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Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 796
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 400
Gots: 167 | 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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Reviews by Bardwashrind:
Photo of Bardwashrind
3.65/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the recent bottles using the new yeast, coming by way of bwmichaud.

Anna pours with a tight head of bubbles that collects above the light olive colored liquid. Hazy, nearly murky and almost green in color. Unfiltered beers of this nature really speak volumes to me. The initial aromas are of obvious honey and wet river rocks. Each whiff brings more comparisons to baked pastures such as scones or biscuits, all laden with wild flower honey.

There is a creaminess to the texture and a pleasing herbal note on the first sip. The honey certainly shows itself but doesn't come off at all sweet. Residual bitterness gives a balance to the honeyed edge and holds strong into the finish. Nutty flavors begin to emerge as the bottle empties giving a nice mid-palate structure. Simple at the end of the day with the bitterness and spice being the main focus of flavors.

I have really enjoyed each style of Saison thus far from Hill Farmstead. Anna is as simple as the others but perhaps a touch less impressive. Rustic and engaging but not as honest and brilliant as the other siblings similar in style. I would certainly not turn down another glass.

Bardwashrind, Dec 28, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jonada
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  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

GreenMountainBoy, Oct 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

standardcherry, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of kingcrowing
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
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 +3.9%

Janeinma, Jul 18, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +7.2%

catboy, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


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
96 out of 100 based on 796 ratings.