Vera Mae - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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5/5 rDev +15.5%
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.
08-10-2012 23:26:30 | More by amnesia85
5/5 rDev +15.5%
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.
08-19-2014 15:33:21 | More by dar482
Vera Mae from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.