Art | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by t0rin0 on 03-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#171
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
489
pDev:
7.56%
 
 
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4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.96/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle thanks to Eric and Stephen

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4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding beer. Had onsite in Jan 2018. It was incredibly smooth almost like a Chardonnay vs. a beer with that oaky flavor. Beautiful color and overall experience having the beer.

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Photo of PhilHarmstead
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hay, must, white grape, citrus zest, iced tea.

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4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.67/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle, Batch 5, dated March 18, 2015, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

The beer pours a bright golden color, hazy and cloudy with a finger of white, soapy head that has good retention and yields plenty of lacing. The aroma is excellent, great funk, nice and bright, soft oak, light vinous acidity, floral with a touch of sweet pale dough and some berry fruit. The flavors are excellent, beautifully balanced and layered, lovely funk, softly tart citrus, berry fruit, bright white wine grape, lightly acidic with an incredible floral bouquet, soft chewy oak plays with the pale doughy malt, a touch of spice and soft pitted stone fruits. The mouthfeel is excellent, coating and creamy, medium body that is so gentle and soft with the easiest of finishes that is lightly tart.

Verdict: An incredible saison from Hill Farmstead, beautifully balanced, bright and delicate, just an exceptional beer. It’s soft and approachable and effortlessly complex.

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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.76/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2014 bottle poured into a stemmed tulip at the brewery. Pours a clear gold color with substantial head that dissipates quick. Aroma is lemongrass, subtle vinegar, hay and funk. Taste is all that and then some...very balanced. Some lemon acidity and funk is prominent. Very nice! Feel is what I’d expect for this style of beer. Overall, this is a magnificent and elegant brew. So deliciously tart and also balanced.

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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.86/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Art from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 489 ratings