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RATINGS: 126   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. 750ML $20 a bottle.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle @ Scott’s Summer Saison tasting. Thanks so much Scott! Cloudy yellow/orange appearance with a white head. Somewhat leafy, a bit piney, earthy hoppy, tart tangerine citrusy aroma. Fairly earthy/herbal, lemon citrusy, leafy, tart flavor. Good but I found Mimosa better.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SrSilligoose (3119) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2013 mimosa aged batch 750ml bottle. pours a hazy dark orange with a huge cratered offwhite and mocha head. slowwww gusher. beautifully complex floral bouquet of bright floral hibiscus and a a touchy of juicy peaches. pleasant dry melon kissed bubblegum sweetness. cut super nicely by a clean, complex onslaught of fresh cut grass, old farm hay, funky fog, lemongrass, and pleasant flowery rose pedal to round things out. wonderful. taste is dry, crisp clean grass, hay, rye, and dank resin. hoppy. dank. bone dry. real nice. wow. takes orval to school. amazing beer. this just might be the best beer i’ve ever had. just about perfect in every way. beyond complex, in a fun, exciting tasty way. juicy, dry, funky, floral. bright resin. really fun beer to drink. holy tamole peggy sue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alalvarez75 (57) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
GUSHER! Orange with a huge head. Brett and Citrus smell, mostly citrus and hops in the flavor. Dry and crisp. Tasty but not overly special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2012
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with Brettanomyces, thx to Secret Santa!, complex brew, malty/bitter and slightly fruity/vinous, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (136) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2012
First beer of the day (like most other people it seemed) at the anniversary party. Light golden colored, hazy body with a massive, dense rocky bone white head. Head takes forever to die down and leaves behind airy clumps of lacing throughout the glass. Aroma is light and delicate blend of barnyard and fruit. Initially muted earthy notes of grass, hay and brett subtly mix with apple, orange and citrus peel. Flavor takes a similar route, initially grassy and subtly funky before light citrus and spice clean up the finish. Trace bitterness or alcohol, this was very refreshing and almost sleight to a fault. Oops, tastes like someone got some Orval in my Dupont.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice golden orange color with a rocky white head. Aroma is a lot like orval, I get lots of brett, barnyard and musty cellar aromas, along with some sweet malt, a good hop backbone of pineapple orange and lemon, I also get some white grapes and vinous notes. The flavor follows the nose with the hop backbone of pineapple, orange and lemon, then lots of brett, barnyard, wet hay, musty old flavors and the vinous white grape notes. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a great Orval style beer, it reminds a little of Mikkeller Its Alive and USAlive.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (2077) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2012 bottle. Pours a straw golden color with billowy foamy head. Aroma is huge citrus and funk with light herbal and bready notes. Taste is amazing. Orange dominates at the start but the beer finishes super dry with medium brett funkyness and a light hop/orange zest bitterness at the finish. This beer is close to perfection.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Mimosa aged batch. Orval can go suck a dick. This is how it’s done. Orange aroma, merange head. Brett and dry flavors with some oranges in the background. Dericious.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 9/20/2011. Poured from a 750 caged and corked into a tulip. E. has a very nice cloudy orange tangerine color with a frothy white head. Like I have come to expect in the style, there is a nice amount of lace that clings to my glass. Dry saison yeast, biscuit malt, pepper, pineapple, grapefruit citrus, and a little bit of funk contribute to the nose. The first flavor to hit my tongue is a light caramel sweetness. A little bit of pepper and spice, then toward the end the flavor turns a little bit sour and some funk comes out. Some fruit is soft - peach, grapefruit, apricot. Dry and light bodied, with a carbonation that is both somewhat crisp and creamy. This is too dry for my taste, and it seems like the beer loses focus.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle, from (if memory serves) Fred82. It was either Fred or Dany, but you know those French Canadiens: They all look alike. ( I have seen neither Dany nor Fed in the flesh, nor pictures of them, but you know what I mean). Shared with Scott and Kris, which apparently means I’m not part of the "Winnipeg Crew", which is something I’m oddly very proud of. Fine gentlemen both. Pours hazy, almost cloudy honey-gold, with a thick cream-coloured head and amazing lacing. Nose is bretty/funky, with fading hops, sour cream, apricots, clean baking powder biscuit notes along with some breadiness, some mineral and earth as well. Flavours of spicy earth, stonefruit, fig/prune, jam, funk, bitter walnut; Finish is nutty and and spicy, rather lingering. Killer.


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