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RATINGS: 106   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Thanks as always to Leighton for keeping us in Hill Farmstead. Opaque dark brown - red beer. Palate is light, dry and slightly crisp. Touch of cherry fruit with light malt cream and a little yeast bitterness. Dry finish. Fine, if a bit dry.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14976) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
bottle at home .. Thanks JerCraigs ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... dark malts ...light bretty funk nose ... soft roast malts ... soft toffee malts ... soft chocolate ... soft malst ... bretty funk soft fruit ... not my thing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11649) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11371) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9729) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Armin’s house, courtesy of mattsciguy. Thanks! Pours a deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Somewhat minty / herbal, slightly roasty, chocolate, kind if juicy, pretty aroma. Twangy, lime, pineapple, tart fruity, somewhat roasty flavor. Strange but quite tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle... Dark brown pour with a mid-sized, fluffy, khaki head. Terrific retention. The nose is a spicy, earthy mingling of farmhouse yeast, spice-rack clove, coriander, wet leather and sweaty sock funk. Medium to full-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. The flavor is where this brew really excels. Nice, clean acidity provides a tart spark that blows away an otherwise pesky nuance of farmhouse yeast phenolic spiciness. Tart, tangy finish. Bravo! Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8850) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8782) - , 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.


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