Hill Farmstead Brewery Reviews




fiery_1
4.2
Hill Farmstead Damon
500ml bottle @ Jamie’s. Pours a opaque black with a tiny tan head. Nose is very tasty, raisins, and chocolate. Flavour is molasses, raisins, hints of chocolate and quite sweet.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sudz4Dayz
3.9
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - July 4, 2015
375ml bottle purchased for on site consumption. Pours golden yelllow, slight haze with a huge frothy white head leaving substantial lacing. Micro bubbles remain around the edge of the glass. Smells winey, green sour apple. Barrel oak aroma. Champagne essence. Very nice. Very, very smooth taste probably from the green tea used to make this beer. Less of a tart mouthfeel than most HF saisons/sours. Sweet apple backbone and white winey profile on the tongue. Sour bitter lemon and small citrus feel as well. Very tasty. Light and crisp mouthfeel. very satisfying. Good tart acidic finish and aftertaste.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

jtclockwork
4.1
Hill Farmstead Double Nelson
Growler - pours golden yellow with white head - nose/taste of pine, spring onion, citrus, grapefruit, lemon and cracker biscuits - medium body
Friday, April 21, 2017

Vestergaard
4.3
Hill Farmstead Flora
From bottle thanks to Bursprak at Dangerous Bottleshares - See You In August Aaron Edition! Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big, white head. Aroma has stone fruits, oak, sweet white wine, vanilla, esters, vanilla, grapes. Taste is pretty sour, dry, spicy, subtle fruity sweetness. Smooth body and a medim high carbonation. Very nice!
Friday, April 21, 2017

RasmusOtt
4.5
Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals - Bourbon
Dangerous bottle share goodbye Aaron edition. Pours black with a nice dark brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, coffee, sweet bourbon, caramel, fudge and vanilla. Just mellow and balanced aroma. Taste of mellow sweet chocolate, vanilla, sweet bourbon, dark sweet fruits, fudge, caramel and some coffee. Just a nice bourbon barrel forward coffee stout. Straight up awesome!
Friday, April 21, 2017

Vestergaard
4.4
Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals - Bourbon
From bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares - See You In August Aaron Edition! Pours a pitch black with a lovely, tan head. Aroma has intense bourbon, sweet malts, caramel, raisins, prunes, nice spicy coffee. Taste is intensely chocolaty, sweet, chocolate acidic, roasty but still with rather low bitterness. Very spicy and slight boozy. Balanced, full bodied and a with a rather low carbonation.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Klimaet
4.5
Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals - Bourbon
Bottle @ Aarons Last Visit. Pours pitch black with a small creamy mocha head. Aromas of sweet bourbon, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, fudgey, vanilla, light sweet milk chocolates. Taste is very smooth, sweet bourbon, vanilla, fudgey, peppery coffee, milk chocolate, subtle roasty finish.
Friday, April 21, 2017

RasmusOtt
4.4
Hill Farmstead Flora
Dangerous bottle share goodbye Aaron edition. Bottle thanks to Erik. Pours unclear yellow with a white head. Aroma of flowers, barnyard, pear, elderflower, bright vinous notes, peach, slight stone fruits and bread crust. Extremely petite and beautiful aroma - just like Erik. Taste of citrus, orange, slight stone fruits, white pears, floral notes, white wine, barnyard and slight bread. Really easy drinkable and balanced beer. Suns out guns out!
Friday, April 21, 2017

Klimaet
4.4
Hill Farmstead Flora
Bottle @ Aarons Last Visit. Pours hazy pale yellow with a medium white head. Aromas of peach, sweet vinous, oaky, estery, lemon zest, wheaty, sweet floral notes. Taste is sweet peachy, citrussy, lemony, floral, sweet vinous, grapey, oaky, light lactic tart.
Friday, April 21, 2017

rederic
4
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 19)
750ml bottle, mild sour, acidic, wheat sour mash malt nose, with some white wine tannin, sour green apple, rhubarb tart, subtle wet oak barrel accents, and a faint vanilla woody, musty white berry note in the aroma within a medium-bodied palate with a juicy lemony, sour fruity green apple, rhubarb, sour wild yeasty character, with some white wine tannin, woody oak barrel, musty white berry flavours, leading towards juicy acidic, citrusy, lemony, winey, yeasty sourness finish.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

