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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1996) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
750ml bottle. Huge gusher so watch out. Orange with a billowy white head. Smells fresh, some forrest, lemon zest, light funk, grass, bit of pepper, clementines, some leather. Moderate carbonation once in the glass, moderate body yet light, sweet, becomes dry, leaves a nice spice and citrus tang on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (2723) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle received in trade. Thank you Glouglouburp! Pours very hazy yellow with a big creamy and frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sour, fruity and funky with crackers, lemon juice, orange zest, hay, barnyard, dry wood, white grapes, lemon hard candy, passion fruit and brett. Taste is sour, fruity, funky and tart with lemon juice, orange juice, crackers, dry soil, dry wood, lemon and orange zest, grass, barnyard, brett, sour green apples, peaches, unripe pineapple, hay and white wine. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, crisp, funky and medium bodied. Finish is sour, dry and tart with lemon juice, dry wood, lemon zest, dry soil, barnyard, unripe tropical fruits, crackers and sour green apples. Extremely nice and refreshing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
(Bottle) Pours hazy pale yellow with a large, off-white head. The aroma holds dew, minerals, fresh wood, flowers, white bread, crackers, hay, white pepper, ginger, more subtle spices, lemon grapefruit, apples, tart yellow fruits and grass. Fancy, bright and well balanced nose. The flavour is dry, medium acidic and tiny bitter with notes of wood, spices, tart/acidic fruits, “tight” malt and subtle hops. The mouthfeel is tart, bright and light watery with medium carbonation. Citric and light spicy finish. Light bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10275) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. Hazy pale yellow beer with a rich white head. Funky perfume aroma, leather, barnyard, hay, grapefruit, slightly grassy, citrus, pine, grapes, earthy notes, sourish, vinegar notes. Sour flavor, barnyard, leather, citrus, grapefruit, pine, dry,earthy, grass, vinegar notes, brett, acidic, rather sour and with quite an attitude. Long bitter sour finish, funky, apples, barnyard, some citrus. Good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle shared by drewbeerme. Pours a very attractive glowing gold, frothy white head. The nose is fantastic. Lightly tart, bretty, barnyard and pils malt. Light herbal hops. Really fresh and clean. On tasting, pleasant acidity and dryness, a bit thin bodied, however. The balance is fantastic between the pils malt and hop bitterness, as well as the acidity. Pretty superb saison that is how I expect 5th element was prior going totally sour. A bit more body and this would destroy everything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1589) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Draft at Eulogy. Hazy golden yellow with a fizzy frothy white head. Nice full saison with a good mix of dry and sour. Ripe Meyer lemons. Big grassy notes. Tasting Brett. Good carbonation. Nice lingering finish. Feels a bit bright to be a traditional Belgium Saison, but has a strong character that I like quite a lot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
This is ridiculously good. Straight lemon saison DuPont. Excellent!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2716) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
On tap at Hill Farmstead Harvest Festival. Hazy yellow with a medium white head and nice lacing. Aroma of saison yeast, peppery notes, citrus and sour/acidic hints. Taste is of grain and bread with peppery notes and a nice sour/acidic presence. Nice dry finish. This Saison is right on style and even enhanced by the sour/acidic presence. Super refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1748) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
On tap at HF. Pours hazy straw blond whit good white head, some lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, funk, acidity. Taste is of citrus, pine, funk. Fair body. Overall: Very impressive saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radarsock (897) - Vermont, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Had overfilled, which is never a bad thing, at Harvest yesterday midday. Pours a beauteous marigold wax -amber with a trim white head. Smells and tastes of lemon tarts, sour grass, juniper berries and Midwest hops. Really nice.

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