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Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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993 Ratings
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Ratings: 993
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.59%
Wants: 411
Gots: 215 | FT: 32
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 jaasen64:
Photo of jaasen64
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle shared at tasting, big thanks to wowcoolman for bringing this. Poured into Hillfarmstead stemware, split 4-ways.

A- Hazy yellowish golden straw colored, definitely a little bit more hazey toward the bottom of the bottle, nice foamy frothy head with great head retention that left decent lacing.

S- Yeast, honey, citrus lemon, a little bit of brett funk, hay.

T- Honey, light lemony citrus, hay, some light grains, light spices, very light brett funk.

M- Smooth, goes down very easily, average carbonation, light, great to drink during a hot summer day.

O- This was the first bottle we tried during our tasting. Personally I enjoyed it a lot more then E. and Art. I loved the honey flavoring that balanced with the light barnyard funk and made an very drinkable saison. Definitely one of the better saisons I've had.

jaasen64, Jul 20, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jonada
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

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
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

stephenjmoore, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

tectactoe, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

CavemanRamblin, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

Clonies720, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

SkiBum22, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

joel66, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

NWer, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

warnerry, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Callmecoon, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

77apm, Oct 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Pooles26, Aug 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

BillKuhnel, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

mctizzz, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

GreenMountainBoy, Oct 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

olradetbalder, Nov 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

standardcherry, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of kingcrowing
3.78/5  rDev -13.1%
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 +3.4%

Janeinma, Jul 18, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +6.7%

catboy, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of ehammond1
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
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 +3.4%

CBucks12, Sep 08, 2014
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Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 993 ratings.