vtafro
4.4
Hill Farmstead Double Nelson
Growler. Hazy orange pour with white head. How have I not rated this? Nelson, herbal, juicy, fruity hop aromas. Flavors are solid, hoppy, bitter and juicy.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chalumeaux
4.3
Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy
Poured from bottle 2015 vintage thanks Willrunforbeer blackish cola with nice lacing and a mocha head. Aromas of roasted chocolate coffee vanilla caramel and bourbon. Taste is rich creamy luscious mouthfeel caramel vanilla coffee and a nice alcohol finish. Well crafted.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

thepatrickman
4.1
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - January 28, 2016
Bottle split at a share. Straight away, I noticed that quintessential Hill Farmstead funk and white wine aroma. The flavor is a combination of tart and white wine, with a lot of character from the wine barrel. Another interesting experiment from Hill Farmstead, and this one really works.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

thepatrickman
4.2
Hill Farmstead Arthur Puncheon
Tried in a blind, side-by-side taste test with a bottle of base Arthur (that was about 9 months old). Arthur Puncheon was excellent, with a complex flavor profile of fruity and funky Brett, apples, biscuit malt, and light hop bitterness. To my surprise, though, it tasted extremely similar to regular Arthur -- only about half of the people could tell them apart, and the ones who could only noticed small differences. This is fantastic, just like Arthur.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

MrOrla
4
Hill Farmstead Double Nelson
Growler. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma of wet socks, foral perfume, tropical fruits, caramel, berries, fruity. Taste is heavy bitter, tropical fruits, orange, spicey flavor. Bitter and dry.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MrOrla
3.6
Hill Farmstead / Tired Hands Karma Emulsion
Growler. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of pineapple, citrus, slight note of resin, grapefruits. Taste is loafs of tropical fruits, quite grassy, citrusy, herbal peppery, rather weak palate and dosent seem very fresh.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

jonno
4.4
Hill Farmstead Harlan
Tap. Now this beer is lethal - Full bodied, big hops in buttering and aroma, dry and tight. This drinks with all the flavour of a 8 to 9% DIPA. Wonderfully balanced as most HF beers are.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MartinT
3.9
Hill Farmstead / Jackie O’s / Crooked Stave / Side Project Elaborative #4
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy and quenching, this light Saison focuses on its acidity and dryness to offer a summer-y experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim veil of foam clings to the misty yellowish white.
-Carbonation is soft and prickly.
-Flavor profile has the usual white grape and citrus fruitiness from HF Saisons.
-This is not far from a Berliner Weisse either with its delicate lactic tartness.

Bottle.

Monday, April 17, 2017

BlazerT
4
Hill Farmstead Clara
Po otwarciu butelki uderzenie Brettowe - zagroda, końska derka, całkiem miłe zaskoczenie. Po ogrzaniu wychodzi lakto - a powinno być chyba odwrotnie. Generalnie po ogrzaniu wiele traci, więc należy pic mega schłodzone. Piwo lekkie, pijalne, niezwykle gładkie. Za ciało daje 5 - jak na piwo z takim plato i w ogóle jest ponad wzorcowe. Generalnie lekkie, przyjemne, orzeźwiające w słonecznie i ciepłe dni.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Fred82
4.2
Hill Farmstead Arthur Puncheon
375ml bottle. Clear pale.amber small head. Nose great citrusy tartness. Nice funk. Nice brett. Taste smooth. Great citrusy tartness. Nice brett. Nice winey flavors. Wow world class.
Monday, April 17, 2017

