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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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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3.5
beerplace (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2017
750ml bottle (thx, Alex M.!) at Alex’s. Bottled on 2015-12-04. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is sour, slightly fruity, bretts, some spices. Taste is same with roasted malt notes. Good.

3.8
ThirstyBird (2953) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2016
Thanks Jason! Pours super dark cola color with a tan head. The smell is dark roasted malt, spice, yeast. The taste is dark fruit, yeast, spice ending slightly sour, dry and roasty. Light/medium in body with the typical great HF fine carbonation.

4
ippopotamo36 (2417) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 18, 2016
Tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà in Rome-Italy with Mortlach. Black pour, creamy and resistant ivory foam. Nose: roast is quite nice, orange chocolate, floral. Mouth: frizzy, peppery, champagne fine with a pinch of lime and a bitter/tart aftertaste which remains. No roast in the taste, much joy tough ;)

3.8
LouisP (493) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2016
Une bière noire aux reflets bruns, avec une fort belle carbonatation digne des plus belles stouts. Au nez, ca me semble assez houblonné, avec un petit côté résineux qu’on sent bien, et curieusement, elle me fait un peu penser à d’autres bières sûres en arômes, ce qui est définitivement intéressant. Au goût, cette bière me fait définitivement plus penser à une saison surette qu’à une saison noire. Le goût de la levure de saison à la Hill Farmstead est bien présent, avec une présence sure non pas omniprésente, mais bien ressentie. Bien que la bière soit noire, on ne perçoit pas le malt torréfié. Au fil des gorgées, on perçoit de plus en plus la levure de saison, bien sucrée et sèche. Surprenante.

3.9
Alengrin (5438) - BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2016
One of Hill Farmstead’s flagship farmhouse ales, the dark one in this case, at Hopishop. Thickly papery lacing, snow white, moussy head, very dark chestnut brown robe with mahogany hue, hazy - obviously much darker than the average present-day saison, though I’d like to point at Silly Saison to draw attention to the fact that a traditional farmhouse ale should not necessarily be blonde. Aroma of roses, caramel, maracuja yoghurt, blackcurrant, strawberry, moldy hazelnut shells, toasted bread, pear, red wine vinegar, damp hay. Crisp, fruity onset, tart hints of redcurrant, passion fruit and blackberries, light fig-like sweetness as well, sherry vinegar-like sourishness grows in the course of the palate and effectuates a drying effect, smooth mouthfeel, caramelly and lightly toasty malt core, earthy finish with lingering fruit esters and some balancing herbal hop bitterishness. As said, dark saisons are less a stretch of the style as they may seem at first sight - also considering the fact that ’saison’ was never a well-defined beer category simply since it long predates the need to categorize beer styles. This one is - of only very few attempts at the concept of ’dark saison’ I had so far - the most interesting one in that respect for me, combining the typical nutty and toasted darker malt properties with the funkiness, ’ruralness’ and ’esteriness’ of a saison. I also like the soft, fluffy mouthfeel which seems to recur in all of Hill Farmstead’s saison-like ales.

3.5
MarcoDL (5022) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of tart, brett and red fruit. Taste has soft yeast, mild funk and some fruit. Bit boring, just solid.

4
Borup (14699) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
From tap at Warpigs. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, oak, tartness, funk, yeast and brettanomyces.

3.7
hallinghansen (3331) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
Sample @ Hill Farmstead Tap Takeover, Warpigs. Clear dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Malt, rye, grain, toasted, yeasty, some tartness.

3.7
fonefan (49554) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016

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

[ As Hill Farmstead Edith ].
Clear dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy, good to fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, dark malt, wood, tart, light brett - funky. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a average to long duration, tart, wood, dark malt, dry, brett - funk. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160512]

3.5
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle at Premature Blue Balls with Andre 160729. Murky brown beer with a rich beige head. Perfume aroma, yeasty, berry notes, chocolate, some nuts, tart notes, hay, some fruits. Yeasty fruity flavor, hay, citrus, floral notes, herbal, chocolate notes, some perfume. Tart fruity finish with hay, raisins and floral notes. A bit all over the place.


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