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E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

408 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 293
Gots: 66 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

1Sundown2C, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ThePorterSorter, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jschonert, May 24, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky golden-orange with a rocky, one-inch, off-white head embedded with tiny craters. Big brett nose on this beer - horse blanket, bandaids and a hint of citrus. Taste follows nose; however, there's less of a brett character in the flavor profile. There's also a bit more citrus as well as what I perceive to be chamomile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a soft carbonation and some astringency. Overall, a decent beer; however, the brett is a bit too much on the palate.

Jwale73, May 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

heffnate77, May 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Skunkdrool, May 20, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 05/19/14 notes. A refreshing break from stouts during our BCS mega-tasting. 2014 release. 750ml bottle poured into my Lost Abby stemware.

a - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with one finger of fluffy off white head and high carbonation evident. Looks nice.

s - The nose is amazing. Smells of loads of brett, citrus hops, pineapples, earthy notes, floral hops, oranges, white wine, tart citrus and tart jams. Amazing nose, I'm loving it.

t - Tastes of brett, citrus hops, fruity malts, light pepper and spice, light tropical fruits, lightly soured fruits and white wine, oak, and earthy malts. Taste is very good, though not as great as the nose.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing, very easy to drink.

o - Overall a very good beer; I love Edward and this might be even better. Lots of brett, citrus, and tropical notes in the nose which is fantastic, and it is easy to drink. I could smell this all day, worth seeking out.

mdfb79, May 20, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +9.6%

MrDave, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Chibeerguy1, May 19, 2014
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dar482, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Jordandid, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

DrunkinYogi, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Kelp, May 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jhlosito75, May 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

mgr78704, May 08, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml 2014 bottle into a teku glass

dark murky golden color with a finger and half foamy head. smell of farmhouse yeast... you can definitely tell this was aged in wine barrels. funky funky funky! taste starts out with a lot of brett and then progresses into that funky farmhouse taste and ends with a slight bitterness. wine barrel is again apparent. i think this would just get better with more age. real complex and interesting. body is much lighter than i was expecting and i love it. carbonation is pretty high.

over interesting and great! thanks tommy.

Axnjxn, May 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Sarge3130, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

CaptDavyJones, May 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

IPAIsaac, May 05, 2014
E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.