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:
450
Reviews:
62
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.65%
 
 
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46
Gots:
79
For Trade:
12
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Photo of Gunch52
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rjp217
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

750ml bottle. Bottled 11/2014. Served in a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass.

This bottle gushed. Hard. It was difficult to get the cap off, and as soon as there was a hole, brown head started gushing out, and kept doing so while I was trying to pry off the bottle cap. Whoops.

Pours a black body, three finger (whilst gushing) brown head, very nice retention, lots of lacing. Points taken off essentially for gushing. Smells of tart cherry, oak, roast, some dark chocolate, caramel, lemon zest, mild funk. Not too complicated, but pretty good. Pretty good. Flavour is a bit better and a more complex blend of tart cherry, dark chocolate, sweet caramel, lemon. It's a nice blend of tart fruit, roast and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, substantial, creamy yet evanescent on the palate, leaving you with a nice lasting tart cherry finish. You could say it's the cherry on top. Overall, I did enjoy this beer quite a bit despite it being a major gusher, mostly because it's got a nice balance of tart/sour, sweet caramel and roast, with a mouthfeel to match.

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

Photo of MunsonRoyE
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mudboneINla
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tylerk88
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ken_P
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Black saison is one of my least favorite beer styles and I generally avoid them. Yet, it comes as no surprise to me that Hill would be able to pull of this style. Other than the color, this smells and tastes like a classic Hill saison.

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

Photo of BEER88
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SveNss0N
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sunofneurot
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottfrie
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 03/28/13.

A: Pours a dark cola brown with a super frothy head that faded into a lasting fuzzy film leaving wispy lace down the glass. Very frothy carbonation really foamed up in the glass.
S: Smell is greasy, tart dark fruits, mildly sweet dark fruits, caramel, and dry tannins.
T: Very tart and acidic dark fruits and caramel mixed with mild chocolate. Like a tart Porter. Very tart and acidic. Dark fruits and cherries up front, mild sweetness and chocolate in the finish. Roasted aftertaste.
M: Frothy carbonation, drying mouthfeel with a balancing bit of greasy chew to it, medium body.
O: One of my least favorite HF beers overall, but as a standalone beer, it's a solid sour dark saision, albeit a bit over-carbonated.

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Photo of JoeMarinello
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xtonytx
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cj8311
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bristopher89
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly tart and sour aroma, with light funk and roast. Floral character adds complexity.

Flavor is lactic, with underlying roast and chocolate notes.

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Edith from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.04 out of 5 based on 450 ratings.
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