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:
1,889
Reviews:
253
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
7.64%
 
 
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Photo of wordemupg
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes a ways back…
Clear golden yellow, no visible bubbles but a short lived foam leaves some polka dots. Dry cereal, peppery, lemon, yeasty, bubble gum, mineral water, light and tart

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Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WunderLlama
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at armsby abbey

Hazy yellow

Aroma of lemon citrus

Taste of tart lemon, whiff of apple?

Thin body , cidery

Tasty, very drinkable

Good beer

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

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

Photo of Bcraft11
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of tblack4d
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ScientificSquill
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jam23
3.49/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of hgw605
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Nice light hazy straw color. Rocky large white head.
S: Tart lemon citrus with a nice amount of complex brett funk.
T: tart to sour citrus heavy on the lemon side. Hint or earth and spice with a light amount of bready brett character.
F: Very nice with medium to high carbonation. Refreshing
O: Very good.

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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

Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.32 out of 5 based on 1,889 ratings.
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