Hill Farmstead Brewery Reviews




DroolYeast
3.9
Hill Farmstead Sumner
Tap @ mikkeller Aarhus. Aroma of citrus and piney hops. Hazy yellow with lasting white head. Taste is moderate bitter and light sweet. Medium+ body, smooth oily feel, citrus bitter finish.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

chrisv10
3.8
Hill Farmstead E.
Bottle @ Warpigs. Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, brett, hop and lemon. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, little brett, medium sweet, yeast, lemon and a little bitter.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ungstrup
4.1
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of lemons, spices, straw, hops, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, spices, lemons, spices, and alcohol, leading to a bitter finish. Nice one.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ungstrup
3.4
Hill Farmstead Mary
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, and herbs. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, herbs, malt, and minerals, leading to a bitter finish.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

chrisv10
3.9
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2015-)
Tap @ Warpigs as "2016". Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, pine and tropical fruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, grapes, grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, little sweet, hops and medium bitter.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

chrisv10
4
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 16)
Bottle @ Warpigs. Unclear dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, sour fruit, wood, oak and a little vinegar. Flavour is malt, fruit, oak, wood, sour fruit, sour, vinegar, little dry and medium sweet.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

chrisv10
3.7
Hill Farmstead / Kissmeyer / Cambridge Nordic Saison
Tap @ Warpigs. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, spices, little baking yeast and a littl elemon. Flavour is malt, fruit, spices, yeast, lemon, medium dry, little sweet, little apple and a little bitter.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

PhillyCraft
4.3
Hill Farmstead Earl (Cocoa Nibs & Vanilla)
On nitro at the source, stoked to see this Earl variation on the draft list. Pours murky brown almost black with thick and creamy coffee colored head. Beautiful lacing and mouthfeel. Tons of roast, dark chocolate, cocoa nib, coffee, fruit, vanilla, and wood. Really rich and somewhat de Molen esque, but more drinkable and less sticky at the percent. Fire
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

michcam8
3.8
Hill Farmstead George
Not so much my style, but will give it a shot. Dark cola pour with a tan fluffy head. Aroma on nuts, roasted malts, toast, and earthy hops. Taste is caramel malts, roasted toffee, almond nuts, and doughy bread. Thin to medium body. Easy drinking. Good for the style!
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Nuffield
3.5
Hill Farmstead Table Dorothy
Dusty, earthy, almost Germanic beer, with a bright front and a twinge of the Brett. Pleasant appearance, not especially easy drinking (too hoppy for my tastes). (on tap at Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Nuffield
3.6
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4
I donít know, folks. I thought this was nice but not tremendous at the 4.0 level. I loved the hazy yellow appearance (with a moderate head), but as an Imperial IPA, I thought it was solid but fairly standard. The fruitiness of the citra is there; Iím not as experienced with Galaxy. Interesting anyway. (on tap at Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Jorn69
3.9
Hill Farmstead Sumner
Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016 Blue session 20160513. Hoppy and fruity, citrusy and peachy. The finish is dry, bitter and fruity.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Jorn69
3.9
Grassroots Brother Soignť
Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016 Blue session 20160513. Fruity and funky with citrusy and hoppy notes. The finish is dry and fruity with bretty notes.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

bursprak
4
Hill Farmstead E.
Sample @ CBCí16, Copenhagen. Red session. Light hazy golden pour with a frothy head. Notes of apple skin, stone fruits, funk, light lime juice.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

_angst_
3.7
Hill Farmstead Walden
Keg @ WarPigs. Pours hazy yellow with a frothy white head that leaves some sparse spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is grassy with crackers, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, pine needles, minerals and lemon zest. Taste is bitter and grassy. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, tiny astringent and light bodied. Finish is bitter with grapefruit, grass and chives. Bit too simple with an almost all grass hop profile but also soft, balanced and very refreshing. Wouldnít mind more complexity but considering the drinkability this is great.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

_angst_
3.6
Hill Farmstead Harlan
Keg @ WarPigs. Pours hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that leaves some sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny fruity and grassy with crackers, grapefruit juice, passion fruit, star fruit, freshly cut grass, pine needles, chives, minerals and lemon zest. Taste is bitter, grassy and very tiny fruity. Mouthfeel is dry, astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with hefty doses of grass and chives complemented by hints of tart tropical fruits. Bit too green and chives-forward.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

_angst_
3.8
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4
Keg @ WarPigs. Pours hazy tiny burnt yellow with a frothy white head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is grassy and tiny fruity with crackers, white bread, grapefruit juice, mango, freshly cut grass, pine needles, urinal cakes, minerals, lemon zest and hints of alcohol. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, fruity and grassy. Mouthfeel is round, tiny dry, slightly astringent, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with grapefruit, bright tropical fruits and bitter green grass hops. Off in the nose but taste is damn good.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

