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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (3123) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
hazy golden color, tons of barnyard, horse blanket with just a hint of sav blanc in the nose. Dry, hoppy mouth, tons of funk, lots of barnyard. Very brett like. Tart. Lingering sour, funky finish. Awesome

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
(Draught at Hill Farmstead Fall Festival of Ales) very cloudy, very creamy/fluffy head and excellent lace. Deep orange in color, just a pretty beer. Nose of manure, orange, funky, open fermentation from the field I am standing in, citrus zest. This beer smells so incredible, and just like the field we were in. Beautiful. Have had it twice since, and you must simply drink this at the source to truly appreciate the unique experience. Taste is very refreshing, dry as a bone, citrus zest, yogurt, very complex, so refreshing, perfectly carbonated, very dry, and amazing. Hard to describe everything that’s going on, but it’s probably the best non-sour beers at this low of an ABV I’ve had, that is this good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2287) - JAPAN - SEP 15, 2012
Huge funky, hop centric nose. Smells like poo too - a lot actually. Very hoppy for the style (although to be honest it isn’t a saison) with some sweet barrel flavours giving an interesting aside to the beer. Full bodied and flavour projection is huge ,this is a mighty beer for 6.2%. Like a really lovely duvel/orval/cantillion blend hopped and then dry hopped to the hilt. Rustic is a great term for this - this is quintessentially ’farmhouse’. Aroma is minus one because i don’t like sniffing feces.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Thanks Steve! VERY carbonated, makes it tough to really pour. Great head retention means trying to drink a beer through 3 inches of foamy white head. Bubblegum, slight spice, and funky brett notes in the nose. Cloudy straw yellow color. Belgian and brett notes converge in this funky beer. The upfront is dominated by the belgian traditional like saison flavor and then the funkiness takes over. Some bitter notes in the end. Medicinal aftertaste with aspirin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle shared with friends. Pours cloudy gold with a fluffy, white head. Smells of strong, fresh manure, some herbs, and wet hay. Tangy, mildly tart flavor, light grass, citrus rind, poo. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Light sweetness to finish, mild dryness, plastic grass, light fund, poo, some tangy lime and citrus. Great manure character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2001) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 (Batch 2013):Bouteille explosive et dentelle anarchique sur une robe blonde assez trouble. Beaucoup de chêne et une bonne sécheresse en fin de bouche viennent s’appuyer sur le brett, l’écorce d’orange et les houblons variés, belle amertume redoutable pour couronner le tout.*4.3 (Batch 2014): Les notes grassement vineuses dominent et laissent la place aux fruits tropicaux alors que le dry-hop fait vraiment des dommage, chaque gorgée est survolante.*4.7

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (2991) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle. Beautiful glowing hazy gold pour with white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is very complex, lots of oak, brett is thick, winey character, some orange peel. Taste is slightly sour but with a strong hop bitterness, bretty, woody. Palate is amazing, really effervescent, medium bodied, super dry. Delicious

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Night of the Funk. The aroma of this one reminded me of a summer hayride, and the taste reinforced the image. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (2658) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 Hazy golden wheat colored body. Rocky white head. Soapy skim. Wheat, lemon orange and grapefruit. Medium to thin bodied. Perhaps too thin but the Effervescence is nice and the lingering makes up for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
2012-08-18. Hazy golden orange, nice creamy off-white head. 3+ Dusty musty aroma, light lemony fruit character. 7+ flavour is similar, dry musty funky flavour with modest bops and bitterness, light lemon. 7+ Average plus bodied palate. Very enjoyable. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012

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