MannyGoldberg
4.1
Hill Farmstead Abner
Keg at Hops Hill - Brooklyn. Pours a hazy mid golden orange with a thin frothy head. Judging by photo evidence this has gotten quite a bit hazier than the first time I had it three years ago. Aroma is orange, cut grass, various C hops. Sweet honey’ish flavor. More bitterness than is currently in vogue for a DIPA. Malt profile is very clean. Quite dry for the style. Booze is there but still perfectly integrated. Great stuff.
Monday, April 17, 2017

thepatrickman
4.3
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Tired Hands - 2016)
Bottle at a local share. This has all of the delicate complexities that make Hill’s saisons so exceptional: it’s light and effervescent, and it smells fantastic, with apples and white wine mixing with a barnyard funk. Moderately high sourness. Faint earthy spiciness at the end, presumably from the spicebush, but it doesn’t come close to overwhelming the other flavors. Another exceptional beer from HF.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Scopey
4.1
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #5
Bottle shared by Mr 20K - Leighton. Shared at his new gaff. It pours darkest brown with a tiny tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, charred, leather, dull smoke, wood, sweet vanilla, ash, meaty, umami, soy sauce, toasted coconut and bounty bar. The taste is slick, rich roasted malt, oily, cocoa, millionaire’s shortbread, toffee, fudge, molasses, vanilla, coconut, bounty bar and some alcohol warmth. Full body, fine carbonation and slick mouth - feel. Rich and decadent. Fun stuff.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Scopey
3.8
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 16)
Bottle at Leighton’s 20K tasting, big thanks to the main man himself. It pours deep - dark brown with a thick light tan head. The aroma is toasty, bitter - sweet, roasted malt, tangy dark fruits, red berry, lemon sherbet, granny smith apple and dull caramel. The taste is crisp, dry, tart, toasty, roasted malt, sour cherry, red grape, redcurrant, wood, vinous, mild acidity, Dr pepper and leather with a dry, bitter - sweet finish. Medium body and moderate + carbonation. Rather interesting and good depth of flavour. Good fruit character. Tasty stuff.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Johnsense
4.4
Hill Farmstead Sue
Rose gold pour, puffy white head, fairly sizeable, gobs of lacing. Aroma of musty tropical fruit, green grape, lemon zest, Brett, oak. Awesome flavour profile, citrus, cellar, Brett, white wine, oak, barnyard funk, hints of light pepper. Lighter to medium body.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

williamstome
3.9
Hill Farmstead Everett
Black pour, small brown head. Amazing aroma of coffee, roast, dark chocolate, and cocoa. Taste follows, very roasty.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Marheb
4.2
Hill Farmstead Clover
(Une bouteille provenant de la source): La chair et le noyau d’un fruit entre la pêche et l’ananas, une barrique vineuse, grasse et des éclats minéraux qui ajoute à une certaine clarté. Solide assemblage.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

marcotetta
4.5
Hill Farmstead Anna
Drinked at omnipollo?s hatt. At the nose mineral notes, some Amalfi lemons peels. In mouth is light bodied very refreshing, lemony juice flavours. A bit of sourness and saltiness very enjoyable.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Adamsville
4.2
Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy - Kochere
Apparence : Noire, léger col brun laissant un anneau, petites bulles, léger dépôt de levures.
Nez : Chocolat noir, malt grillé, léger alcool, aspect sucré et riche.
Goût : Chocolat noir, malt grillé, apport d’un fut quelconque (je n’aurais pas deviné brandy de pommes) avec un côté vanillé, balance entre les goûts sucré et amer tendant vers le premier, notes brûlée, alcoolisée, de bois épicé et d’alcool en finale.
Sensation : Corps moyen-plus, effervescence faible, chaleur en gorge, bonne longueur des arômes.
Bref : Excellente version de la Birth of Tragedy : aucun élément ne ressort outre-mesure, le tout étant très bien intégré. Bonne présence de chocolat noir qui nous suit tout au long de la gorgée, complémentée par un fut vanillé, un aspect sucré provenant fort probablement du miel, des notes brûlées, voire acides, faisant penser à ce qu’un café noir peut apporter. C’est tellement ‘’smooth’’, ça coule si bien malgré la richesse du breuvage et la présence alcoolisée (que j’ai bien appréciée!) Un peu comme pour la Trickery, le brandy de pommes est plus ou moins perceptible, mais utilisé de main de maître. J’avais adoré la version ‘’régulière’’ et je ne suis définitivement pas déçu par cette variante!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

