Vera Mae - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

528 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 528
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 298
Gots: 96 | FT: 9
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From the most recent bottling, on side of label a hand written #2.
Bought on site early this afternoon, chilled in a bucket of ice and served in clean HF stem.

A: Hazy, Golden, Honey with a pearl white head that leaves residual lacing. Small thin creator formations.

S: clean White grape; white wine; honey; with a tiny hint of grass.

T: WOW! Taste is very familiar to me… Almost in exact order of the smell: first you get a sour pucker tart flavoring of white grapes and honey followed a very light flavor of grass (probably the dandelions).

M: light, clean, perfect carbonation, and extremely smooth.

O: overall this beer is perfect. Any rating on this beer less than a 4 must not have been reviewed in a reasonable amount of time from purchasing or not handled properly (which is a shame because it F%cks up the deviation). There is nothing I would change about this beer and my only regret is that I did not buy more, at 10 dollars for a 750 this beer is a straight up steal.

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First beer in a while that caused me to say "wow" out loud.

Light golden, hazy color with a thick frothy head. Funky, yeasty aroma. Flavor is fantastic; dry, sour, taste of lemongrass. Crisp, sharp mouth feel with a very clean finish. I can't wait for my next trip to VT to load up on this again...

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The beer comes in a cloudy bright fluorescent yellow.

The aroma hits in the front of a funk and tart brine, towards pickles, which is very reminiscent of Norma. There's a bit of wheat and sweetness as well.

The flavor is a complex roller coaster ride. Lemon peel and slight tartness in the front, surrounded by that funk and sour brine. The middle offers a sweet honey candy and bready malt. The finish ends with slight bitterness and medium minus drying.

The beer has Shaun Hill's signature "soft" mouthfeel.

While gueuze may offer a fiery explosion of flavors like the Jimi Hendrix's licks, Vera Mae contains the gentle, yet complex chords of Nick Drake. This is a thought provoking and subtle brew.

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Vera Mae from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.