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E. is for Edward (1917-2002), my grandfather, as well as the name of the first beer that I brewed in my brewery on March 30, 2010. E. is for Easter; brewing in Denmark revealed a European tradition of crafting Easter (Påske) beer. Thus, in honor of E., to the past and future emprises here on Hill Road, a special first anniversary release. Edward fermented with yeasts of Belgian origin, tank conditioned over four months, dry hopped with Galaxy hops, and bottle conditioned. E is for Entelechy, the continued actualization of our potential through spirited effort and vision.

13ºP 6.2% abv. Pale and Caramel Malt; Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, Warrior, and Galaxy Hops; Saison and Brettanomyces Yeast, and our Well Water.

Released usually every year. No 2013 version released. Last batch released April of 2014.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, - OCT 7, 2012
Bomber. Big thanks to KyotoLefty! Manure-covered demons escaping into the ether, crushing citrus fruit and raining it down on the earth. Cloudy pale yellow. Wow! Explosions of fruit in the initial; mid palate is full of overripe and even rotten fruit; final is sharp and tart and stay on the tongue a good long whle. Medium body, with a lot of tongue scraping. Astounding stuff. Exceptionally complex, in both aroma and flavor. One guy at the table kept a quarter-glass of this for a few hours, so we could occasionally have a scent of it. Transporting and transfixing stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Tom. Very good drinkability. Well crafted, orange bodied. Spicy aroma, smooth mouthfeel. Orange citrus on farmhouse taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (793) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Hazy Orange medium off white head. Fruity melon and citrus, lots of Brett, nice funk. Very refreshing, very nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2943) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle - Citrus sourness, lemongrass and funk. Hazy yellow with a decent white. Funky citrus grapefruit and a bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (876) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle to goblet at RBAG14 Orange, lemon, yeast, earthiness. Cloudy am bearish yellow with a thin white head. Light papaya, yeast, horse blanket, and lemon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (668) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Bouteille 750ml. Couleur orangée légèrement voilée, mousse blanc cassé ayant une belle tenue et laissant une jolie dentelle. Arôme vineux, fruité, levures sauvages, touche d’alcool, carambole? Goût vineux, boisé, acidité moyenne, alcool en fin de bouche et cuir en arrière-goût. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense, texture ample.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jool (183) - - JUN 14, 2014
Bouteille 750mL, vintage 2014. Edward est disparu au profit du brett qui prend la majorité de la place alors que les houblons sont peu perceptibles. Bof, pas de complexité.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
New batch (2014). Funky, earthy, yeasty depth augmented by aged hops. Bitter yeast at the back, lemon zest, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
This beer poured cloudy and murky the color of grapefruit juice and had a big head with good retention and lace. It was definitely my least favorite beer form Hill Farmstead. This beer has a mellow smoothness from the aging in oak, a prominent woody flavor and one heck of a sharp hop bitter in the finish. The fruit flavors were also mellowed in the drink but luckily it still had some juicy tartness. Bone dry. I think the bitter does eclipse the fruitiness and the pepper in the finish. As it drank the bitter became unconscionable. The mouthfeel of the beer was uncomfortably dry and powdery. It had a dominant floral rather than a fruitiness. Some orange peeks out as it warms but it’s mostly lemony. It’s ok but my favorite is Edward.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (2948) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2014
750 bottle, vintage 2014. Glowing bright yellow color with thick lasting head retention. Aroma is baby diaper and funky ass Brett, light citrus.

Flavor shows me dusty yeast, barnyard hints upfront with a Brett and citrus in the center. Finish has a citrus rind, grass and Brettanomyces. Medium body with a soft creamy carbonation. Complex funky citrus flavor, anybody who likes lightly funky brews with enjoy this a great deal. Layers of funky Brett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2014
26/IV/14 - 75cl swing top bottle @ ZBF 2014 (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2014-405) Thanks to AdamJackson for sharing the bottle!

Slow gusher alert! Little cloudy pale yellow beer, bit milky, big aery white creamy head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: floral, bit spicy, some sweet notes. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sour start, floral, bit spicy, some bitter yeast. Aftertaste: bit sourish, spicy, dry, elder flowers, coriander, bitter ending.

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