Hill Farmstead / Jackie O's / Virtue Elaborative #2

 
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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Elaborative Two was brewed September 2012 with our friends Brad Clark and Ryan Burke. We crafted this farmstead ale with pumpkins grown by Ben’s Pumpkins. The beer was aged in a variety of wine barrels — as well as a barrel from Virtue Cider in Michigan — with wild yeast and bacteria. After a year, the unique threads were blended together and conditioned in the bottle.

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3.9
thepatrickman (1467) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle at my USA Going Away Party. Imagine my surprise when someone brought out this, years after it was released. It’s an interesting bottle of beer -- it starts off smelling like it’s going to be sharp and sour, but the flavor is briefly barnyard before becoming earthy and mellow. This held up well.

4.4
skrip (228) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
*11/24/2013 750ml bottle poured into a Jester King Zwanze Day tulip. A~ glowing, cloudy neon yellow with a nice head and a good amount of lacing. S~ reminds me of some of the greatest HF saisons. pineapple/citrus of Mimosa and Juicy, white/black pepper of Arthur, Wheat like presence of Clara and Florence, sweetness of Anna and Vera Mae and amazing oak characteristics of Flora and Norma (yeah... yeah... i know haha) lots of citrus up front followed by tons of bready white pepper all trapped in a chardonnay barrel, conditioned on apples. T~ yup! pretty much follows the nose, way more oak and wine presence here. starts out with peppery saison yeast followed by apples, citrus, and a roasted pumpkin/gourd thing going on. definitely not your traditional "pumpkin" brew. oaky wine barrel funkness on the finish that sticks with you! M~ perfect feel and carbonation for a saison (wild?) really smooth and surprisingly perfect on this cold night. O~ the oak/wine tartness definitely takes away from the pumpkin which seems to be this brews only downfall but like i said this definitely isn’t your traditional pumpkin beer. even in the Timmermans Pumpkin Lambic there are a ton of spices added which totally isn’t the case here. its there but i would like a little more. other than that, this is fantastic. theres so much going on but you can easily pick out whats what, something Shaun seems to be too good at. finally a "new" 750 from HF which i’m guessing means they have quite a bit. heres to hoping it sticks around for a little while! cheers!

4.4
Garrold (5519) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle, by way of trade with Leighton. Big thanks! Clear gold, with the option of big murk, given the sediment in the bottom. Thin, super dense, lacing, lasting head. Looks the business. Nose has old, wet wood. Fruity brett. Lemon and orange peel. Hint of the saline and savoury. Background of the cider barrel. Taste is fairly sweet and sticky, turning straight away dry and slightly acidic. Hint of sourness. Mouthfeel is beautifully soft and smooth. Super easy drinking. Light sourness on the finish, tempered by the fruity, yeasty, woody sweetness. Lovely.

3.6
Pinball (12264) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
cloudy yellow orange, small white head. aroma is spicy, pumpkin, malts, flavor is tart, malts, very smooth palate, note of exotic juices, for once a very tasty and drinkable pumpkin ale.

4
brnandersen (4072) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
Sample from 75 cl bottle. Hazy, golden color with a thin, white head. Yeasty aroma with citrus, red wine barrels, tart fruits, bitter fruits.Thank God, no too much pumpkin notes in this one. Excellent beers for this season.

3.7
Borup (15166) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
75 cl. bottle. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, spice oak and pumpkin.

3.8
Ungstrup (38246) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
Bottled - Thanks Shaun and Ryan for this. A hazy amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of brett, pumpkin, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with an acidic edge, and notes of brett, malt, fruits, pumpkin, and straw, leading to a tart finish.

4.1
Desverger (12610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
[email protected]’s - Golden Orange pour with white head. Aroma and taste is a medley of fruits, some citrus and farmyard fruity hits, some floral and herbalic notes, pumpkin, orchard fruit, amazing aroma just gets better and better, supreme mouthfeel, glorious brew.

4
joergen (29007) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber colored with a medium sized white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of peaches with notes of barnyard. Fruity and light acidic flavor of peaches with notes of barnyard. Tart finish.

4.1
yespr (47113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is wineous and slight fruity. Wooden and fruity, citrusy and slight peachy. Crisp hoppy into the finish. Lingering fruity finish.


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