RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
E. is for Edward (1917-2002), my grandfather, as well as the name of the first beer that I brewed in my brewery on March 30, 2010. E. is for Easter; brewing in Denmark revealed a European tradition of crafting Easter (Pske) beer. Thus, in honor of E., to the past and future emprises here on Hill Road, a special first anniversary release. Edward fermented with yeasts of Belgian origin, tank conditioned over four months, dry hopped with Galaxy hops, and bottle conditioned. E is for Entelechy, the continued actualization of our potential through spirited effort and vision.

13P 6.2% abv. Pale and Caramel Malt; Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, Warrior, and Galaxy Hops; Saison and Brettanomyces Yeast, and our Well Water.

Released usually every year. No 2013 version released. Last batch released March of 2016.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (1221) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle at home. Its amazing how Hill Farmsteads sour/funky beer has such a distinct aroma and taste, and E. has tons of that signature smell. Its funky and vinous, with green apple and lemon flavors and some barnyard taste. The hop bitterness from Edward is also here, but Im not sure it works quite as well -- here its a bit of a distraction from the Belgian yeast and esters. Still, this is a world-class beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - APR 4, 2016
2012 version I believe. We have a slow gusher upon popping the cap. Foamy straw colored pour. Funky nose of wet hay, lemon, and grass. Taste follows the nose with some tartness. Taste seemed a little off, so coupled with the massive carbonation, I am left to believe that either this beer doesnt age well, or I had a less than perfect bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (6400) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottled 1/26/16, drunk 3/18/16.
Fantastic pour per usual. Light haze, large white head, great retention. Sparkling golden-brass body.
Just a captivating nose on it. Not due to sheer force, but just so much complexity here. Theres light citrus, soft funk, earth, even light sulfur suggestions, wood, biscuit, honey, band-aid, plaster, well-water....the list goes on. Every sniff I find something new, but Id say the lemon and band-aid-like brett notes, as well as the juicy, pineapple-guava-laden hops are the largest pleasures here.
Equally fun in the flavor, its nicely dry, but with a malty texture and tons of tropical fruit, band-aid, phenolic compounds (black and white pepper) and juicy hops on the end. Some definite wood character, and a touch of toastiness, but nothing excessive. Tight carbonation and no flaw or alcohol, the only downside is a fair bit of astringency, unable to tell whether its yeast or barrel-derived, which builds up on the finish and dulls some of the brightness/levity of the beer. Just like the bottle of The Wind I had before this, it may be my fault, having not given the bottle enough time to rest and the sediment to settle back down. I have another bottle and will be certainly updating the rating if that is the case. As is, however, this is still a supremely enjoyable, complex, drinkable beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1733) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Une bouteille acquise la brasserie et dguste le jour mme en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina et Marc-Andr. Un liquide brillant, orang et pourvu dune paisse mousse blanche tenace qui cependant glisse sur mon verre. Nous avons tous t sidrs par des armes o les fruits ctoient la barrique dans une transcendante harmonie! Les fruits tropicaux tels la mangue, la papaye et le fruit de la passion explosent littralement pour laisser place une barrique rflchie ainsi qu un funk vivant qui sy est lentement dvelopp. Un nez absolument magnifique! Je suis drout lorsque je glisse mon verre entre mes lvres. Je vis compltement autre chose. Le liquide me parat trs vineux et dense, un point tel quil me parat presque visqueux. Une fois lattaque vinicole passe, les houblons prennent une place de plus ne plus importante et terminent leur lente ascension en me laissant en bouche une cret capiteuse et pteuse. Intressante et surtout surprenante, cette bire dont les armes mont sduit, manque de cohsion et de ligne directrice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heather_B (253) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle at HFS. Dark orange pour with some initial white foamy head. Smells like a hoppy Arthur - that hop and tart aroma combo. Flavor is just that. Its a hopped up, wine infused tasting saison-y ale. Taste lingers and the hop really hits home in the beginning but fades to this nice tart wine flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1469) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
750ml bottle shared with Seb and bought yesterday at he brewery. Aroma: nice apples, floral, white wine, oaky giving some vanilla aroma. Really reminds me of the TDD X. App: hazy orange, small white head, thick lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, really vinous, silky, light bitter and subtle sour finish. Overall: great stuff. Really reminds me of TDD X. Great stuff. Would like it to be a bit less bitter but still, this is pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (2155) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Shared at Zwanze 2015, I think its probably not as interesting as it might have been fresher when the hops were much more alive. Its still pretty damn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JJMBeer (48) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Happy to get to try this. A very well made beer that has characteristics of a pale, but is more like a saison. Funky nose, and tastes good, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1846) - Victor, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
14 release. Pours an orange color with a creeping head. Also a slow gusher from the bottle. Aromas of fruity yeast, some hops. Heavy funk with a load of brett. Taste is funky and dusty with fruity and floral hints. Pretty dry with a medium body. Seems like the Brett has eaten most of the residual sugar which prompted the gushing action along with the over attenuation, which really works well here actually. This is god nectar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ctipping (1811) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2015
750 mL bottle. Batch 1. Originally reviewed 5/25/2013. Its a hazy orange with a huge off white head. It slowly oozes out of the bottle pushing gunky crap with it. Sticky lacing. Extremely bretty aroma, but lots of flavor behind it. Still some hops there. Lots of citrus. Taste is Earthy and very bretty. Mimics the nose almost identically. Citrus more prominent. Lots of earthiness in the finish. Slight bitterness. Medium body. Well carbonated but not overly so. Arguably better than Mimosa. Has more complexity than Mimosa because of the fresh hop character, even at this age.

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