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Edith Black Saison (2013- ) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 38
Gots: 37 | FT: 3
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Sammy, Oct 03, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to erichxedge for sharing this one.

Bottled 3/28/13.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, yeast, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour Brett, funk, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a tasty Brett and funk presence.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

djrn2, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Thorpe429, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

zestar, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

acurtis, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Texasfan549, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

kjkinsey, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

GRG1313, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

largadeer, Apr 30, 2013
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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.

jlindros, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

oline73, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

mendvicdog, Apr 17, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 05/19/13

a - Pours a deep brown, almost black color, with one finger of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks as expected for a black saison.

s - Smells quite hoppy...smells of pine hops, some brett, roasted malts, lemon, citrus hops, light funk, spices, yeast, and some light earthy notes. Nice nose with a lot going on, and a nice mix of hops and malts.

t - Tastes of pine hops, fruity malts, roasted malts, citrus hopsm and some brett. Nice taste, though I like the nose a little bit better. Taste is more dominated by roasted malts in my opinion.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

o - Overall a nice black saison, though not my favorite HF beer or style. Nice mix of hops and roasted malts, and easy to drink. Would personally look to get some of their other bottles first, but wouldn't turn this down if I saw it again.

mdfb79, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Rochefort10nh, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

InspectorBob, Aug 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

yourefragile, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

orangesol, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

drewone, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

duceswild, Apr 18, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received via trade. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass. Shared with Paul.

The beer is dark mahogany with a thick, khaki head. The aroma is enticing, with scents of oak, funk, dark fruits, spice. Flavors include red wine, oak tannins, brett, yeast, raisins, plums. Wonderfully complex and fabulous. No surprise there, as Hill Farmstead "keeps comin' up with funky ass shit like every single day" ...Old school reference. Anyhow...I thoroughly enjoyed this. I'm not usually as much of a fan of the darker saisons and wilds, but Edith was a lovely beer. Recommended fo sho.

Huhzubendah, Mar 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Gonzoillini, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mdaschaf, Oct 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Zaphog, Oct 07, 2013
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Edith Black Saison (2013- ) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.