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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750 bottle @the dmac Monmouth Park Horserace Gathering shared by dmac-lt brown-brown. A-sour, med malt. T-sour, med malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle shared by jerc and mabel - thanks! Deep black pour. The nose is intensely Bretty. Loads of soft tartness and a bit of light fruit and a touch of pepper. There is a bit of light fruit and a touch of soft dark malt and a bit of pepper. Really damn tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
From notes on 8/11/2013; served at the HF FoFA.

Pours a dark, beautifully cloudy color with plenty of off-white head. Chocolatey (?!?) aroma is unexpected to say the least, yet it adds an interesting twist that actually kinda works. Traditionalists will surely cry foul, but fuck the haters: this is pretty cool.

Funky yeast imparts a mild tartness on my tongue until a drive-by of baker’s chocolate leaves my senses tingling. Earthiness looms underneath it all.

Strange, yet delicious; wow. Unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (502) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Poured into tulip from 750ml bottle: pours black with a thick white head. Smells fruity and tart with a bit of wood. Taste moderately tart, with a leathery not quite roasted flavor. Very full bodied for a saison, finishes a bit bitter... Can definitely taste the Brett at the end. Tasty beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7219) - Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a cola brown with a medium beige head that dissipates to a film. The aroma has dark fruits, plum and hints of berries, floral notes, grassy and earthy hops, and barnyard funk. The flavor is much of the same funk, earth, floral, berries and plums, toasted malts, Medium bodied. This is very clean as is the case with almost every single one of their beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9815) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
Dark, with tons of lasting foamy head. An aroma with a melange of malt, funky farmhouse, chocolate and spice. Thick smooth mouthfeel, so drinkable combination of sweet and sour, funk, hops, chocolate. Unique and wonderful saison, thanks Quebec connection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Sampled at Pinball. This is quite dark with a beige ring. A funky aroma of wild yeast. The flavor is also wild yeast. Complex fruit. Deep resonate notes. This is a really funky saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10037) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours deep dark brown / near-black with large beige / tan head. Aroma brings out subtle tangy notes, earth, and some musty farmhouse notes. Flavour brings out loads of tangy notes, dark musty farmhouse notes, and earth. Lightly citric and earthy on the finish. Nicely balanced with no jagged edges. Characterized mostly by earthy notes and lightly citric notes. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (8566) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Pours a hazy near black with a brown head that lasts throughout the beer and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of light dark grains with sour fruits and a hint of funk. Flavor starts with dark grains that is balanced by a nice funkiness and has a light sour fruit tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2013
dark with puffy coffee head, large spotty lacing. Nose is lemon, sickly bile, cobweb and light cotton. Flavor aggressively citric, lightest of malt but no madrugada: overly sour and thin, carbonation so confusing.

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