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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle..Hazy light golden pour,one finger lasting head.Good lacing .Aroma is spicy ,herbal and fruity (lemon). Flavor is medium sweet,with notes of wheat,fruit,pepper and a mild funkiness. Crisp and refreshing,light but not too light. Medium carbonation. Finish is dry with a light hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6138) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle at Mikkeller bar, thanks to Nick. It pours light golden yellow, with a thick white head. The nose is sherbet, hay, farmyard, floral, spice and a hint of sulphur. The taste is spice, herb, farmyard, floral, dough, white grape and citrus pith, long, very dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. A well made saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a longlasting white head. Has a fresh fruity yeasty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with weak funky hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2012
From notes, a sampler on draft at Capones in January. Pour is a hazed golden orange with a frothy white head that fades to a thick ring and decent lacing. Aroma is more floral and bready than expected with a Belgian yeast body; mild citrus, orange peel and peppery spice. Flavor is a little overly spicy and honey/yeasty sweet. Has a strong grassy and peppery typical farmhouse base but the tart fruit and stronger hops hurts the drinkability and subtlety. Soft and lighter bodied with mild carbonation. A good saison, but not great. Drinks much larger than the 5% ABV and could use a little more crispness and/or earthy funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1051) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle thanks to Phredrik! Pours light yellow with a soapy white head. Aroma is wild barnyard, corriander, orange, dry saisonish yeast, dusty basement, floral, apples, rather floral, hay and straw. Taste is dusty hops, pretty tart, barnyard, apples, lime, hay, orange peel, grapefruit, dry saisonish yeast, floral and citrusy. Overall fresh and wild <3 !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle from a trade with jedwards. Slightly hazy yellow pour, nice white head. Aroma is very classic (and classy) saison - honey, lots of yeast esters, noble hops, hints of dusty malts, hay, a definite rural touch in the over all impression. Taye just like a saison should - rural, rustic, dominated by the farmhouse yeast, hints of lemo , melon, apples, very zesty - wow - definitely top 3 saison for me. The mouthfeel is exceptional, gentle feeling even though the carbonation is excessive. Over all superb balance, superb mouthfeel. The best saison I’ve had since Saison Dupont.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours yellow gold with bone white head. Nose/taste of grassy hops, lemon grass, white pepper, yeast, banana and hay. Lively carbonation with lots of white pepper and yeasty farmhouse notes on the palate. Medium body. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (987) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle. First Hill Farmstead saison. Pours a golden orange/yellow with frothy white head that lingers the entire glass. Aroma is malty, grass, a little banana in there at the end. Taste is peppery, malt, hay and some light green apple and sweetness near the end. Overall, a nice saison but doesn’t really distinguish itself from others I’ve had as of late.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle graciously shared by gunhaver. Cheers, Geiger. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is grains, light malt, peppery yeast, floral qualities, and light apple/ fruit quality. Flavor is similar with light malt, grains, peppery yeast, and some floral and light fruit qualities. Medium in body and just a very nice saison overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2012
Hazy golden brown with a bubbly white head. Aroma has a lot of farmhouse characteristics - rustic, zesty spice, grass, citrus, yeast. Flavor is golden raisins, grassy/citrus hops, bananas, and yeast. Great carbonation levels and mouth-feel.

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