The last beer of that night was this gem. I haven’t had a chance to try anything from this brewery, so when I got a chance to try a glass of this, how could I refuse? Also of note, is that I haven’t had a “black saison” that I’ve ever really enjoyed, so I was definitely even more excited to try it.
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”
Random: I’m getting through the new season of Arrested Development and this one was absolutely hilarious.
This brew poured with a half a finger of tan head that dissipated slowly and left decent lacing on the tulip glass. The body was a clear, dark brown color with lots of visible carbonation. The nose presented with yeast and lemon and a bit of clove and nutmeg. The nose was really pleasant. The taste was really complex as well. I got citrus hops, brett and yeast as well with some roasted malts. The body was medium thickness with heavy carbonation. It also had a quick finish with some lemon and roasted malts. This brew was perfection and what every beer of the style should taste like. It was a balance between roasted malts and yeast and citrus brightness. I loved this beer. I would definitely have this one again.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0