Hill Farmstead Brewery Reviews




Sarlacc83
3.8
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Anchorage - 2015) 750ml Mandarina Bavaria
Bottle thanks to Douglas. A: Cloudy straw, thin, firm white head. N: Lemon, grapefruit rind, melon, pear, green apple, cracker, a bit of oak and funkiness. T: Quite tart. Lightly sweet. M: Light body, no alcohol,, crisp carbonation. O: Tasty - though it does have the same yeast profile as most HFs.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

neongolden
4
Hill Farmstead Arthur
(On tap @ Warpigs HF Day, Copenhagen, May 12 2016) Pours hazy orange-gold with basically no head. Aroma of peach, punchy grapefruit, herbal, grassy hops, peppery phenolics, strawberry seeds, semi-sweet pale malts, yeast, moderately high funk. Flavour is sweet-tart at first with grapefruit, tart orange, fruity, peachy ester profile, peppery herbal notes, light wet hay funk, dry finish with moderate herbal hop bitterness, slightly bready quality, lightly mineral. Medium mouthfeel, almost creamy, low but filling carbonation. A very nice, well-balanced saison.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

neongolden
3.9
Hill Farmstead Florence
(On tap @ Warpigs HF Day, Copenhagen, May 12 2016) Pours hazy medium gold with a white head. Aroma of lemon zest, orange flesh, floral and a touch grassy hop profile, light grainy wheat and bread notes, a touch of Brett. Flavour is semi-dry and fairly crisp, green apple, slightly tart citrus, floral, dry grass, light to moderate wheat graininess, peppery notes in the dry, subtly tart back end. A touch mineral. Medium bodied, soft carb, refreshing. Very nice saison, probably not flattered by its excellent HF company but refreshing and highly drinkable.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

JStax
4.3
Hill Farmstead / Kissmeyer / Cambridge Nordic Saison
750 ml bottle shared by phaleslu. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma has funky notes of straw, stonefruit, juicy fruit. There is a nice, subtle acidity throughout. Refreshing. Medium body and medium carbonation.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

neepsntatties
4.1
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Anchorage - 2015) 750ml Mandarina Bavaria
Bottle shared at a tasting at "hannont"’s house. Colour...hazy gold with a thin white head. Nose...zesty orange with zippy yeast, and light funk. Palate...dry, big, bold and zingy with snippy orange, red currants, and young walnuts. The mid palate is fresh and vibrant and the finish is long and sappy.
Friday, August 26, 2016

vyvvy
4
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Anchorage - 2015) 750ml Mandarina Bavaria
It pours hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma has powder, herbs, funk and rich malt. It has a medium body with some sharpness. The aroma has the aroma notes with lemon, funk, sourness and funkiness. Great. Thanks to douglas88 for sharing.
Friday, August 26, 2016

mansquito
4
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2015-)
The Well, Brooklyn tap: pours light hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is delicate saison, light spice, delicate fruitiness, and the like. Taste is dry and lightly bitter. Very delicate and a joy on your mouth. Mild and pleasant aftertaste.
Friday, August 26, 2016

sjogro
4.1
Hill Farmstead Arthur
Sampled at THT August. Bottle. Murky golden, thin white head. Sweet malts, grassy, elderflower, floweriness, grapefruit, milky. Light sweet, mild sour and mild salty minerallikeness. Medium body, soft carbonation, milky and minerallike texture.
Friday, August 26, 2016

ThirstyBird
4
Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison
Thanks to Jason for the bottle! Pours a cloudy orange/brown with a light head. The smell is fruity, earthy, woody and funky. The taste is fruity, hint of balsamic, wood, funk, with a dry fruity end. Light/medium in body with an elegant, fine carbonation. Great as most HF beers are!
Friday, August 26, 2016

