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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: 272
Gots: 78 | 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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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-19-2014 23:12:03 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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Eighty

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-24-2014 22:23:24 | More by Eighty
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-01-2013 06:08:07 | More by HumanParaquat
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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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dkw0063

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-28-2013 19:10:09 | More by dkw0063
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-16-2011 05:34:35 | More by ChrisPro
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-27-2014 03:57:56 | More by LotsofLupulin
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-24-2013 17:10:35 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-01-2013 03:06:15 | More by Anonymous1
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-14-2012 01:35:55 | More by Hessian257
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POTABLE83

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-05-2013 03:46:21 | More by POTABLE83
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Pahn

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-20-2013 17:52:23 | More by Pahn
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%

750ml picked up at the brewery last month. July 2013 bottled on date.

Poured into Duvel tulip. Could be the prettiest beer I've seen in years. Booming, bright-white head over (what starts as) a clear, golden body, with massive amounts of carbonation flowing up... after a couple minutes, the body takes on a chill haze. Lots of lacing.

Lots of farmhouse hay and light citrus in the aromas. Some animal.

Flavors carry a tangy zing of lemon, light floral bitterness, and plenty of fresh wheat. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing - extremely good carbonation level. Some lemongrass quality in the aftertaste.

Extremely enjoyable beer. And given that today is an 80 degree October day, it absolutely hits the spot.

10-05-2013 21:55:27 | More by BeerImmediately
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cp45

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-01-2014 01:56:40 | More by cp45
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-09-2013 02:29:17 | More by VncentLIFE
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

My first beer from Hill Farmstead, all thanks to brooklynbrews - poured to a brandy snifter.

Beautiful to look at - pale cider/honey gold, foggy, a swelling pillow of white foam leaves exact lacing.

The nose is heavily floral, fresh grass, faint spicy yeast, very faint clove, very inviting.

Oooh... that's good. All the traditional characteristics of a good saison with the addition of something slightly tart and citric. Nice, dry finish - not thirst quenching dry but clean. The feel of the beer is spectacular. Plenty of body while maintaining a velvet smooth, easy drinking consistency. As it warms, the dandelion notes become obvious and it works so well with the beer.

So glad to have finally had something from this brewery. I can see why it excites people - very tasty stuff!

09-10-2012 22:27:07 | More by yamar68
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

08-14-2012 02:20:21 | More by TheRuss9585
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marine1975

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

03-05-2012 22:13:15 | More by marine1975
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gpawned

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-04-2013 17:42:10 | More by gpawned
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-16-2013 03:23:13 | More by Dirtinabottle
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-28-2014 14:27:02 | More by lunarbrew
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ToasterChef

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

A chilled 750ml bottle is poured into white wine glasses.

A huge pure white foam head fills most of the glass. Below it lies a golden yellow liquid. Plenty of tiny carbonation bubbles are present. Lacing is impressive.

A very good saison aroma comes off of Vera Mae. White sugar, musty yeast and grass hops are all detected. I think I can also smell some coriander and orange peel. Some of the grass hop aromas could be due to the dandelions, but I am not sure.

Interesting flavors in this beer. Its not nearly as sweet as other saisons I've had. It's fairly dry. Lots of floral flavors, but I'm also getting something akin to banana, but not like you find in a hefeweizen. I'm not tasting any obvious sugars and the hops are subtle.

I like how this beer isn't sticky. Coating of my mouth is slight,but a good film is left on my tongue. Carbonation can't be felt as much as I thought it would, considering the number of visible bubbles.

This is an excellent, yet hard to obtain saison. Of course, I feel you could probably say that about every style Sean Hill brews. If you can make it to Hill's Farmstead and they have bottles of this available, it would be worth picking up.

09-10-2011 23:09:25 | More by ToasterChef
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

10-10-2013 17:49:59 | More by Boston_Steve
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -17.3%

A gusher at a tasting.

A - great lacing as the huge white head falls. Body is very light grapefruit color which is decently cloudy.

S - some orange and lemon but mostly light funk. A little dusty.

T - light wheat and some rye. All the flavors are very light. Some flowery notes.

M - So light on the mouth. Little carbonation noted.

O - very nice beer that would be good on a summers day. Simple and light.

05-27-2012 20:52:30 | More by RuckusDu
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-12-2013 23:31:54 | More by alysmith4
Vera Mae from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.