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E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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436 Ratings
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 307
Gots: 66 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: flipper2gv on 04-24-2011

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.
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3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured cloudy and murky the color of grapefruit juice and had a big head with good retention and lace. It was definitely my least favorite beer form Hill Farmstead. This beer has a mellow smoothness from the aging in oak, a prominent woody flavor and one heck of a sharp hop bitter in the finish. The fruit flavors were also mellowed in the drink but luckily it still had some juicy tartness. Bone dry. I think the bitter does eclipse the fruitiness and the pepper in the finish. As it drank the bitter became unconscionable. The mouthfeel of the beer was uncomfortably dry and powdery. It had a dominant floral rather than a fruitiness. Some orange peeks out as it warms but it's mostly lemony. It's ok but my favorite is Edward.

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4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 release

Pours a hazy orange with a nice one finger bubbly head. Dissolves down to some bubbles clinging to the side of the tulip glass. Smell is sour and citrusy, with some nice funk/Brett. Starting to pick up some sour grapes and green apple, as well. Really juicy. The taste is somewhat mellow compared to the smell. Much smoother than I was expecting. Not overly sour, also not as juicy. Still some slight citrus flavor. Very earthy. Sharp bitterness towards the end. The Belgian yeast shows through and the oak barrels are in there some where. Medium mouthfeel with just enough carbonation to be bubbly, not overwhelming, though. It's a pretty easy drinker. As the glass warmed up, the orange flavor came out more, too.

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E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.