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Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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AnnaAnna

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BA SCORE
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903 Ratings
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Ratings: 903
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.6%
Wants: 407
Gots: 203 | FT: 29
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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Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

revisiting this beer 3/31/2014!

750ml bottle sealed with pressure cap.

bottle date of 11/2013

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: transclucent pale yellow bodied beer with large white head. Sticky lacing left behind on the side of the glass. Head has alot of staying power drops to a thin cap that never goes away.

Smell: Mild tartness white grapes, pears, and lemons. Crackery / biscuity / bready malts. Hint of honey sweetness and black pepper. Yeasty.

Taste: Almost moderately tart; I would say a 4/10. Lemons, green apples, and white grapes. Fruity, peppery, and yeasty. Wild honey notes adds bit of sweetness to the crackery, wheaty, and pale malt profile. A hint of musty and dusty funk. The beer tastes bright and clean. Complex and nuanced saison!

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp and clean. Refreshing and driness is noted in the finish. Extremely drinkable. Carbonation is nearly flawless.

Overall: Revisting this beer was great! I have really been enjoying alot of saisons lately and I have wanted to have this beer again since its the first Hill Farmstead saison that I have drank. And we all know that HF saisons are always fantastic! A perfect example of what a saison is in this beer style! This beer is an example of what all saisons should strive to be!

Revised overall score-4.50
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Thanks toegrace84 for the share!

poured into tulip glass.

reviewed from notes taken 1/17/13.

Appearance: Straw yellow bodied beer with a light haze. 2 fingers of fluffy white head that laces the glass fairly well. The head has great staying power also. 4.5

Smell: Cracker like malts. Moderately barnyardish and dusty funk. Citrusy and fruity. Wheat and hay notes too. 4.25

Taste: Nice malt profile of crackers and wheat bread. Floral, grassy, orangey hops. Mild barnyard funkiness. A touch of pepper and yeast. Really simple and very tasty saison. 4.25

Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean and refreshing while still having a soft carbonation feel to the beer. A semidry finish as well. 4.5

Overall: its my first Hill Farmstead saison. I really enjoyed it. It lives the HF hype they make wonderful a saison! 4.25

Original overall score-4.29

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jan 18, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jonada
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

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
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pale straw colored body with just the slightest hint of haze to it. Thick, foamy bone-white head.

S- White pepper, bready yeast, dash of sweet honey, some toasty grains.

T- Sweet lemony flavor cuts through the toasted grain and the earthy yeast. Not a ton in the way of honey, but there is some definite sweetness. More of a citrus quality to it for me.

M- Light, bubbly, tons of flavor with a sweet, tingly aftertaste.

O- Another nice saison from HF, but I do not get much honey. More of a lemony sweetness to it.

stephenjmoore, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

standardcherry, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of kingcrowing
3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2L growled poured into a Hill Farmstead glass.

Pours a nice, light, crisp golden amber color with a small white head.the nose is yeasty, fruity, a bit tart an sweet.

Taste is really well done. It's dry and sharp and crisp - a bit sweet from the honey but it's suble. There's a nice bitter/tart taste that's really crisp. Delicious!

kingcrowing, Jan 02, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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catboy, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle

Thanks for sharing this, Cavery!

Slightly hazed golden yellow and light amber with a pillowy, light, cloudy white head that leaves lines and dots of lacing down the glass.

Very nice aroma of citrus, namely lemon, bready and pale malts, interesting Belgian style yeast, and also a bit of spice and herbs.

The flavor is very nice balanced between bready pale malts, a bit of bright lemon citrus, and slightly musty, slightly tangy Belgian yeast.

Medium mouthfeel, crisp, with high carbonation. Incredibly light and airy--fantastically drinkable.

A superb saison. I would love to have the opportunity to drink more and more of this.

ehammond1, Nov 30, 2011
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Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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