Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
3.55/5 rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to stevefinny for this.
4.5 A: Moderately hazed golden yellow color. The bottle gushed a bit on me and I needed two pours to get a full glass. The second pour left almost three fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is very good and tons of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Super dry and super herbal. Thistle, grass, dry hay. Pear leads the fruit party with lemon zest and bitter orange peel. Just the slightest honey component. Some yeasty breadiness.
3.5 T: Quite lemony. Way more than the nose suggested. Tart lemon juice foremost, but also lemon zest - basically lemon merangue pie. Again a big herbal component with the flavors listed in the nose and additionally hints of mint, chard, and parsley. Surprisingly bitter and perhaps a bit too much so. Again the honey is a bit underwhelming, but still a good add. Pear frutiness underneath.
3.5 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation despite the minor gushing. I like spritzy carbonation in saisons and this only has a touch of that. Still, smooth and decent enough.
3.5 D: I looked at some reviews after making mine and I must say that either this bottle is different from what others have been drinking or they are imagining smells and flavors. That said, it's a good beer, but I'd take a HF IPA or porter over this anyday.
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2012 02:17:03 | More by DavoleBomb
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4.21/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 22:47:15 | More by stephenjmoore
Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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