Maakun
4.2
Hill Farmstead Arthur
Bottle at THT. Bit hazy bright golden with white head. Lemon, quite some spicy yeast, some flowers, lime, light fresh baked bread, soft sour berries. Under medium sweet sour and bitter. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Nice!
Friday, August 26, 2016

bigda83
4
Hill Farmstead Table Dorothy
Sept. 2015 original batch bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a thick fluffy white head. Aromas of citrus, spicy, hay, grass, funk, tart. Flavor was citrus with lemon standing out and quite a spice bite. Hay, grassy, funky, tart. Light body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, spicy finish.
Friday, August 26, 2016

bigda83
4.5
Grassroots Brother Soigné
May 2015 bottle. Held up really well. Poured a hazy yellow with a big fluffy white head. Aromas of citrus, hay, funk, spice, tart. Flavor follows the nose with lemon, lime, orange, hay, slight spice, tart, and funk. Light body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, tart finish.
Friday, August 26, 2016

koleminer20
4.4
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4
Rating #2400! Thanks to Corbet for this beauty. The pour is a turbid light yellow orange with a thick cap of white head that falls down to a film, leaving good lace. The aroma is awesome. The citrus are fantastic. Huge and juicy with a nice Galaxy hop presence. This is a thing of beauty. Fuck. The flavor is also juicy as fuck. It’s like a freshed squeezed bitter juice. Jeebus. The bitter dry hop is awesome. I’m trying to figure out if this is bitter juice or juicy bitter. The balance is spectacular. I can’t believe I haven’t had this yet. The mouth feel is a little heavy and creamy with a brighter carbonation and a lingering bitter juice for days. This is probably my favorite S&S from Hill Farmstead. Jesus.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

djd07
3.8
Hill Farmstead Riwaka Single Hop Pale Ale
Growler thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is floral and orange peel. Medium body, juicy hop, citrus, wheat, light bitterness, very good.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

50belair
3.6
Hill Farmstead Riwaka Single Hop Pale Ale
Growler. Yellow pour with a white head. Almost grapefruit like hop bouquet. Interesting but definitely not my favorite flavor profile. It’s a it hard to pin down but bisquit and grapefruit rind would be close. Bitter, but not overly so. Average body and mouthfeel.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

koleminer20
3.8
Hill Farmstead / Kissmeyer / Cambridge Nordic Saison
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting at Andrew’s house on August 18. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a nice hazy gold with a thick whire head that falls down to a film, leaving some good lace. The aroma is surprisingly decent. There is a nice spice up front and a strong maltiness. The citrus zest is lightly bitter, but blends well. There is a light funkiness on the back end that seems a touch misplaced, but it doesn’t deter overall. The flavor is a little better. There is a funky citrus, a light bready and spicy malt, a good yeastiness to it and a hint of vinousness on the finish. This is definitely tasty. The mouth feel is a little heavier than I would like it to be and the carbonation is just a little too soft. The aftertaste is bready and malty with a hint of spice and a light yeastiness. It’s good.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

LouisP
3.8
Hill Farmstead Fear and Trembling
La bouteille verse une bière de couleur noire, avec une bonne effervescence et carbonatation. Odeur de café forte avec un petit nez sucré. On remarque également une grosse odeur de fumee ensuite. En bouche, le fumé part pour laissé place à un porter baltique plus traditionnel, et c’est tres bien. Les saveurs normale dun porter son présentes avec du malt fumé, chocolat, un peu sucré. Bonne mais pas extraordinaire non plus.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
3.9
Hill Farmstead Edward
On tap at Hill farmstead brewing. Pours out a golden topped with a small head. Nose is citrus pine some tropical hops notes and a light malty sweetness. Taste is more of the hop mix citrus pine some grass and a nice malt balance.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
3.7
Hill Farmstead Mary
On tap at Hill farmstead brewing. Pours out a straw color topped with a white head. Nose is light grassy notes some spice and a little malty sweetness. Taste is more of the light grassy and malt.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