_angst_
3.7
Hill Farmstead Sumner
Keg @ WarPigs. Pours hazy vibrant deep yellow with a frothy white head that leaves some thick sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly fruity and grassy with crackers, grapefruit juice, mango, pineapple, star fruit, freshly cut grass, pine needles, minerals and lemon zest. Taste is bitter, slighty fruity and grassy. Mouthfeel is dry, slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with freshly cut grass, chives and hints of tropical fruits. Bit heavy on the grass but fresh and enjoyable.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

_angst_
4.1
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 17)
Keg @ WarPigs. Pours tiny hazy pale yellow with a small white head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and funky with crackers, lemon juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, hay, dry soil, minerals, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is sour, fruity and funky. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, tiny tannic astringent and light bodied. Finish is sour and fruity with mixed citrus fruits and light barnyard funk. Bright citric saison. Very refreshing and enjoyable.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

_angst_
4.2
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 15)
Keg @ WarPigs. Pours hazy yellow with a small creamy white head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and funky with crackers, lemon juice, mango, dried pineapple, hay, minerals, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is sour, fruity and funky. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, tiny tannic astringent and light bodied. Finish is sour and fruity with lemon juice, fleshy tropical fruits and light barnyard funk. Very nice mango character. Refreshing thirstquenching stuff.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

_angst_
4.4
Hill Farmstead Mary
Keg @ WarPigs. Pours tiny hazy deep yellow / pale golden with a frothy white head that leaves some sticky lacing and trace on the glass while slowly dissipating. Smell is tiny malty and heavy floral with crackers, freshly baked white bread, cereal, fresh corn, hay, honey, minerals and lemon peal. Taste is very tiny sweet, bitter and floral. Mouthfeel is crisp, slightly dry, slightly astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter with fresh bready malts, floral honey and hay. Refreshing, flavourful and perfectly balanced. Magical beautiful pils!
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

_angst_
4
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #6
Keg @ WarPigs. Pours viscous black with a small mocha head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, roasty and tiny earthy with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, prunes, minerals and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, tiny fruity and tiny earthy. Mouthfeel is round, oily, roasted astringent, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with heavy roast, caramel, toffe and hints of port wine. Heavy but balanced.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

_angst_
3.7
Hill Farmstead Beyond Good and Evil
Keg @ WarPigs. Pours viscous black with a small mocha head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, nutty and roasty with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, walnuts, maple syrup, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, moist soil, chocolate syrup and hints of alcohol. Taste is very sweet, bitter, malty and nutty. Mouthfeel is syrupy, round, viscous, tiny roasted astringent, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and syrupy with roasted malts, chocolate, walnuts and maple syrup. Tasty but a bit too cloying sweet to enjoy more than a few sips.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

_angst_
3.5
Hill Farmstead Shirley Mae
Keg @ WarPigs. Pours brownish black with a frothy mocha head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and roasty with roasted malts, burnt cereal, caramel, dark roast coffee, sweet liquorice candy and minerals. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, malty and roasty. Mouthfeel is soft, tiny dry, slightly roasted astringent and light bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with heavy roast malts, coffee and ashy soil. Solid and sessionable but not my favourite.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Meilby
3.8
Hill Farmstead Everett
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day - Warpigs Brewpub, KÝbenhavn
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and hint of licorice. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, coffee and licorice finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Meilby
4
Hill Farmstead Table Dorothy
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day - Warpigs Brewpub, KÝbenhavn
Pours hazy pale yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, yeast, funk, pine needles and grapefruit. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with a long dry, piney, yeasty, funky, grapefruit and citrus finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Meilby
3.9
Hill Farmstead Edith (2013-)
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day - Warpigs Brewpub, KÝbenhavn
Pours dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, funk, tartness, berries, vinous, hint of soya and vinegar. Taste is medium sweet, light sour and light bitter with a long funky, fruity, caramel and berry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Meilby
3.7
Hill Farmstead Walden
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day - Warpigs Brewpub, KÝbenhavn
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, pine needles and hint of tropical fruits. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long citrus, tropical and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Meilby
3.4
Hill Farmstead Mary
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day - Warpigs Brewpub, KÝbenhavn
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, floral and grass. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long grassy and floral finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Meilby
3.9
Hill Farmstead Sumner
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day - Warpigs Brewpub, KÝbenhavn
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, lemon, grass and pine needles. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long citrus, grape, grassy and piney finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Meilby
4
Hill Farmstead Twilight of the Idols
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day - Warpigs Brewpub, KÝbenhavn
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate, coffee and vanilla finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Meilby
3.9
Hill Farmstead Biere de Norma
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day - Warpigs Brewpub, KÝbenhavn
Pours clear deep golden/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, funk, caramel, fruity and some tartness. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium sour with a long slightly dry, tart, funky, caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

chrisv10
3.9
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 11)
Bottle @ Warpigs. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, lemon, brett, wine, hops and spices. Flavour is malt, fruit, brett, lemon, dry, medium bitter, little apple, little harsh, grapes, grapefruit and pine.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

tristanlaugher
4.2
Hill Farmstead Edward
Looks pretty amazing, especially in a darker bar. Nice hoppy nose. First Hill Farmstead beer and I was pretty happy with it.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

vtafro
3.8
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Cigar City - 2015)
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Roasted, light oak, wine, sour aromas. Oaky, vinegar, touch of cherry, sour tart Flavors.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

jtclockwork
3.9
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Cigar City - 2015)
Bottle - pours brown white head- nose and taste of caramel, sour dark fruits, red wine and oak - medium body
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

