Arthur | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,878
Reviews:
248
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
7.64%
 
 
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Photo of avas
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Straw/bright yellow with big fluffy head. Champagne like carbonation.
Smell: Citrus, funk, hay, and grapefruit.
Taste: Lightly tart, funky, citrus, and grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with dry finish.
Overall: Another excellent offering from Hill Farmstead.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kdivers
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy yellow color with a soft foamy white head that dissipated within less than a minute. Lacing is somewhat stringy. The smell starts off with a nice sweet citrus to rustic funk. White grapes, lemon, lemongrass enliven to bring about an extra little spice - what seems like peppercorn. The taste takes the sweet to combine nicely with the rustic and the funk through the previously mentioned flavors. Spice (peppercorn) comes back to balance and add an extra little kick to it. As it warms, it gets a slight sour to tart edge to it and it’s absolutely fantastic. There’s no aftertaste and it has a quick little sweet to rustic to slightly sour finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a super nice sessionability about it. Carbonated nicely as a saison, I’d say this had a nice semi-spicy to sour to tart feel over my tongue. Overall, hot damn, what a fabulous saison!

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Photo of Jacob17
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wvsabbath
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VonZipper
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Newport_beerguy
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

slightly hazed straw color, bright white head leaves a sheet of lacing down the glass - this is how a beer should look!

enticing aromas are followed on palate. restrained tartness reminiscent of granny smith apples and lemon/lime. bready malt notes, barnyard funk (pretty mellow). some grassy and herbal hoppy aspects, some subdued oaky notes. mouthfeel is light bodied, seems appropriate. overall this Is a really enjoyable ale and HF absolutely kills it in this category. not on the level of Juicy in terms of complexity but still an absolutely delectable brew. cheers!

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Photo of Kendo
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a light golden body with a small white head.

S: Slight funk over straw.

T: First impression is tartness; after a couple sips and the palate adjusts, I get some funky, barnyard-type notes. Quite vinous, with white grapes and grape skins evident.

M: Light in heft, with active but fairly fine carbonation.

O: Quite good; refreshing and tasty.

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Photo of micropale
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Blaze5445
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billy_Bars
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stefko
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dohedan
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light blonde hazy Farmhouse ale from Hill Farmstead. Mild wild tartness with a nice crisp finish. This was a solid Farmhouse ale but compared to other HF offerings it's just ok

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Photo of ead73
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Derek
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blond with a slight haze, pours a big head that recedes, but leaves some lace.

Nose seems wild and tart, with light floral and spice. Surprising tartness in the flavour as well. Light bitterness, very crisp finish.

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4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JAStheAce
3.89/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Arthur pours out a bright yellow and built up quite a rocky foam head which crept up in my teku to almost 3 inches high. It took a good while for it to dissipate and go away on its own and once it receded, there was still a good, solid half inch to inch of head on the glass. It had a bit of stinky funk and spice on the nose. The taste was crisp with some funk and lemon acidity. It felt very clean on the palate. It was a very 1 dimensional beer with not much complexity. The beer finished dry and was refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 12/2016 and poured into a tulip. Very clear and golden in color with a pillowy white head. The foam gradually settled, leaving a few tracks and a dollop in the middle of the glass. Bright grassy and hay aromas with a touch of lemon, orange, pepper, and flowers. I was a bit surprised at the tartness on the palate, but it was not distracting. Mainly lemon and lime. Also a nice peppery spice. Some hay and grassy flavors, all melded nicely. Medium-bodied with a dry finish.

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