puboflyons
4
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5
From the growler filled on August 20, 2016. The pour is a milky looking pale yellow-orange under a white moderate head. Spice, herbs, and grapefruit round out the aromas along with a white bread malt base. Medium to full body. This has the tartness of grapefruit but the flavor tends to bring out the herbal characters more with the same malt sweetness underneath. Bitter finish. No booze.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

tom10101
3.9
Hill Farmstead / Jackie O’s / Crooked Stave / Side Project Elaborative #4
On tap at FoFA and from bottle at home. Hazy pale yellow color with a medium white head, good retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is unsurprisingly lemon and citrus forward with a nice zesty presence and sourdough notes. Taste is tart and lemony with lemon zest, herbal notes, very mild spiciness and sourdough. Very light body. Bright carbonation. Rather dry mouthfeel. It looks like Hill Farmstead doesn’t only make great beers, they also brew some pretty decent lemonade.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

tom10101
4.2
Hill Farmstead / Jackie O’s Elaborative #5
Bottle pour at FoFA. Slightly hazy bright golden with a small white head leaving little lacing. Aroma is delightful with loads of oak balanced by rooibos spiciness, floral notes, winey notes, some earthy funk and lemony notes. Taste is also oaky and citrusy with medium tartness - never too much - strong floral presence, earthy spices and light grapefruits bitterness. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Oaky and vinous mouthfeel. Grapefruits finish. It’s quite oaky and not so light so drinkability isn’t super high but it’s a nice and quite complex wood and floral forward sour. Very good!
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sammy
3.8
Hill Farmstead / Tired Hands Karma Emulsion
ĺace sheet. great mouthfeel - hops are light on the tongue. orange aftertaste.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sammy
3.6
Hill Farmstead Riwaka Single Hop Pale Ale
on tap at armsby abbey. interesting hop flavour with rice like and ginger taste. above average carbonation works.lacey.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

beertholomeus
4.4
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2015-)
Pours a golden yellow color with a white head. Brett, funk, yeast, floral, fruit and biscuit aroma. Brett, funk, peach, pear, apple, orange, floral and biscuit flavors. Medium body and lively carbonation. Fruit, Brett and funk finish. On draft at Mikkeller Bar Copenhagen.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

DuffMan
4.1
Hill Farmstead Everett
Bottle, shared at RBAG by me. Very dark brown, light brown head.nmilk chocolate, brown bread, lightly nutty, dry finish. Balanced and rich.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Iznogud
4.2
Hill Farmstead Everett
On tap at Warpigs, Copenhagen. Hill Farmstead tap takeover. Pours black with light brownish head. Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, some coffee notes, hops with some citrus. Sweet with bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. Quite smooth and easy drinkable.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Iznogud
4.3
Grassroots Brother Soigné
On tap at Warpigs, Copenhagen, Hill Farmstead tap takeover. Pours hazy yellow orange with white head. Fruity, citrus, grapefruit, barnyard, yeasty, funky. Light sweetness with pleasant refreshing sourness. Medium bodied. Very drinkable and very nice.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Iznogud
4.2
Hill Farmstead Genealogy (2015 - )
On tap at Warpigs, Copenhagen, Hill Farmstead tap takeover. Pours black with small beige head. Roasted, malty, caramel, chewy chocolate, licorice, dried fruit. Quite sweet. Medium to full bodied, oily. Very nice.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Iznogud
4.4
Hill Farmstead Twilight of the Idols
On tap at Warpigs, Copenhagen. HF tap takeover. Pours dark brown with moderate tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, just the right amount of sweetness, dry and bitter finish. Oily, full bodied. Fantastic. Somehow I preferred this to Everett.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SHIG
3.8
Hill Farmstead Clara
Bottle at Culmination Fest 16: Poured a cloudy golden with a white fluffy head. Aroma was fruity, yeast, straw, and barn yard. Taste is a bit sour with fruit and esters, some wheat bitterness.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

