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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 March of 2016.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle. At war pigs... Hazy Amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft zesty fruit.. Floral fruit.. Ling dry tart orange.. Light bitter.. Zezty peach.. Dry funk fruit finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7879) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle at Warpigs. It pours hazy golden with a creamy white head. The aroma is floral and tropical hoppy with light acidic notes. Tart acidic and very floral hoppy flavor. Mango, pineapple and passion fruit. Pale malty and light piney. Some acidity and it ends up fruity and bone dry. Awesome!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle at Warpigs. Pours clear golden yellow with a slight white head. Aroma is is citrus zest, pepper, modest sourness, straw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2016
2013 batch bottle shared by a friend, poured a cloudy light golden colour with a white head. this reminds me a lot of overal, but on steroids with lot’s of white delicate wine barrel notes. nose of brett yeast, funk, citrus, white grapes, wine, grape skin, slight malty, crisp minerals. funky aftertaste, light tart, belgian yeasty. delicate. this is one undervalued hill farmstead beer. liked it a lot

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6104) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2016
750ml bottle pours a hazy peach color topped with a small white head. nose is a nice crisp spice light belg yeast. taste is more of the spice belg yeast and nice floral notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de mangue et de fruits de la passion avec une pointe de miel. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fruits tropicaux avec une pointe d’orange et de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #6850)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (891) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle at home. It’s amazing how Hill Farmstead’s sour/funky beer has such a distinct aroma and taste, and E. has tons of that signature smell. It’s funky and vinous, with green apple and lemon flavors and some barnyard taste. The hop bitterness from Edward is also here, but I’m not sure it works quite as well -- here it’s a bit of a distraction from the Belgian yeast and esters. Still, this is a world-class beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - APR 4, 2016
2012 version I believe. We have a slow gusher upon popping the cap. Foamy straw colored pour. Funky nose of wet hay, lemon, and grass. Taste follows the nose with some tartness. Taste seemed a little off, so coupled with the massive carbonation, I am left to believe that either this beer doesn’t age well, or I had a less than perfect bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottled 1/26/16, drunk 3/18/16.
Fantastic pour per usual. Light haze, large white head, great retention. Sparkling golden-brass body.
Just a captivating nose on it. Not due to sheer force, but just so much complexity here. There’s light citrus, soft funk, earth, even light sulfur suggestions, wood, biscuit, honey, band-aid, plaster, well-water....the list goes on. Every sniff I find something new, but I’d say the lemon and band-aid-like brett notes, as well as the juicy, pineapple-guava-laden hops are the largest pleasures here.
Equally fun in the flavor, it’s nicely dry, but with a malty texture and tons of tropical fruit, band-aid, phenolic compounds (black and white pepper) and juicy hops on the end. Some definite wood character, and a touch of toastiness, but nothing excessive. Tight carbonation and no flaw or alcohol, the only downside is a fair bit of astringency, unable to tell whether it’s yeast or barrel-derived, which builds up on the finish and dulls some of the brightness/levity of the beer. Just like the bottle of The Wind I had before this, it may be my fault, having not given the bottle enough time to rest and the sediment to settle back down. I have another bottle and will be certainly updating the rating if that is the case. As is, however, this is still a supremely enjoyable, complex, drinkable beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1409) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Une bouteille acquise à la brasserie et dégustée le jour même en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina et Marc-André. Un liquide brillant, orangé et pourvu d’une épaisse mousse blanche tenace qui cependant glisse sur mon verre. Nous avons tous été sidérés par des arômes où les fruits côtoient la barrique dans une transcendante harmonie! Les fruits tropicaux tels la mangue, la papaye et le fruit de la passion explosent littéralement pour laisser place à une barrique réfléchie ainsi qu’à un funk vivant qui s’y est lentement développé. Un nez absolument magnifique! Je suis dérouté lorsque je glisse mon verre entre mes lèvres. Je vis complètement autre chose. Le liquide me paraît très vineux et dense, à un point tel qu’il me paraît presque visqueux. Une fois l’attaque vinicole passée, les houblons prennent une place de plus ne plus importante et terminent leur lente ascension en me laissant en bouche une âcreté capiteuse et pâteuse. Intéressante et surtout surprenante, cette bière dont les arômes m’ont séduit, manque de cohésion et de ligne directrice.

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