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Hill Farmstead Elaborative #2



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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 4.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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 Ben’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
The beer is light orange to golden and hazy with a half inch of white head. Brett and yeast, funky, perhaps a touch of melon. No discernible pumpkin, per se. A solid blonde wild ale. A touch of tartness in the finish. Lingering brett notes. Smooth with minimal acetic quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (475) - - AUG 9, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by yourefragile, thanks Moll. Pours a hazy light orange color with lasting white edge head. Aroma is sour tang, yeast, oak, peaches, apples and funk. Flavor is same with bright carbonation and medium bodied mouthfeel. Finish is lactic tang and bright tropical fruit. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Thanks to whoever (Ley-tone?) brought this along. Hazy gold pour with an eggshell white head. Has that distinctive HF nose. Very expressive and floral, deft with a underlying funk that suggests green apple and buggy wood. Lemon and peach smoothie flavor. Nice white pepper accents. Zippy, playful and light. Active carbonation. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (1989) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours gold no head, aroma of funk, oak and lemon. Taste is sour, funky and vinegar. Not much going on, kinda of one dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at WWBA. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of sour pumpkin, oak, funk and wine. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BLADT (625) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle pour. Matte straw color in glass. Yeasty nose. Funk and spice. Taste is farm house funk, yeast. Nice and round. Straight forward, but flawless execution.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
> Clone of Sankt Hans, pure sour, not a pumpkin beer

[ Bottle ][ 750mL ][ oteyj ][ Tasting ][ Snifter Tulip ][ 5.28.14 ]
>> Thank you James for the share. Clear orange amber pour, great foam. Great lacing. Curry nose, fall vegetables, bright lemon, mild funk, caramel apple. Taste is similar to Sankt Hans- dry, lemony, quite sour, high citric, minerally, salty. Nice stuff, somewhat dusty. Maybe this become much more sour in the bottle over time like the first batch of Sankt Hans. Seems to be extremely similar in color, aroma, and taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3228) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle shared with Brian and Courtney, courtesy of Al. pours golden murk with small white head and random lace. Notes are candy sprees, oak, lemon skin, apple skin, peach, lactic funk, vino and light pumpkin. Salivating and puckery tartness but never overwhelming. Amazing stuff from HF.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Bouteille 09/2013. Merci Patrick. Bière orangée avec une mousse blanche. Un nez sauvage de vin blanc. Une bouche rafraichissante par cette merveilleuse et première belle journée de 2014. À boire à grande lampée. Pas de citrouille mais combien d’autres choses tout aussi intéressantes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3177) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Embouteillée en septembre 2013, cette bière sauvage a un caractère floral bien développé avec un profil d’arômes à la gueuze et des parfums épicés frappants. C’est à s’y perdre pendant de longues minutes. Au goût, ce liquide orangé crée les mêmes sensations avec une élégante touche boisée et une belle profondeur fruitée. En bouche, le liquide est léger, frais et chatouilleur. En finale, tout est bien sec avec une belle touche foxée et vinique. Encore une fois, on peut vanter ici le savoir-faire de ce grand brasseur. Si facile à boire, si facile à aimer.

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