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E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
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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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
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-20-2014 15:07:33 | More by Whatup14
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-20-2014 01:51:14 | More by goldspire
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured from a 750ml bottle purchased after the release in spring of 2014.
Smell is floral, grassy, banana, citrus fruits.
Taste is slightly tart, you get some banana/Belgian yeastiness. White wine, lemon, dankiness.
Mouthfeel tart, sour, acidic.
Overall, an interesting farmhouse/saison from HF. Of course they knock it out of the park on this one. Worth the $20 I spent.

08-18-2014 02:22:51 | More by 2Xmd
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-14-2014 03:26:00 | More by jarrgal
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-11-2014 01:04:08 | More by EliotRosewater
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-10-2014 17:39:18 | More by greenspointexas
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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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-09-2014 13:49:13 | More by BarrytheBear
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-08-2014 19:59:12 | More by caseyrobertson
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-08-2014 03:54:09 | More by jburns301
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-07-2014 22:36:32 | More by craftbeerasian
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-05-2014 19:06:15 | More by RAKeeler
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-02-2014 11:43:24 | More by LEdubs
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-30-2014 22:09:12 | More by polishkaz
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-30-2014 14:50:41 | More by WTKeene
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-30-2014 03:54:50 | More by Abbbp
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-30-2014 02:10:55 | More by ucsbmullet
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-30-2014 00:17:16 | More by drebrew
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-29-2014 18:56:47 | More by kk73
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%

Huge thanks to Tom10101 for picking up and sending out this huge want.

A: Copper yellow haze topped with 3 fingers of white foam and settles down to a single layer across the glass. Streams of carbonation race to the top, suggesting a snappy carbonation.

S: Lemony dank basement with muskiness, yeasts and wheatiness topped with some minerals. Finish is a little acid and as it warms some notes of under ripe banana.

T: Lemony acidity with sourness of grape skins and brett funk. Wheaty notes with medical herbal notes and chalky minerals.

M: Light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation combined with light crisp tartness.

O: A refreshing and tangy drink grounded with funkiness and wheat. Light and refreshing it holds nothing back in the tart and sour department and never plays down to a crowd looking for something sweet. Bold and assertive.

07-28-2014 03:38:48 | More by FondueVoodoo
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-27-2014 15:12:30 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.