E. | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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E.E.
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565 Ratings
E.E.
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
E is definitely not a Belgian IPA - it's a funky version of Edward (american pale ale) - fermented with brettanomyces, dry hopped with galaxy, and aged on stainless for four months. Basically, we refer to it as a farmhouse pale ale - a cross between a saison and an american pale.

2012 Release: Aged in Mimosa barrels.
2014 Release: Aged in wine barrels with resident yeast and microfloa for 1.5 years.

Added by flipper2gv on 04-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#739
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
565
pDev:
7.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevanb
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, 2017 release, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 7.27.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a deep copper color, orange hues that is fairly hazy but not overly cloudy with a super foamy white head, nice height with excellent retention and tons of lace. The aroma is very good, lots of hops, dry funkiness that is crisp and earthy, really plays nicely with the underlying hops from Edward while there is a nice floral character, bright and soft with pale doughy malt, the signature Hill Farmstead mineral water character, and a lingering earthy and grassiness. The flavors are awesome, candied hops, tons of dry, earthy, leafy funk, lightly piney but with some bright fresh galaxy hops, nice doughy malt, a bit of spicy yeast, crisp mineral water and some floral flavors appear at the finish. The mouthfeel is excellent, coating medium body, nice and lively yet gentle and smooth, not abrasive or prickly at all with a lightly tart and lightly dry finish.

Verdict: A great Saison/Pale Ale hybrid from Hill Farmstead. Bright, hoppy, funky, balanced, crisp and refreshing. Tons of flavor, nice Brett expression and the bitterness is quite mild, definitely floats in between the styles well and stands out as a top notch beer.

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Photo of BNarc
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a slightly hazy light yellow, with a fluffy white head, and a good bit of lacing.

This smells like citrusy hops- lemon and orange, with slight acidity, sour grapefruit and oak.

Like all of HF's farmhouse ales, this has such a wonderful complex delicacy to it. There's lots of sour citrus, some stone fruit, hay like funk, lemony yogurt, and grassy bitterness.

This is light bodied, crisp and surprisingly clean, with a good level of carbonation.

I have an ever active quest to try every Hill Farmstead beer imaginable. I'm making delicious, delicious progress.

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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of von_kaiser
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coz
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PHBoiler
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful golden color and huge pillowy head. Nice carb. Fairly funky nose. Lots of brett. Some lemon/lime tartness. A grassy bitterness. Stored cold since release. Wish I got more from the galaxy hops. Cleaner Brett flavors as it warms. Mostly funky with some grassy hop bitterness.

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Photo of Brew33
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 565 ratings