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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Arthur (1922-2005) was our grandfather’s youngest brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, this Saison is crafted from American malted barley, American and European 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 Arthur. 6% Alc/Vol 13ºPlato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 750ml bottle. Highly effervescent, pop of the cork, slowly over-flowing the lip. Tall, thick, lasting white head atop a cloudy gold body. Lots of band aid / glue in the nose. Brie / goat cheese / curds, somewhat buttery but that blows off after a short time. Hints of sweetness in the approach are washed away by high acid and effervescent carbonation, leaving a waxy and oily coating in a dry and bitter finish. There’s some tropical phenols that linger, and some higher alcohols, but I find myself overly sensitive to and what I get is pretty mild. I would probably guess that the alcohol has creeped over 7% in this bottle, it’s very dry, there’s some very light fusel blowoff. Tropical, gummi but not sweet, phenolic, waxy, estery, musty. Very brett-y character. It’s certainly lively, and I can appreciate the effort, though I am not so keen on this mustiness these days. So now I wonder how much oak is in this? I have read that releases of Arthur will approach Art, meaning a portion is barrel aged a.l.a solera process (???), and that would explain the brett inoculation as well as the neutral oak / vanillin / dill / coconut smell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle from HF trade. No honey profile like Anna. Aroma and flavor shifted toward the sour aspect of the wild yeast, but, yes, rustic. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle shared by madbeerbaron...thanks Ben! - Pours hazy pale yellow with a thick foamy white head. Nose is peppery and dry with some pear and pale malt. Taste is the same, with lots of pear, a little spiciness, and a bit of soapiness. Real crisp and fruity--very quenching. Smooth and soft, with nice fluffy carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
750 at my place with group. Pours orange. Aroma is orange lemon citrus. Taste is citrus orange barnyard, a slight tart bite. Finish is quick and funky. Mouthfeel is lighter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle atNørrebro Bryghus, June 5th. Hazy golden witha big and lasting white head. Big perfumed floral and complex spicy aroma with pepper and vanilla dominating.Dry and tart fruity flavour with lots of citrus, some spicyand some wooden notes. Drinkable, complex and very satisfying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 750mL bottle during RBWG 2013. Golden pour with a nice off-white head, lots of lacing. Earthy, musty, a bit of phenolics in the aroma, some wood and a touch of funk, lemon, cedar, and grassiness. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Snagged by my homie Nick at the anniversary fest. Thanks man! 750 poured into HF stemware. Clear piss yellow pour with a moderate white head that leave lacing and a slight film. Smell is lemon and juicy citrus with a slight barnyard funk. Taste is insanely refreshing, lemon, peppery spice, little funky hay. Carbonation is perfect and lights up the palette. Followed by a clean dry finish. I have had Arthur a few times before, and i think this batch outshines the last few i have had. I honestly don’t think I could be drinking a more perfect beer for this July afternoon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (4496) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle via international trade; Cloudy orange pour with frothy white head, floral aroma, apple taste with honey a hint of citrus powdery yeast action, minerals, satsuma, amazing stuff, this is the best saison I’ve had amazing stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Shared with timfoolery. Had this after Anna. A little more sour and a little less sweet with some slightly different earthy characteristics. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2013
750mL bottle shared by Tim courtesy of zharsch. Appearance is thick light gold in color, solid looking, no clarity with a thick-ass head and thick lacing. Very frothy and cloudy head. Aroma is very cleaned up yet powerful Belgian yeast with spiky sharp pear, hints of apple. Flavor is similarly sharp esters, bitter peach and pear with the hops playing a bigger role. Its a very great way to tame a powerful yeast and make it very appealing without the over the top aspects. But in a way I miss the crazy characteristics.

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