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Edith Black Saison (2013- ) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

228 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-04-2014 03:09:09 | More by SixPack6
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-02-2014 20:13:37 | More by KingdomBobcat
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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-11-2014 18:59:35 | More by BuckTuckian
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-10-2014 19:49:58 | More by edmaher
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is dark with a tan head. Nose is very light, lemon and citrus with a faint roast. Taste is extremely strong lemon, fairly sour and citrusy. There is a faint roast to it. Strong carbonation and a silky body and puckering citric acid. Very bright citrus, so different than what I thought.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 23:28:39 | More by cpetrone84
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-04-2014 22:26:49 | More by backbaybrewer
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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-03-2014 18:45:08 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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mattafett

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-22-2014 02:17:48 | More by mattafett
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Abbbp

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-19-2014 20:22:13 | More by Abbbp
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ThatsThatDude

New York

5/5  rDev +22.2%

01-05-2014 18:23:49 | More by ThatsThatDude
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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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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-30-2013 14:38:51 | More by GrindFatherBob
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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

1/5  rDev -75.6%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-26-2013 17:07:29 | More by fehrminator
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep dark brown / near-black with large beige / tan head. Aroma brings out subtle tangy notes, earth, and some musty farmhouse notes. Flavor brings out loads of tangy notes, dark musty farmhouse notes, and earth. Lightly citric and earthy on the finish. Nicely balanced with no jagged edges. Characterized mostly by earthy notes and lightly citric notes.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 12:42:31 | More by jbaker67
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California

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-20-2013 21:05:38 | More by topdown
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mhksuccess

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-17-2013 20:58:38 | More by mhksuccess
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-17-2013 18:34:42 | More by FreudianID
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from 750 ml (1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz.) bottle
Bottled 280313
Served in a tulip

Big thanks to MrDarcy for bringing this back from a trip to Vermont.

Fantastic appearance. The beer poured a cola-like shade of brown and was topped by a super dense and creamy, four-fingered, khaki colored head. The crown slowly faded to a clumps of froth and left a thick curtain of lacing on the far side of the glass and clingy streaks on the near.

Initially, the aroma was very much like an American wild ale. Super brett forward. Crisp, fruity and tart with strong berry-like notes. Touch of oak and funk. Later, the nose turned much more saison-like. Belgian yeast notes lent a crisp, clean and dry quality. Slightly musty with indications of fresh cut grass and hay. Strong powdery notes also came out as the beer warmed, along with a touch of roast. Overall, really dynamic and unique.

The flavor profile was an equal mix of wild ale and saison. Bready, crackery malts appeared on the front end. Tart, oaky, fruity and funky with strong berry-like notes. Touch of red wine. There was a crisp, Belgian yeastiness in the center. Moderately spicy. Some hay and must were detectible. The "dark" aspects of this beer did not appear until the finish. Roasted and toasted malts were detectible. Crisp, oaky, sour notes also carried into the finish. Fairly acidic with a good dose of brett and funk. With time, the dry, woody, tannic, red wine-like quality intensified.

On the palate, the beer was super creamy with a fine yet zippy effervescence. Smooth, supple and pillowy soft on the palate.

Hill Farmstead's Edith was far and away the best brett-infused saison I have had to date. The brett notes added a ton of complexity and were very well integrated into the flavor profile. This beer definitely kept me on my toes!

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 23:23:36 | More by Damian
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-10-2013 06:42:11 | More by nrs207
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-25-2013 04:09:25 | More by POTABLE83
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UCLABrewN84

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 23:12:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Vermont

5/5  rDev +22.2%

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dkw0063

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-28-2013 21:30:34 | More by dkw0063
Edith Black Saison (2013- ) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.