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Hill Farmstead Prolegomena

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Flander’s Style Red Ale: Aged in Wine and Port barrels. In friendship with Will Meyers from Cambridge Brewing Company. Brewed in April of 2011. 375ml


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10888) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. I need an empty bottle/label for this. If you have one, please let me know. Pours brown. Tan head. Nose/taste of caramel, oak, dark fruit and sourness. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4838) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Ruby pour with tan head. Some cherries and tart aromas. Cherry and some malty tones, tart and some sweet tones.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
In short: A tart, toasted and somewhat sweet dark ale. An original creation that is fun to drink.
How: Bottle 375ml a few times, this rating for a bottle approximately 6 monyhs of age.
The look: Cloudy redish-brown body topped by a small beige head with good retention.
In long: Nose has an unusual blend of nutty wood, toasty notes and tartness. In mount beer has a slightly grainy texture, a medium body and a very active carbonation. Taste is toasted, plain oak, vinous notes, crusty brownies, grape skin. The sourness and acidity levels are moderate for the style, comes through as a very tart beer more than a typical Sour Ale. There is a significant amount of sweetness (toasted brown sugar) for a Sour Ale but the tartness does a pretty good job at washing it off. I would have liked more fruity flavors to increase complexity and drinkability but this is an original creation that is enjoyable as such. Not quite the quality I’ve come to expect but for an offering that is outside of HF usual comfort I think this was very good. Upsetting that the road to hell is paved with good intentions but the road to Hill Farmstead is not paved at all, and also Hell is opened on Sundays but not Hill Farmstead, all that is very upsetting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1890) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Pours ruby brown low off white head Aromas of butterscotch, cherries, hints of bicarbonate, figs, dades Taste has sour grapes, belgo quad, caramel, brown sugar. This one is a bit messy and all over the place

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2809) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
Pours hazy brown with low tan head. Aroma of caramel, sugar, cherries, almond icing. Taste is cherry sour, sweetish middle, sour finish. Body is light to medium, smooth with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10783) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma. Herbs, sourness, berries, spice. Flavour. Spice, sourness, berries, barrels, some port. Medium to full bodied. Ends sour and spiced. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30468) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of lemons, spices, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, lemons, spices, and yeast, leading to a tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange-red colored with a medium sized beige head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of red wine, oak and vanilla. Fruity and light acidic flavor of red wine and oak. Tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11408) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
clear brown, small light yellow head. wild yeasty fruity aroma, lots of wild yeast, berries and wood. flavor is wild sour, blue berries, wood, nice, very nice sour dark berryish note. lots of wood

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
37.5 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden amber to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is wineous, fruity and roasted and dark malty. Smooth fruity and light wineous. Overripe fruity and wineous. Subtle.


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