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Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

555 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 555
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.91%


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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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 750ml bottle into a HF stemmed tulip. Cellar temp. Bought on the day of the Prolegoma/Elaborative 1 release.

Appearance- Chrystal clear gold with three finger bubbly white head that left real nice lacing.

Smell-Honey, funky wild yeast, apples/pears, muscat grapes, lemon, peaches. Fruit, yeasty, floral. Super nice.

Taste- Lemons, grapes, grass, floral notes, light honey. Funky and dry. More one dimentional than the aroma.

Mouthfeel- Full carbonation. Light body. Funky, dry, and lightly tart.

Overall- I had big hopes from the smell, but the taste just doesnt deliver. Good, just not great.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 01:31:00 | More by Seanniek91
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Lunch

Maryland

5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I’ve never sucked a cock. I’ve never licked an asshole. I’m not judging anyone that has. I am just saying that in my 29 years of life I have not performed either one of those acts.

With that being said, if Shaun Hill decided that he would no longer brew another beer until I performed one or both of said acts on him (I want to say that I am fully aware that the chances of this scenario becoming reality are fairly slim)…I would no longer be able to start another review as I started this one because it would be a lie.

Say what you want about “rare” beer or over-hyped breweries…Hill Farmstead shits all over those that attempt to shit on it. Their shit is just better than your shit. That’s a fact and if you don’t believe it to be so go to the fucking library and look for an old woman that smells like piss and has not washed her hair since watching streaming porn became part of my daily routine and ask her for a goddamn dictionary...

If you have to ask where in that dictionary to look you have never spent 9 goddamn hours in a fucking car with a guy that claims to be a fucking doctor who is challenging the rule of road in America known as the solid double yellow line as he attempts to fold time onto itself in order to get to Vermont even faster than the fucking Garmin can even handle, while attempting to secure a social encounter via (I don’t use that word legitimately) Tinder. Mind you that we were not traveling in a Subaru and as such are at a substantial disadvantage off the bat (whatever that means).

This is fucking embarrassing to admit, but just a couple short years ago during my first motherfucking pilgrimage to Hill Farmstead I made a fatal mistake. At that time one could stroll on up to that bitch and fill as many growlers as you could fucking carry and buy as many bottles as you had green paper to exchange. Right there for the taking were both Anna and Arthur. Foolishly like that dumb cunt that sat in front of you during your first semester of law school that insisted on incorporating the word “subsequent” or any goddamn derivation thereof into every painfully boring and wrong fucking answer that she blathered out…I only decided to buy 2 bottles of each.

Stupidly as fuck thinking to myself that saisons are nice but it’s the hop-forward American beers that I followed my goddamn erection up all the way from fucking Maryland to procure…how fucking stupid am I? (Nobody that knows me is allowed to answer that question or even fucking think about answering that question)

It is not until I got home and cracked that bitch open that I immediately realized that I made the biggest mistake of my life since deciding to wear brown hip-top Dr. Martens and plaid Gotcha shorts to my first day of 7th grade. And yes I did have my hair parted in the middle and that shit did look good and may have even made one girl a little wet, but probably not.

As soon as the cap was off it brought me back to said law school cunt when we were walking to our next class and I was forced to pleasantly converse about meaningless bullshit when she belted out that she was excited for tonight as every Monday she and the bitches got together for a little bible study. It all now became clear. I know exactly who this sort of person is. I have encountered this model before. How did I not come to this conclusion earlier? Did I forget to drink my Myoplex that morning? Hasn’t the bible already been studied enough? Is that bitch even in print still? If so, is it available via (again…) Prime shipping?

When I took that first sip of Anna I asked essentially the same fucking questions as above minus the religious ones and the ones dealing with Amazon.com. Why did I not know that saisons are perhaps the greatest style of beer that there fucking is? Why would I ever think that any beer could surpass Anna? Why the fuck is Vermont so goddamn far away? And most importantly…why in the fuck did I not buy every goddamn bottle that I could while I was just up there? Fuck me.

