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Edith Black Saison (2013- ) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
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228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 38
Gots: 38 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-25-2013)
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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

1/5  rDev -75.6%

12-27-2013 17:12:16 | More by MCMASTERSANCHEZ
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

2.34/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

From the bottle courtesy of Sam. Thanks!

A: Dull, dark brown. Head is a dark cream and has good retention. Decent legs.

N: Cacao, lavender, rose, flower beds grass, and a scattering of crushed tylenol.

T: Tart, earthy, bitter, then sweet. This clashes at every single point, and it is absolutely awful to me. I want to dump my glass.

M: Somewhat oily and medium bodied.

O: This doesn't work for me at all. I don't mind the dark saison style, but I shouldn't want to spit it out immediately, either. If this wasn't at a bottle share, I'd be very unhappy at having bought this.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 19:23:49 | More by writerLJBerg
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DarthKostrizer

California

2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

09-08-2013 18:26:22 | More by DarthKostrizer
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richkrull

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

04-06-2014 00:37:45 | More by richkrull
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rudzud

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black hue with a nice trip finger sudsy head that fades to leave a light blanket.

S - Aromas of sour infection perhaps, cherries, light chocolate, roast malts, and some weird off note deep in the background...Hmm

T - Taste is quite sour cherry, light chocolate, faint roast, not very saison like at all, comes off as infected as this wasn't barrel aged at all. Bah...very sad by this..

M - Mouthfeel is not too bad, carbonation is spot on.

O - Overall I was massively disappointed by this beer, clearly something went wrong somewhere in this process add this is simply not a saison anymore. Gah!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 21:48:05 | More by rudzud
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottled at the end of March, so only a few months old, shouldn't be too bad. Shared with rudzud.

Pop the bottle and a slow rise of foam up the neck. Pours a decent off white creamy fluffy head that fades at a med pace, spotty lacing, pretty much pitch black beer with no real light getting through.

Nose had a definite sour fruit, tart cherry like, thinking infection. A bit of a grainy dark malt, hint caramel cocoa almost, very faint roast almost acrid like but not quite that. Some saison spices, almost earthy root like, light choc covered cherry, almost definite sour fruit wild yeast. Not much for saison malts or yeast like.

Taste starts with a light sour infection again, wild like bready yeasty taste, I'm almost positive infection now. The sour wild yeast infection destroys pretty much all the saison flavours. There is a hint of cocoa and very light acrid like roast, touch of bitterness, choc covered cherry, etc. an earthy dirty flavor too maybe saison yeast. Finish is sticky sweet flemmy grainy with plenty of sour cherry infected yeast like.

Mouth is sticky syrupy and med bod, decent carb.

Overall meh. Obvious infection and with the lower carb and sweetness I wonder how long it's been infected, there's no real saison left. If I could get another bottle of this I wouldn't even review it, but people need to know to drink it now in case their's is also infected. If I somehow find one I'll re-review it.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 14:05:17 | More by jlindros
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

07-06-2013 01:04:43 | More by Gonzoillini
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

05-26-2013 20:04:43 | More by oldp0rt
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

10-26-2013 20:29:43 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-03-2013 22:00:04 | More by Luk13
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mPaxtonS

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

12-01-2013 21:39:57 | More by mPaxtonS
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

09-26-2013 23:36:44 | More by Mikeypnh
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-20-2013 02:47:29 | More by drummermattie02
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Matt_Ortiz

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

09-20-2013 22:48:37 | More by Matt_Ortiz
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-28-2013 16:59:02 | More by greg4579
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-29-2013 22:18:53 | More by tom10101
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a really dark near black, couple inches of rich creamy brown head.

Smells of brett, chocolate roast, grass. A little odd but mostly good.

Taste is fairly sour, hint of chocolate and molasses, some grassiness and funk. Weird, good!

Carbonation is a bit light, mouthfeel is pretty nice and creamy though.

Odd beer, like it but definitely not the best HF beer.

7.4/10

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 02:17:51 | More by AlexFields
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Nearly black. Slight transparency. Huge khaki head. Great collar and nice surface foam.

Smell - Chocolate malt. Sharp acidic character. Bretty. Not a ton else going on.

Taste - Even more brett. Lots of acidic flavors, without being that sour until the finish. Chocolate malt blends in and is almost completely disguised. Again, not a lot else going on.

Mouthfeel - It's light and well carbonated. Nice sharp acidity.

Overall - It's definitely not Hill Farmstead's best saison. It's pretty tasty, but overpowered by brett.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 01:14:17 | More by Alieniloquium
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-26-2013 00:08:48 | More by acurtis
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nataku00

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-07-2013 15:58:30 | More by nataku00
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afrokaze

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-18-2013 22:25:06 | More by afrokaze
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Johnnyramirez

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-20-2013 23:23:05 | More by Johnnyramirez
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-29-2013 12:49:20 | More by ShanePB
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bstyle

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-23-2013 08:18:59 | More by bstyle
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tikk

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-30-2013 19:01:39 | More by tikk
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Edith Black Saison (2013- ) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.