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E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

360 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 274
Gots: 61 | FT: 7
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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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-02-2013 17:40:18 | More by mendvicdog
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jrae2424

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-28-2013 17:38:43 | More by jrae2424
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vtbeerandbud

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-24-2013 16:43:50 | More by vtbeerandbud
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

Thanks to millerbuffoon for opening this one last night. This bottle was alive, lots of foam spewing from the top of the bottle. Even with a gentle pour this beer has a massive white head on top of a cloudy yellow body. The smell of the beer is very good, it smells sour but holds the base malt aromas as well. It's pretty impressive honestly. The taste of the beer isn't really sour at all. The beer tastes a lot cleaner than it looks. The mouthfeel has a pretty active carbonation to it with a lighter body. Overall this beer is good, not something I would seek out for myself in the future but I enjoyed having it.

01-24-2013 15:37:59 | More by Knapp85
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-23-2013 23:31:24 | More by millerbuffoon
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jbuddle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-22-2013 21:28:50 | More by jbuddle
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-22-2013 07:18:30 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Quackus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-18-2013 22:45:51 | More by Quackus
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-14-2013 04:41:06 | More by largadeer
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-13-2013 21:29:57 | More by spycow
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-11-2013 10:39:04 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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afksports

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-09-2013 16:17:29 | More by afksports
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-09-2013 08:50:19 | More by Auror
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Franch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-08-2013 23:42:43 | More by Franch
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-08-2013 18:54:21 | More by rowingbrewer
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +11%

01-05-2013 04:43:10 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

Bottle: Poured a hazy pale yellow color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma consists of pungent herbal hops with loads of funky notes and some rustic malt also discernable. Taste is a unique and funky mix between some herbal and floral hops with pungent notes with some rustic malt and light residual sugar notes. Brett is well dosed and hard to distinguish. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This beer made for a very nice Christmas eve treat.

12-29-2012 03:42:18 | More by Phyl21ca
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koopa

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

Serious gusher alert!

Appearance: Pours a murky dull orange with a massive 3 finger white crown composed of tight and fine carbonation bubbles. Moderate retention and lots of lace.

Smell: Definitely my favorite aspect of this brew. Mango, apricot, peach, lemon, grapefruit, passion fruit, and belgian esters.

Taste: Has most of the same notes the nose possesses, but they blend to the point where they are harder to pick out individually. The overly carbonated mouthfeel also makes picking them out more difficult.

Mouthfeel: Thin side of medium bodied with ample carbonation. The carbonation is so velvety smooth but its simply over carbonated to the point where it takes away from both the flavor and the mouthfeel.

Overall: I really really like this beer and think its one that Hill Farmstead could really dial in and improve upon in the future.

12-16-2012 18:45:53 | More by koopa
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-16-2012 04:56:09 | More by teddyarrowhead
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-12-2012 00:55:33 | More by CypherEnigma
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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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claspada

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

Aromas begin with a substantial amount of tropical fruit and other lighter fruits like green apple and grape skin. Next I get the yeast induced aromas of earth and light spice along with a clean light crackery, pilsner malt base. The Bretty must and funk emerges more and more as it warms.

The tastes follow the nose with light crackery breadiness and then some earthy, slightly musty and funky yeast flavors. The tropical and citrus fruit hops pop next with some passionfruit and lemon and orange peel. Some phenolic spiciness with light sour citrus and other non-discript fruitiness. The oak and rustic funk emerges more as it warms as well.

The mouthfeel is medium boided with medium carbonation. Finish is lighly dry and oaky but mainly clean for the most part with balanced funk and hop bitterness as well.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer, I wonder what it was like when it was released fresh as the hops were probably super aromatic where here they are more of a complement to the Bretty and funk but now the Brett is probably better than it was earlier this year. A fine line for sure but regardless this was a super solid beer from Hill Farmstead and would gladly revisit if it was more readily available or even easier to trade for.

12-03-2012 20:06:22 | More by claspada
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-30-2012 03:22:52 | More by chippo33
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Romulux

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-27-2012 03:43:01 | More by Romulux
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Caterwaul

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-16-2012 00:04:01 | More by Caterwaul
E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.