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Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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995 Ratings
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Ratings: 995
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.59%
Wants: 411
Gots: 215 | FT: 31
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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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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4.28/5  rDev -1.6%

Tpain518, Today at 04:29 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

freemanj, Saturday at 09:40 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

SurlyUtopia, Friday at 03:31 AM
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4.56/5  rDev +4.8%

rgirl, Thursday at 04:36 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Zack_B, Thursday at 03:16 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%

trevorpost, Thursday at 02:44 AM
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a light straw yellow color. a finger plus of a bubbly head with good retention and leaving behind a streaky lacing. cloudy and opaque. somewhat of a milky cloudiness to it.

Smell: lemon juice tartness. wheat malt base. farmhouse yeast, earthy, slight vinegar and some pepper esters.

Taste: opens up with some wheat malt and honey sweetness. peppery esters along with some earthy farmhouse yeast. lemon juice hinting at vinegar.

Mouthfeel: light and refreshing. slightly tart.

Overall: a very good saison but doesn't quite blow me away.

SportsandJorts, Wednesday at 07:13 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

chcfan, Wednesday at 04:56 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Hopsiam14, Wednesday at 03:27 AM
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4.6/5  rDev +5.7%

IronTom, Tuesday at 11:14 PM
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3.76/5  rDev -13.6%

ShowerBeers, Tuesday at 06:56 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

ElGordito, Nov 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

MarkJC1018, Nov 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Mini4x, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.83/5  rDev +11%

The beer comes in a beautiful hazy gold.

The aroma hits of funky wet hay with lots of lemon seeds and lemon peel.

The flavor hits of that lemon quality, tangelo, and floral in the front. Then onto a touch of "hot dog water" funk that is familiar with Vera Mae. The lemony tart quality in the front dries off very quickly. A wonderful transition that cuts off that sourness up front and leaves the palate asking for more sips.

Quite possibly my favorite of the HF saisons.

dar482, Nov 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

tharper178, Nov 17, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pjs234, Nov 16, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%

diamondlie, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

pendabev, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Daddymlarf, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

ncelauro, Nov 15, 2014
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Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.