E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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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
06-01-2014 04:56:26 | More by Stevedore
E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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