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E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

318 Ratings
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 273
Gots: 60 | FT: 5
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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Stevedore

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4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass 5/31/2014.

A- Hazy bright copper-orange body, half finger white head with good retention, lots of sticky lacing. Looks a lot like Edward. And I find it interesting that the colour of the body even matches the colour on the label.

S- Lots of fruity Galaxy hops and a nice lemony brett presence. Grapefruit, citrus, tangerines and lemons. Smells great. A bit of bready pale ale presence, and I definitely recognize the nose of Edward here.

F- More of the bready base pale malt with citrus, tangerines and a floral presence reminding me a lot of Edward, but accompanied by quite a bit of lemony brett flavours, a bit of funk, mixed in with a nice dry hop presence bringing more juicy citrus. Not tart at all like the other saisons that Shaun brews. There is a nice white wine barrel presence throughout as well. Nice and delicious, but again, not tart or sour.

M- Medium body, just about right in terms of body and carbonation. A lot similar to Edward in that the mouthfeel is soft with a nice citrus lemony presence, presumably from the brett. Nice and dry, refreshing.

O- If this is a Belgian IPA, this kills anything else of the style. As a saison, I prefer the likes of Arthur and Anna to this, but I'm very glad to have tried this one. Whatever it may be, it's certainly a nice creation from Hill and Co.

Serving type: bottle

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3.85/5  rDev -10%
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Serving type: bottle

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E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.