Arthur | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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
Ratings:
1,873
Reviews:
246
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
7.64%
 
 
Wants:
487
Gots:
420
For Trade:
55
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Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbeervt
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Juice14
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright and mostly clear yellow-gold with a moderate fluffy white head.

I get notes of honey, straw, light barnyard funk, tart or slightly sour lemon, and light wheat.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAp
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a teku glass. Pours a pale yellow, hazy, with tiny floaters. A strongly sour nose with a hint of saison yeast. The palate leaps prominently forward with a straight-out-of-the-farmhouse earthy note, though less funky than I would have anticipated or preferred. The background is more subtle, and accompanying fruit notes are light and reserved. The mouthfeel is medium-light with mild carbonation.

This beer was tasted in a sour sampling with OEC and Hill Farmstead. OEC trashed Hill Farmstead in this tasting. It was disappointing to see the superior beer trumped (in the BA ratings) by the superior name brand. That said, Arthur was a solid beer. World-class? No. But very good nonetheless.

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

Photo of stella77artois
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Pours a hazy yellow with an average head.

A - Lots of sour citrus up front, especially tart lemon. Fermenty funk, too

T - Very tart and tasty. Lots of lemon and bits of lime and even a slight bit of apple (weird, yes). Incredibly tasty.

F - Super refreshing and drinkable. Perfect level of carbonation.

O - Wish I bought more! This is great stuff. Super tasty and super drinkable. And at 6% ABV, it's not too dangerous. Underrated offering by HF, highly recommended.

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Photo of TomMorris
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurzman
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
3.77/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTaleMan
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer21
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CAcker
4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beers-es
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a light gold with some haze. Bright white foam. Smell is lemon, earth and funk. Taste is surprisingly sour. Well-made beer that you may think should be designated a sour.

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Photo of Casterbridge
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.32 out of 5 based on 1,873 ratings.
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