Aaron - Grand Cru
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
English Barleywine
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4.67 | pDev: 4.07%
Jul 29, 2023
Mar 04, 2023
As with other ancestral expressions, we may rarely discover a single barrel whose journey and resultant character most closely embodies our envisioned form for its namesake beer. This edition of Aaron, our barleywine-style ale, rested for nearly three years in a single bourbon barrel, harmonizing in time and place, and then conditioned in the bottle for more than two years. To such a fortuitous discovery, we grant the moniker Grand Cru, representing our most optimistic realization of intention, patience, and the whim of wood.
Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Bottle shared by Keith. Thank you!

Cola brown body with a thin beige cap.

Aromas include leather, tobacco, malt.

Medium sweetness with a lovely mélange of barrel characters.

The feel is easily the best I've ever experienced in a barleywine or strong ale.

Jul 29, 2023
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

4.74/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Dark brown amber appearance with a sparse light beige head that quickly dissipates to a collar. Toffee, caramel, burnt sugar, bourbon, oak. Moderate to thick mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.
Jun 26, 2023
Rated: 4.71 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jun 24, 2023
Rated: 4.36 by acurtis from New Jersey

Mar 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.57/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Surprisingly clear acorn-red building almost no head, leaving a fluid surface with the finest chain around the edge.

A fine carbonation makes for a slickly drinkable body that delivers black peppery toffee, ashy oak, sassafras and a hint of flame-licked orange peel.

Certainly the most unique Aaron I've ever had, and honestly the most enjoyable.
Mar 13, 2023
Rated: 4.98 by chippo33 from Vermont

Mar 10, 2023
Aaron - Grand Cru from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.67 out of 5 with 6 ratings