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Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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AnnaAnna

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

747 Ratings
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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 384
Gots: 166 | FT: 24
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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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

01-18-2013 19:04:20 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
More User Reviews:
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Jonada

New Jersey

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.

08-19-2014 00:11:00 | More by Jonada
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-24-2014 11:54:32 | More by tectactoe
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-17-2014 15:41:22 | More by CavemanRamblin
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Clonies720

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-15-2013 22:38:30 | More by Clonies720
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-15-2013 01:58:33 | More by SkiBum22
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joel66

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-30-2013 05:01:01 | More by joel66
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NWer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-07-2013 13:49:02 | More by NWer
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-03-2014 22:49:45 | More by warnerry
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Callmecoon

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-19-2013 03:20:31 | More by Callmecoon
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Pooles26

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-20-2014 17:53:07 | More by Pooles26
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

10-14-2012 19:31:40 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-22-2012 00:17:31 | More by standardcherry
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.78/5  rDev -12.7%

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!

01-02-2011 00:11:32 | More by kingcrowing
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-18-2014 02:57:37 | More by Janeinma
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catboy

Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +7.2%

08-25-2014 03:11:27 | More by catboy
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ehammond1


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

11-30-2011 22:57:37 | More by ehammond1
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sourdog

California

5/5  rDev +15.5%

07-14-2014 05:33:40 | More by sourdog
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-13-2013 20:13:18 | More by doremite
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-16-2014 02:48:03 | More by williamjbauer
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-17-2013 04:46:02 | More by jtladner
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mahak213

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-25-2013 22:08:20 | More by mahak213
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Bearded_Infamy

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-24-2013 18:40:21 | More by Bearded_Infamy
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-16-2012 00:17:22 | More by SPRichard
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mocktm

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-06-2014 18:48:28 | More by mocktm
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Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.