Northern Kiwi: 2020 Harvest
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
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3.54 | pDev: 14.41%
Apr 29, 2023
May 28, 2022
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Recent ratings and reviews.
Rated: 3.99 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 3.28 by johnlatona from New Jersey

Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 3.66 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Sep 05, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

2.63/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
This one pours a clear dull orange color, with a small and very fizzy head, and not much lacing.

This smells bracingly acidic, with a stale, musty, almost like old attic aroma, along with apple cider vinegar.

This just might the worst Hill Farmstead beer I’ve ever had. I normally adore this brewery – they’re my favorite brewery, really. But, even the mighty can sometimes stumble, and boy did they stumble here. I could barely get through 3 ounces of the 375ml bottle here, it really was so unpleasant. The funk here is stale, old, and just really musty. It reminded me of like a really old and poorly kept bottle of low quality lambic, with just that weird cobwebby funk. Gooseberry and kiwi are not exactly common fruits to use in wild ales, and I imagine something weird happened with one of them – I couldn’t really tell which one, as the fruit character was pretty minimal overall. There was a distinct vinegar and apple cider character as well.

This is light bodied, and extremely hard to drink. Finishing a whole bottle of this one would have been quite a chore.

The Harvest series has had some decent highs, but is overall struggling to get over a lower bar than either the fruited Annas or the fruited Floras.
Aug 18, 2022
Rated: 3.49 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jun 30, 2022
Gooseberry/Northern Kiwi: 2020 Harvest from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 6 ratings