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E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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E.E.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

355 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 273
Gots: 61 | FT: 6
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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heddar33

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

09-08-2012 18:30:57 | More by heddar33
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DenverLogan

Colorado

2.58/5  rDev -39.7%

Apricot gold color...lingering head. Giant aromas...somewhat pigeon poop or cat litter with plums...funky, and a brilliant mix of hops. Stark bitterness, fruit rinds, lemon zest, and big brett. A bit rough but interesting. Probably not more than a 10 oz will do me! I don't want to give a poor rating but this just doesn't grab me like most saisons.

05-27-2012 22:16:36 | More by DenverLogan
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TotallyHosed

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

04-07-2013 15:24:01 | More by TotallyHosed
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -25.2%

pour is extremely cloudy orange with tons of bubbly white head. Nose is lemony, notes of Saison yeast, a touch dusty and citrusy. Taste is a bit bland, some lemon, maybe faint yeast. Fairly celtzery and leathery, thin finish. Overly bretted, body is decent, high carb and drinkable, faintly dry.

12-10-2012 20:04:21 | More by cpetrone84
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joel66

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-18-2013 02:54:18 | More by joel66
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RAlmeida77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-01-2014 21:40:43 | More by RAlmeida77
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1424IpA

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-26-2014 03:42:47 | More by 1424IpA
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-27-2014 19:14:38 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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amnesia85

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

10-28-2012 08:55:29 | More by amnesia85
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Crookdrain

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-23-2014 15:45:46 | More by Crookdrain
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Takeanotherswing

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-06-2013 03:09:26 | More by Takeanotherswing
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-11-2012 17:22:21 | More by seeswo
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Pete27lax

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-30-2014 22:55:10 | More by Pete27lax
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -17.1%

Poured from a 750 caged and corked into a tulip.

Appearance: E. has a very nice cloudy orange tangerine color with a frothy white head. Like I have come to expect in the style, there is a nice amount of lace that clings to my glass.

Smell: Dry saison yeast, biscuit malt, pepper, pineapple, grapefruit citrus, and a little bit of funk.

Taste: The first flavor to hit my tongue is a light caramel sweetness. A little bit of pepper and spice, then toward the end the flavor turns a little bit sour and some funk comes out. Some fruit is soft - peach, grapefruit, apricot.

Mouthfeel: Dry and light bodied, with a carbonation that is both somewhat crisp and creamy.

Overall: This is too dry for my taste, and it seems like the beer loses focus.

09-20-2011 00:08:06 | More by KickInTheChalice
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utopiajane

New York

3.56/5  rDev -16.8%

This beer poured cloudy and murky the color of grapefruit juice and had a big head with good retention and lace. It was definitely my least favorite beer form Hill Farmstead. This beer has a mellow smoothness from the aging in oak, a prominent woody flavor and one heck of a sharp hop bitter in the finish. The fruit flavors were also mellowed in the drink but luckily it still had some juicy tartness. Bone dry. I think the bitter does eclipse the fruitiness and the pepper in the finish. As it drank the bitter became unconscionable. The mouthfeel of the beer was uncomfortably dry and powdery. It had a dominant floral rather than a fruitiness. Some orange peeks out as it warms but it's mostly lemony. It's ok but my favorite is Edward.

04-25-2014 18:25:50 | More by utopiajane
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -13.6%

Bottle. Pours a very attractive orange-golf with a rocky white cap. Nose is a melange of hop qualities, expressed with nice subtlety. Pine needle, orange pulp, cereal grains. Flavor is more pine needle, coconut husk, lingering grapefruit rind bitterness on the finish. The flaw here, to me, is that a light phenolic, almost medicinal touch persists throughout. The brett presence in this is fairly light but it just muddles everything and gives it this odd lingering quality that I don't dig. I don't really care for brett IPAs, or barrel-aged IPAs, so it's not surprising this isn't really stellar to me. I just think it would be so much more juicy and the hops more expressive without the brett here.

05-31-2011 01:40:50 | More by JAXSON
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -12.9%

A - mostly white but some yellow hints in the gushing head. Body is very cloudy and orange/grapefruit in color. Great lacing

S - some nice citrus mixed within the farmhouse funk.

T - rind comes through strong. Orange and grapefruit.

M - well balanced and appropriate for the style.

O - a nice little beer. Nothing spectacular but enjoyable.

05-27-2012 22:34:47 | More by RuckusDu
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leschkie

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-13-2012 15:40:30 | More by leschkie
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-18-2013 21:56:32 | More by Photekut
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-26-2013 21:41:19 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

01-24-2014 05:07:26 | More by montrealbcr89
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-23-2012 23:54:40 | More by drewone
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

09-15-2013 17:45:41 | More by Hugonaut13
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unclejazz

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-05-2014 02:27:06 | More by unclejazz
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stevec32

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

09-30-2012 21:59:26 | More by stevec32
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E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.