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RATINGS: 506   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Wow. Ok, this was my first HF beer and it was just awesome. Easily my favorite saison. Pours bright hazy yellow. Thick white dissipating head. Aroma is slightly pungent and acidic. Taste is fresh and puckering. Farmhouse funk and sour comes through. Tiny lacing bubbles on glass. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Aroma has some funkiness, lemon citrus, and some grassy notes. Appearance is bright gold, hazy, and has a big, pillowy white head. Great lacing. Taste is earthy up front, then is tart and refreshing, some yeasty notes, finishes nice and clean. Overall it is complex, refreshing, delicious. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5447) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours a hazy light gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, funk, and spice. Taste is lemon, tropical fruit, funk, spice, and floral. Very, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2014 Bouteille 75cl @ RBBSG III, courtesy of Thirstybird. Dorée léger trouble, col fin blanc. Arôme est légèrement aigrelet avec un rappel typique de brett et un houblonné laissant des effluves de citronné en rétro-nasal. Palais offre un profil aigrelet tirant fortement sur le citronné accompagné de malts pâles. Ressemblance de saison se marque plus dans l’approche de la levure. Je ne retrouve pas le côté rustique de cette dernière. Le brett, qui je ne sais pas ce qu’il vient faire ici, gâche un peu le but de cette saison. Retrouve une dominance plus marquée des houblons américains qui apporte plus de fraîcheur. Reste cependant une belle découverte.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2923) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG, 2014. Thanks thirstybird! Yellow cloudy colour, some white foam. Medium carbonation. Nose of citrus. Sour and juicy. Light sweet, refreshing, easy drinkable. Well balanced. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8120) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to thirstybird! Fizzy citrus golden. Smells like fizzy lemonade, touch artificial citrus with brett. Taste is sour lemonade, brett, artificial lemon, effervescent & quite fizzy, lemon, lightly floral. Not bad at all but I did expect a lot more from a HF saison, a bit to lemonade-like for me I suppose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3552) - 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 (8069) - 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 (1983) - 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 (2406) - 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.

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