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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2011
[...]

Why didnt I, from the full, beloved face
as I raised it to my lips, why didnt I drink
world, so near that I could almost taste it?

Ah, I drank. Insatiably I drank.
But I was filled up also, with too much
world, and, drinking, I myself ran over.

- Rainer Maria Rilke, trans. Stephen Mitchell

* * *

750ml bottle opened on May 7, 2011.

Sweet passionfruit, fresh orange juice, pineapple (brett), and a [mineral, earthy] bitterness.

A single, fragrant flower grows at the node of each passionfruit: fresh-cut flowers - grassy and floral - grow out of the tropical and stone fruitiness mid-palate. Theres a pithy bitterness throughout the palate that is most noticeable on the finish, but it blends seamlessly into the other elements of the beer, and the fruitiness becomes more and more expressive the further I get into the bottle.

As with most good things, E. is, more than anything, ponderable.

The only further compliment I can give is this: E. will, if only for a few hours, strip you of your worldliness.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Sample at CBC 2016, smells like hill, funky, light sour and pleasant hoppy ending

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (3083) - GREECE - DEC 7, 2016
750 ml bottle thanks to Mike! Hazy golden to orange color with off white head. Hoppy, yeasty and light malty aroma, floral, light citrusy fruity, light funky, cheesy, light vinous, wood. Sweet, light bitter and light acidic taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3812) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2016
May 12, 2016. Bottle at Hill Farmstead day at Warpigs. .
Hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with sweet notes of pineapple and peaches, bright lemon, passionfruit and orange, some funky barnyard and hay notes, light grain and herbal peppery notes. Taste is very light sweet, tart, fruity and funky. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation, slightly dry. Finish is slightly dry, some grassy and herbal bitter notes, lemon and passionfruit, some funky barnyard notes and light fruity and malty sweetness.
Nice one!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (4078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2016
This tastes like a Hill Farmstead beer and thats a good thing. Its cloudy w/ a creamy white head. There seems to be a lot of tropical fruit such as you get from some strains of brett. Theres definitely a bit of hops in the mix as well but its pretty subdued. There is some implied tartness by some more fruity aromas once tasted. Its a bit bitter and feels balanced and drinkable. I could drink a ton of this stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8460) - Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2016
750 ml bottle to snifter. Looks good; a cloudy orange with white head. Smells and tastes hoppy, funky, and oaky with a pleasantly tart medium-bodied mouthfeel. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2276) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016
Tap @ CBC2016. Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Aromas of esters, belgian style fruitiness, stone fruits, citrus, vinous. Taste is bretty, vinous, stone fruits, bitter, dark fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBrain (161) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle lugged from brewery to tulip. Aroma is white grape, mild funk. Hazy golden small head. Taste is tart, dry, light berry, grape skin, wood. Prickly carbonation, dry minimally bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (9904) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle sample at Warpigs/CBC week, Copenhagen - pours hazy golden amber with a beige head. Fruity and malty, barnyard and funky notes, some nice apricot, some peppery and herbal nuances into the close.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (46653) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Hill Farmsted Tape Take Over ] - Warpigs Brewpub, Flaesketorvet 24, DK-1711 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Hill Farmstead E. ].
Unclear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, dusty hops, moderate yeasty, belgium yeast, earthy notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dusty, fruity, pale malt, grass, earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160512]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (4515) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle from trade from Macboost. Nose is lightly tart with a but load of Belgian yeast character. Pepper, light cardamom, coriander, crazy. Light hay. Taste is initially a lactic tartness followed by funky Brett. Hops are minimal. Ok, I guess.


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