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Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,105
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 439
Gots: 244 | FT: 39
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kingcrowing on 12-31-2010

Anna is Bière de Miel, brewed with 20% raw wildflower Vermont honey and our house saison yeast.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of jschonert
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip style glass at George Keeley's.

Huge foamy, pale white head. Cloudy golden body. 4.5

Tart, lemony, earthy and sweet. Prominent yeast. 4.25

Tart, lemony, grassy and earthy. Peppery yeast throughout. 4.25

Tart but not overwhelming on the mouth. Light and easy-drinking, slightly sweet before a dry finish. 4.25

Damn good beer, although the hype may have caused me to be slightly underwhelmed.

Photo of Marco_Gtz
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of carmike813
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HawkeyePA
4.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stonermouse
3.65/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Pours yellow and slightly foggy, with a superb, fluffy head and good retention. Bright pour.

Initial aromas of lemongrass and dried flowers. A little dusty smelling, and a little sweet as well.

Sharp, tangy flavor. Lemon is quite strong throughout. The initial flavor is of an old dish sponge, one that has been cleaned with a blast of lemon juice. Interesting tartness on the finish that'll give you a little Smarty-like bite in the back of your jaw. A little metallic flavor lingers between sips.

Fairly clean mouthfeel. A sugary tartness lingers for a while. Usually not my favorite flavor profile, but this was pretty interesting.

This is a nice brew, and brings a unique flavor profile. Not sure it should be wildly sought-after, but it's better than most any off-the-shelf farmhouse ales with wider distribution.

Photo of NJB145
4.66/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnhiltz
4.61/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KCBeerNerd
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopDropTheElder
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of st9647v3
3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of In_Control_Mike
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of indianabeerman
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Prospero
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of vizzionman
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of liquorpig
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of champ103
3.49/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a fairly clear yellow color. A two finger white head forms, and gently recedes to a ring. Light lace is left behind.
S: I get soapy hops up front. Citrus, grassy, and floral. Fruity, ester like yeast and white pepper. Sweetness lingers.
T: Again, soapy slick hops that are grassy and floral. Light citrus notes. Peppery spice and some sweetness lingers. I am not getting much in the way of a distinct yeast character other than some peppery notes.
M/D: A light to medium body. Moderate carbonation, but not as crisp as I would like. Along with the soapy and slick feel here. An enjoyable enough Saison to drink. Though plenty I like more.

I am not a big fan of the soapy and slick character I seem to get throughout. Along with to much honey sweetness in the finish. Not that it is bad at all, just not particularly what I am looking for in the style.

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of MRVermont
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Carloco
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of jarrgal
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Bjorn2bWild
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of HOMEPL8
4/5  rDev -8%

Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,105 ratings.