Walden | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
480
Reviews:
59
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.03%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 480 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of yasky
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow pour. Aroma of grains amd lime. Lemonlime bitterness up front grassy, cereal, a bit buttery. Very sessionable. Wheat and citrus fruit prominent in aroma and taste.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Prohibition Pig. They poured this into a tulip. The appearance was a glossy burnt yellow to hazy blonde color. Messy sticky lacing around the sides of the glass. The aroma takes on sweet grassy sticky hops with a nice underlying bitterness all about. Citrus rind. Then a nice crisp sweet malt. The flavor brings it all together bittersweet. Nice underlying bittersweet citrus rind. Sly grassy to citrus sweet aftertaste with a crisp bittersweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation rides low enough. Overall, really nice blonde ale, that’s what I thought it was. I’d come back to.

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Photo of nebula1999
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CTbrew32
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of c_tails
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elimav
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phurley2
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coorsy
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coz
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morrowd3
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EatonHops
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alucard
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pour at bluestone pizza 8/3, these are my notes I emailed myself

light copper, mostly clear, 2f head good retention, lacing, cap 4.25

light yeastiness Belgian malts, grassy, herbal 4 smell, 4.25 taste

light to medium body, medium carbonation good drying good balance 4.25

overall 4.25 good blonde ale, as always I credit the HF well water

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Photo of tregan_20
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PeterOSU
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Walden from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.27 out of 5 based on 480 ratings.
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