Arthur | Hill Farmstead Brewery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
ArthurArthur
BA SCORE
4.37/5
Outstanding
1,952 Ratings
ArthurArthur
BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#313
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
1,952
pDev:
7.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
501
Gots:
439
Trade:
56
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,952 |  Reviews: 266
Photo of jwyrwa2421
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftaholic
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. This is delicious. Juicy citrus that practically bursts into your mouth like biting into a grapefruit or lemon. What a delightful IPA! Hill farmstead knows what they're doing

 179 characters

Photo of baldy00
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the tap, faint yellow to white in clarity, classic notes of a saison including apples and on the sour notes at that

120 characters

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dgeebs07
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

At The Sovereign on Draft. Pours a clear light golden amber with a slight head and lacing. Aroma has fruity hints, the taste follows the notes with pleasant fruity flavors and very balanced pleasant sourness. A very well made, well balanced beer.

 246 characters

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newcastlemike
3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsnScotch987
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben1313
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SBlobaum
4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BRoweski30
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gehille
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhilHarmstead
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Caught between the rusticity of traditional Belgian farmhouse ale and the popular norther German sour ale, the brewers at Hill Farmstead rely on both groupings of flavor to honor the men who held the farm before them.

Arthur pours with a surprisingly clear light golden color. A spritzy froth pulls from the ale and crowns the rim with a loosely knit, long lasting froth. The striking scent of white wine, cider and citrus align on the nose with a mild backdrop of cork, cellar and grain. Soft sweetness greets the tongue with a sense of pulled candy, sourdough and a crisp cereal character.

The real magic happens as the ale blossoms on the middle palate. Its sweetness drifts away and the multitude of yeasty nuances begin to shine. Citrus flavors of lemon and under ripened orange begin to fuse with a juicier melon and pear medley. Cider follows with the crispness of green apple in a dry french cider kind of way. White grape trends racy and crisp with a mineral snappiness late on the palate that balances to even keel perfection with the hop composition of hay, pepper and grassiness. A sharp grapefruit and vinous spice finish has the beer straddling the wine and ale separation.

Medium light on the palate, the beer's residual malts trend lightly starchy and of whole wheat. But the work of hop resins, playful acidity and yeast spices all lighten the impression of taste and texture to allow a fast finish of impeccable drinkability, refreshment and cleanliness. A quick aftertaste leaves a tart, cidery and soft doughy taste resonating briefly afterwards.

 1,571 characters

Photo of woodchipper
3.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of raspy22
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of byronic
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 1,952 ratings