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RATINGS: 195   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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4.2
baraciisch (3363) - California, USA - APR 14, 2016
Cloudy brown pour with beige head... Aroma of roasted grains, hay, citrus, funk, nuts... Flavor is citrus sweetness, lots of lime notes, with earthy grains, malts, light tartness and funk on palate... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
koleminer20 (3956) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this baby at a line share at Witch’s Hat on St. Patty’s Day. 750 mL bottle opened by Gus. The pour is a darker brown, hints of light ruby, with a light tan head that fizzles down to a film, leaving some solid lacing. The aroma is very funky right up front. It’s got a little more of a traditional Belgian farmhouse happening with the banana and a hint of clove, but the roastiness kind of saves it here. There is a little barnyard funk going on, but that’s about it. The flavor is also pretty good. It’s got a nice tartness up front with an excellent roast throughout. The banana and clove are gone, and the flavor is a little enjoyable! The brett funkiness really comes through on the back end. The mouth feel is good. It’s a little heavier than I’d want it to be with a nice crisp carbonation and a lingeringly roasty, funky brett aftertaste. This one is definitely a good beer, and HF does manage to do it well. Thanks Gus!

3.9
Viper666 (3289) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille 750ml, dégustée le 6/21/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : noire-brune. Apparence : quasi-opaque.
Arôme : Levures sauvages, fruitées et légèrement épicées, léger malt rôti, notes de fût de chêne, léger herbeux.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût de levures sauvages (brett) et fruité légèrement acide (cerises sûres, notes de raisins) aux notes épicées. Un léger support de malt rôti est également présent avec un léger goût herbeux ainsi qu’un léger goût de fût de chêne vineux.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne-élevée. Texture : très légèrement crémeuse. Finale : moyenne et un peu sèche, composé d’un léger goût acide de levures fruitées avec des notes amères de rôti et de houblon herbeux.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2016
75cl bottle, thanks Peregrinari. Medium beige head atop brown-black body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, some funk/sour, wood, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, oak, sour, cherry, some funk, light vinegar. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

4.2
ebone1988 (2122) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, Gus, and others. Aroma is funk, barnyard, slight banana, straw. Appearance is brown, light tan, hazy. Taste is tart, straw, funk, robust, delicious. Mouthfeel is medium body, crisp carbonation, tart bretty aftertaste. Overall, this is quite delicious.

3.8
HonusWagner (2223) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Weird beer in the canon, as the dark roasty maltiness plays off the tartness in that typically strange way that I’m not sure I entirely hate. It’s pretty good for a black sour beer, I guess is what I’m saying.

3.8
thepatrickman (1502) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Does a good job showcasing a tough style -- dark sours. The aroma is dominated by Brett funkiness and a bit of dark malts, and the taste is surprisingly restrained. Well made and delicious, but not HF most exciting saison.

3.9
ineedbeer (2255) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Poured from a Dec. 2015 bottle. Aroma is nice and rather fruity with nice cherry, raisin, plum and prune notes. Only light acidity with hints of citrus. Light toffee and caramel with some toasted bread. Pours brown with a medium large, thick, tan head that exceeds steadily to a thin film that lingers for quite some time. High amounts of lacing and faint legs. Flavor is moderately acidic with some citrus and tart cherry notes. Some medium light toasted bread, caramel and toffee notes. Quite a bit of dark fruit with plums, cherries, raisin and prune. Light mineral note to the water. Low bitterness. Mouthfeel i s medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice dark farmhouse ale. This beer does a good job of allowing the malt profile to shine through the acidity and dark fruit notes. It also avoids becoming too acidic and astringent. This may be my favorite dark farmhouse beer. I’m pretty impressed as I don’t usually like the style, but this beer is good.

3.4
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Murky amber. Fruity, funk, caramel. Tart.

3.8
drfabulous (8563) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle pour at Kevin’s. Sour red wine, vinegar, some oak. tannic and acidic. Nice overall.


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