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RATINGS: 226   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2300) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Hazy golden with a good pale head. Aroma is apricot, peach, spice, some brett, pear. Medium-light bodied, spicy on the palate, lightly dry finish. Taste is peach, apricot, spicy saison, brett. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6313) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to agentzigzag! Pours hazy golden amber, medium off white creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is Bretty, musty, citrus and grapefruit notes as well. Reminds me of Anchorage Brett strain. Flavor has a light bretty funk, lightly bitter with plenty of citrus notes. Minerally, as is my usual impression of HF beers, perhaps a very light saltiness at the end. Medium body, silky mouthfeel. This is a hell of a beer. I wish I could buy it in six packs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2925) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Hazy yellow pour. Small white head. Little lacing. Malty aroma with some citrus. Taste is malty with a slight sour twang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Cloudy golden color, foamy. Fruity aroma, citrus but i can’t pin down the source, tiny bit of funk. Nice bitter yet fruity flavor. Super drinkable, really like this one though i would like it slightly drier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1629) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 31, 2014
Blonde with a nice head. Aroma is very peachy (!) with loads of grass, barnyard, countryside. Peaches on the tongue, nice carbonation, funky but balanced. World class

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3946) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Oh, so this is what ousts Orval out of it’s #1 style spot?
Pours a very hazy blonde with a small head & some nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is bright and peachy, it has some lemon and new oak, some musty basement and some chillin’ in a barn style funk.

The flavor is tart and peachy. It’s earthy with a great minerallity & lemon rind. It’s lightly sour & quite delicious.

It’s really great, it’s not "knock Orval down an notch" great... but it’s delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3379) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael. The beer is light orange and hazy with a white head. Aromas include wine, honey, grass, sunshine, citrus. Smells great. Similar flavor. lemons and grass with citrus and floral notes. Medium bodied and tangy. Another fabulous saison from Hill Farmstead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (574) - - AUG 9, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by yourefragile, thanks Moll. Pours a hazy translucent golden yellow with last ring of off white edge head. Aroma is citrus tang, funk, hay and grass, and tropical fruit juice with peaches. Flavor is same, with slight peppery Belgian yeast. Bright carbonation, vegetal grassiness, medium bodied and tangy finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9027) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2014 by Steve. Cloudy light orange. Enticing aromas of guava, funk, and grass. Hoppy, funky, lightly skunky with flavours of green mango, grapefruit, grass, and funky earthy/barny undertones. Complex and delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10797) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Tom. Very good drinkability. Well crafted, orange bodied. Spicy aroma, smooth mouthfeel. Orange citrus on farmhouse taste.

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