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Edith Black Saison (2013- ) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

229 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
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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dkw0063

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-28-2013 21:30:34 | More by dkw0063
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

10-26-2013 20:29:43 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Russian River stemmed glass.

A - Dark, dark brown in color with a frothy 3 fingers of mocha head that shows good staying power with lots of foamy lacing.

S - Super bretty barnyard funk, dirty and earthy. Chocolate and cocoa powder, cherries, berries and raspberries.

T - Oaky...woody. Cherries and cocoa, quite bitter, tobacco, smoky and funky.

M - funky, medium body with lowish foamy carbonation.

O - Very good and interesting saison. Fairly unique. Would definitely like to have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 22:34:17 | More by portia99
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strongaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-19-2013 19:15:36 | More by strongaf
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-16-2013 22:36:46 | More by mdaschaf
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-15-2013 03:19:09 | More by Hugonaut13
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kodt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-12-2013 02:06:48 | More by kodt
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beerloverofbham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-09-2013 04:54:30 | More by beerloverofbham
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Googs

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-08-2013 01:58:18 | More by Googs
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-08-2013 00:15:09 | More by ThreeFishes
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-07-2013 20:18:26 | More by Zaphog
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-07-2013 09:00:22 | More by beergorrilla
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-03-2013 18:25:55 | More by VTBeerTrade
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-03-2013 00:23:10 | More by Sammy
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-02-2013 14:31:49 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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noisefights

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-29-2013 18:47:32 | More by noisefights
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour was black. big cocoa head filled the glass. dark all around

sweet dark fruit, tart and sweet. slightly one dimensional.

sweet and tart dark fruit. very one dimensional and simple. judging from earlier reviews this had more saison characteristics but that is not the case now. barely any funk, zest, spice, etc. but, it was delicious.

light body, mild to moderate carbonation.

possibly infected, but in a great way. this was adored by everyone.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 16:45:46 | More by hooliganlife
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-28-2013 22:04:42 | More by BGsWo22
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 280313. Poured in to HF stemmed tulip.

A - Poured dark brown, settled black with 2 fingers of light brown head.

S - Funk/tartness dominate the nose. Some lemon, earthy notes and just a hint of roast.

T - Tart up front with some funk that immediately gives way to roast and chocolate notes. A touch of lemon in the background with yeast esters and spice.

M - Medium body. Slight creaminess. Medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 12:41:08 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Matt_Ortiz

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

09-20-2013 22:48:37 | More by Matt_Ortiz
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled March 28, 2013. Poured into a large tulip, very chilled, a perfect end of summer saison. (also, to the people reviewing this as being infected... perhaps you should read up a little more on the beer, or read other reviews, to know that this is not a straight up dark saison, but is actually supposed to be a tad sour...Brett as an ingredient could be a bit of a hint, though I guess, yes, in a way it is infected...).... now that that is out of the way...

A: Just a lovely dark beer with an amazing tan head that just hangs around forever after a 6 month long summer of doing its thing in the bottle...thick and viscous, stays on top, on the glass, on my face... this is hour a beer should look...

S: Straight off, funky, brett, slightly grassy and some earthy yeast...very light fruit there... unfortunately this is the one place this beer loses some points as the sour really overpowers everything else on the nose.... the base of the beer is very subdued and hard to read....

T: Sour, cherries, fruit then changes to earthy yeast funk, the dark barley base follows on the fade out, slightly roasted earth with some burnt bitterness, and the after taste is more tart. I find the tart a nice balance to the dark malts and provides a nice balance between sour fruit and earth bitterness.

M: After nearly 6 months, there is a wonderful carbonation and if I was working out in the fields all day, this is exactly what I'd want to quench my thirst... beer is very balanced...and is nicely dry on the aftertaste.

O: Haven't had a lot of black saisions, so I can't say how far off a true one this is, but what it is, is a well made saison as with so many HF brews, but one with a slightly accentuated character with the Brett, but a welcomed one that does help to balance a dark beer that might not be so welcomed on a really hot day.... that perfect cool down beer after a hard day of sweating out in the late summer sun... wasn't a beer on the top of my HF list to try, but happy I got 'stuck' getting to try it....

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 01:31:11 | More by 4ster
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bmur112

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

09-17-2013 11:29:17 | More by bmur112
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TysonA

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-15-2013 14:33:50 | More by TysonA
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DarthKostrizer

California

2.5/5  rDev -39%

09-08-2013 18:26:22 | More by DarthKostrizer
Edith Black Saison (2013- ) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.