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Hill Farmstead / Jackie Os / Virtue Elaborative #2

 
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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Elaborative Two was brewed September 2012 with our friends Brad Clark and Ryan Burke. We crafted this farmstead ale with pumpkins grown by Bens Pumpkins. The beer was aged in a variety of wine barrels as well as a barrel from Virtue Cider in Michigan with wild yeast and bacteria. After a year, the unique threads were blended together and conditioned in the bottle.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
cloudy yellow orange, small white head. aroma is spicy, pumpkin, malts, flavor is tart, malts, very smooth palate, note of exotic juices, for once a very tasty and drinkable pumpkin ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3253) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
Sample from 75 cl bottle. Hazy, golden color with a thin, white head. Yeasty aroma with citrus, red wine barrels, tart fruits, bitter fruits.Thank God, no too much pumpkin notes in this one. Excellent beers for this season.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (11318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
75 cl. bottle. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, spice oak and pumpkin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34234) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
Bottled - Thanks Shaun and Ryan for this. A hazy amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of brett, pumpkin, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with an acidic edge, and notes of brett, malt, fruits, pumpkin, and straw, leading to a tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle@Yesprs - Golden Orange pour with white head. Aroma and taste is a medley of fruits, some citrus and farmyard fruity hits, some floral and herbalic notes, pumpkin, orchard fruit, amazing aroma just gets better and better, supreme mouthfeel, glorious brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25838) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber colored with a medium sized white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of peaches with notes of barnyard. Fruity and light acidic flavor of peaches with notes of barnyard. Tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is wineous and slight fruity. Wooden and fruity, citrusy and slight peachy. Crisp hoppy into the finish. Lingering fruity finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Drank on my birthday last year. From the backlog. Clear amber pour with cheesecake funk, lactic funk, and very minor hints of pumpkin. Very "fall" indeed. Was digging this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1260) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed 1/27/2014. 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 9/2013. Bright orange hazy body. Medium white head. Great retention. Bretty and citrusy aroma. Wine barrel is nice. Straightforward but nice. Citrus is more prominent in the taste. Orange and white wine. Oaky and bretty. Pretty much follows the smell. A little bit of sweetness in the back. Medium light. Well carbonated. Mildly sour. Not the most exciting or adventurous beer from Hill Farmstead but its very good regardless.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1738) - Penfield, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle via trade. Pours a deep gold with almost no head. Aromas of HF yeast, some sour wine notes and a hint of funk. Taste is dry and lightly tart. Flavors of a dry, funky Hill Farmstead saison. No pumpkin involved at all. Some wine notes. Decent, not God nectar.


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