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Hill Farmstead / Blaugies Le Sarrasin

Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Saison
Greensboro, Vermont USA
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   ABV: -
Borne of our abiding friendship with Belgium’s La Brasserie de Blaugies, Pierre-Alex and Kevin Carlier brewed with us here in June of 2013. The resulting beer—brewed with hops from Mons, Belgium, and 30% raw organic buckwheat; fermented in both oak barrels and stainless steel; and aged for many months in those same barrels—is among the finest farmhouse ales we’ve ever produced. Vibrant, lively and sophisticated, its bracing tartness belies its elegant wine-like profile. We were honored to have brewed with Pierre-Alex and Kevin; we are delighted to share it with you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalumeaux (1039) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer deep golden color with a thin white head. Aromas of lemon lime grass mild funk. Taste is so soft like alot of their beers notes of oak white wine grapes mango. Well balanced all-around.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heather_B (249) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2016
I figured I should probably rate this now that I’m drinking it for the 7th time. I have two more bottles. Thanks Adam for opening one of yours. This beer is killer. Pours a dark golden color with some retained white head. Smells like lime and lemon and grass. Flavor is so nice though. A really beautiful balance of some white wine, a very manageable but defined tartness, and a smooth citrus finish. I love this beer. Could drink it every day if I had the opportunity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (4065) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 28, 2016
Shared 0.75l bottle shared @ NYC flat . It wants out! This is a cloudy looking one, yellow golden colored with a nice big white fading head. Smells really good this! Dryish, mild fruity, grapes, pear? Yeah, some pear. Nice stuff for sure. Tastes superb. Lemonic sour, a little sharp. It’s high on the carbonation, mild oily in the mouth. So refreshing. Amazing tasty. Zesty, mild honey in back. Just a lovely one. 19.06.2015

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3702) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2016
bottle shared by a friend, poured a hazy deep dark yellow golden colour with a creamy white head on top. nose is bursting with sweet wine notes, oak, sweet white grapes, mango, and sweet juicy pineapple. tart citric notes, smell is phenomenal. taste is just loaded with sweet fresh fruits. awesome complex tart mouthfeel, minerals, oak, nice vinous notes. just amazing, big thick mouthfeel. one of the best beers hill farmstead has made to date

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (2551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle shared at Ottawa 2015 end-of-year bash, thanks Ian for pulling this one out, probably one of my favourites from the evening. Hazy amber with a billowy and enthusiastic head that is maintained throughout. Unbelievably smooth and easy to drink, dry and refreshing, lemon zest, hay, some grass, mild barnyard funk and hints of tartness on each sip, moderate+ carbonation and full bodies yet light, some wheat and cellar notes. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (3405) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
November 27, 2015. Bottle, shared by tkrjukoff, thanks!
Cloudy orange with a small creamy white head. Aroma is funky and fruity with orange, lemon, brett, light earthy, overripe pineapple, hints of wood. Taste is light sweet, funky and slightly tart. Finish is light sweet with funky ripe pineapple, tart lemon juice, lime, some grape notes, apple skins, leather with hints of barnyard. Medium bodied, average carbonation, crisp and dry.
Another amazing funky saison from Hill Farmstead.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (17910) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle at Ratebeer Kvillebäcken Winter Gathering, 151127. Hazy pale golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Dusty fruity aroma, grass, yeast, earthy notes, leather, woody, herbal, brett, grapefruit. Brett flavor, sourish, woody, earthy, grassy, floral notes, grapefruit, floral, dandelions, herbal, some dust. Complex and very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tkrjukoff (4302) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Kville. Bottle. Pours hazy pale amber with a great beigish head. Aroma is delicate balanced funky stable earthy lemon zest crackers. Flavor is sour funky astringent vinous dry some bitterness which together with astringency leaves a longlived bitterness on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
linusb (798) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
A: Light yellow, big 3 finger head. N: Basil, caramel, hazelnut, lemon T: Lemon, butterscotch, dandelions O: Best saison ever, period.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Sampled on Draft at FOFA 2015 with Linh, Paul, Vinny and Al. Pours a deep golden yellow with nice haze and white head. Nice lacing throughout. Aroma is salty lime, tart yeast, funky lemon, sour stone fruits, sour dough and white wine barrel. Mouthfeel is very clean; on the lighter side of medium-bodied with notes of dank oak, sour fruits – peach, lime, additional tropical notes; nice, restrained acidity with additional notes of funky barn, lemon, citrus, tart wheat, light yogurt and tart candy character. The flavors are pretty diverse, but also extremely balanced with nothin really dominating. Like many other Hill beers, this one is no different in its ability to showcase a near perfect palate/mouthfeel.

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