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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Clara (1906-1969) was our grandfather’s sister; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this Grisette is crafted from American malted barley, Vermont Organic Wheat, European and American 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 Clara. 4% ALC/VOL 9º P Ingredients: Pale Malt, Organic Vermont Wheat, American and European Hops, Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Thanks to Andrew for this tasty pour. Tart earthy lemon nose. Tart yeast lemon flavors. Malts that are slightly sweeter. Not quite as good as Arthur, but I’d drink this most any day. 8/4/7/4/15


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9767) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle shared by Koen @ "Zunt Om Nog Langer Te Bewaren" tasting (ZONLTB). Hazy yellow orange color, average sized white head. Aroma is yeast, wheat, orangepeel, lightly citrus. Taste yeast, wheat, orangepeel, citrus, a little dry, a hint of apricot. Easy drinkable, well balanced. Have to admit, very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4594) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle @ SONLTB tasting. Hazy yellow to orange colour with a small white head. Smells sour, fruity, brett, leather. Tastes sourish, fresh, fruity, apricot. Lovely. Soft, slightly fizzy carbo (which suits the beer), medium body. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joakgust (1091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden orange beer with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, grapefruit, peaches, spices and grass. Flavor is spicy with notes of citrus, wheat, yeast, salt, pepper and spices. Well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner (2851) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle thanks to trade with jdb288! Pours a hazy yellow with bubbly white head that lasts. Aroma is awesome, kiwi and tropical fruit notes over funk. Taste follows with wheat accents, wow, smooth. Really nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Abner (127) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle (09/2014). Pours golden with a moderately lasting white head. First pour from the bottle was clear; second pour was opaque. Distinctive HF yeast aroma, some light citrus. Lightly tart; light and bright lemon. Light bodied; average, but lively carbonation; refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2015
Smells like a great saison. Taste is standard saison plus juicy tropical fruit. Medium body, low to medium carbonation, a slight foam.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1781) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pour from a 750 at the dirty fib kbs bottle share. Slight tart, touch of sour. Lots of farmhouse, grass, hay, lemon. some say horse blanket, but this was more like being at a petting zoo. Slight pepper. More barnyard, farmhouse yeast than most HF saisons. Nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (566) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Clara is a thing of yeasty, funky glory. She pours golden yellow with lots of head. The effervescent, fizzy body is like that of a Lambic, but the long-lasting, big head is what you’d expect from a well-made Farmhouse Ale. It’s no great surprise, then, that Clara smells and tastes like each. Smell has sour funk, bright yeast, bread, and citrus. Taste features vinegar, earthy and fruity yeast, sweet malt, lemon juice, and some black pepper. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly crisp. Clara packs a ton of flavor and complexity into her 4% ABV body. She’s a purist’s dream. People who love yeasty brews owe it to themselves to try Clara.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (717) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2015
(Thanks Adam "AdamJackson") Bottle. A- Vinegar, citrus, lemon, champagne, tart. A- Golden orange color, cloudy milky liquid, white head. T- Vinegar, citrus, slightly sweet, tart, effervescent, subtle spice. P- Light body, average texture, high carbonation, tart finish. O- This was about 7 months old and probably would have been even more amazing but I wanted to save it for my 600th rating. Sure glad I did. Lots of vinegar and citrus on the nose and palate. Looks like someone cracked an egg yolk in the glass with the nice milky appearance. I probably liked it better than my rating shows. Very well done beer. Hard to believe this is only 4% abv.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1589) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Cloudy orange-yellow with a pale head. Aroma is hay, saison spice, green pepper. Light bodied, lightly spicy on the palate. Taste is saison spice, green olive.


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