Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
4.96/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
750 ml capped bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
6.5% ABV, no date.
Thanks for the beer Rochefort10NH!
A - Unfiltered cloudiness creates a warm haze through the pale straw yellow beer while carbonation streams towards the top. A lofty stark white head gently sits atop, covering the tulip in gobs of lace.
S - Fragrant as can be, complex yeast flourishes through Anna giving it a big, open aroma with plenty to discover. Esters of clay, clove, and white pepper toss earthiness into a citrus blend of lemongrass and funky notes of wild fermentation; mild horse blanket. Rustic and farm-like, dry pale malt captures the feeling of freedom as sweet notes of honey add a floral aspect and raw balance to the finish.
T - Yeast driven, Anna continues the complexity from the aroma, really focusing on earthiness. Clay, white pepper, and clove spice emerge through lemongrass citrus and a nice wild-like finish that's got great notes of being in an open barn. The honey additions touch on sweetness but they seem to add more floral notes than anything and are gently pushed aside by citrus hop notes on the beer's back end.
M - Sharp carbonation dances on the tongue through this stellar beer all while feeling lush and smooth yet crisp and light-bodied. Sharp tartness greets the tongue immediate but becomes more harmonious after a few sips, marrying the citrus and yeast finish with herbal and floral dryness and a trace of honey sweetness.
O - I always approach trendy, hyped beers with a bit of caution, but Hill Farmstead is legit. There's a reason they have just exploded; their beers are world-class and completely worth seeking out, Anna being no exception. This bright and aromatic saison is fermented with their strain of exceptional yeast for a total sensory experience that's dangerously drinkable and quick to disappear. Cherish each rustic sip, for this saison is hard to come by and worth it's weight in gold.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2013 23:56:42 | More by BeerFMAndy
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4.21/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pour is hazed golden color with a tight white head. Nose has a strong floral note, faint honey, juicy notes and light sweetness. Taste is very nice, floral up front like Clara, juicy bright fruits as the well carbonated finish brings in the sweet honey balance. Very tight and balanced, nice dusty quality mid palate from the Saison yeast with an interesting sweetness of honey in the finish.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 23:36:07 | More by cpetrone84
Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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