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Vera Mae - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

450 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 273
Gots: 77 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Vera Mae is crafted from organic Vermont spelt, American hops, wildflower honey, dandelion flowers from our fields, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

(Beer added by: SFLpunk on 07-25-2011)
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sweemzander

Illinois

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
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angrybabboon

New Hampshire

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
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

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
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jampics2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-02-2014 11:28:20 | More by jampics2
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-01-2014 19:25:39 | More by AnitaBrewski
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bluesfortheredsun

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-01-2014 17:57:38 | More by bluesfortheredsun
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.6%

09-01-2014 17:31:13 | More by SpasmWaiter
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Inglewood

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-01-2014 14:33:33 | More by Inglewood
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-01-2014 04:35:54 | More by Gatordaddy
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Roze

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-31-2014 14:53:41 | More by Roze
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-31-2014 07:53:56 | More by markgugs
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CSO

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-31-2014 05:08:05 | More by CSO
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rlee1390

Indiana

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
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-30-2014 00:35:49 | More by MNBeerGeek
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

08-28-2014 01:29:50 | More by SadMachine
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-26-2014 14:24:15 | More by Satchboogie
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J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-24-2014 17:47:40 | More by J-Bonestradamus
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +2.5%

08-24-2014 01:09:26 | More by steve8robin
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RAKeeler

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-22-2014 22:00:48 | More by RAKeeler
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nick_gariepy


4.76/5  rDev +9.9%

08-20-2014 17:15:20 | More by nick_gariepy
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goldspire

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-20-2014 01:58:09 | More by goldspire
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IndyDad

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-19-2014 14:50:03 | More by IndyDad
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spw109

New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-19-2014 02:57:56 | More by spw109
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ErinnA

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-18-2014 21:49:16 | More by ErinnA
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TechBrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-18-2014 15:49:00 | More by TechBrew
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Vera Mae from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.