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RATINGS: 169   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 (Pĺske) 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.

13şP 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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2011
[...]

Why didn’t I, from the full, beloved face
as I raised it to my lips, why didn’t I drink
world, so near that I could almost taste it?

Ah, I drank. Insatiably I drank.
But I was filled up also, with too much
world, and, drinking, I myself ran over.

- Rainer Maria Rilke, trans. Stephen Mitchell

* * *

750ml bottle opened on May 7, 2011.

Sweet passionfruit, fresh orange juice, pineapple (brett), and a [mineral, earthy] bitterness.

A single, fragrant flower grows at the node of each passionfruit: fresh-cut flowers - grassy and floral - grow out of the tropical and stone fruitiness mid-palate. There’s a pithy bitterness throughout the palate that is most noticeable on the finish, but it blends seamlessly into the other elements of the beer, and the fruitiness becomes more and more expressive the further I get into the bottle.

As with most good things, E. is, more than anything, ponderable.

The only further compliment I can give is this: E. will, if only for a few hours, strip you of your worldliness.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2343) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle: I believe this is the 2012 batch? Thanks to Kevin. Golden-yellow body with lighter straw hints. Volatile, huge eggshell-white head grows large, cloudy, & foamy, leaving fat chunks of lacing as it slowly recedes. Aroma is like a huge bouquet of roses. Super floral. Wet flowers & bitter, zesty grass. Successive whiffs reveal a more rounded hop character with underlying tones of earth, dirty, farmhouse musk, wet wood, & touches of uneasy Brett. Light apple skin & pear fruit in the back-end, still underpinned by a large, floral bitterness. Flavor is largely floral & bitterly botanical as well. Slightly vegetal at times, but mostly comprised of flower petals, grass, & rosewater. Perfumey, weedy, grassy, bitter, zesty hops ring throughout. Mild citrus zest shines through at times with a touch of hefty funk & wet oak that only shows up near the finish. Sharp, heavily carbonated, dry finish. Good, but it would benefit from a little less bitterness abrasion & some amped up farmhouse tones.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5635) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle, courtesy of _angst_. CLoudy golden, medium white head. Fruity aroma with vegetative bretty notes. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness, somewhat clashing with the (albeit soft) acidity. My lest favourable HF beer so far.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
(Bottle) pours hazy orange with a white head. The aroma holds funk, citrus, fruits, white bread and crackers. Fantastic nose. The flavour is near dry, light to medium bitter and light to medium acidic. Fruity, tight malty and funky. The mouthfeel is clean and mineraly with a near medium carbonation. Citric finish. Light to medium bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (3061) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle receive in trade. Pours very hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that while leaving some sticky lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is fruity and funky with crackers, pink grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, star fruit, dry soil, hay, barnyard, kumquats and lemon zest. Taste is slightly sour, fruity and funky with crackers, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, star fruit, lemon juice, dry soil, hay, barnyard and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is slightly sour with crackers, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, dry soil, hay, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Really damn good!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at An afternoon of Skulls, Scotsman and Speedway 141129. Thanks Alex! Hazy golden beer with a rich lasting offwhite head. Sourish fruity aroma, citrus, grass, hay, biscuits, lemongrass, floral notes, peach notes, some passion fruit. Sourish fruity flavor, grassy, citrus, peach, yeasty, passion fruit, lemongrass, grapefruit, floral notes, dandelions, spicy notes. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle at Řl & Brřd - Hill Farmstead Dinner. Cloudy amber - white head. Orange. Citrus. Fruity. Wheaty notes. Flowery. Zesty. Ok light bitter-ish notes. High dryness. Light sweet notes. Wooden. Light grapey notes. Fantastic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1562) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
Dégustation chez Charles. Belle robe, arôme de levures sauvages, houblon et un peu de céréales. En bouche, des notes de fruits jaunes, houblon frais, Brett. Excellente.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1624) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at Hill Farmstead Beer Maker’s Dinner at Řl & Brřd October 11th. Pours a deep orange with a frothy white head. Aromas of orange, funk, honey, citrus and kiwi. Taste is orange, honey, funk, citrus, kiwi and some slight vinous notes. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry with medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3573) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle, both batches 1 and 2. Both legit as hell. Big funky lemon aroma, bright and yeasty. Dry, tart, lemon flavor. Slight bitterness on the finish with loads of funk. Dry, lively, biting mouthfeel. Damn good beer. Damn good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2246) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Pours hazy golden with low white head. Aroma of fresh grass, citrus, elderflower, grapes, peach. Taste is funky light tart, very balanced, with slight sweet finish. Light, crisp body with soft carbonation.


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