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Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 875
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 404
Gots: 201 | FT: 28
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 UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at FosterJM's birthday celebration.

Pours a clear light yellow with a bone colored head that settles to some small bubbles on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of grain, spices, citrus aromas, and a sour/tart presence. Taste is much the same with an emphasis on the spices along with a yeast flavor. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but I think this one smells better than it tastes.

UCLABrewN84, May 19, 2012
Photo of SPRichard
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

SPRichard, May 16, 2012
Photo of Treebs
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 oz growler served in a Portsmouth tulip. Huge thanks to Sean (Sean9689) for hosting the tasting and supplying some rarities.

A: Pours a hazy gold color with with a fluffy white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a a ring and some whisps. Splotchy lace is left down the glass.

S: Yeasty and peppery note are the main attractions of the nose with some green apple and lemon pith.

T: Yeasty and peppery notes from the nose are more prevalent here, but the back bone of lemon rind and pith are more in your face. There is a mildly tart green apple flavor on the finish.

M: Light bodied with nice carbonation. Crisp mouth feel with a drying finish.

O: Very solid overall. I would have liked a little more mustiness, but it was enjoyable and easily drinkable.

Treebs, May 14, 2012
Photo of Quackus
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Quackus, May 11, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to metalgdog for sharing this bottle...

A: Pours a wonderful light straw/yellow with a good amount of pure white head. The foam fades quickly, and leaves a thin ring along the edges of my glass. There is some, but not much, lacing.

S: This beer smells, funky. It has that classic saison nose (wheat, spice, hops, and earth) but the yeast shines through and dominates. It smells great.

T: The flavors in this beer are spot on for a saison. The funk starts out right off the bat, but it fades in the middle. At this point I'm getting a lot of citrus, spice, and grains.

M: Light bodied beer. It funky to start, but becomes clean and crisp. The finish is a bit drying, but not overly.

O: Wonderful beer. I found myself returning to this bottle for more samples. It has just the right amount of funk and flavor that I love in saisons. Hopefully I'll have another chance to try a bottle of this brew.

trxxpaxxs, May 09, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev -7.8%

BeerHunter76, May 07, 2012
Photo of sliverX
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

sliverX, May 06, 2012
Photo of metalgdog
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

metalgdog, May 06, 2012
Photo of Gosox8787
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 2L growler filled from the tap today. Served chilled into a pint glass.

Appearance: Really light clear golden yellow with a really aggressive thin white head. Leaves a great lacing around the glass.

Aroma: Citrus and lemon notes upfront. Some bright honey and bubblegum sweetnesss. A really nice light note of fresh mint leaf as well. Really bright, but not getting enough of the yeast.

Taste: A nice combination of really bright lemon citrus and sweetness from the honey. Very nice balance. A touch bitter at the end. Really refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Really light and crisp. Carbonation is really nice.

Overall, another excellent saison from Hill Farmstead. I wouldn't say this is my favorite saison they brew at all, but it is really light and refreshing. Great for a summer day.

Gosox8787, May 06, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours an effervescent pale yellow with a thin white head. the nose is a big Bretty funk with an interesting hoppiness. This nose is outstanding with a slightly sour, funky, sweet, and bitter. The beer is very drinkable with an excellent aftertaste, highly recommended and worth trying.

ThePorterSorter, May 06, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Texasfan549, May 05, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

kjkinsey, May 05, 2012
Photo of cburns48
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

cburns48, May 03, 2012
Photo of WanderingFool
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Anna pours a clear bright yellow color with a small, frothy white head on top. The foam disappears quickly leaving behind a few lines of lace on the glass. A steady stream of bubbles rises up from the bottom.

The aroma is flowery and spicy. Notes of straw, lemon grass, pepper, and clove.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft, slightly chewy with firm carbonation. The flavor begins spicy with a taste of clove and pepper. In the middle some lemon and light fruit (apple) appear. It finishes sweet with a touch of bubblegum. Once gone the sweetness and clove linger on the palate.

Anna is a very tasty, well balanced beer. Savor each sip.

WanderingFool, May 01, 2012
Photo of TWStandley
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

TWStandley, May 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

wdarcy77, May 01, 2012
Photo of aasher
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This growler was courtesy of the infamous Adam Jackson, growler filled on 4/22.

Anna pours a light bodied beautiful bright honey gold in color with a soapy two finger, bright white head. The nose is full of citrus fruits, an array of spices, dried oatmeal, lemongrass, and bubblegum esque Belgian yeast. A GREAT nose. The flavors feature a floral and citrusy bouquet of deliciousness, more bubblegum yeast, slight hop bitterness, and light funk. It has great and well rounded flavor. The bugle gum and yeast are superb. It drinks light and off dry. It is extremely drinkable and has great appeal all around. This was a great beer and I actually prefer it to the other Saisons I've had from Hill Farmstead, but those were in bottles.

aasher, May 01, 2012
Photo of zep9865
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed with Aasher on 4/30. Poured into Aecht Schlenferla snifter. Pours a faint dandelion/copper color with 4 fingers of white soap sud foam head.

Smell is very floral with orange peel, pineapple, coriander, and other spices

Beer is very citrus forward with orange, lemon and faint white grapefruit. Spices come in on my back palate.

Very beautiful well-balanced beer with fantastic floral hops and fresh citrus juice.

Great beer, glad i had the opportunity to try it.

zep9865, May 01, 2012
Photo of brewblues82
4/5  rDev -7.8%

brewblues82, Apr 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

CADMixes, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at Hill Farmstead, Greensboro, VT

Hazy golden-yellow pour, with a cap of delicate white bubbles for a head, decent retention, nice lacing. Floral aroma, light, crisp hops, citrus. Taste of floral hops, citrus zest, mild fruit esters, distant pear notes, grass, light yeasty spice, biscuity hops in the background. Light mouthfeel, soft yet prickly, clean and drying, very nice overall.

Rifugium, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of nh2032
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

nh2032, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Joeybones3
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Joeybones3, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Khazadum
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Khazadum, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of MordorMongo
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

MordorMongo, Apr 06, 2012
Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 875 ratings.