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Vera Mae - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

406 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 266
Gots: 56 | FT: 4
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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Reviews by rowingbrewer:
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is golden straw color that you can almost see through but not quite as it is slightly hazy. There is a 2 finger pillowy head that manages to last almost as long as my eight oz pour. The tiny bubbles that makeup the head. Continue to rise from the bottom of the glass, it almost has the appearance of champagne but hazy

The smell is slightly citrusy and has a hint of tartness to it. There are also slight notes of funk and an almost earthy grassiness to it. This beer is very inviting both in looks and in smell.

The flavor is just like the smell with hints of tart lemony goodness followed by a nice slight bit of funk but just barely.

The mouthfeel is so light and effervescent it's crazy and the nice touch of tartness makes this beer mouthwatering and hard to put down.

Overall this is one of the best saisons if not the best saison that I have ever had. I cannot wait until next years release. If Jesus turned water into beer instead of wine he would have turned it into Hill farmstead saisons

Batch 2 750 chilled and split between 3 HF wine style glasses

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 22:11:33 | More by rowingbrewer
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This is a great saison, tons of interesting stuff going on in here.

The look is stunningly beautiful, amazing perfect shiny orange with excellent head and sticky lacing, very inviting.

The smell has a nice earthiness and honeysuckle aroma to it, with some nice peppery and lemongrass spice to it as well. Some very big yeast notes dominating. Some sweet notes to it as well, probably from the honey since it has yet again a vibrant spicy edge to it.

The taste leads with lemons, and has a peppery finish. The front also has a plantlike taste to it that is almost like hops without the bitterness, perhaps that is from the dandelions. Huge burst of flavor, different notes with each sip. Farmhouse yeast abounds but it isn't as tart in a funky way as I expected, more of a citrus tartness. I almost wonder if he threw citrus rinds or something in there it is so prevalent, sorachi ace hops?. Little bit of a grainy side to it also to complete it with honey at the finish as well. Nice spritzy carbonation and great saison appropriate body too.

An awesome beer worthy of seeking out. Huge flavors and transcendent overall.

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Vera Mae from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.