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Hill Farmstead Brewery Art

Thursday, March 15th, 2012
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Hill Farmstead Art

I heard of Hill Farmstead Brewery while reading an article in a magazine our scouring posts on one of the American craft beer mega-sites. I noticed that they hadn’t been around all that long nor had they produced a ton of beers, but, what was easy to see: their beers have been garnering great reviews. It was time to pull the trigger to get a few bottles to taste for myself.

It wasn’t that hard to find a beer transaction partner. Soon four bottles of Hill Farmstead beer was in my position. I had Jim immediately since it was a Cascadian Dark Ale. Delicious. I really had my eye on the Saison beers. Time in the cellar wouldn’t hurt. It was just a matter of time before I couldn’t resist.

Art is a wine barrel aged version of Arthur. Saison and a barrel, sounds like a match made in perfection. Art didn’t come up short either. The aroma and taste are quite complex. In spite of not being a dry as many Saison’s, it holds up, having sips that dried here and there to only refresh the juices with a nice citrus profile.

Hill Farmstead delivers again, raising my expectations for the next beer. If the trend continues, which I am sure it will, the only issue I will have is landing more of these bottled beauties. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 10 (25%), Look: 10 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 9.4

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Hill Farmstead Brewery Jim (365 Day 362)

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
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Hill Farmstead Jim

I talked to my seven year old last night to make sure I knew how to count. According to her I should be good to go to finish off the last three days without any mishaps. I am glad that I received a clean bill of counting from her. Still can’t believe I forgot to post that one entry, screwing up the past 11 days of American craft beer counting. Enough of this as I have apologized enough.

Jim is my first beer from Hill Farmstead Brewery. This is one of those breweries I have read about recently and wanted to get a few American craft beer from. Fortunately I found a trading partner as Hill Farmstead beers are very low release in bottles.

Jim is a Cascadian Dark Ale which is an American IPA that has had some sort of dark malt added for aroma and flavor. Some of the dark malts used in this style are roasted barley, carafa, and even chocolate. Jim has one of the largest and thickest foam heads I have seen in an American craft beer. It makes the beer very pleasing to the eye.

A really well done interpretation of the style, Jim deserves your attention if you are fortunate to lay your hands on a bottle. Enjoy1

Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 8 (25%), Look: 10 (15%), Drinkability: 8 (35%), Overall: 8.6

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