DesertDevil
3.7
Hill Farmstead Aaron
2014 bottle (batch 1). Mellow yet delectable nose of toffee, light cherry, heavy vanilla, and oak, with a touch of brown sugar. Occluded reddish-brown pour. Slightly fruit forward sip with plums and dark cherry tones with sweet bourbon and burnt sugar. Very smooth but rather faded; I would’ve liked to try it in its prime.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Stoned99
4.2
Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy - Kochere
375ml bottle shared with brother, thanks for the share. Aroma: chocolate, some apple notes, alcohol. App: dark brown with burgundy tint, small frothy moka head leaving good lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, liquoreux, light to moderate carbonation, apples, acidity finish. Overall: pretty good. Great mouthfeel and great taste. Apples really show their color in the taste. Should’ve been drank as a digestive.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

jtclockwork
4
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 19)
Bottle - pours gold white head - ode and taste of lemon, funk, oak, spelt, white wine - medium body
Saturday, April 15, 2017

tapefuzz
3.8
Hill Farmstead Three Magic Letters
On tap at brewery. Pours cloudy yellow with a moderate, fluffy white head. Aroma is herbal, mineral, and somewhat like white wine. Taste is earthy, herbal, and citrusy - the usual HF grapefruit and mango but with a little grapefruit peel as well. Light bitterness. Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Creamy but clean mouthfeel.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

tapefuzz
4.1
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - July 4, 2015
375mL bottle at Hill Farstead. Pours a hazy pale gold with a medium white head. Aroma is yeast funk, apple, oak, light citrus, some tea, hay, and lightly floral hops. Taste is tea, apple, citrus, and a light grape musk. Dry finish. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

tapefuzz
3.7
Hill Farmstead Conduct of Life
On tap at brewery. Pours an extremely pale, hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, grapefruit, and floral hops. Taste is mango, grapefruit, pineapple, light herbs, and a touch of pine. Lightly bitter finish. Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Lightly creamy mouthfeel.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

jtclockwork
4.3
Hill Farmstead Arthur Puncheon
Bottle - pours gold white head - nose and taste of white wine, oak, funk, lemon - medium body
Saturday, April 15, 2017

djd07
4.3
Hill Farmstead Arthur Puncheon
Bottle thanks to Brandon. Pours a hazy yellow gold with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, oak, floral, citrus. Medium body, juicy, pineapple, oak, light funk, nice tartness, really enjoyed this.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

AirForceHops
4
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 14)
375 ml bottle, thanks to AdamChandler. Perfect crystal clear yellow on a slow canted pour. Aroma tart and tangy lemon, yeast, wheat, light honey, and big wine influence.

Clean flavors of light peach and apricot with a mild tartness at front. Then a big bold white wine finish. Funky fruit notes through to the finish and the linger. An almost sharp pucker in my taste buds.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

jtclockwork
4.1
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Tired Hands - 2016)
Bottle - pours gold white head - nose and taste of ginger, lemon juice, light herbal tartness - medium body
Saturday, April 15, 2017

jtclockwork
3.8
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #6
Growler - pours gold white head - nose and taste of grassy citrus, grapefruit, orange peel and caramel malt - medium body
Saturday, April 15, 2017

AirForceHops
4.5
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #5
500 ml bottle, thanks to AdamChandler. Deep black color. Nose is mild roasted coffee, chocolate malts, bourbon, brownie batter. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malts to include a crazy amount of mellow bourbon. Slightly creamy texture with a rich full body. Maybe a bit oily

This is absolutely blended to perfection. The amount of time this sat plus the "Works Of Love 2013" that sat long enough to mellow out totally. Wow, just wow! Crazy good.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

jc1762
4.7
Hill Farmstead Flora - Plum
Thanks Huhzubendah for sharing the bottle! Poured into a taster into a hazy dull yellow with sparse white foam lacing. The nose shows lightly tart notes of tangerine, brett, and a light vanilla background. These notes are intense and juicy yet so beautifully composed together. The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Highly tart with refreshing flavors of bright and dry tangerine and light brett funk. No acetic edge but with light citrus notes. Finish is a resurgence of refreshing citrus and tangerine.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

AirForceHops
3.9
Hill Farmstead Vera Mae - Wine Barrel Aged (2016)
750 ml bottle, thanks to Adam Chandler and Heather_B on this share. Lightly hazy gold color. Aroma is lemons, yogurt, dried flowers and a earthy element. The flavor is kind of balanced but right now it is showing a strong sourness through out the sip.

