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Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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785 Ratings
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Ratings: 785
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 395
Gots: 163 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Anna is Bière de Miel, brewed with 20% raw wildflower Vermont honey and our house saison yeast.

(Beer added by: kingcrowing on 12-31-2010)
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4.2/5  rDev -3%

750 ml bottle poured into a wine glass. Bottled May 2014. 6.5% ABV

Appearance: Pours straw yellow with 3 fingers of a white soapy head with nice retention. Body is hazy but still translucent, with some light visible carbonation.

Smell: Peppery yeast, honey, wheat, grass, slightly herbal, hint of citrus and funk.

Taste: Pear, tart citrus, peppercorns, wheat, honey, lemongrass. Not sour at all, but with a nice low/medium tartness throughout.

Mouthfeel: Light medium bodied with a somewhat soft mouthfeel and medium lively carbonation. Finishes dry and lightly tart.

Overall: Another great saison from Hill Farmstead. Well worth seeking out.

Jonada, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Rootz, Yesterday at 01:59 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

gio540, Yesterday at 08:14 AM
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4.76/5  rDev +9.9%

Sambr0n1, Yesterday at 12:42 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Oakhtar, Saturday at 03:48 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Highbury09, Friday at 11:56 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Wow, awesome aroma and flavor with tartness, lemon and funky notes. Good depth and complexity. Elegant and refreshing too. Well worth its high rating.

GJ40, Friday at 11:56 PM
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4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

CraftFan5, Friday at 09:40 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

mdeluna, Thursday at 03:33 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

TechBrew, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

RyanTheLion13, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

chadwicktorres, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

nathanmiller, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Big_Dave, Sep 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

DiscLizard, Sep 14, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +0.2%

Rado, Sep 14, 2014
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4.61/5  rDev +6.5%

Poured from a 750 mL into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass. Acquired in a trade with Keith, thank you kind sir!

Pours a golden yellow, hazy body with a big, white frothy head that rises like a cloud and reduces slowly to leave uneven foam chunks. Leaves heavy lacing.
Smell is complex and inviting, eminating aromas of barnyard funk, lemony citrus, light fruit, spices, yeast, sweet malt, and wheat.
First thing to hit the tongue are notes of tart citrus and fruit skins, next up is a delicious funk characteristic of a good farmhouse ale, old, musty, and leathery. The follow through is banana, wheat, cloves. The finish is tart, dry, and citrusy. Goes down easy, very refreshing and drinkable. Medium-high carbonation.

My first Hill Farmstead saison, and I can see what the hype is about.. this is absolutely delicious, balanced, and complex. Not too tart with just the right amount of funk. Very good representation of the style.

gcamparone, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

BuckTuckian, Sep 12, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -2.1%

Creck802, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Camel242000, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

imfrommichigan, Sep 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -3%

anteater, Sep 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Johnny_Danger, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Stephenjtorres, Sep 09, 2014
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Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.