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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Elaborative Two was brewed September 2012 with our friends Brad Clark and Ryan Burke. We crafted this farmstead ale with pumpkins grown by Benís Pumpkins. The beer was aged in a variety of wine barrels ó as well as a barrel from Virtue Cider in Michigan ó with wild yeast and bacteria. After a year, the unique threads were blended together and conditioned in the bottle.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (353) - 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 itís very good regardless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1562) - Pouring Bus, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6441) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a hazy gold with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is spice, funk, leather, wheat. Thin mouth, tart, spice, brett, citrus, grain, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pouring at Where The Wild Beers Are 2014. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Musk and funk, soft acid. Medium bodied, sweet and funky, soft acid. Gentle sourness with some acid, musk. Not really getting pumpkin, but lovely and delicate. Gentle musk on the finish with a bit of tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at Tasting, Seattle. Nice hazy yellow-brown, whitish foam. Earthy yeast, a little spice. Subtle earthy sour. Smooth, full malty body, complex, soft sour. Stunning, lovely, could drink gallons. Pumpkin-earthiness is welcome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Thanks to beace for the bottle. The beer pours a slightly hazy bright orange color with a medium thick foamy white head that diminishes gradually to a dense rocky film. Sticky large patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of vinous oak, spice, oak and malt. Medium body with flavors of brett yeast, white wine, spice and a touch of grainy malt. I donít really detect anything typically associated with a pumpkin beer, so maybe it is more of a texture thing. The finish is funky vine fruit and floral yeast. Good beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10180) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!Ö Pours milky and straw-colored with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Yeasty, citric, oaken nose. Light to medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is tart and mildly sweet with a raspy, dry, tongue-numbing finish. Big THANKS to landhoney for sharing this world-class beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Murky gold, thin large bubbled white head, decent lacing. Highly citric nose, lemon and leather, tons of dusty wheat farmhouse character. Husky flavor, grains all over front, full bodied with high carbonation. No allspice or cinnamon, tons of citric farmhouse, carbonation high across the back, lightly green flesh/seeds but very clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4762) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle courtesy of noodleuser at the DC Pre-Turkey Day Tasting, Novemeber 9, 2014. Pours a cloudy gold with an off white head. Belgian yeast aroma. Flavors of tropical fruit, sour apple and some oak. My first from this vaunted brewery and its a good one.

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