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Vera Mae - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

545 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 302
Gots: 93 | 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:
Beer added by: SFLpunk on 07-25-2011

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.
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a stemmed HF glass. The bottle is marked with a bottling date of June 2013.

Appearance: Pours a gorgeous gold/translucent yellow and leaves a 2 fingered, fluffy white head.

Smell: Lemon, light pleasant grassy funk, light floral hops, honey. Very refreshing and light aroma.

Taste: Matches the aroma pretty well. Light lemon zest, faint but very delicious floral hops, very light grassy funk. Very, very mild hint of sour at the finish, which is so smooth.

Mouth-feel: Medium, well-carbonated body with a nice, fairly creamy feel to it and that wondrously smooth finish.

Overall: This is an extremely refreshing beer. The flavors that come out are all delicious and balanced wonderfully, while light and delicate. I could drink a lot of this beer. Everything from the gentle, floral hops to the honey & lemon zest make the profile delicious. As of this review, this is my favorite HF saison.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hill Farmstead Brewery - Vera Mae, poured into a tulip glass.

Look - Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a small foamy head that dissipates quickly. Tons of lacing.

Smell - Sour spelt and lemon, wild yeast, some flowery dandelion.

Taste - Sour punchy lemon with spelt on top. Hints of dandelion throughout. Now I guess I can say I know how dandelion tastes and it actually is not half bad!

Mouthfeel - Rests fruity sour with some yeasty influence on top. Slightly warm for the abv but in a good way for the style. Great drinkability. As you get accustomed to the flavor this brew really goes down easy. Dry and crisp.

Overall - One of the smoothest saisons without lacking the punch that I have had. Solid and pure tasting. True to the style and on-par with just about anyone else's.

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Vera Mae from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.