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Hill Farmstead Prolegomena

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RATINGS: 71   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

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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (549) - 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 (3135) - 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 (12367) - 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 (2328) - 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 (6619) - 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 (1607) - Pouring Bus, 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 (2039) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3850) - 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 (15334) - 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.

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