E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by Ahappyhiker2:
4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I decided to drink a whole bottle of this tonight. Second time I'm having E., first time I'm reviewing it. 2012 vintage, I bought it at the brewery last August.
A- Like most beers that I've had by Hill Farmstead, it has quite the head on it. Not nearly as much as the first time I had this, but I still had to pour pretty slowly to minimize it. It's a bit cloudy, and golden-orange in color.
S- Smells delicious. The first scent I get is peach to be honest, followed by orange and more citrusy fruits. The aroma has some hops to it as well, but they have definitely died down in the 7 or so months this had been aging. It has a nice floral scent as well, like fresh picked flowers almost. Just a great, sweet aroma.
T- It has more hops to it than I initially thought it would, but once that dies down that fruitiness really comes in. Peach, pineapple, orange, and those are just to name a few. It's slightly tart, but I definitely would not consider this a sour. It definitely is not as sour as most of their other saisons.
M- Loads of carbonation on this one. It almost slightly gets in the way of the flavor because there is so much happening on your tongue.
O- This is just another amazing saison by Hill Farmstead. They are by far one of my favorite breweries, if not my absolute favorite. I have to admit that the first time I had E. I wasn't overly impressed with it, but it really has aged nicely. It's my least favorite saison by Hill Farmstead, and I'm still giving it a great rating. Goes to show how good their stuff is. I'm going to finish this one, Happy Easter everyone and God Bless.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2013 02:43:50 | More by Ahappyhiker2
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4.39/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle with silver pressure cap. Vintage 2014.
poured into a pair of HF wine stems.
Appearance: light orange bodied beer with 3 fingers of white head that slowely drops down to thick cap. Great staying power on the head with thick yet spotty lacing left on the glass.
Smell: This one is modertely funky. Lots of white wine barrel notes that are overpowered by the funk. Fruity hops with low bitter aroma.
Taste: Moderate funkiness. Surprisingly enough the white wine notes are not very strong compared to the nose. Light tannins and white grape. Lite bitterness from the hops. Musty and rotten hay.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. As this beer warms up it seems to get watery, but still pretty solid mouthfeel.
Overall: This is my first wine barrel aged pale ale. It was done in true HF style and its a great beer. Unique and different!
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 09:05:42 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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