So as to say that on every subsequent trip that I have taken to Hill Farmstead…I have never made that fatal mistake again.

Beer looks like a 5. Beer smells like a 5. Beer tastes like a 5. Beer feels like a 5. Beer is overall a 5.

Now I’m done.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 02:08:05 | More by Lunch
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is hazed golden color with a tight white head. Nose has a strong floral note, faint honey, juicy notes and light sweetness. Taste is very nice, floral up front like Clara, juicy bright fruits as the well carbonated finish brings in the sweet honey balance. Very tight and balanced, nice dusty quality mid palate from the Saison yeast with an interesting sweetness of honey in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 23:36:07 | More by cpetrone84
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, generously sent over by Anthony. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 1/15/2014. This was actually drank after Double Galaxy, 4D, BB4D and a bunch of french-pressed BA beers.

Pours an absolutely stunning straw-yellow body, hazy with a strongly effervescent white head with a long, long retention and tons of lacing. This is a beer that is begging to be drank!

Smells so good- crisp, grape skins, wheaty, a dab of honey, peppercorns. This is smelling as complex as some of the Armand'4 geuzes, except its nowhere near as sour and intense.

Flavourwise- a nice clean tartness, sharp peppery spices, a nice honey-like sweetness and even a bit of citrus. Not as much as Brother Soigné, but delicious and very complex.

Very refreshing, medium bodied and well carbonated with a nice yeasty finish. Thoroughly refreshing and enjoyable. Could definitely drink this one over and over again- so drinkable and refreshing, without any characteristics that would make this a sipper at all.

One of the better saisons I've had from HF. I'd say that this is Brother Soigné without the extra citrus flavours- I may even appreciate the more subtle flavours here. It's just so damn good and refreshing; somewhere in between a lambic and a saison as all Hill Farmstead sours/saisons tend to be.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 06:00:00 | More by Stevedore
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice crisp golden color with some good haze to it and nice straw yellow hints. There is a nice white head of about half an inch that rises up and is pretty dense with some medium dense bubbles. The head and foam is so sexy as it sticks to the glass and slowly recedes down following the golden liquid.

Aroma is of earthy grain. Notes of wild flowers with some nice sweetness on the background that keeps some slight balance. Sharp tartness and citrus notes fill the air as i take a deep breath. Very clean and crisp.

Flavor follows the nose and taste dry like a traditional saison. Some nice funk in the flavor with some lemony tartness that is not overwhelming and is just tart enough to keep your interest but not overwhelming. A perfect light sippin beer with bready notes and some wheat as well as some slight honey notes on the back end. Mouthfeel is crisp, fluffy and carbonated.

A good saison with notes of lemon, earthy grain and some mild yeast spice.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 02:23:38 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Zach136

Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Keith_R picked this bottle up sometime in July and was gracious enough to snag me a bottle. We shared this one in Liefman's glasses -- just some quick notes to compare it to when we try the other bottle somewhere down the road.

A - Amazing four finger white pillow, on a straw covered base.

S - Brett-like horse blanket and pickly funk, touches of straw and wheat.

T - A brilliant meld of citrus tartness, wheat sweetness and honey bitterness. Again, some brett characteristic comes out - which I assume is from the "house" saison yeast strain.

M - Super dry dissipating finish.

O - Simply phenomenal saison.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 21:48:46 | More by Zach136
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mjohnson17

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

August 2012 bottle poured into teku

A: Pours a very hazy rustic orange with a fluffy yellow/orange tinged head. Nice lacing. Head dissipated to a dense slightly off-white foam.

S: Sweet & sour. Lemons, cracked-wheat, honey, bready yeast,

T: Tart funk, lemons, blood oranges, a bit of white grapefruit. Full saison wheat malt backbone, nice subtle spices, a bit of toasted wheat, a hint of honey sweetness

M: I adore the mouthfeel on HF saisons and Anna is no different; so full and creamy.

