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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, - MAY 14, 2013
750ml crown-capped shared with blankboy and GregClow, via JerCraigs. Almost opaque ruby-black pour, huge fluffy lasting tan head - lovely, 4+. Sharply dry aroma, dry floral bitterness, sharp dry yeast, light fruit - very bretty, lightly roasty; nice stuff! Taste - oh man that’s good - medium-hoppy (dry resin), light roast, slightly vinegar tartness, enough brett to compete - some alcohol; frickin’ great stuff. Decent body, astringent, lightly carbonated but quite airy, delicately funky, longish dry floral/brett finish. So good.


3.9
salvaticas (933) - - SEP 9, 2017
Bottle pour. Bright and mild aroma of grass and flowers. Light bodied, mild flavor, lightly sour. Nice.

3.6
tapefuzz (760) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2017
750mL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is funk, roasted barley. Taste is tart underripe berries and lemon up front - with a little bit of yeast funk - followed by very light roast, wood, and some pepper. Earthy finish. Some woody bitterness. Dry. Light-medium body. Average carbonation. Lightly creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
skiatd1 (52) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Sour dark farmhouse. Unique taste fairly clear. Bottled. Leaves a sour taste on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
skrip (228) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
*4/17/2013 750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. A~ very dark brown, with a tanish head and some nice lacing. S~ whoa! peppery, citrus, really tart, and a little hay funk as well. T~ a nice amount of tartness up front followed by some lemony citrus notes and pepper on the finish. dark roasty malts flow throughout. a little bitter chocolate too! M~ perfectly carbonated, very smooth, just a little thin. if it was thicker this would be some what similar to Funk Metal without the coffee notes. O~ amazing! to say the least... one of the most sour HF’s i’ve had fresh, i can only imagine how this will turn out in a year or two. it might thicken up as well, oh you know i’ll be waiting! get your hands on a bottle if you have the chance!

3.5
Garrold (5512) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2017
Bottle. Willy’s Store, Greensboro, VT. Gloopy pour. Dark brown. Super sticky, lasting, beige head. Nose has dark fruit. Some plum and fig. A little woody and ashy. Hint of liquorice. As well, it has that completely distinctive, Hill Farmstead yeasty twang. Taste is lightly sour and balsamic sweet. Dries out significantly. Not keen on the mouthfeel. It’s stringy and gloopy. Balsamic twang to finish. Nice enough, but miles off expectations.

3.5
solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2017
Lots of tangy citrus. Pours brown with lots of head. A little too much lemon for me like a Ford Pinto. Tap at the sovereign.

3.7
MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2017
My Bottom Line:
Starkly citrusy from beginning to end, this tart Saison benefits from a few herbal sprigs and humid earth to render a complex and enjoyable profile.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the cloudy dark brown.
-Both the nose and flavour profile don’t announce much in the way of roasted barley flavor.
-Acidity levels are medium-high.
-The soft effervescence and acidity combine for some easy drinking (for those used to tartness).

Bottle.

3.6
Mortlach (2490) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 12, 2017
On tap @Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Bevuta a Birre Sotto l’Albero 2016. Bruna scura/nerastra, schiuma media e persistente color bianco sporco. Al naso sentori vinosi, note tostate, caffè, pelle, leggero erbaceo, lime. In bocca è spigolosa, dolciastra all’attacco, con note di caffè e vinose, complessa. Corpo medio, carbonazione medio-leggera. Forse un po’ troppo "complicata" e confusionaria.

4
Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. HFD #4 Pachnie i smakuje trochę jak jasne piwo. Fajny Brett, lekka paloność wpada w przyprawy i ciasto marchewkowe. Fajne.

3.7
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2017
Sergey’s hunt; bottled 2015 12 04; 5.8% ABV
Dark brown color, medium head. The aroma has mild note of straws, caramel, and sourness. Smooth mouthfeel, highly carbonated; the darker malts blend well with the vinous sourness. Vinous astringency in the final.
Very good.


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