Hill Farmstead Arthur: The Benchmark for Saisons and a the Perfect Summer Brew

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When it comes to refreshing summer beers, you really can’t beat a good Farmhouse Saison – it’s subtle complexities combined with a tart, crisp and refreshing body make for a nice compliment to a lazy summer day.

Hill Farmstead is known for their world-class Farmhouse ales, utilizing their delicious strains of wild yeast and bacteria to create some of the best in the world. Arthur is a perfect example of this. Here’s my full review:

Final Rating: 4.5/5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass. Purchased at the brewery in November.

Pours a super hazy, pale yellow body with a big gushing frothy white head that reduces slowly to leave some lacing a decent, uneven white retention that sits for a while. Some sediment.

Aroma is super inviting with big fruity and tart aromas, namely tart citrus, lemon, and green apple mixed with banana-clove, peppery spices, farmhouse funk.

Taste is equally as complex, upfront is tart citrus but not overpoweringly sour, saison yeastyness & barnhouse funk, estery banana, a creamy caramel, with a spicy, peppery, and slightly bitter finish. Super complex. Excellently balanced. Easy to drink with a medium body and medium carbonation. Very refreshing.

Overall a world class Saison, super complex, balanced, and tasty. I expect nothing less from Hill Farmstead.

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