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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5333) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter. Looks good; a murky dark brown with light beith lacing. Smells of yeast, spice, and dark malt. Tastes like it smells, only better and more robust, with a nice, lively mouthfeel. Good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to Leighton! It pours cloudy darkest brown with a massive light tan head. The nose is earth, toast, caramel, candy, spice, light charcoal, copper and mild sourness. The taste is sour, tangy berry, roasted malt, charcoal, toast, tart granny smith apple, lemon, mustiness, light alcohol and vinous notes with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Not quite what I was expecting, but pretty tasty nonetheless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6668) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle shared at RBAG 2013. Muddy brown with golden highlights topped by a frothy off-white head. The aroma is very unique and hard to accurately pin down. It is certainly sweet and funky and spicy, but the sum of its parts is very beguiling. Maybe some blueberry, sour orange, light sarsaparilla, light roast. The palate delivers the same combination of tart, funky, and spicy with vinous and woody elements, roasty undertones, and a stemmy bitterness in the finish. One of the most interesting beers I’ve had in quite a while.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (576) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle shared at RBAG 2013, thanks to slovak for sending me this! . Dark brown/black pour, with a pinch of tan head. Fair bit of sourness and funk on the nose, a touch of roasted malts (its there but only a little), it actually kind of smells like black wine gums for you candy freaks out there. Taste is sourish lemon up front, towards the middle is black currants, and there is a little bit of roasted malts on the finish. A very interesting beer, not an easy one to place but enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
From the bottle at RBAG 2013. Dark brown colour, near opaque. Small tan head with good looking creamy edges. Light funk on the nose, brett, raisins and some fruity notes. Taste has lemon notes, raisin and currants. End had dark malts approaching roastiness, lemony and sour notes that really come out as it warms. Interesting beer overall, but not sure I am sold on dark saisons just yet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8234) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle at Monmouth Park tasting. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of farmhouse funk, sour funk, wild yeast, citrus and orange zest, cocoa and grass. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3887) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Bottle - Raisin, cherry and yeast. Jet brown and a brown head. Currants and a sourness with some dark malts. Complex and difficult to describe.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (5993) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
5/30/13. 750mL bottle thanks to cheesemoose! Almost black pour, more of a deep brown, with a surprisingly small tan head. The aroma shows Brett, sour, funk, and light fruitiness. The flavor has light roast, tartness, funkiness, and a hint of minerals. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle shared by GT. Black pour with a tan head. Big herbal and pine aroma. Citrus zest, blueberry, roasted malt, grass, and some smoke. The flavor is quite dry. Tons of roasted malt, some herbs, smoke, and pine. Citrus zest, blueberry skin, and grass.A bit bitter on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
750mL thanks to a trade on BA. Pours a deeper brown than expected looking black in the glass with medium latte foam. Good retention and lacing. Nose as it opens up really is fantastic with truffle salt and smoke in the background of something simpler: lemon, dusty yeast, tootsie roll, cranberry. Taste is disappointing...it really never steps out of a dusty, void body that brings mild tootsie roll and dark bread. The palate has an odd paperiness that leaves me dumbfounded. I did have a similar experience with Civil Disobedience #4, so maybe my palate and HFS black saisons aren’t melding well.


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