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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Edith (1897-1992) was our grandfathers 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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (6090) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2016
750mL bottled November 2014, drunk 6/3/16 with Nelson.
Dark mahogany with some milk chocolate hues and a strong clarity. Light beige head atop is small and shows moderate to moderately strong retention.
Hazelnut, milk chocolate, prune and berry notes and a touch of honey-vanilla show a nice interplay of base malt, dark malt and light souring agents. It smells quite similar to CD16, though much less bacterial/woody, obviously. Its very mellow and theres no heavy roastiness to it that often ruins this "style". No alcohol or flaw, plenty of charm to the house character with good minerality.
Honey and chocolate show a nice marriage of roasted barley and pale malt with little/no roast character and only a lovely chocolate character remaining that mixes with the mild lactic notes to produce a milk chocolate flavor. Very light bread adds some structure and theres more of the tartness found in their farmhouse ales that perfectly balances the sweetness. Soft, creamy texture with tight carbonation and no alcohol or flaw. I swear if you closed your eyes and tasted this blind, you almost wouldnt guess it was terribly dark. Which is great because I usually find too much overbearing dark malt/barley character in dark saisons, which interrupts the delicate nature of the beer. Not here. One of the best, if not the best, in style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1605) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Dguste en compagnie des trois amigos. Une bire mon avis cheval entre les styles saison et brown sour. Liquide fonc, peu mousseux et translucide. Subtile torrfaction se mlant trs bien aux levures sauvages, de ferme et de foin. Cest simple mais trs plaisant et bien excut. En bouche, le malt grill joue parfaitement son rle de soutenance aux aspects fermiers de la bire. Une douce amertume de caf froid et de gazon frachement coup en fin de bouche. Pas magistral, rien de compliqu, simplement bien fait.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to northernbrews. Aroma is hard to explain. Mildly sour black cherry and black raspberry, earth, and dark bread. Tastes dry and mildly sour. Black cherry skins and earth. Pretty good but I would want more than a small pour of this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6525) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Courtesy of northernbrews and Jason R

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate cola, caramel, spice, and a hint of lemon. It pours a dark brown with orange highlights. It has a small beige head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with chocolate, cola, and caramel. The finish has light-moderate tart lemon and mild roast. Its light-medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (24431) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2016
Draft @ Warpigs Brewpub, Copenhagen. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour spicy yeasty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty bretty flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty bretty caramel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2016
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day - Warpigs Brewpub, Kbenhavn
Pours dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, funk, tartness, berries, vinous, hint of soya and vinegar. Taste is medium sweet, light sour and light bitter with a long funky, fruity, caramel and berry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16027) - DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
Tap @ Warpugs. Very dark brown with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, dusty, yeast, oak and sour fruit. Flavour is roasted malt, yeast, chocolate, dusty, sour fruit, oak, vinegar, dry, wood and sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2946) - GREECE - MAY 19, 2016
From tap at Warpigs, Copenhagen. Dark brown hazy color with beige head. Malty and yeasty aroma, roasted malty, wood, vinous, light funky, some fruity and spicy notes. Sweet and acidic taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (11637) - Troms, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2016
On tap at WarPigs Brewpub, Hill Farmstead Day.. Low tan-coloured head, spotty lacing to the glassware, near-clear, dark ruby body colour. Attractive black berries and dark malts on the nose. Oak and dark malty sweetness to the flavour character offset by mid-tart black berries and a backdrop of yeasty fruitiness. Tart and sweet ending. Fine bodied. Interesting and enjoying (shared with KimJohansen and Skinnyviking, Copenhagen 12.05.2016).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (9665) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
[email protected] Farmstead Day, Warpigs, Copenhagen (12/05/2016) - pours dark brown with a reddish hue. Aroma and taste is a mix of malts, sour dark fruit, some caramel sweetness, cocoa, brett, light vinegar, some spices, acidic tart finish.


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