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RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3505) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle shared by Tony. Pours hazy pale yellow color with white head. Aromas of lemon and funk with some grassy hops. Tart lemon and wheat flavors with some grassy hops and a hint of yeast. Light to medium body with lively carbonation and a dry finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
75 cl bottle @ home. Batch 01/2014
Lots of foam when pouring. Aroma has citrus, funky yeasty notes and some bretta. Flavour has citrus, grapefruit, white wine . Finishes with some green apples. A saison on the tart side.
The last drops of the bottle felt lactic, most likely because of yeast. So – keep your yeast in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1955) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle with major thanks to Bacterial. Pours gold with steadily streaming bubbles replenishing a dense white head. Lovely lacing. Aroma: lemon drop, hay. This feels soft and gentle. Nose hints at mineral and pepper, but neither is really a major feature. Grass, hay, bread, and the feeling that this is going to be sour. Taste: lemon drop again, sweet citrus up front that gives way to mineral, somewhat tart finish. Not tremendously dry. The creamy mouthfeel and softness of carbonation reminds me of sherbet or lemon sorbet. Overall: this is a lovely beer. It’s hard to say how much knowing it’s HF and knowing it’s the first time I’ve had a normal sized pour of their beers affects things -- I definitely went into this with a mindset to give it extra close consideration, and the expectation I would be amazed. That probably isn’t fair. I like this, it’s a nice saison, and perhaps that should be enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2380) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Chris generously shared this beer that has been right up at the tip top of my want-to-try list. Pineapple-juice colored hazy pour with a fluffy if short-lived white head. Pungent funk and lemon drive the aroma, I like Chris’s "lemon drop" descriptor; given the aroma I expect this to be tart but not particularly dry. It is indeed gently tart and not particularly dry. Lemon. Bread. A saison in the Fantome / Jolly Pumpkin vein (appropriately; these are tonight’s pairings) rather than Dupont let alone the usual American saison esters. The funk recalls a mild camembert. Just a hint of grassy hops closing out the flavor very late. Very softly carbonated, almost creamy, very full body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ajcanon711 (35) - - JUN 27, 2014
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2905) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 26, 2014
Thanks to ACD. Wow. Appearance: golden orange: small white head. Aroma: wow, I don’t even know where to start. Sweet, hoppy, sour, floral, so hoppy, spicy, fruity as hell, just phenomenal. Flavour: Sour, sweet, floral, hoppy, spicy, yeasty, dry, citra, lovely long bitter finish. Delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pale golden with white head. Aroma of dusty citrus lemon, light pepperyness. Taste of peppery lemon, sherbet lemon, sharp and citrusy. Dry and lightly tart. Very nice indeed

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (2209) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Very pale, cloudy light golden. Ringed white fluff and film. Terse ivory plinkle of lemon. Buried sherbert, hay, so clean and lean. A strong and lasting Saison yeasty safe buzz. Crinklely mouthfeel when the carbonation fades. Finishes a little chalky/soapy is the only downside. Linger is dragging lemon, softest and cleanest yeast. Much, much delicious.

Bottle, Cheers BenH, Alps Tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10271) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy golden, tart, refreshing lemon, sweet, dry, yeasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dandeman (809) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Bouteille rapportée de la brasserie au Vermont. L’olfactif nous dévoile des accents prononcés de levure aux notes de pommes et de cidre ainsi que des houblons floraux et herbacés. Le visuel est jaune / paille, flou, avec une bonne mousse dense qui tient bien et qui laisse de belles traces sur le verre. En bouche, les levures sauvages prennent immédiatement le dessus, développant des notes de pommes et laissant une douce acidité agir en permanence. L’acidité est très agréable malgré tout. Elle demeure très rafraichissante. La texture est assez mince. L’équilibre est bon. Mais j’en suis un peu déçu de par son manque de complexité.

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