Art | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

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:
#186
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
478
pDev:
7.56%
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Photo of FreshZ
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevanb
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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Photo of Nachojon
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of fossage78
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cshafer7
4.76/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RAlmeida77
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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Photo of pavpav12
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Samact
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dizzy242
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of Eidel18
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Zaximus
4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Look: Straw Yellow Clear with thin white head. Has medium carbonation.
Smell: Grapefruit, lime, white whine, white grapes, and barnyard Funk.
Taste: Tart, grapefruit, white whine, white grapes, oak, barnyard Funk, and minerals.
Mouthfeel: Medium with lots of complexity.
Overall: Possibly the best beer I’ve ever had.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.67/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of buking21
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.92/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2 pours from different bottles onsite at Hill Farmstead.

This one pours a mostly clear light yellow, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells like grassy funk, candied lemon, chalk candy, oaky white wine, stone fruit, lime, and Brett.

This is honestly exceptional. It's so dry and remarkably complex, with lots of little complexities. There's lime and stone fruit, smarties, white wine, spicy oak, vanilla, and grassy funk/hops.

This is creamy and tart and tangy, with a high level of drinkability.

This is nearly as perfect as it gets for the style.

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Photo of clay23
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Art from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 478 ratings