Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Ranked #23
Ranked #258
4.47 | pDev: 8.05%
Aug 11, 2023
Oct 03, 2010
Wine barrel aged Wheat Saison fermented with resident microflora.
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2020 bottling. White head. Some lace. Crystal clear golden color.

White wine, grapes, tannins, oak. Citrus, green apples, lightly tart. Pears and minerals. Saison spice. Earthy and a bit floral. Very nice. Up there with the other good wine barrel saisons they make.
Aug 11, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Nov 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L -- Golden yellow with some particulate in suspension
S -- Really evolves in the glass. starts lemon, apple cider vinegar, white wine, and a light floral character. over time lots of mineralic nuances come through. almost like a mountain stream
T -- Green apple, lemony wheat, okay tannins, and a hint of fruit gummies. A bit tart, but I kinda figured it would be
F -- Bright, with a fine effervescence and wine-like finish
O -- Florence is my least favorite of the core lineup so I wasn't expecting to be blown away by this, but hill farmstead is just so consistently good

Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 4.88 by Affinity from Missouri

Sep 02, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Aug 27, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Jul 22, 2022
Rated: 4.45 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 22, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2022
Rated: 4.84 by johnlatona from New Jersey

Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by M-Fox24 from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Retention becomes an accelerated rupture shortly after the discharge, which emanates a willowy throw-over. Nonetheless, the preceding kick-off presents a spumescent elegance, as the stretch reaches to inches ahead of that ensuing regression. That initial onset categorizes those collared inches from Arabian Oryx to shredded coconut, before the unseating takes a painter’s knife to the pebbly brim. Just below is a presentation on appearance that succumbs the Golden Shield Lichen, with a Tuscan sun appeal. The output continues with intermittent transfers, which later transcribe hues in chartreuse, as shades of dim scarlet calmly intersect. During the walk, a growing classiness from air drafts of duration, which polish an engraving collar endowment with coupled calm clarity

S: Entryway is greeted by an involvedness preempted by esters, and a countryside funk that’s just setting off. In that regard, the indulgence stretches across citrus fruits with a ploughed rusticity that incises the herbed wheat kindly. The scents carry on towards cameo apples besides the pear drop to honey bananas, while pink & white grapefruit alloy the baboon lemon kind of limes. There’s a touch of grainy malt, for the cracker-y moments, which respect the advancing yeast properties to umbrella remote spices. In the interim, a distant dank earthiness, for fresh hay and cut pastures, while pulling a dragged mustiness out from barnyard phenols. The aerated openness channels oak to the finer points inside dry/calibrated wine, as a background frowzy lays horse blankets atop cellar moths. The forward march is neatly acidic, while continuing to press earthy must on fading rose petals, before the dry & brittle antiques of wooden leather

T: A mineralogy reading, for foretaste to indulge, with the accompanying fruit + spices relating to the harvested derives. Inferences campaign on earthy farmsteads with feedlot jazz and cultivated tobacco, as a tempered acidity roots crimson red rhubarbs. On balance, a light malt baking to field hops with a toasted spiciness, while yeast properties grind along a rural bitterness. Accordingly, grassy provinces with situated granaries that stow garnered wheat. The vintage addresses contextual funk, and pushes agricultural sulfates thru river rock mulch, as fungus builds upon the air-dry acclimations. There’s a developing cue of Grüner Veltliner, by the elongated pour for grape tinges, and a furtherance for cellar natures. To that end, a docility on acidity, as notations add oddity for woodlot ecology and slurry manure, afore dry skin briefcases

M: A bright, light buoyancy with antiquated funk, and sharp vibrancy. The allotted span comes with arbitrated tartness, which is moderated throughout, as a compliment to the progressed barrenness. Thus, a thrilling attenuation that styles effervescence handily, as the timed exposure madcaps the resounding involvedness from side to side upon the clean-complete finish

O: An environmental showcase that harvests funk habitually, with a touch of wheat malt in back to weigh hop efficiency. The moment of service is a period of effectiveness, given the dry bite for the webbed yeast densities and age aligning land-locks
Dec 13, 2021
Rated: 4.69 by MTKATL from Georgia

Oct 19, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by Ajlvt from Washington

Aug 07, 2021
Rated: 4.77 by Lucoli from New York

Jul 23, 2021
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I had the 2016 version which is a blend of Florence age for 18 months in a selection of wine barrels whose providence includes art and civil disobedience number 10. Very good beer.
Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by dleiner from New York

Mar 12, 2021
Rated: 4.71 by Bugsmcl from Ohio

Feb 12, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by nollie77 from Ohio

Jan 29, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Jkolls from Ohio

Jan 27, 2021
Flora from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 826 ratings