Clara Grisette
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #233
Ranked #4,630
4.14 | pDev: 7.97%
Jan 12, 2022
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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4.11 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania on Jan 12, 2022
4.08 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Dec 01, 2020
4.17 by djcira from Pennsylvania on Nov 28, 2020
4.17 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Nov 08, 2020
4.31 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts on Dec 28, 2019
4.19 by sd123 from Georgia on Aug 24, 2019
4.75 by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts on Jul 18, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by jhavs from New York

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
4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Mar 06, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by wedge from North Carolina

[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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4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by flipper2gv from Canada (QC)

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
4.47 by mmalley from Massachusetts on Feb 09, 2019
4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona on Jan 25, 2019
4.25 by msondel from Massachusetts on Nov 04, 2018
4 by redfox405 from California on Oct 29, 2018
4 by festizio from California on Oct 05, 2018
4.09 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina on Aug 31, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

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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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tony210 from New Jersey

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
4.25 by eddiefl from New York on Jul 07, 2018
4.37 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Jun 18, 2018
4.25 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Jun 17, 2018
4.08 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina on Jun 01, 2018
4.1 by ArtAttackEd from Pennsylvania on May 03, 2018
3.83 by bylerteck from Canada (ON) on Apr 26, 2018
4.13 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Apr 22, 2018
4.54 by raspy22 from Arizona on Apr 02, 2018
4.09 by aasher from Indiana on Apr 01, 2018
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4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by MrOH from Malta

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
4.11 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado on Mar 14, 2018
4.32 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Feb 19, 2018
4.48 by beerjerk666 from Florida on Jan 21, 2018
4.43 by crobinso from Colorado on Dec 25, 2017
4.28 by Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania on Nov 27, 2017
4.15 by mattboyer182 from Indiana on Nov 04, 2017
4.54 by thatche2 from Georgia on Oct 14, 2017
4.74 by WoostaBia from Massachusetts on Oct 09, 2017
4.36 by CayseyW from Connecticut on Oct 06, 2017
4.5 by Philcassella from Massachusetts on Oct 05, 2017
3.45 by malfunxion from New York on Oct 03, 2017
Clara Grisette from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 818 ratings