O: This beer is the real deal; I love HF saisons and this may be my favorite. With nearly a year of age on this bottle there's so much nice funk and sourness. You can taste the brett lambicus. HF's house ale yeast is bacteria heaven! I can't get enough! This bottle of Anna was just short of spectacular for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 18:53:15 | More by mjohnson17
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mhksuccess

California

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours from a bottle into a bruery snifter
it is a light yellow color with slight head maybe 1/4 inch and little lacing
smell is that farmhouse type funk
taste is farmhouse funk followed by a lemon slight tart
mouthfeel is a nice crisp beer good carbonation
overall this is a nice saison slight tart and easy drinking
although i tend to like a lot of HF saison better would get again

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 14:44:33 | More by mhksuccess
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to HF stemmed tulip.

A - Cloudy golden yellow with two fingers of off-white head.

S - Rustic tartness, lemon, sweet honey, spice and bready sweetness.

T - Tart up front with spice and lemon. Sweet honey and bready notes and some funk. Peppery with a lemony citrus profile.

M - Medium body. Dry. Moderate carbonation.

O - An excellent saison. Very easy drinking and very flavorful at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 22:40:57 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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KingdomBobcat

Vermont

4.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Anna
A-Light, yellow opaque that pours a thin head that dissipates rather quickly
S-Very floral, little honey,
T-very light, crisp citrus, full of flavor
M-light bubbliness to it, not very tart, lingering refreshing aftertaste
O-Hill Farmstead has yet to disappoint me, their Farmhouse Saisons are phenomenal. Having had this shortly after drinking La Vermontoise I was hoping this would pour a better head.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 12:13:40 | More by KingdomBobcat
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-lemongrass, funky yeast, malt, pepper, hints of honey sweetness

T-lemon, bready malt, orange, pepper, cloves, yeasty funk, slight sweetness, dry finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and tart

O-a really enjoyable Saison, I could drink this all the time, great balance of tart and sweet flavors

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 00:04:05 | More by MDDMD
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 20:32:49 | More by brentk56
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Super hazy, bright, golden-yellow with a massive, fizzy, bright white head. Leaves behind a ton of lace and nice lumps of foam on top of this beautiful liquid.

S: This is what Vermont smells like on a warm Spring day. Bright, floral, yeasty, barny, earthy, minerally (?), effervescent. Flowers, honey, and lush meadows are scenes in my mind with every huge whiff I take.

T: Yeasty, barny, earthy. You get some of the honey flavor and texture when the beer warms up. Such a delicious beer from cold to warm, start to finish. Refreshing, bright, and floral. Superb.

M: The feel, the body, and the carbonation are absolutely perfect. No hyperbole there.

O: The essence of the style. Vermont Farmhouse Ale. No other American brewer that I know of can either match or exceed the qualities and characteristics of the finest Belgian Saisons/Farmhouse Ales.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 20:36:17 | More by Gatch
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another big thank you to Franklinn for another treat from rural Vermont. Cheers man!!

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy straw-gold with almost three fingers of fluffy white head that leaves some patchy lace.

Smell. Nice peppery and floral saison yeast, some sweet light malts and a little pear and lemon.

Taste. Lemons, peppery and spicy saison yeast, a little apple, grass, sweet hay, and pear, along with a faint bit of banana.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ fine carbonation.

Overall. A very nice and flavourful saison with that signature Hill Farmstead style. Always a treat to drink something from these guys.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 01:42:03 | More by Rutager
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, generously shared at the Peg's tasting on 3/8/13.

A- Pours a hazy wheat dark yellow color, topped with a thin white head.

S- Lots of fruit, pear, apple, lemon, slightly spicy esters, some yeasty funk and wheat.

T- Blend of fruit flavors, some pear, apple, hints of lemon, lots of dry and spicy esters, a bit of clove spiciness and wheat.

M- Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth feel.

O- A nice saison, has a solid mix of flavors, highly drinkable, I would definitely have this again if it were available.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 03:10:28 | More by WillCarrera
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.96/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

750 ml capped bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
6.5% ABV, no date.

Thanks for the beer Rochefort10NH!

A - Unfiltered cloudiness creates a warm haze through the pale straw yellow beer while carbonation streams towards the top. A lofty stark white head gently sits atop, covering the tulip in gobs of lace.

S - Fragrant as can be, complex yeast flourishes through Anna giving it a big, open aroma with plenty to discover. Esters of clay, clove, and white pepper toss earthiness into a citrus blend of lemongrass and funky notes of wild fermentation; mild horse blanket. Rustic and farm-like, dry pale malt captures the feeling of freedom as sweet notes of honey add a floral aspect and raw balance to the finish.

T - Yeast driven, Anna continues the complexity from the aroma, really focusing on earthiness. Clay, white pepper, and clove spice emerge through lemongrass citrus and a nice wild-like finish that's got great notes of being in an open barn. The honey additions touch on sweetness but they seem to add more floral notes than anything and are gently pushed aside by citrus hop notes on the beer's back end.

M - Sharp carbonation dances on the tongue through this stellar beer all while feeling lush and smooth yet crisp and light-bodied. Sharp tartness greets the tongue immediate but becomes more harmonious after a few sips, marrying the citrus and yeast finish with herbal and floral dryness and a trace of honey sweetness.

O - I always approach trendy, hyped beers with a bit of caution, but Hill Farmstead is legit. There's a reason they have just exploded; their beers are world-class and completely worth seeking out, Anna being no exception. This bright and aromatic saison is fermented with their strain of exceptional yeast for a total sensory experience that's dangerously drinkable and quick to disappear. Cherish each rustic sip, for this saison is hard to come by and worth it's weight in gold.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 23:56:42 | More by BeerFMAndy
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kevanb

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Anna pours a lovely golden straw color, hues of lemon and light orange with a nice cloudy, hazy texture with a lovely 2 fingers of cloudy, soft white head that has very nice retention and leaves behind a nice touch of lacing. The aroma is really wonderful, lots of nice funky yeast, pale straw, zesty lemon, clove and bits of a banana really shine with some light floral layers that really bring out the nice subtle notes of honey with just a brush of berry fruit that lingers so nicely. The flavors are just as invigorating, tons of bright citrus on the tongue that brings out a great floral presence, nice layers of hibiscus with a great presence of funky pale grain, straw and bits of lightly sweet honey. Just a touch of alcohol is present at the finish that has a very pleasant bit of berry and banana flavor. The body is nice and full, very lively, coats the mouth very well, medium to high carbonation with a prickly yet dry finish.

Verdict: A truly wonderful Honey Saison from Hill Farmstead. Wonderfully complex and delightfully balanced, this really is one of the more remarkable American made Saisons, a must try for anyone who enjoys this style.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 17:24:25 | More by kevanb
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oline73

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a finger of fluffy white carbonation that leaves some beautiful lacing. The smell has a slight tartness to it that reminds me of lemons. There are some herbal notes along with a touch of white wine. The flavor is very light, herbal, and has a floral quality that I assume comes from the honey. The slight lemon tartness from the nose shows up in the taste as well. The finish is very dry and yeasty. This beer has a ton of carbonation and the finish is bone dry.

