E. | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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573 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:
#758
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
573
pDev:
7.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of cavedave
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2014 Bottling, cellar temp.

Cloudy gold pour with a finger of white foam that relaxes to a thick and lasting skim and leaves bubbly lace legs on glass.

Full aroma with lemon limey funk, vinous notes, and bright tart leading the way. Some real tasty bread crust and light doughy sweet round it out. Delectable.

Sightest hints of hormonal funk join a panoply of vinous flavor, overripe peach and pear notes, bright citrus notes, lemon-limey funk, lightest bready sweet, and a finish that gains some righteous citrus pith. Lightly tannic, delicious oak flavors join the party at sip end. Very complex and satisfying, perfectly balanced, simply superb.

Full bodied, yet refreshing, highly viscous, just enough spritzy carb., but with a finish that is this clean and bright the more resiny the better!

Just a delightful beer it is a pleasure well worth the four year wait. Can't imagine it is gonna get better than this so pop em if you got em or talk a friend into it if you don't.

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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

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

Photo of fthegiants
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of keith40
2.83/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

750 bottle dated 2/7/18 purchased at the brewery on 4/18/18 and consumed on 5/3/18. We found this HF beer to be slightly more enjoyable for our palates than the 3 Saisons we had previously but the salty taste did not agree with us.

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Photo of xtonytx
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Thanks to Eric for this

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ben1313
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

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

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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

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

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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

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E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 573 ratings