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Hill Farmstead Prolegomena

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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

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   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1678) - 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 (2882) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Pours deep ruby reddish brown with a frothy and creamy goldenish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is malty, fruity and funky with dark bread, toasted cereal, oatmeal cookies, moist soil, leather, raisins, balsamic vinegar, moist hay, barnyard, cocoa powder and hints of citric and lactic acid. Taste is tiny sweet, slightly sour, malty and tiny fruity with sweet dark bread, toasted cereal, caramel, raisins, prunes, leather, hay, moist soil, moist wood, balsamic vinegar, cocoa powder, liquorice root, lemon juice, sour milk, barnyard, lemon zest and subtle hints of acetic acid. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny dry, slightly tart and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, slightly sour and malty with dark bread, caramel, cocoa powder, raisins, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, moist soil, hay, leather, lemon zest and hints of acetic acid. Nicely balanced! A hard one to master and this is a very elegant attempt that competes with some of the best beers of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle thanks to _angst_. Deep reddish amber beer with a rich beige/brownish head. Sourish vinous aroma, acetone, milk notes, fruity, malty, vinegar, acetic acid, caramel notes. Sourish flavor, caramel, dark chocolate, acetic acid, vinegar, caramel, sourish. Not a favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2014
38cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2013, thx alot to Vincent for bringing this over!, complex sour brew, woody/vinous and slightly fruity/malty/spicy, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1711) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at Hill Farmstead tap takeover, Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade October 10th. Pours caramel with a foamy off white head. Aromas of redcurrant, funk, cherries, oak and some vanilla. Taste is redcurrant, cherrey, funk, slight vanilla notes and honey along with some roasted notes from the barrel. Mouthfeel is lively and with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1551) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2322) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10593) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29987) - 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.

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