Overall, this is a nice, light, easy to drink beer and I'd love to have more in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 00:45:04 | More by oline73
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dirtylou

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, split 4 ways, many thx @blackie, you mule you

In a word, gorgeous. Hill Farmstead stemware - Glowing hazy straw body, a healthy white snowcap. Earthy and tart - waves of yeast, honey, grape and pear, and earthy wheaty malts collide. Lemon zest, cut flowers, white pepper, grassy hops. A great saison.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 00:06:40 | More by dirtylou
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by schooner12 at Super Bowl Tasting

A - Soft, slightly syrupy yellow to it. Poured with a soft white foam one finger head. Leaves lacing down the sides

S - Slight tart vinegar to it. Soft grass, light blue cheese funk, honeydew, and honey. This really has a soft nose overall that allows everything to blend together well

T - Lemon and slight blue cheese funk. Light tart vinegar with enough slight honey in it to keep it sweet. There is also barnyard funk and blue cheese that come near and remain in the finish

M - Lots of carbonation in this one with a dry finish

O - Solid Saison with a good sour presence, funk, and slight sweetness from the honey

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 04:03:56 | More by jeonseh
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rodkin

Missouri

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow, clear, with a big fluffy head. Decent lacing. A bit of a gusher, but not too bad.

Smell is yeast, honey, earthiness, fruity sweetness, slightly tart, and a hint of spice.

Taste is yeasty breadiness, flowery sweetness, a bit of citrus, slight tart acidity, spice, maybe some grape?

Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, light but very slightly creamy, very smooth.

A very good saison. I preferred this to Clara.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 18:27:23 | More by rodkin
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden honey yellow with a moderate white head.

Smells of farmhouse yeast, flowers, some lightly tart grapes or pears maybe, some wheaty malt, and not surprisingly a lot of sweet honey.

Taste has most of the same characteristics but is much more tart and zesty. The tartness balances really well with the sweet honey, this is delicious.

This was my favorite of the ten Hill Farmstead beers we opened at this tasting, I liked it better than Juicy or Flora, etc. Really great beer, next time it's released I'm going to have to trade for several bottles.

9.0/10

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 16:11:42 | More by AlexFields
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mdfb79

New York

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 02/09/13 notes. Huge thanks to nimbleprop for sharing a bottle of this one; was a Want of mine. 750ml bottle poured into a wine glass.

a - Pours a hazy bright yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Light lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of honey, spices, floral hops, yeast, fruity malts, lemon, citrus hops, earthy notes, Belgian yeast, and a hint of funk and sour. Awesome nose; a little sweet and a little sour with some nice floral notes to it.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, honey, sweet fruits, lemon zest, earthy notes, light funk, bready malts, Belgian yeast, spice, and pepper. A little hoppier and sweeter than the nose, and just as nice. Love this one.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp and easy to drink for sure.

o - Overall I loved this one. Interesting to see the older reviews of this aren't as great as the newer ones; maybe like some of their other beers they're refined and improved it. Some nice floral hops, citrus hops, and sweet honey throughout and easy to drink, certainly worth getting. Would love to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 22:11:08 | More by mdfb79
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cradke

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from bottle purchased 1 week from the brewery

Appearance: Cloudy, orange and yellow. Super thick, fine, almost fluffy head. A little bit of lacing as the head dies down.

Smell: Subdued bitterness. A little bit of tartness. Lemonpeel notes. Extremely approachable for a saison.

Taste: Very enjoyable. Pleasant bitterness. Very clean aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Foamy and light. Clean. Great mouthfeel.

Overall: As a person who isn't huge on sours, this is wonderfully approachable. The taste is right one in terms of sour notes, fruit profile and fantastic appearance.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 02:25:27 | More by cradke
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful beer. This one is golden colored with a tornado funnel of effervescence rushing to the surface. The head is pure white and just over an inch thick. Excellent retention with ample lacing left behind.

The aroma offers yeast, grass, grand floral notes, lemon, light spice, subtle farm funk.

A touch of honey. Mildly sweet with a healthy floral presence throughout. Every aspect of the beer is so delicate and balanced. Just beautiful. Bready malts with hints of spice. Pronounced floral bitterness. Finishes dry.

It's always a treat to enjoy anything by Hill Farmstead. I thought this was outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 02:53:54 | More by Huhzubendah
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Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.