JBPortland
4
Hill Farmstead George
500ml bottle pour dark almost opaque brown black with finger of head and some faint light edges. Great brown ale, my favorite brown ale, drinks like a lot of other brewery "stouts". Also close in profile to a porter, very nice nutty chocolate and light roast, grain, and crust, toast, coffee and walnuts, balanced bitterness, earthy, refined and delightful.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

JBPortland
4.3
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #6
750ml growler pours cloudy orange with finger of head. Lots of dank orange juice and grapefruit bitterness, big grassy notes with some herbal and tropical bits and light melon. Balanced, soft mouthfeel, citrus zest, grapefruit, dank, delicious.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Vignale
4.4
Grassroots Brother Soignť
Fat CBC-16. En riktig bra saison sauvage med mycket funk, frisk och syrlig med citrus, vete, jšst, lite blommig. Som jag Ųnskar att varje saison skall smaka. Riktigt gott.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

thepatrickman
4
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Cigar City - 2015)
Bottle at home. This is an interesting hybrid beer: itís got the color and some of the tastes of Cigar Cityís brown ales, mixed with the Brett and funk aromas of Hill Farmsteadís barrel aged stuff. Itís really complex, wild and a bit sour, but the interplay between the brown malts and the wine barrels really works. Pretty unique & very tasty.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

RasmusOtt
4
Hill Farmstead Walden
Tap @ Mikkeller Aarhus. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of mango, pineapple, peach, fresh crispy hops and stone fruits in general. The taste is fresh, juicy and crisp with notes of citrus, sweet stone fruits and slight pine. Overall a dank, juicy and easy drinkable session IPA.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

MiP
3.8
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Ňrhus. Good piney hop aroma. Muddy orange color. Small white head. The flavour is caramelly, quite bitter, piney with a mild yeast not in the finish. Also just sweet enough to balance some of the bitterness.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

50belair
3.7
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - December 4, 2015
Bottle. Milky pale yellow pour with a white head. Grassy highlights. Average body and mouthfeel.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

50belair
4.4
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #6
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a fleeting light brown head. Caramel and roasted malt bouquet. Wow, rich and compelling with wonderful caramel and chocolate notes that are kept in check by the roasted malts. Itís so well balanced with that earthy roasted notes. Great body and mouthfeel.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

50belair
3.8
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Cigar City - 2015)
Bottle. Light brown pour with a white head. Mild sour bouquet. Sour with all kinds of vinegar and vinous highlights. Muted caramel, vanilla, and oak lowlights. I donít think this was the intention but itís more like sour brune to me. Average body and mouthfeel.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

50belair
3.9
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Thiriez - 2015)
Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Mild lemon bouquet. Very mellow with mild lemon overtones. Muted grassy hops notes. Not overly complex but solid. Good body and mouthfeel.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

chrisv10
3.6
Hill Farmstead Edith (2013-)
Tap @ Warpugs. Very dark brown with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, dusty, yeast, oak and sour fruit. Flavour is roasted malt, yeast, chocolate, dusty, sour fruit, oak, vinegar, dry, wood and sour.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ernesto987
4.1
Hill Farmstead Gin Clara
Bottle shared by Jared, tons of gin flavors in a light and crisp grisette. Flavor is all gin (juniper, berries, herbs, anise) with a light wheat background.
Monday, May 23, 2016

commonmac
4.3
Hill Farmstead Everett
Tap at The Farmhouse in Burlington with the ECBT crew. Deep black in color with a very attractive tan head. Aroma is big on coffee, chocolate malts, and a toasted nuttiness. Taste has a little smoky quality but predominantly chocolate, espresso, vanilla, and roasted notes. Smooth, silky mouthfeel with plenty of depth. Really enjoyable finish with lingering coffee aftertaste. One of the better porters I?ve had and not just because of the brewery name. Delicious.
Monday, May 23, 2016

commonmac
4.4
Hill Farmstead Conduct of Life
Tap at The Farmhouse with commomshawn, rosskyle, samadouche. Snifter glass. Beautiful golden orange with a heavy hazy, unfiltered approach to appearance. Nose includes plenty of citrus goodness and minor pine notes. Refreshing taste with extremely solid balance. A slightly sticky, resin mouthfeel that finishes in a very professional manner. Citrus comes out in a strong way. Bitterness but not overly so. Little bit of tropical fruit. Really enjoy this beer. Recommended.
Monday, May 23, 2016