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Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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785 Ratings
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Ratings: 785
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 394
Gots: 163 | FT: 21
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 xnicknj:
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4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

on tap at devils den - served in tulip

Hazy golden-yellow pour with a frothy white head resting on top. Building retention due to the lively carbonation level, sticky lacing everywhere, wonderful retention.

Crisp and inviting nose with snappy Belgian yeast and faint tartness. Touches of honey sweetness and biscuit with fresh cut grass, lemon peel and cracked pepper.

Soft snap of invigorating floral hops followed by lemon peel and peppered spice. Toasted biscuit backbone, faint sweetness with wildflowers and honey. Crisp tartness towards the back end with light yeasty funk and citrus. Finishes dry and bubbly.

Medium body, higher carbonation, effervescent and refreshing on the tongue. Flat out, this is just ridiculously delicious. Wonderful balance, depth of flavor and an excellent drinking experience. I want more.

xnicknj, Feb 05, 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%

tectactoe, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

CavemanRamblin, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Clonies720, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

SkiBum22, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

joel66, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

NWer, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

warnerry, Aug 03, 2014
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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%

GreenMountainBoy, Oct 14, 2012
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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%

CBucks12, Sep 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

sourdog, Jul 14, 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mahak213, Aug 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Bearded_Infamy, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

SPRichard, May 16, 2012
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Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.