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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, - MAY 14, 2013
750ml crown-capped shared with blankboy and GregClow, via JerCraigs. Almost opaque ruby-black pour, huge fluffy lasting tan head - lovely, 4+. Sharply dry aroma, dry floral bitterness, sharp dry yeast, light fruit - very bretty, lightly roasty; nice stuff! Taste - oh man that’s good - medium-hoppy (dry resin), light roast, slightly vinegar tartness, enough brett to compete - some alcohol; frickin’ great stuff. Decent body, astringent, lightly carbonated but quite airy, delicately funky, longish dry floral/brett finish. So good.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle at the RBSG grand tasting in Portland
Cloudy dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is tart and dark malts. Taste is tart, roasty and chocolate
Didn’t really enjoy this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knickskicks (879) - - JUN 14, 2015
Chesnut pour. Nose and taste are tart, roasy. Some lasting tartness with roast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2659) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Big thanks to whomever brought this to WTWBA. Pours dark brown fine two finger head. Nose is cocoa powder and some barnyard. Tastes of cola, chocolate, berry, grass, barnyard fink. Dry palate delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1434) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle from SlovakSniper. Roasty chocolate and sour cherry aroma. Very sour cherry taste, roasty, chocolate, slight spice. Smooth mouthfeel. Very nice. Thanks, Pat!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3171) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
29 May 2015, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is dark malt and chocolate cake. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Noticeably tart, some dark malt, faintly funky. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (439) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Embouteillée 11/2014. Robe d’un noir opaque. Fin col de mousse qui disparrait rapidement. Dentelle inexistante. Le liquide semble bien mince. Arômes de levures sauvages surettes, malt rôti, pain grillé, léger côté fruité venant des bretts. En bouche, goût suret qui laisse dévoiler des saveurs de malt torréfié et de chocolat noir. Les bretts sont bien présentes, elles qui mettent de l’avant des fruits comme la pomme verte et baies rouges. Le goût devient plus amer à mesure que le côté suret s’épanouit. On percoit également des effluves de café mais qui restent discrètes. La texture est mince, bel équilibre et transition des saveurs bien soutenue. Finale brève et chocolatée, mais qui respecte le style au niveau des sensation sur le palais. Pas la meilleure offrande de HF mais qui reste originale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1443) - Seattle, Washington, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7180) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (482) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1670) - 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.


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