Edith | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Edith (1897-1992) was our grandfather’s sister, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this black saison is crafted from American malted barley, German roasted malts, European hops, our farmhouse yeast, and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Edith.

Added by SFLpunk on 09-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
453
Reviews:
62
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.65%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
82
For Trade:
12
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4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samact
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blinkyoureyes
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polopaul20
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sludgeman
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Sovereign. Poured in to a stemmed tulip.

This beer may be brewed with saison yeast, etc. but it’s a sour, don’t let anyone fool you. 3.5

A – Pours brown to black. 4

S - Caramel with some underlying lacticness. 3.75

T - More lactic sour than tart. 3.5

MF- Medium light body with a dry finish. 3.5

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Photo of Mateo2699
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is a dark brown hue, off white colored big head with super sticky lacing. Typical Brett sour aroma, less musty and more crisp lemon and orange zest. Following the nose well, the taste has that same Brett funk going on, plenty of citrus with hints or roasted malts, dark cherries and a subtle hint of chocolate. Not bad!

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4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle poured into snifter.

A: Darkish brown caramel body with decent clarity. Head is a slightly off white Soapy big bubbled affair.

S: Light funk, lemons, light maltiness

T: More gradual sour funkiness nothing too sour and a light roasted malt character and slight bit of lemon.

M: Lighter with fairly high catbonation.

O: This is a great saison, but its not mind blowingly good either. A little bit of a disappointment for how hard it is to get.

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Photo of Lucoli
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frekky
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yergermeister
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Juice14
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle served in my HF tulip. Bottled 09/27/2016. Pours one shade shy of black with a rocky, half inch, khaki-colored head embedded with tiny ringlets. Nose is complex, yet subtle - brett, vinous notes and a light grassiness. Nothing particularly dominates. Taste follows nose with the addition of some roast and chocolate malt. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation. There's also a light oiliness and a slight astringency. Overall - I'm not a huge fan of dark sours. Those I do enjoy tend to be a little less subdued. All and all, not bad but not really what I'm looking for.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A visual contradiction. Pours out of the bottle looking like a porter - black body with a frothy head that stays for the full session. The aroma is all saison - brett funk, green apple, hay and lemon zest. The taste is a reconciliation of the two - funk, hay, tart apple, sour cherry, pepper and rich roasted malt. It works and it's delicious. Finishes crisp and dry.

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4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of siege06nd
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Edith from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.04 out of 5 based on 453 ratings.
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