JorisPPattyn
3.8
Hill Farmstead Flora
Due to artificial lighting, arbitrary rating for Appearance Peaches, lactic acid, lemon, unripe stonefruit. Sour-fruity, peaches, lactic acid, wheat, Bretts in the good way. Quite carbonated, lipsmacking acidity, but mals . Finally an American sour that remains easily drinkable. Txs to M & L V!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

JorisPPattyn
3.7
Hill Farmstead Damon - Port Barrel Aged
Huge rusty-beige head over black beer. Fruity and vegetable (if delicate) on typical, even lightly vinous acidic stout hints. Sweet-liquorice. In the finish definitely portwine. Banana, chocolate. Very well-bodied, alcoholwarming. Quite nice, even if I had preferred less liquorice in the flavour. Thanks to M & L V!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

JorisPPattyn
3.7
Hill Farmstead Earl
Due to artificial lighting, arbitrary rating for Appearance. Slightly aged sample Pouring viscously. Toffee, coffee beans from the chocolate shop, and some real coffee. Sweet chocolate, mocha, coffee. Finish yields more bitter coffee, café glacé. Well-bodied, slickness with the velvet from oatmeal. Quite good stout with a lot of coffee. Thanks to M & L V!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

closey22
4
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4
Cloudy yellow gold with lasting thin foamy white head ; aroma is mild hop and grain balance; flava is citrusy hoppy notes of licorice grain and spice; feels medium to light crisp nice foamy fizz; finishes dry bitter
Monday, August 22, 2016

bobinlondon
4.1
Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison
Bottle shared at Red Squirrel Berkhampstead. Big thanks to Rian. Hazy orange with a white film. Amazing funky aroma and flavour. Smooth carbonation, gentle sourness with sweet malts and dry hoppy finish. Excellent!
Monday, August 22, 2016

Lukaduke
4.5
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (Wine Barrel Aged)
Yummy !!! Thanks N8daGr8 for snagging this on a birthday run to VT and sharing it with my lazy cellar dwelling selections. Pours a hazy golden yellow with two finger of white foam. Nose is a mix of tropical hop notes, pineapple, mango, clementine all wrapped in a soft floral field grain base with some juicy vinous notes riding below. Juicy, funky chuggable. Everything I like about beer in one glass of harmony !
Monday, August 22, 2016

Lukaduke
4
Hill Farmstead Farmer Wave
Bottle shared thanks to Sleepydave at the dungeonmill ! Pours a crisp yellow golden color with a cap of foam. Lots of nice citrus lime qualities mingle with rustic fieldgrain notes that make HFS saisons sing and this one is no different. The addition of citrus to the mix just elevates the flavors and provides a crushable focused flavor of straw, lime, floral nuances and a lingering bitter pith. Raise a finger and take a swig because this one wont last long in your glass !
Monday, August 22, 2016

JulienHuxley
4.4
Hill Farmstead Vera Mae (Wine Barrel / 2016)
On tap at fofa and bottled. Lightly hazy pale gold pour with thick white head. Aroma is super winey, really great floral aroma, actually picking up dandelion, which is pretty cool, nice white wine. Taste is very lightly tart, light, delicate floral notes, honey like grainy flavors. Palate is med-light bodied with smooth carbonation, dry yet nice creaminess. Great, great saison.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sammy
3.6
Hill Farmstead Susan
great ipa. on tap at madison pour house. some lace. good balance. a sipper.smooth mouthfeel.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

