Arthur | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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ArthurArthur
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#564
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
2,027
pDev:
7.57%
 
 
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504
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Photo of ajm5108
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has lots of lemon zest and other bright citrus notes coupled with a bouncy farmhouse loam flavor...very clean and crisp like many HF beers, isn’t too earthy but has a nice balance between the farmhouse & lemon citrus tartness

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Photo of beinerso
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bum4ever
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of user785335
3.72/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopkrid
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaMacAndCheese
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GilGarp
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Spokeasy Public House

A: Pours golden straw yellow with a frothy white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Light tartness, green apple and a little citrus, gentle fruitiness, light peppery notes, crackery malt, and a hint of wild funk.

T: Pleasantly tart, lemon, fruity, apricot, peach, pear, and faint green apple, and light crackery malt.

M: A little on the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: The more this opened up the more impressed I got. Clean but with a lot of nice stuff going on. Really happy to finally get a taste of this Hill Farmstead magic.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yancot
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of flipper2gv
4.76/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a pale straw like color with a nice pure white head. Solid retention and a lot of lacing.

S: Easily, one of the best smelling beer I've ever had. You have a lot of green apple, lemon rind, barnyard funk, straw, cloves, pepper, light honey and mineral notes. Very complex and strong aroma.

T: The taste is just as amazing. The lemon rind and green apple are very strong in the taste with a pretty high amount of acidity for a saison. Then, it is balanced by the spices of the yeast and some herbal notes from the hops. Very light honey. This beer is almost perfect flavor wise, losing only 0.25 because I find the cloves to not be 100% coherent with the rest of the flavors.

M: Wonderfully light and fluffy. There is very little residual sugars so this beer is very clean in the mouth. But, it is one of the very rare occasion where I think a little bit more carbonation would have helped. Still wonderful too here.

O: This is a great beer. It is by far the best saison I've had in years (maybe as far as the time I had Art). It is wonderfully complex, it has the acidity in spades, it's clean and incredibly drinkable. Highest recommendation from me.

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Photo of CreightonSM
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deereless
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tart, wine-like, apples, lemony citrusy grapefruit, funky hay, straw, peppercorn spice, mild banana

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csmrx7
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is so close to perfection. Light funk, light tartness, great light gritty maltiness. Have yet to have anything but a superb beer from here, just wish I could get it more!

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Dec-6-2017


A:
Pours a clear brass color with a mighty white head. Great retention; perfect, drink-by-drink lacing. (4.75)

S:
Tart citrus funk. Floral, hay, light horse blanket, and earthy/bright Citrus sour twang. (4.5)

T:
Follows the nose. Tart citrus flavors off-set with light funk and crusty white bread. (4.25)

M:
Medium-minus body with active carbonation and a dry tingly-tart finish. (4.25)

O:
Excellent sour saison.
As per usual, in my opinion, this one is incredibly well put-together, drinkable and balanced. Lovely to look at. The aroma is light and tart with an earthy, funky background. The flavor follows suit. It is not "too" anything. Bright fruity tartness and big but manageable earthy funk and some nice light malt. Good and dry. An absolute delight. Thanks so much, K-dizzle! (4.5)

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Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of geryeb624
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of festizio
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 2,027 ratings