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Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,048
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 417
Gots: 223 | FT: 35
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of oline73
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of dirtylou
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of enelson
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of jeonseh
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
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

Photo of Efay
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of rodkin
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of Exaltedeyes
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of AlexFields
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
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

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of pmoney
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of claytong
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Phillyz
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of mynie
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of mdfb79
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of BColton1
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of xnicknj
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of Lurkerson
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of JasonSiedman
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 1,048 ratings.