ClarkVV
4.1
Hill Farmstead / Jackie O’s Elaborative #5
375mL bottle shared with Blisscent at the brewery on 8/11/16.
Pours an amber-golden body, minimal haze, with plentiful, fine bubbles rising to create an initially full, off-white head that rapidly recedes to cover.
Light wood (neutral oak, no toast character) mixes with soft acetic and lactic acids to provide plentiful fruitiness, yogurt and moderate funk. Low on sulfur, though there’s a bit of barnyard to it, but it’s more given to musty wool/horse blanket. Great juxtaposition between that and the bright fruitiness from the yeast and amarillo dry hop with white pepper, light earth and a bit of honey-caramel malt sweetness to balance. No alcohol or flaw.
Woody, dry through the middle but with some lingering malt sweetness balancing the strong lactic acidity nicely. Low to moderate acetic character; the beer not coming off aggressive or intensely sour at all. Was just casually sipping it, not really thinking about it, as it was the first beer we got upon their opening. Was focused on what else was on tap/in bottle/to go, and what our plan-of-attack was for other things to order. After my attention returned to the beer at hand, I realized, Hey, this is pretty f-in good! Super easygoing, balanced and flavorful without the intense sourness one might expect. Lots of fruitiness, enjoyable lactic character and balancing oak tannin to add body. Gentle, engaging carbonation and perhaps a touch of vanilla-strawberry character from the rooibos (though you wouldn’t know it was there unless you looked for it).

Sunday, August 21, 2016

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.8
Hill Farmstead Farmer Wave
Wave end of the keg at FoFa. Light gold with a big thick head and a wheat/pickle aroma, round carbonation and light bodied. Acidic and sour berry flavor , a nice beer but maybe too acidic but then again I may have suffered from palate fatigue. My main takeaway was another win from Hill Farmstead. 
Sunday, August 21, 2016

puboflyons
4
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4
From the growler obtained at the brewery. Murky looking orange pale-yellow pour. Moderate white head. Fruity esters of cantaloupe. Other esters of citrus juice and a dim toasted malt presence. No booze for 8.3%. Medium to heavy body with a definite acidity. The taste is fruit and citrus forward with a potent bitter bite at the finish. Not a dry one but a juicy finish.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

jjgmd
4
Hill Farmstead Harlan
With Josh, Pablo, Marissa, Zach and Audrie at The Pony Bar, NYC, pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a white head. Nose is deep tropical fruit . Taste is bittersweet tropical fruit , pine and resin. Finishes on the same bittersweet notes ! Quaff Score 8 / 10
Sunday, August 21, 2016

omhper
4.1
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2015-)
Keg at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Cloudy golden, mid sized head. Citrusy nose with some elderflowers and marzipan. Dry and crisp with slender body. Some grain, elderflowers and buckwheat complimented by citrus and papaya. Balanced bitter finish. Elegant and harmonious.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

b3shine
3.7
Hill Farmstead E.
750 ml bottle to snifter. Looks good; a cloudy orange with white head. Smells and tastes hoppy, funky, and oaky with a pleasantly tart medium-bodied mouthfeel. Tasty.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

mcberko
3.9
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 17)
750mL bottle, pours an opaque golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of wild yeast, with light oak and some vinous notes. Flavour is big on oily citrus peel, followed by wild yeast, and light oak. Citrusy and overall just very mellow. Balanced and not pronounced on any particularly note. Excellent.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

mcberko
4
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 16)
750mL bottle, sent from yourilevesque (thanks a lot, Youri!), pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is very complex, with lots of leather, red wine barrels, oak and wild yeast. Flavour is more subdued, with lots of leather upfront, oak barrels, light red wine, and wild yeast. Lovely balance, with predominantly the leather and oak showing. Excellent.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

skiatd1
3.8
Hill Farmstead Table Dorothy
Aroma- saison Appearance- cloudy pale Taste- slightly sour farmhouse. Slight soapy taste and mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, August 20, 2016

puboflyons
3.7
Hill Farmstead Sumner
On tap at the brewery on a warm August summer day. Your basic yellow pour with a modest head and better clarity than some of their unfiltered beers. Toasted bread with grassy and floral hops on the nose. A touch of herbal character. Light and refreshing body. Good hop bitterness mingling with the otherwise clean and crisp character.
Saturday, August 20, 2016