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E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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E.E.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

360 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 273
Gots: 61 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
E is definitely not a Belgian IPA - it's a funky version of Edward (american pale ale) - fermented with brettanomyces, dry hopped with galaxy, and aged on stainless for four months. Basically, we refer to it as a farmhouse pale ale - a cross between a saison and an american pale.

2012 Release: Aged in Mimosa barrels.
2014 Release: Aged in wine barrels with resident yeast and microfloa for 1.5 years.

(Beer added by: flipper2gv on 04-24-2011)
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cfrances33

Illinois

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.

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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
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

09-01-2014 17:34:04 | More by SpasmWaiter
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77apm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-27-2014 19:21:17 | More by 77apm
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VTLocal420

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

One of the more interesting beers I've had...

08-26-2014 23:09:46 | More by VTLocal420
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catboy

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +12.1%

08-25-2014 03:15:27 | More by catboy
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akang

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-24-2014 21:32:07 | More by akang
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-21-2014 02:39:57 | More by BeersAndBears
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-20-2014 15:07:33 | More by Whatup14
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goldspire

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-20-2014 01:51:14 | More by goldspire
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bstyle

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-18-2014 23:54:58 | More by bstyle
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TechBrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-18-2014 15:53:39 | More by TechBrew
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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-17-2014 13:15:06 | More by cp45
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-14-2014 03:26:00 | More by jarrgal
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EliotRosewater

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-11-2014 01:04:08 | More by EliotRosewater
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greenspointexas

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-10-2014 17:39:18 | More by greenspointexas
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Huhzubendah

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
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-09-2014 13:49:13 | More by BarrytheBear
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caseyrobertson

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-08-2014 19:59:12 | More by caseyrobertson
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jburns301

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-08-2014 03:54:09 | More by jburns301
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-07-2014 22:36:32 | More by craftbeerasian
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RAKeeler

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-05-2014 19:06:15 | More by RAKeeler
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LEdubs

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-02-2014 11:43:24 | More by LEdubs
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-30-2014 22:09:12 | More by polishkaz
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WTKeene

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-30-2014 14:50:41 | More by WTKeene
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Abbbp

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-30-2014 03:54:50 | More by Abbbp
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E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.