Arthur | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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ArthurArthur
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Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Arthur (1922-2005) was our grandfather’s youngest brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, this Saison is crafted from American malted barley, American and European hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Arthur.

Added by kingcrowing on 10-03-2010

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#345
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271
Ratings:
1,979
pDev:
7.57%
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Photo of patre_tim
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden with a dusting of fine bubbled carbonation, a light haze and topped with 2.5 fingers of whitish head.

Smells of sour funk, old wooden cellars, a light, fruity cocktail of pears and peaches, and clean, floral notes like white cherry blossoms.

Tastes sour with a flow of grains, a hint of apple cider, very lambic and gueuze like reminding me of Cantillon. Oaky, earthy, dusty funky cellar, with hints of pear and floral notes.

Medium body, bone dry and acidic, with a light buoyancy, and light carbonation.

I got this in Vermont at Hill Farmstead Brewery almost two years ago. I brought this to Thailand, where I am drinking it in my home in Chiang Mai, June 16th, 2018. Cracked it open after a long, moving day sale day.

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Photo of benjaminsa
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tukiluka
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phurley2
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomWight
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mflamar
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtAttackEd
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dchansen54
3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersnake1
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JimmyAddo
3.98/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
3.25/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Like Anna, a bright golden farmhouse style brew with subtlety. Unlike Anna, sourness prevails without honey to mitigate. So Arthur is a more straightforward saison--a beautiful example if the style.

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Photo of keith40
1.9/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

750 bottle dated 8/18/17 purchased at the brewery on 4/18/18 and consumed on 4/23/18. Carbon copy of Florence with slightly more freshness (only 8 months old as opposed to 10). Too old or this isn't the style for us. One and done.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another beer from March Madness 2015. James always bring the dank stuff, this was no different. Pours a golden color, haze is apparent. White head, 2/3". The aroma is a nice medley of sourdough, white wine, oak, barley, citrus and yeast.

Taste kind of mixes things up, they didn't go all traditional here, there is plenty of American input going on. There is a white grape and sourness mixed up in this that I didn't see coming. It mixes it up alternating between a clean crispness, but then has that light sourdough funk to it. I didn't want to like this beer, but it really gave me no choice. Nice interplay between the wine notes and the citrus acidity. What a neat summer it would be to have a bottle of this every weekend around the pool.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tscanlon51
3.77/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vidisad
3.69/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sasamarinkovic89
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From the 750ml bottle purchased at Hill Farmstead Brewery. Pours light golden with the thin white head. Fruity, tart, almost cider-like aroma. Perfect saison.

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Photo of bcsbeer
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bl00
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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