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Hill Farmstead Phenomenology of Spirit (2013)

Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Saison
Greensboro, Vermont USA
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This bottling of our Dark Farmhouse Ale, Phenomenology of Spirit, was cooled overnight, exposed to winter air and 100% spontaneously fermented in oak barrels through the introduction of airborne yeast residing in and around our brewery. The beer has rested, quietly, in a diverse selection of oak barrels for nearly 18 months. Naturally carbonated and unfiltered, we feel that this is an authentic expression of our environment and of our brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle at Øl & Brød - Hill Farmstead Dinner. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Metallic aroma. Oxidation. Bitterness. Nice acid. Funky notes. Dried fruits earthy. Roasted. Tart. Dryness. Sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (1294) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 12, 2014
375ml bottle pours dark almost opaque brown with ruby light edges and a finger of offwhite head. Nose is big woody funk, woodshop, sawdust, gunpowder, soft tart grape and fruit cola. Taste is creamy, tart balanced acidity, earthy dark fruit, date, and tart grape/cherry, musty wet basement funk, woody, hints of roasty cocoa ash. Finish is tart fruity vinous wood and dark roast, funk, grape, wine. Wonderful dark wild.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11797) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of coffee, oak, cocoa and sour funky vinegar. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at Hill Farmstead Beer Maker’s Dinner at Øl & Brød October 11th. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aromas of chocolate, Juniper, roasted malts, roasted nuts, blackberries and funk. Taste is chocolate, Juniper, funk, roasted malts, blackberries and roasted nuts. Mouthfeel is quite dry and tart with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2961) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Pours deep dark brown with low light tan head. Aroma of light juniper, bread, chocolate, dark fruit, raisins. Taste is rich sour, cherries and red berries. Body is light and crisp with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Dense lgiht brown head. ARoma. Yeast, sweetness, some fruits, spice, oak. Flavour. Oak, yeast, light sourness, grape, berries, oak. medium to full bdoied. Ends sour and citric with berries. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (31471) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottled. A Black beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, pepper, spices, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, yeast, and straw, leading to a tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
cloudy brown, smooth offwhite head. aroma is mild berryish, mild woody mild berries.flavor is wild, blue berries, sour notes, very nice sour flavor. complex notes of berries and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Dark brown colored with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of oak and white wine. Fruity and light acidic flavor of red wine with notes of oak. Tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
37.5 cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, spiced, herbal and solid hoppy. Spurish, overripe fruity and wineous. Slight acetic. Mild citric. Lingering dark malty finish. Overripe fruity.

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