Walden | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A sessionable pale/blonde ale brewed with our good friend John Kimmich from The Alchemist. <4% ABV. Hopped with Motueka, Amarillo, and Simcoe.

40 IBU

Added by rudzud on 07-21-2012

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4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler filled at the Festival of Farmhouse Ales on Saturday (two days ago). Poured into a HF tulip. Also had on tap at the Festival.

A- Pours a very hazy yellowish blonde, with about a quarter finger of white fluffy bubbly head with great retention. About average carbonation. Leaves very nice layered lacing.

S- Lots of citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, pine, blonde malts, smells like a really good IPA more then anything else. Definitely above average aroma strength- could smell while pouring into the glass.

T- Citrus lemon hops, a tiny bit of grapefruit and pine, some very light blonde malts and wheat on the finish, finishes a little bit tangy with lemons and oranges, nice citrusy aftertaste. Again tastes more like a citrusy IPA then anything. Everything is perfectly balanced.

M- Light, very refreshing (great summer beer), perfect carbonation, very smooth, very sessionable.

O- This was definitely the best blonde ale I've ever had, if you can call it that. Almost more like a citrusy IPA then anything, still finishes with a blonde ale feel. Extremely sessionable and lots of flavor for such a low abv beer. I definitely recommend trying this out if you can, I would drink this every day if I could.

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Had at Blackback Pub a few times in Waterbury VT. Served in a snifter this golden brew has a fluffy head that fades pretty fast.

Great hoppy aroma, bright citrus, lime, pungent earthy hops. Taste is fantastic, cracker malts first, good sweetness, big juicy and pineapple hops. Some dank leafiness as well as some other oily flavors.

Really light and refreshing. Strong hops for the light malts. Motueka and Amarillo really shine here. John Kimmich and HF made an awesome collab here!

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