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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1200) - BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks Chris! Dark brown colour, light brown foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee with sour vinegar notes. Not very well balanced. Strange mix of flavours.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1652) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: malts, coffee, chocolate. TASTE: malts, rather sweet, nice! Chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7815) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Huge dark beige-brown head, stable, with lace over jet-black beer. Aromatic nose with tantalizing hints at USA hops, roast, and dried herbs as laurel. Sourishness as from stoutroast, but the roastiness itself is very subdued in the mouth; hints at other grains. Finish has some fruity sourness. Light body, lively carbonation, quite slick. Not very outspoken - which is probably its strength. Farmhouse? amen - Saison? please!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
750 ml. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks to Chris! Large dark head, fair lacing, hazy body, black / very dark brown. Average malt, nutty, cereal, dark fruits, brett, port, plum, bitter roast, liquorish, roasted coffee, leather, barnyard, light vinegar, sour berries. Medium, grainy, fizzy carbonation, heavy roast, moderate acidity. Somewhat baffling beer, it is almost like they intentionally try to mimic a spoiled Belgian beer. Not bad but a very strange mix of flavours, I am starting to question Hill Farmstead’s divinity.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle, thanks Jeremy. Black with tan head. Dusty brett aroma. Taste of fruity brett, touch of molasses. Dry with a crisp, lightly sour finish. Pretty much a brett party, not much else going on. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, light tart aroma, roast chocolate, dry, refreshing, sour, chocolate, berries.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a darker brown color with tan head. Funk, oak, dark fruits, and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some dark fruit notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (675) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2014
750ml bottle shared thanks to Mike, opens with a small gush and pours dark brown with light edges and 2 finger mocha head. Nose is tart dark berries, cherry, some chocolate, dark breads. Taste is subte chocolate, dark grains, tart berry, earthy soil. Finish is tart earthy bitter cocoa and occasional semi-sweet fruit and berry notes. Nice stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (3020) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle, picked up at HF a year ago and carefully stored since. Pours deep murky chestnut with a medium tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is funky and not much else, Flavor is funky, fruity, a bit of lemon zest. Not much sweetness or bitterness, a bit of acidity. Does not drink like a dark saison for sure. Medium body, spritzy carbonation. Lovely as hell and highly drinkable. Pulls things back to their core and displays only what is necessary. Not complex by any means, but the notes it hits are all pitch perfect.


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