Vera Mae - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.7/5 rDev +8.5%
750mL bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to Adam for the trade!
(A)- Pours a cloudy brilliantly yellow colored hue. A great head of white froth. Good retention and lacing to boot.
(S)- Quite dry. Very very dry actually. Lots of Brett funk meets lemongrass and a rather fragrant floral grassiness; dandelions?
(T)- Very dry, yet very grassy too. Bright lemongrass and subtle Brett funk tartness. I get the dandelions now for sure.
(M)- A very crisp and spritzy carbonation level. The feel and taste of this just screams spring time. Bright and zesty with jsut a tiny bit of tart funk in the background.
(O)- A wonderfully dry springtime themed saison. Every so lightly funky and tart, this would kick ass during the warm months. Simply a spectatularly crafted Saison
07-17-2014 14:22:33 | More by sweemzander
3.89/5 rDev -10.2%
Cheers to Bilco for sharing this
Review from notes, 6/7/14
Appearance: Hazy, pale honey with some gold and yellow hues - pours with a large, white head, fades to a solid cap, leaves some nice lacing
Smell: Clean and decidedly Hill Farmstead - lightly floral and earthy, with some saison yeast - some light funk and some pale malts - more flowers, earth, lightly spicy aromas from the yeast - some light fruits, but more flowery than fruity
Taste: Floral, spicy, and straight-up saison yeast - nicely balanced and interesting - very yeasty, as it should be, with some earth, some spice, and some yeasty funk - more fruit than in the aroma - dry pineapple, green apple, and pear - honey is not particularly apparent in the flavor - floral and somewhat grassy - nicely complex
Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, with a smooth, earthy finish
Overall: Hill Faaahhhm dude
If you've ever had any other saisons from Hill Farmstead, you probably already know what to expect from this beer. It's yeasty and earthy while being clean and refreshing. Personally, it's not my favorite, as the addition of dandelions and honey did not really add much to an already great base.
07-10-2014 02:43:07 | More by angrybabboon
4.38/5 rDev +1.2%
75cl bottle, bottle dated 7/2013, poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 2/27/2014. Thanks Matt, for this one.
App- Pours a hazy straw yellow-golden body, with a ginormous 3 finger white head with ridiculous retention. I had to take a few minutes admiring the body before I felt comfortable drinking this without getting a white mustache. But otherwise extensive lacing.
Smell- Smells an awful lot like the recent batch of Anna (fall 2013), but more sour- peppery, tart, earthy, floral. Very interesting.
Flavour- White peppers, floral hops (or is it the dandelion? I've never eaten a dandelion so I'm not sure), tartness and barnyard funk that I contribute to the Northeast Kingdom flora as I have gotten this in most of the recent Hill Farmstead saisons, a bit of citrus as well. Very complex and more interesting than Anna.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, a bit overcarbonated but not nearly enough to take any enjoyment away from this beer. Ridiculously easy drinking, with a nice funky tart aftertaste typical of the Hill Farmstead saisons.
Overall- Could be my new favorite Hill Farmstead saison. I think this is more interesting and complex than Anna is, but its hard to say which saison I enjoyed drinking more.. I'd probably go with Anna on this one.
02-28-2014 06:15:01 | More by Stevedore
4.35/5 rDev +0.5%
A-Cloudy yellow, some carbonation, one finger head with lacing
S-Nice tart notes, wheat, lemon, grass, very mild honey
T-Starts with nice tartness, wheat, lemon, mild honey and dandilions are there as well imparting a grassy note.
M-Lighter, semi crips, semi dry finish as well.
O-Another stellar bill from HF, was worried about the honey and dandilions but they were great.
08-30-2014 15:49:38 | More by rlee1390
Vera Mae from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.