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RATINGS: 178   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to douglas88. Pulling out all kinds of nice brews to share with me tonight -- way too generous! Dark cola brown pour, khaki head dissipates to a ring, leaving behind spotty irregular lacing. Aroma: really nice roasted character; not expecting that from a saison, dark or otherwise. Chocolate, malty. Roasty; chalky, husky. Somewhat tart and surprisingly bitter at times. Coffee grounds here at the end too. Hard to pin this as a saison, honestly, but I guess it’s hard to pin it as anything else. If I didn’t know I was supposed to like this, I could see it being +/- a half point based on preconceptions. But I digress -- cool beer, challenging, not really quaffable and would be hard to drink more than a glass, but glad to have had this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8451) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a beige head. A big malty chocolate nose. The flavor is sour, chocolate, ash, grainy sourness. The roast mixes well with the sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2015
This is an excellent beer and Hill Farmstead has executed it very well. This is definitely a new favorite for me and I need more!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle Dave shared with me. Pours a dark black, complex aroma from saison spices, some roast. Light brett influence. One of the top beers I ’ve had for the first time in 2015.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3375) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle provided by AdamJackson, thanks Adam! Pours a dark brown with a small beige head that leaves nice lacing. I guess this is how a dark saison should look like? Nose is of roasted malt, hay, fruits, wine. Nice and gentle sour on the nose. Some chocolate, too. Taste is of red fruits, moderately tart. Some roasted malt but it is not front and center here. Light spices. Red wine and chocolate again. Body is light to medium and carbonation moderately high. Really drinkable, I must say that I am impressed and did not expect to like this one at all!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, plum, cherry, chocolate, and leather. Flavor of plum, raisins, roasted malt, dried fruits, and pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2626) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle dated 3/28/13. Dark brown, almost black. Beige head. Aroma is slight tart Granny Smith apples. Taste is very light, slight sour and tart. Some malty dark fruit on the back end. Very drinkable, a little boring, but still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (1342) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
750ml bottle. Slow gusher. Dark brown with a frothy tan head. Flavors are molasses, lemon, blueberries, chocolate, roasted malts, grass, oak, leather and spices with earthy and vinous notes. Moderate lactic sourness, mild tartness. Light to medium body, good carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Abner (337) - 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.

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