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Vera Mae - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

418 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 268
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.5%

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New York

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.5%

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patrick802

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Derekg

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-24-2014 04:06:38 | More by Derekg
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml Bottle received in trade with cfrancis - thanks!

Appearance - Gold colour with an average size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some greatlacing. The head lasted for 6-7 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Cloves, lemons, floral, a bit of funk

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste lots of floral notes, cloves and lemon juice/zest. There is also a fair amount of tart/sour funk going on.

Overall - I don't think this brewer makes a bad beer. This is a fantastic sour yet refreshing saison. My bottle gushed when I opened it, so beware.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 15:00:58 | More by spinrsx
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-27-2014 14:42:25 | More by smokeypeat
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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

75cl bottle, bottle dated 7/2013, poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 2/27/2014. Thanks Matt, for this one.

App- Pours a hazy straw yellow-golden body, with a ginormous 3 finger white head with ridiculous retention. I had to take a few minutes admiring the body before I felt comfortable drinking this without getting a white mustache. But otherwise extensive lacing.

Smell- Smells an awful lot like the recent batch of Anna (fall 2013), but more sour- peppery, tart, earthy, floral. Very interesting.

Flavour- White peppers, floral hops (or is it the dandelion? I've never eaten a dandelion so I'm not sure), tartness and barnyard funk that I contribute to the Northeast Kingdom flora as I have gotten this in most of the recent Hill Farmstead saisons, a bit of citrus as well. Very complex and more interesting than Anna.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, a bit overcarbonated but not nearly enough to take any enjoyment away from this beer. Ridiculously easy drinking, with a nice funky tart aftertaste typical of the Hill Farmstead saisons.

Overall- Could be my new favorite Hill Farmstead saison. I think this is more interesting and complex than Anna is, but its hard to say which saison I enjoyed drinking more.. I'd probably go with Anna on this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 06:15:01 | More by Stevedore
Vera Mae from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.