Vera Mae - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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527 Ratings
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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 94
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: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The beer pours out with a ton of foam and as the liquid materializes it is a cloudy honey color; the whipped egg white head persists at length, leaving copious amounts of lace behind

Smell: Slightly funky, slightly floral and slighty earthy, the yeast drives the aromatics

Taste: As with the aroma, the yeast has a big impact on the palate; cantaloup and green tea, up front, with a growing lemony character that appears in the middle; the finish is a bit fruity, a bit grassy and somewhat dry

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with high carbonation

Overall: Hill Farmstead's saisons compete with the best of Belgium; I cannot really identify the spelt character in this beer but the flavor profile is complex and enjoyable, while the mouthfeel is light and airy

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750mL champagne style bomber poured into a Duvel tulip

Pours a dull orange amber with a huge, fluffy paper white cap. The head sits like meringue and leaves large chunks of foam all over the side of the glass.

The aroma is of lemon, chamomile, saddle leather, band aid, with a touch of ethanol in the background. The band aid/saddle leather takes more of an assertive role as this warms.

The funk is a major player on the palate too. Band aid and horse saddle funk take control, while lemon and chamomile play a softer part, rounding everything out.

A light medium body with a big, creamy feel. The finish is a bit astringent, dry, with some lingering funkiness.

This is a damn fine saison. I didn't pick up on the honey or the dandelions, as if I knew what I was looking for in the latter. Otherwise, this delivers on all fronts.

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Vera Mae from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.