Clara Grisette
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Ranked #4
Ranked #4,711
4.14 | pDev: 7.97%
Feb 08, 2023
Aug 09, 2011
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Notes: Clara (1906-1969) was our grandfather’s sister; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this Grisette is crafted from American malted barley, Vermont Organic Wheat, European and American hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Clara.

Pale Malt, Organic Vermont Wheat, American and European Hops, Ale Yeast, and our Well Water
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Rated: 4.5 by mmmbeerNY from New York

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Dec 01, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by djcira from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Nov 08, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by sd123 from Georgia

Aug 24, 2019
Rated: 4.75 by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

Jul 18, 2019
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Lightyhazed pale straw color with thin clingy off white head.
Aroma and flavor give off grassy grain, fresh cut hay, hint of mineral and zesty lemon citrus.
Moderate carbonation and light crisp body.
Mar 10, 2019
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Mar 06, 2019
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Reviewed by wedge from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
[From Notes | Consumed 10/11/18]

@ State of Beer

Slightly hazed golden hue with a low white head and sticky lacing. Airy aromas of funky hay, minerals, light peppercorn, champagne, and some grain – Brett character grows with time. Very light, refreshing flavor: crisp light lemon twang, mineral water, and some lingering grain in the finish. Crisp, light, and dry with less tartness than other HF saisons.
Mar 02, 2019
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Reviewed by flipper2gv from Canada (QC)

4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a light honey color, slightly hazy with a pure white creamy looking head. Retention is decent as well as lacing, especially for the ABV.

S: The nose is quite amazing, you have green apple skin, lemon juice, barnyard funk. A bit of honey and floral notes in the background as well as some pepper, allspice and cloves. Super tart.

T: Taste follows the nose quite well, but is less tart and a bit more balanced. You have more honey, more spices (pepper, allspice and cloves) and more floral notes. But, the tartness is still there and is very juicy with lemon juice and green apple skin. Super clean on the palate and almost no residual sugars.

M: Very light and fluffy, super clean. Very good for the genre but would have been nicer if it were fluffier with an even smoother carbonation.

O: This is a really really good beer. I know I'm slightly biased towards low ABV beer (as I feel they have less ingredient to make an interesting beer), but this is definitely excellent and a must try for fans of low ABV beers.
Feb 10, 2019
Rated: 4.47 by mmalley from Massachusetts

Feb 09, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by msondel from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Oct 29, 2018
Rated: 4 by festizio from California

Oct 05, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina

Aug 31, 2018
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
In review is a 2012 vintage.

A - Medium gold colored pour with beautiful clarity and thick white, frothy head with sticky lacing, moderate carbonation.

S - White grape skin and dry hay aroma.

T - Tart white grape with dry hay, and ends with a dry puckering white grape.

M - Thick body that finishes bone dry on the top of the tongue while the sides of the mouth water profusely.

O - For six years old, this bottle aged very well.
Aug 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a golden straw color, big billowy head. Funky aroma. Light and tart, nice funky flavor. Great beer.

760 ml bottle dated 5-/8/17
4.25 rating
Aug 01, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by eddiefl from New York

Jul 07, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Jun 18, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Jun 17, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jun 01, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by ArtAttackEd from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Apr 26, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Apr 22, 2018
Rated: 4.54 by raspy22 from Arizona

Apr 02, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by aasher from Indiana

Apr 01, 2018
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Probably should have drank this bottle quite a while ago, so I'll try to be as fair as possible with respect to age.
Pours an absolutely beautiful clear gold with ample white head, great retention and lace.
Smells like sour or underripe white grapes and a bit of hay.
Tastes of raw grain, sour grapes, hay/dry grass,.
Light bodied, high carbonation, but not thin or watery. Quenching, but you want more.
Fucking awesome for a bottle I bought back at the end of September 2015.
Mar 19, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado

Mar 14, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 4.48 by beerjerk666 from Florida

Jan 21, 2018
Rated: 4.43 by crobinso from Colorado

Dec 25, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania

Nov 27, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by mattboyer182 from Indiana

Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 4.54 by thatche2 from Georgia

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 4.74 by WoostaBia from Massachusetts

Oct 09, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by CayseyW from Connecticut

Oct 06, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Philcassella from North Carolina

Oct 05, 2017
Rated: 3.45 by malfunxion from New York

Oct 03, 2017
Clara Grisette from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 818 ratings