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Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 862
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 405
Gots: 192 | FT: 28
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 brentk56:
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4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The pour generates a magnificent head displaying great retention and sheets of lace; the honey-colored liquid verging on golden; I docked half a point because it was a gusher and continued to spume after the eruption

Smell: Yeasty and spicy, up front, with a real farmhouse aroma; grassy and floral, with some honeyed sweetness underneath

Taste: The honey adds an underlying sweetness to the taste profile, with yeasty spice dominating; after the swallow, grassy and lemony hops add another dimension and the finish is tart and brings a touch of the barnyard

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: There is a lot going on in this beer and while the honey is a part of the dynamic, I am not a huge fan of the Bière de Miel style

Thanks, wildcats10, for the opportunity

brentk56, May 27, 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
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

tectactoe, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

CavemanRamblin, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Clonies720, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

SkiBum22, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

joel66, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

NWer, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

warnerry, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Callmecoon, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Pooles26, Aug 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

BillKuhnel, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

mctizzz, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

GreenMountainBoy, Oct 14, 2012
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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%

Janeinma, Jul 18, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +6.9%

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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

CBucks12, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

williamjbauer, Feb 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jtladner, Aug 17, 2013
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Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.