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Hill Farmstead Edith (2013-)

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Edith (1897-1992) was our grandfather’s sister, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this black saison is crafted from American malted barley, German roasted malts, European hops, our farmhouse yeast, and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Edith.

Ingredients: Pale Malt; Roasted Barley; European Hops, Farmhouse yeast, Brettanomyces, and our Well Water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2815) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
Sample @ Hill Farmstead Tap Takeover, Warpigs. Clear dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Malt, rye, grain, toasted, yeasty, some tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016

Draught @ [ Hill Farmsted Tape Take Over ] - Warpigs Brewpub, Flaesketorvet 24, DK-1711 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Hill Farmstead Edith ].
Clear dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy, good to fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, dark malt, wood, tart, light brett - funky. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a average to long duration, tart, wood, dark malt, dry, brett - funk. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160512]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (17976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle at Premature Blue Balls with Andre 160729. Murky brown beer with a rich beige head. Perfume aroma, yeasty, berry notes, chocolate, some nuts, tart notes, hay, some fruits. Yeasty fruity flavor, hay, citrus, floral notes, herbal, chocolate notes, some perfume. Tart fruity finish with hay, raisins and floral notes. A bit all over the place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
On tap at Warpigs. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma is fruity, sour, spicy, caramel, burnt sugar and slight yeast. Taste is similar, darker fruit notes, bready caramel malt, yeast, slight brett and slight spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (5686) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2016
750mL bottled November 2014, drunk 6/3/16 with Nelson.
Dark mahogany with some milk chocolate hues and a strong clarity. Light beige head atop is small and shows moderate to moderately strong retention.
Hazelnut, milk chocolate, prune and berry notes and a touch of honey-vanilla show a nice interplay of base malt, dark malt and light souring agents. It smells quite similar to CD16, though much less bacterial/woody, obviously. It’s very mellow and there’s no heavy roastiness to it that often ruins this "style". No alcohol or flaw, plenty of charm to the house character with good minerality.
Honey and chocolate show a nice marriage of roasted barley and pale malt with little/no roast character and only a lovely chocolate character remaining that mixes with the mild lactic notes to produce a milk chocolate flavor. Very light bread adds some structure and there’s more of the tartness found in their farmhouse ales that perfectly balances the sweetness. Soft, creamy texture with tight carbonation and no alcohol or flaw. I swear if you closed your eyes and tasted this blind, you almost wouldn’t guess it was terribly dark. Which is great because I usually find too much overbearing dark malt/barley character in dark saisons, which interrupts the delicate nature of the beer. Not here. One of the best, if not the best, in style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1287) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Dégustée en compagnie des trois amigos. Une bière à mon avis à cheval entre les styles saison et brown sour. Liquide foncé, peu mousseux et translucide. Subtile torréfaction se mêlant très bien aux levures sauvages, de ferme et de foin. C’est simple mais très plaisant et bien exécuté. En bouche, le malt grillé joue parfaitement son rôle de soutenance aux aspects fermiers de la bière. Une douce amertume de café froid et de gazon fraîchement coupé en fin de bouche. Pas magistral, rien de compliqué, simplement bien fait.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3464) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to northernbrews. Aroma is hard to explain. Mildly sour black cherry and black raspberry, earth, and dark bread. Tastes dry and mildly sour. Black cherry skins and earth. Pretty good but I would want more than a small pour of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Courtesy of northernbrews and Jason R

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate cola, caramel, spice, and a hint of lemon. It pours a dark brown with orange highlights. It has a small beige head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with chocolate, cola, and caramel. The finish has light-moderate tart lemon and mild roast. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2016
Draft @ Warpigs Brewpub, Copenhagen. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour spicy yeasty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty bretty flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty bretty caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2016
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day - Warpigs Brewpub, København
Pours dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, funk, tartness, berries, vinous, hint of soya and vinegar. Taste is medium sweet, light sour and light bitter with a long funky, fruity, caramel and berry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft

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