1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Edith Black Saison (2013- ) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Not Rated.
Edith Black Saison (2013- )Edith Black Saison (2013- )

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

243 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 243
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 43
Gots: 41 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Edith (1897-1992) was our grandfather’s sister, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this black saison is crafted from American malted barley, German roasted malts, European hops, our farmhouse yeast, and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Edith.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-25-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 243 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of OnryAndMean
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dar482
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a dark brown to black color.

The aroma is complex of berry forward red wine, tart black cherry, a touch of balsamic, roasted malt sweetness.

The flavor follows with that tart cranberry juice and cherry note up front. However, it's restrained and towards medium tartness. The middle has a handful of blackberry, raspberry, all kinds of slightly tart and sweet berries. Then onto a surprisingly robust roasted character with cocoa, milk chocolate, and even towards the richness of heavy roasted coffee or charcoal.

I really enjoy this "sour porter/stout" style. This is one of the best I've had. It tastes maybe in between an oud bruin and a porter. This is exceptionally interesting and delicious as a full palate experience.

Photo of Janeinma
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Respirologist
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

I base my reviews off of the style, and this dark saison is spot on. Everything about this screams Hill Farmstead Arthur with the exceptions of: its black obviously. Roastiness in the nose, lots of lemon here. Its tart on the finish and delightful. I'm not a huge fan of dark beers that are hoppy or tart mainly because they are an oxymoron to me. But Edith is certainly well deserving of my attention. 2014 Vintage reviewed.

Photo of natbarr
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of rocksteady726
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of facesnorth
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jaasen64
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of KAF
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of goldspire
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of jampics2
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of thereal_adam
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of WTKeene
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jacewg
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ErrandWolfe
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of rollom
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of canadianghetto
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Kirk
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of thegoon55
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of IAmHollywood13
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of jtladner
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of pmarlowe
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of NRo
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Edith Black Saison (2013- ) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.