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Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
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780 Ratings
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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 393
Gots: 165 | FT: 22
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 lovindahops:
Photo of lovindahops
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Watching the packers and 49ers game and decided to tap into the cellar for some HF this evening. Anna it is!

A- Anna pours a golden yellow body with a glowing haze and snow top head of white foam. Creamy lacing is traced to the sides while carbonation races to the top. Vibrant and gorgeous with the color

S- A yeasty and grassy burst that flows with some sweet honey scents. Very champagne like and full of herbal scents. This is an excellent saison scent profile. It's literally exploding out of the glass!

T- a dry and yeasty sweet flavor of pepper and herbal saison flavors. Well coated with the honey flavors and again, a patented hill farmstead deliciousness. Anna is dry and sweet at the same time. I could drink a gallon of this.

M- Prickly carbonation and painted flavor all over. Excellent with the creamy aspect as well

O- Let's be accurate here.... There is no question that HF knows what they are doing when it comes to the saison style. Anna is a work of art in the saison department. The honey and grassy component makes for a champagne like experience. I'm glad we have more of these!

lovindahops, Jan 13, 2013
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

joel66, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Callmecoon, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Pooles26, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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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

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 +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.