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Edith Black Saison (2013- ) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 38
Gots: 37 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10%

FreudianID, Dec 17, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +10.8%

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!

Damian, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

nrs207, Dec 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

mPaxtonS, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

POTABLE83, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%

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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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Miamilice, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

dkw0063, Oct 28, 2013
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

FeDUBBELFIST, Oct 26, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

portia99, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

strongaf, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Hugonaut13, Oct 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

kodt, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

beerloverofbham, Oct 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Googs, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

ThreeFishes, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Zaphog, Oct 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

beergorrilla, Oct 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

VTBeerTrade, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Sammy, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

BlackBelt5112203, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

noisefights, Sep 29, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

hooliganlife, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

BGsWo22, Sep 28, 2013
Edith Black Saison (2013- ) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.