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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (2250) - Hirakata, JAPAN - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hammerslammer (16) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2012
PREEEETAY, PREEEEETAY, PREEEEEETAY. ........good. what happened here was i poured the shit, smelled the shit, swirled the shit, tasted the shit, ticked the shit out of this beer. mega-tasty. shout out to rape-beer!!!!!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2835) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
#600!! Big thanks to Sexy Chad for this one! Big gusher. Pour is hazy honeycomb with a huge white head and great lacing. Huge medicinal characteristics, band-aid, pepper, super earthy, pineapple, mango, dirt, cobwebs, honey, grass, and straw in the aroma. Taste is herbal, medicinal, straw, grass, urine, funky earth, spice, brett, yeast, bread, and citrus. Medium body with soft carbonation. So complex, yet all the flavors meld together beautifully. Sweet fruit, Belgian yeast, funk, and spice. Very delicious and a real treat. Well-done!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6886) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot Dany), pours a cloudy golden yellow with a big white head. Aroma is very bretty and moderately funky, with loads of hay, grains, and barnyard funk - much funkier than newish Orval. Flavour is beautifully funk, with loads of barnyard funk, lots of brett and hay. Definitely an American take on Orval, with a shit load more funk. Lively carbonation which brings the complexity out perfectly. Excellent stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (3299) - 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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5620) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2345) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1356) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11674) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2273) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 12, 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 survoltante.*4.7


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