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Hill Farmstead Prolegomena

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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

berniecarbo's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bought this at Hill Farmstead, aged 2 years. Not a huge fan of the style but wanted to try this. Poured a cloudy reddish/brown, small light brown head, meduim body. More malty than I’d expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle at Hill Farmstead’s tasting room (onsite only consumption); shared with Andrew. Pours a deep murky brown body with thin carbonated tan lacing. Nose is wet wood, dark fruit and soft funk. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with aggressive tart pushing throughout the palate; notes of fruit, sour oak, dark berries, wine and acid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2362) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle via and shared with oakbluff. Dark brown in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of red berries, oak, dry red wine and thyme. More of the red berry and oak thing going on in the mouth, but with some tasty pale malt notes making an appearance. Medium bodied with a refreshing tartness. Very well balanced and "fresh" tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2015
375 mL bottle. Murky reddish brown. Nice khaki head. Great surface retention. Smell has a hint of acetic acid. Dark malts. Some cherry. Taste is more sour. Much more cherry. Oaky. Kinda chalky. Sourness lingers. Very dry. Almost too dry. Moderate sourness. Well carbonated. Decent flanders. A little too dry for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle - Dark red wine pour with brown highlights and a filmy tan head. Nose is red wine, black cherry, and some balsamic vinegar sourness. Same taste, with a nice tartness. Slick and medium bodied. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2015
(375ml bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small cream head. Aroma of strawberry, herbs, florals, oak, and cherry. Flavor of strawberries, caramel, oak, vinous, lemon, oak, and herbs with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle..Pour is dark with a nice head..Nose is sweetness, cherries, wet oak, spice, dark fruits..Taste is musty, dark fruit, sweetness, cherries, wet oak, some chocolate?, port barrel...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Josh. Pours a cloudy copper with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is oak, cherry skin, spice. Thin mouth, tart cherry, oak, dark fruit, spice, vinous, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MacBoost (1773) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Poured by Shaun himself into a glass he handed me. Dark Amber pour, large tan head. Aromas of tart vinous fruit. Moderately tart, dark fruit, plenty of funk. Dry, tart and amazing. Beautiful. I am totally blown away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2626) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
375ml bottle. Very dark red color. Slight beige head with a residual film. Aroma is very malty, in the Flanders red way. Taste is slightly tart. Lots of wine- red and white, lemon zest. Slight sourness. Quite dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle: Dark red pour, some mix of mahogany & ruby. Cloudy, topped with a foamy & frothy khaki colored head. Aroma combines a nice juicy cherry presence with funk in the form of a damp, musty old cellar. Lots of bacteria & critters present. Huge tannin presence, tons of wood, red grape, & a slight touch of sour lacto on the nose. First sip gives way to the HUGE vinous aspect of this beer, even larger than in the aroma. Loaded with red wine booze, grape musk, sharp wood, & moderate acidity. Touch of lactic lemon lingering in the periphery with a bit of musty & old woody funk closing things out. Ends with a slight Pinot Noir sharpness without drying out too much. Woody, full of critters. A really nice beer. The alcohol comes through in the form of wine-like flavor & heat, but it’s an extremely solid sipping sour ale.

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