E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.73/5 rDev +10.5%
Bottle shared with bstyle, poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip (10/2012)
Pour: Hazy golden orange, with a massive three finger white, soapy head. Head is super thick, and hangs around to a long time. This heavy lacing.
Smell: Starts with an earthy funk, followed by some bready yeast, pepper, and citrus. Some lemon zest and clove in there.
Taste: E. has really started to brett out. Earthy funk right off the bat, followed by some citrus zests. Biscuity sweetness mingles with peppers and spices. Clean and bitter on the finish, with a substantial amount of earthiness.
Mouthfeel: Juicy, yet dry. The funk own the mouthfeel as well. Really quite refreshing, and the best part of this beer.
Bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead stem (4/5/13) - score based on this review!
Pour: Hazy, bright pale orange with a giant three plus finger white, foamy head. This bottle was an excessive gusher right away. Some sticky lacing, and the head hangs around the entire glass.
Smell: Big, bright, tropical brett. Lots of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and papaya. A touch of earthiness, and a very light funk. Some saison like qualities.
Taste: Really tropical fruits up front, with more pineapple and mango, and some grapefruit. A nice bready sweetness. Not much in the way of funk, but a definite mild earthiness. Finishes juicy with the tropical fruits from the start.
Mouthfeel: Slightly tart, but only just. Really crisp, and despite the excessive gushing, not overly carbonated.
Overall: This beer really evolved in the 6 month span between the times I had it. I definitely enjoyed it with more age.
11-22-2012 17:55:05 | More by cfrances33
District of Columbia
4.29/5 rDev +0.2%
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.
The beer is light orange and hazy with a white head. Aromas include wine, honey, grass, sunshine, citrus. Smells great. Similar flavor. lemons and grass with citrus and floral notes. Medium bodied and tangy. Another fabulous saison from Hill Farmstead.
08-09-2014 21:00:11 | More by Huhzubendah
E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.