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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 April of 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

6/15/2011: Hill Farmstead Brewery E. Rustic Farmhouse Pale Ale... Aroma: Pine forest filled with ferns; undertone of decay; Jay at Dutch’s describes the smell as a "fresh bag of wheat in a stinky barn." Appearance: Cloudy golden amber color with a lofty, rocky white head with wonderful lacing, this is a beautiful-looking beer! Flavor: Wow, totally indescribable beer! Here’s what I can kind of pick out: spruce, pine, wheat, funk, alfalfa, cranberry, compost?, twigs, and more...; EXTREMELY complex; Jay, "the Brett is almost underneath the earthiness which is incredible." Palate: Medium-body, well-carbonated. Overall: Damn fine brew. I’m not sure what to say since it’s impossible to describe the true aroma and flavor... It’s a well-crafted brew and is unlike any beer I have ever tasted!

fl. oz. bottle (6.2% ALC/VOL) shared by . Thanks ! Rating #118 for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (14923) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle. Trade from AdamJackson. Thanks. Gusher. Pours cloudy dark orange with a white foam. Fresh fruity hops, mild brett, yeast, funk and flowers. Delicate and balanced. Smooth and dry. Just Amazing - actually its hard to describe. Waauw.. Fuck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1143) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Finally adding this. Jesus... Shared with Jblauvs at his flat in Amesbury with which he supplied. Many thanks! To tulip, it pours a sandy orange: eruptive ghost white head two to three fingers in length. Aromas of lemons, candied ginger, citrus, limeade, straw, tin, seaweed, and cherry tomatoes, sunflowers, and farmhouse yeast. Tastes pleasantly of wheat malt, cucumber, funk, sunflower seeds, and farmhouse yeast. Saltwater, hops, and Pinot blanc grapes by swallow. Nicely done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle as shown thanks to Chad. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium frothy off white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is bandaids and wet blanket. Medium mouthfeel with a dry malt and spice with light tartness in the finish. Complex and very good Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle gusher.........beware Poured a beautifil hazy orange with an eruption of head. Nose was hoppy with a touch of brett Flavor was bitter, too bitter for my liking.. flavor sorta fell flat for me. Either this didnt age well or the brettvwas overpowered by bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4902) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
Bottle from trade with MtGoat. Pours a slightly hazy light orange body with a massive, bubbly white head. Aroma is fresh citric grassy tones up front, with candi sugar-like Belgian yeast esters, rich floral peachy hop tones and some dry brett touches and cellar must in the back. Very, very elegant - this one smells better than Orval! :-) Taste is dry white grape peel notes, peaches, grapefruit, grassy resinous notes and hints of honey melon and yeasty sweetness in the back. Dry finish with hints of horseblanket and citrus. Full body, sparkling carbonation. Excellent stuff; Hill Farmstead does it again! :-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Minderbinder (2793) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
UPDATED: APR 27, 2014 Bottle 750ml. Pours sligthly hazy blond with high white head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of hops, malt, citrus, fruits, bretts. Taste is of hops, malt, very bitter. Bretts, fruits, leather. Palate: Ligth-medium body. Overall: Fruity, and nice bretts in there. [April 2014 Batch: Pours hazy orange with low white head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of bretts, apricots, barnyard, citrus, nice yeast action, tropical fruits. Taste is of bretts, citrus, grapefruit, barnyard, slight acidity, some bitterness, funk. Palate: Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Very nice stuff. Nice grapefruit, pretty refreshing. Nice water. Increasing score (previous: 8/4/8/4/15)]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Dusty, Brett saison, fruity, citrusy, horse blanket. This is what I love about saisons. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3537) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours a hazy honey color with a huge, foamy white head...bottle was a slow gusher. Aroma has notes of pair and herbal bitterness...very lightly medicinal like a faint iodine. Flavor is very rindy and herbal with some bretty notes and funk...still some pear here...definitely funky...mildly medicinal but not to its detriment. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is bretty/rindy/herbal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4243) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by czar, thanks Martin! Hazy yellow with a frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma is really interesting with brettanomyces, loads of fruits, citrus and slight spices. Taste is about the same with a slight bitter/pineapple sticky finish. Mouthfeel is dry. Carbonation is prickly. Very good Belgian Ale. If it was not of the sticky bitter finish, it would be a great beer.

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