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Hill Farmstead Edith (2013)

Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Saison
Greensboro, Vermont USA
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Abner (219) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle into HF glass. Aroma is of roasted malt and HF yeast. The roasted malt adds some lovely complexity to this tart, lightly dry saison. Smooth, almost creamy, beer at the start, with more body than the other HF saisons I’ve had. Like the balance among the flavors. Lasting, dry finish. Really glad I’ll be able to enjoy some more of these this winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (574) - - JAN 4, 2015
750 ml bottle, thanks raveskdr. Pours a translucent dark brown with lasting khaki head and spotty lacing. Aroma is sour with Brett and roasted malt with a smoky complexity. Thin to medium bodied, viscous, moderate carbonation, and dark fruit sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1165) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Bouteille 750ml, 2014. Couleur brun très foncé tirant sur le noir, mousse moka crémeuse laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de levures sauvages, malt torréfié, boisé, vineux. Goût de malt torréfié, levures sauvages, légère acidité, vineux, boisé, café léger en fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen, texture propre à Hill Farmstead. Bien intéressant!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
[6061-20131115] Bottle. Yeasty toasted malt aroma. Hazy, dark brown cola body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter yeasty flavour has a sourdough finish. Medium body. Good. (8/4/7/3/16) 3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (6591) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
11/VII/14 - 75cl bottle @ Eerste "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving (aka Epic Beer Tasting III) - BB: n/a, 2013 vintage (2014-800) Thanks to Chris for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, creamy irregular beige to brown head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very spicy, some chlorine, fruity, red fruit jam, sourish. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sour, fruity, floral touch, more sourish, tannins, bit weird. Aftertaste: weird, soapy, unpleasant bitterness, grape peel, tannins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6441) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Greg. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is an earthy pine, roast, and some brett. Medium mouthfeel with nice funk, mineral, roast, bready malt. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2221) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks Chris! Dark brown colour, light brown foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee with sour vinegar notes. Not very well balanced. Strange mix of flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2795) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: malts, coffee, chocolate. TASTE: malts, rather sweet, nice! Chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8645) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Huge dark beige-brown head, stable, with lace over jet-black beer. Aromatic nose with tantalizing hints at USA hops, roast, and dried herbs as laurel. Sourishness as from stoutroast, but the roastiness itself is very subdued in the mouth; hints at other grains. Finish has some fruity sourness. Light body, lively carbonation, quite slick. Not very outspoken - which is probably its strength. Farmhouse? amen - Saison? please!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5872) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
750 ml. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks to Chris! Large dark head, fair lacing, hazy body, black / very dark brown. Average malt, nutty, cereal, dark fruits, brett, port, plum, bitter roast, liquorish, roasted coffee, leather, barnyard, light vinegar, sour berries. Medium, grainy, fizzy carbonation, heavy roast, moderate acidity. Somewhat baffling beer, it is almost like they intentionally try to mimic a spoiled Belgian beer. Not bad but a very strange mix of flavours, I am starting to question Hill Farmstead’s divinity.

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