Tart, with a earthy funk. Bone dry texture. Wine influence is lost under the sour / tartness. I know why most enjoy this, for my own taste it is a but over the top sour for me.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

AirForceHops
4.1
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 19)
750 ml bottle, thanks to Adam Chandler on this share. Cloudy golden yellow/ gold color. Aroma is fruity notes, citrus, mild funk, herbal, subtle oak.

Flavor is fruity and funky up front. The center is tart and end with a healthy dose of white wine influence. The age of these two blended beers doesn’t show. God amount of tannins. The fact that these are 2014 vintages is actually quite astonishing. No oxidation in any form. Pretty damn nice.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

AdamChandler
4
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 19)
750ML Bottle Split 3 ways at fridge temp. Allowed to warm up. Thanks Shaun for continuing this great series.

A - Gorgeous beer. The cap popped intensely. 1 finger off-white head. totally clear beer with a nice golden orange appearance.

S - I have no idea why the aroma is so light. Sweet lemon, lime, orange, mango aroma, barrel and white wine but it’s all very faint.

T - Whooo that’s sour. Loads of Flora here with a faded Art bitterness. Wine tannin, honey, even a little pepper with citrus.

M - soft mouthfeel, present and not overbearing, fades to an orange peel bitter finish.

O - Really tasty. I like the lingering bitterness that sticks around. Tasty beer. Thanks Shuan.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

AirForceHops
3.8
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - January 28, 2016
375 ml bottle, thanks to Adam Chandler on this share. Clear yellow, thin bubbly head. Aroma is tart crab apples, tons of white wine grapes, oak.

Flavor is a direct reflection of the aroma. Pretty well carbonated, nice crips texture. For me personally much better than the last several in the series I have sampled. This is so heavily influence by the wine that I could not pick out any flaws. Drinks like a dry white wine. Tannic and mildly tart.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

AdamChandler
3.7
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - January 28, 2016
375ML, Enjoyed 2 ways at fridge temp

A - Very pale straw yellow appearance. Almost no head.

S - Smells pretty good! Grapey, tannic, tart.

T - hmmm. that’s pretty tasty. It’s really light, even thin, sour finish, bits of apple but nothing insane. Sour candy, grapes, pear.

M - Thin, not very carbed. will wait to see how it does with my 2nd bottle

O - This is nice. I like the ild tartness of it. very juicy.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

AirForceHops
3.6
Grassroots Brother Soigné Tequila
375 ml bottle, thanks to Adam Chandler on this share. Cloudy yellow, thin fleeting head. The aroma is lime, citrus, and the lightest hint of a liquor. Would never come right out and say tequila. Has a strange cooked vegetable note. Aroma is not great.

Flavor is tangy orange and lime. Texture is bright, lively, and refreshing. Honestly, not sure how this is much different from the standard Soigné. The lime and orange is refreshing and thankfully the barrel doesn’t really show tequila much at all. A tiny tiny amount in the finish. That is actually a huge positive. Thankfully it tastes better than it smells.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

AdamChandler
3.4
Grassroots Brother Soigné Tequila
375ML Bottle, Split 2 - ways with AFH

A - Nice cap pop, yellowish brown, a thin white head line.

S - The aroma is pretty hard to pin down. Without a doubt Soigne but there’s this moldy foot and old vegetable aroma that’s hanging over.

T - Hmmm, the lime & tequila do this dance and they pair up really well. It’s much more sour than it’s standard counterpart. No salt added? Lime juice is pronounced, orange juice, a little tequila

M - Very light, thin, not much carb

O - This is good, The aroma threw me off but it’s a nice beer.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

AirForceHops
4.5
Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy - Kochere
375 ml bottle, thanks to Adam Chandler on this share. The aroma is amazing. Apple liquor notes, mild coffee, chocolate, and maybe a subtle spice.

Bold flavors. Coffee is moderate, chocolate backbone with the Apple brandy showing through out without becoming overpowering. Mouthfeel and body are wonderful. The ABV hasn’t been listed on these bottles in a long time but... The alcohol is hardly noticed. Very subtle warming after the sip. Really, really great.

Saturday, April 15, 2017