Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Ranked #14
Ranked #152
4.52 | pDev: 7.52%
May 25, 2023
Mar 02, 2011
Notes: Art is the wine barrel fermented and aged version of Arthur (1922-2005), our grandfather's youngest brother as well as the name of our rustic farmstead ale. In honor of Arthur, we mindfully blend his namesake beer from French oak wine barrels that have been aged and conditioned for between 1 and 3 years. This is the standard that reflects, redefines and guides the progressive vision for Hill Farmstead.
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Rated: 5 by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

May 25, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by Bum4ever from California

May 24, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by 22Blue from Kansas

Feb 26, 2023
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Reviewed by M-Fox24 from New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: The decanter tinges vermilion on the initial impact, which transfers to a vivid – metallic – orange. That luminosity tops a deep saffron base with a pastel orange hue, as gamboge tones streak throughout. Proportionately, an askew cap that comes to a vista white inch, while steadily downsizing to the ½ in, where the palette succumbs a snow drift highlight. The configuration has the hydrophobic polypeptides & bitter acids to modestly cling, when retreating to the ¼ in. At this point, a latticework with a residual nuance to dimly stick, as the retention retains an enacting solidity. Albeit, shy on the aesthetic decree, seeing the descending collar to the minute. The layouts have a transparency upon the transfers, which have an opulent appeal early on, while a circuitous convention develops amid the pressing radiations

S: A density set to esters, as they constantly web around the oak casks, while the grain bill pitches a smart rusticity. There is an isoamyl octanoate innuendo near the persuasive peach accompaniments, which takes a Torani Syrup form. In this respect, a softly tart & fuzzy recording that’s lightly backed, by the oak tannin exchanges, while the hop effect lends a floral regularity. The phenolic compounds gradually characterize on cobwebs, aside a ripened mustiness, given the vintage works over the decant. However, a narrow presentation on the inaugurating course, as the directive is more symphonic to the seeds and skins above the alluding crops. The advancements have a stronger denotation on the aged strains with a grain bill that ties in pit + trench silos, while maintaining a profitable presence on esters. Markedly, a harmonization amongst the ranching & pastoral foregrounds to the milder fruits ascribing pears, berries, and apricots. Moreover, an undercroft ease on the °F upticks, while a dry Torrontés similitude dispatches, besides the barrel aldehydes. The cessations retain an earthed ruralism against the – loitering – eugenol structures, beyond the leathery tannin constitutes

T: Fermentable complexities with a soft cask neatness, which traits ethyl acetates to porous oak codas. Namely, an oxidized kindliness that has a solvent growth under fresh clingstone peaches, which impute seedy connotations per the inferred pits. The French oak barrel offers mild spices to complex polymers, where phenolic aldehydes pitch vanillin. Meanwhile, malt backs the bready accounts with Dorset knobs & pie crusts, as hops back a longleaf pine essence, while ketones casually mingle. Chiefly, an inducement on raspberry ketones alongside strawberries & melons, before connoting emerald drop pluots. A buildout on fleshed fruit to palm syrup, as catacomb dust delicately descends on Golden Silk Spiders. Coupled with, cattle yard atmospheres to leathery tannins, as a transferred aridity elevates above the rustic granularities. The timing to weather – over the course – reverberates that inaugurating solvency thru an Oloroso Sherry implementation, which offers an oxidative nuttiness to exotic thickets. On the rear side, a perceptible murmur on cloves & nutmeg, while guaiacols quietly coat the codicils over smoke, as polyphenol compounds dictate

M: There is a passing rain to flagstone texture, from a minerality component that later transcends on seafronts. The surface is soft with calm acidic natures, given the modest vivacities, which attenuate steadily. In consequence, a dry formation that benefits over the cask scriptures, when depicting the hydrolysable substances

O: Yeast grandiosities that are perceptively backed across the bitter – earthy – hop effects, while phenolic companions lurk. On balance, a sensitive malt mannerism with a loyal intention to not annihilate the course, as the French oak barrels impress. The timetables are advantageous to the vintage over an improved dryness, from cut sugars to cranked up/interconnected esters
Dec 23, 2022
Rated: 4.64 by Jkolls from Ohio

Nov 05, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by codytwo from Connecticut

Nov 03, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Oct 26, 2022
Rated: 5 by unclekeith from Alaska

Sep 28, 2022
Rated: 4.69 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 28, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by vfgccp from New York

Sep 17, 2022
Rated: 5 by Lucoli from New York

Jul 22, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by bret27 from California

Jul 19, 2022
Rated: 4.55 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Tommo from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
B7/2016 bottling, bottle pour onsight, 15cl into tulip

Smell is wine and flowers, taste is similar and body is extremely thin, minimal spice/zest compared to standard saison, finish is short and dry. Very simple

Overall, i would say this is good, but not really the complexity of other HF that blew me away in the past (CD33, Flora cuvee)
Jun 24, 2022
Rated: 4.86 by gbiello from Massachusetts

May 02, 2022
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Rated by Virby44 from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Clean balanced perfection! Absolute @&$%ing magic!
Apr 28, 2022
Rated: 4.65 by Affinity from Missouri

Apr 25, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 09, 2022
Rated: 4.93 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 5 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by AD17 from New Jersey

Feb 20, 2022
Rated: 5 by cj8311 from Maryland

Feb 08, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Beerbom from California

Oct 29, 2021
Rated: 4.66 by Hopelessly0 from California

Oct 11, 2021
Rated: 4.99 by cd34 from Illinois

Oct 07, 2021
Rated: 4.79 by Travitten from Iowa

Sep 13, 2021
Rated: 4.79 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 4.78 by winehead247 from Georgia

Aug 04, 2021
Rated: 4.71 by mrtomatohead49 from Georgia

Aug 03, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Eziel from Ohio

Aug 03, 2021
Rated: 4.52 by MTKATL from Georgia

Aug 02, 2021
Rated: 5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Jul 10, 2021
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Rated by Gcam311 from Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
So not having any other vintages I dove feet 1st into Batch 6. A ramped up, more pungent version of Arthur. An insanely well crafted beer.
Jul 09, 2021
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Rated by dleiner from New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Batch #4
Mar 12, 2021
Rated: 5 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Jan 19, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by EasternIsh from California

Jan 12, 2021
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
Rated: 5 by Devman171 from Maryland

Mar 23, 2020
Rated: 5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2020
Art from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 541 ratings