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E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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418 Ratings
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 299
Gots: 63 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

A-Cloudy pale orange, two finger head that leaves nice lacing.

S-Oak, white wine, lemon and grass. tart notes yeast and wheat.

T-Very white wine flavor, oak as well, nice tart notes, oranges, lemon and grass.

M-Lighter drier finish, nice carbonation.

O-Didn't get much of the hop flavor but still a good beer.

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4.64/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of peensteen
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%

Thanks to Jones153 for the bottle!

Hazed pale orange colour, one finger of white head, good lace. Smell is musty and bretty, funk and citrus, well hopped, orange, peach and apricot with some oak as well. Taste is dry and oaky, fruity as well, apricot, fuzzy peach rings, nice hoppy/funky finish. Medium carbonation, medium-full body. Really solid stuff, another incredible offering from these guys.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

One of the more interesting beers I've had...

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4.8/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of 2Xmd
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Poured from a 750ml bottle purchased after the release in spring of 2014.
Smell is floral, grassy, banana, citrus fruits.
Taste is slightly tart, you get some banana/Belgian yeastiness. White wine, lemon, dankiness.
Mouthfeel tart, sour, acidic.
Overall, an interesting farmhouse/saison from HF. Of course they knock it out of the park on this one. Worth the $20 I spent.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is light orange and hazy with a white head. Aromas include wine, honey, grass, sunshine, citrus. Smells great. Similar flavor. lemons and grass with citrus and floral notes. Medium bodied and tangy. Another fabulous saison from Hill Farmstead.

E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.