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RATINGS: 104   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.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
writerljberg (651) - Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2013
From the bottle courtesy of Sam. Thanks! A: Dull, dark brown. Head is a dark cream and has good retention. Decent legs. N: Cacao, lavender, rose, flower beds grass, and a scattering of crushed tylenol. T: Tart, earthy, bitter, then sweet. This clashes at every single point, and it is absolutely awful to me. I want to dump my glass. M: Somewhat oily and medium bodied. O: This doesn’t work for me at all. I don’t mind the dark saison style, but I shouldn’t want to spit it out immediately, either. If this wasn’t at a bottle share, I’d be very unhappy at having bought this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle split at CBC tasting, big thanks to Leighton (and Nellie!), 26/06/13. Extremely dark mahogony brown with a good tan covering. Nose is sour/wild yeast, grass, tarte fruit, funk, barnyard. Taste comprises grass, bitter orange, more subdued sour/wild profile when constrasted with the aroma, lemon rind, farmyard, herbal notes, funk. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish. Decent saison which crosses over a little into the sour/wild bracket.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. In my mind, this beer embodies why people love HF. This beer maintains a delicious balance of tart and roasted flavors that I couldn't have imagined.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2538) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle in Avon. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a big brown head and great lacing. Dark grapey, prunes, a hint of roast, dark fruits, oaky, grassy, somewhat herbal, band-aid, and big bretty aroma. Taste is big roast, red wine, dark grape, a hint of pepper, light band-aid, brett, picking up somne light raisins, vanilla, and woody notes with a crisp, dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel with high carbonation. Really different experience from Hill Farmstead for me, but I dig it. Very red-wine, almost Flemish type of beer without the acidity.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle, finally opened this, man I’m slacking, fantastic sourness with light roastyness, love it!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle, cheers to Leighton for the pour! The appearance is deep brown with a small head. The nose is old pennies, some tart balsamic. A bit of farmhouse earthy yeast. The taste is tart red berry, more pennies. A bit of muffin mix sweetness. Light citrus, somewhat woody. Yeasty funk on the finish. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (854) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 30, 2013
750 mL bottle. Deep copper pour with a large fizzy off white head. Aroma of barnyard, leather, citrus hops and yeast. Light body, goes down smooth with a faint sour finish. Mmmm.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (758) - - JUN 29, 2013
Dark pour, nice frothy head. Aroma of funk and leather with a subtle roast in the background. Taste: Getting pine up front, Yeast, brett, barnyard funk, wood, raisin, burnt malt - the fruit really starts to come through on this one. Lighter body, lower carbonation, very smooth. More please.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10515) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - big thanks to Momma Smith for picking this up and to Sister Nellie for bringing it to London (via Cluj, Romania). Pours rich brown with a thick, frothy beige head; it looks perfect, basically. Lovely leathery funk in the nose, some tangy berries and, as the beer warms, notes of bread come through. Light sweet flavor with a dominant dry leather character, light wood, some dried fruits, good funk, bitter berry pits. Light to medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation; typically stunning HF mouthfeel. Funky finish, lightly dry, with more leathery berries, some bitter lemon rind, faint dry dark bread. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4107) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured darkish brown with a moderate khaki head. Yeast spices and earthiness in the aroma. This was a nice drinking beer. Not too much roast, but just enough to make it interesting. Some floral hop tones that meshed nicely against the yeast spices and earthiness. With some citrus to add a hint of tartness.


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