Arthur | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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ArthurArthur
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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

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#348
Reviews:
270
Ratings:
1,977
pDev:
7.57%
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Ratings: 1,977 |  Reviews: 270
Photo of LukeGude
2.87/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Shared with brother-in-law over Thanksgiving break. Well-made but sours are just not my style

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Photo of Warren2621
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Holy shit is the only description that fits this beer. I love saisons, but this is just so well put together. It was so light and refreshing with the perfect amount of tart funk. I could drink this all day. It's absolutely phenomenal.

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

Photo of BergenCty4Hazy
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle. Bottled on 7/5/17. Opene on : 10/3/17

States nothing about being a Farmhouse/Saison style. Only: Traditional Farmstead ale. But, certainly falls within the saison and or wild/sour styles.

A hazy, white golden color with spazzy carbonation, crazy bubbles and a thin, white foam cover of mostly thin edge ring.

The nose is all wild style, sour yeast, which brings in lemmon and mild citrus fruits, green apples, black pepper, open-fermentation esque wild summer wheat fields after a short rain vibe to the aroma. Surprisingly sour.

The taste has a major, sour-citrus-lemmon and very wild herbal complexity that is both surprising and facinating. Sour and dry wheat, with white grapes and crab apples makes up the extra funk from the yeast . A distictive Farmhouse style yeast that is pretty complex, although a bit neutral....sour notes and earthy herbs mostly. A sharp, sour but very light and airy malt balance blends with the yeast and duel continental hops. Fruity, grape fermented wild fruit edge is very obvious in the yeast. Reminds me very much of a fine German Riesling or Chardonnay. A white wine beer....for sure.

The well water gives this brew a foundation of clean and crisp virtues. Allowing all the funk to fully groove. As the session goes on I notice the brew, become even more tart and sour. Full-on lemmon and dried wheat zest takes over. The mouthfeel is nothing but very light, tart, dry, dry, dry. The malt might add some body, slightly slick. But mainly dry and tart. Pucker up!

A brew of the fields, this one harkens and conjures the spirit of John Barleycorn, Champagne farmers of France and the argrarian hill folk of Vermont, to its fullest extent.

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Photo of Brob245
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amstokesdb9
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samact
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: pours a cloude light straw color, light foamy head composed of very small bubbles.

Smell: tangy, citrus, grapefruit, lemon zest, grassy.

Taste: tangy, tart, loads of lemon rind, very refreshing!

Feel: crisp, light

Overall: delicious saison, tangy and refreshing.

9/28/17
Bomber from brewery
4.5 rating
Bottled 4/26/17

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andylipp
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griffin2
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a 7 oz pour at Snallygaster.
L - Pours a lemon yellow with a white head.
S - Smells, of lemon.
T - Taste matches the smell, a nice lemony saison.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Very easy drinking farmhouse ale.

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

Photo of kricks77
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cylinsier
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

75 cl

Pours hazy lemon gold, sugar white head is fine and dissipates slowly to a lacing.

Smells of lemon, lemongrass, coriander, and fresh grassy malts.

Tastes of mildly sour lemon, green apple, lemongrass, coriander, cracker malt, and a mildly bitter grassy finish.

Medium body, light tingly carbonation on the tongue.

A really nice farmhouse style ale, mixes the best elements of the best French and Belgian representations with a mildly stronger tartness that is refreshing and natural. For the style, very much worth seeking out.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great summer beer that is easily crushed. Slightly hazy, straw yellow, originally pours a huge head that settles into a messy foam. Most prominent aroma is that of a light and zesty lemon citrus, also notes of funk and yeast with touches of tropical fruit. Taste is well balanced between elements, up front is a sweet/sour citrus tang, finishes with a light grain flavor and dry bitterness. Beer is rediculously light and refreshing. Probably my favorite saison to date.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw colour, oodles of foam, nice lacing. Smells tart, hoppy, spicy with some funk. Taste hoppy and spicy with a bit of funk, some resemblance to a traditional Saison. Easy drinking medium bodied and carbonated brew. Bottled April 26th 2017.

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daver32nh
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottled 2/16/17

Pours a mildly cloudy straw yellow, with a thick 2 finger white head that dissolves fast but leaves heavy lacing.

Aromas of white grape juice, lemon zest, musty

Taste white wine, lemon and lime zest, musty tart finish with a slight earthiness

Feel is light and crisp with a a strong tartness

Overall a world class exmple of a funky famhouse. Clear and crisp defined simple flavor profile with a complimenting musty tartness.

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Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 1,977 ratings