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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1438) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2014
750ml bottle shared thanks to Mike, opens with a small gush and pours dark brown with light edges and 2 finger mocha head. Nose is tart dark berries, cherry, some chocolate, dark breads. Taste is subte chocolate, dark grains, tart berry, earthy soil. Finish is tart earthy bitter cocoa and occasional semi-sweet fruit and berry notes. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (6016) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle, picked up at HF a year ago and carefully stored since. Pours deep murky chestnut with a medium tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is funky and not much else, Flavor is funky, fruity, a bit of lemon zest. Not much sweetness or bitterness, a bit of acidity. Does not drink like a dark saison for sure. Medium body, spritzy carbonation. Lovely as hell and highly drinkable. Pulls things back to their core and displays only what is necessary. Not complex by any means, but the notes it hits are all pitch perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3327) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Received via trade. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass. Shared with Paul. The beer is dark mahogany with a thick, khaki head. The aroma is enticing, with scents of oak, funk, dark fruits, spice. Flavors include red wine, oak tannins, brett, yeast, raisins, plums. Wonderfully complex and fabulous. No surprise there, as Hill Farmstead "keeps comin’ up with funky ass shit like every single day" ...Old school reference. Anyhow...I thoroughly enjoyed this. I’m not usually as much of a fan of the darker saisons and wilds, but Edith was a lovely beer. Recommended fo sho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you bytemesis! Pours hazy reddish black with a huge frothy blackish beige head that leaves tons of sticky trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is malty, funky, tannic and tiny spicy with roasted malts, dark bread, barnyard, lemon juice, hay, dry soil, black pepper corns, moist wood, dried juniper berries, burnt caramel. Taste is sour, tiny bitter, funky and tannic with roasted malts, liquorice root, grape juice, moist wood, hay, dry soil, lemon juice, leather, barnyard, dark roast coffee, juniper berries, oxidized red wine and hints of caramel and pumpernickel bread. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour and tannic with roasted malts, lemon juice, grape juice, hay, dry soil, barnyard, leather, red currants, dried juniper berries, pumpernickel bread and lemon zest. Very nice tannic and complex dark saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
(Bottle) dark brown to black with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds bready malt, bright funk, spicy oak, juniper berries and notes of Swedish julmust. The flavour is dry, light bitter and light to medium acidic with funk, juniper berries, light oak and bready malt. The mouthfeel is fairly tight and light tart with a medium carbonation. Near medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour...dark brown with a thick tan head. Nose...acetic, with dark fruits and over ripe raisins. Palate...tangy, frothy and quite tart with steeped plums and crushed old cherries. The mid palate is tangy and semi-soapy but the fruit takes over on the lengthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle, enjoyed on two occasions (05/2013 and 09/2013) – reviewed from notes. Thanks to seth_lford for one of these bottles! Aroma is classic Hill Farmstead yeasty funk, leather, roasted malts, grass, prune, light band-aid phenolic note. More of an herbal and earthy character than fruity. Pours deep brown with some red hues and big fluffy tan head that sits onto of the beer for a majority of the glass. Taste is yeasty, leathery, tart cherries, cranberry, dark grape juice, prune sweetness, brett earth and light roast. Body is medium with medium carbonation and a dry chalky finish. Overall a really funky, lightly tart and fruity dark farmhouse beer. The house yeast takes over most of the aroma, but the tart finish leaves plenty of complex fruity notes. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6019) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
This one poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of roast, apple skins and smoke. Flavor was smoke and rusticity. Ok, but a little strange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Art (2849) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to cpetrone84. Dark pour light tan head. Slight sour tart aroma. Some roasty coffee taste. Med high carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pour is dark with a tan head. Nose is very light, lemon and citrus with a faint roast. Taste is extremely strong lemon, fairly sour and citrusy. There is a faint roast to it. Strong carbonation and a silky body and puckering citric acid. Very bright citrus, so different than what I thought.

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