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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: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (2423) - 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 (15333) - 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 (4229) - 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 (211) - 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 (6659) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (1294) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 30, 2015
750ml bottle pours semi hazy brught orange with 2 finger head. Nose is layered soft field funk, hay, stonefruit, dusty orange, white wine, oak, musty wood. Taste has balanced medium acidity, juicy stonefruit, white grape, yogurt, white wine, soggy grain, wet hay, old wood, musty oak. Finishes tart, balanced, low bitterness, touch of juicy lemon fruit funk, hay, grassy hay. Superb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Sour tart nose from cloudy orange pour. Odd oak character interesting to say least kind of liked it. Finishes pretty dry and acidic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mr1581 (10) - - AUG 7, 2015
What an incredible beer. Fizzy carbonation with a cloudy yellow appearance. Tart with notes of citrus and

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (539) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Originally reviewed on 9/8/2014. 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy orange body. Nice white head. Chunky islands of foam. White wine aroma first. Interesting grain aroma that I guess is buckwheat. Light toasty aroma. Light lemon. Tastesmostly of white wine as well. Very light acidity. Grainy with very little sweetness. Light citrus, maybe from hops, maybe from yeast. High carbonation. Medium light body. It’s good, but it’s lacking in body and sweetness to carry the wine barrel flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (6111) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle @ Travlr’s Satellite 10k Shindig. Thanks, Leighton! Hazy gold with a small head. Nose is wonderfully bright. Tangerine and spring fruit salad. Lemon and salt. Delicate botanical character. Similar flavor. Some sharp mandarin orange. Aromatic tea. More citrus. Expressive on the palate. Zippy. Very accomplished. One of HF’s best.

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