Vera Mae - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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3.85/5 rDev -11.1%
reviewed from notes. thanks to Msquared2 for sharing this one!
A - cloudy yellow with a huge, off-white head that left lots of sticky lacing all over the glass
S - freshly cut grass, lemon verbena, pale malt/light bisquit
T - green apple, lemon zest, white pepper; it stays fairly dry throughout with a moderate bitter finish
M - soft, light, carbonation; light body; dry and slightly herbal aftertaste
O - subtle flavors and nuanced palette make this very drinkable. not flavors that i want in my beer every day but a nice departure from the norm, for me at least
02-26-2012 07:43:03 | More by cwguy5
3.83/5 rDev -11.5%
750 mL bottle shared at the January 2012 Santa Cruz tasting at Sante Adairius. Pours a cloudy pale gold color with an off-white head. Nice spring meadow aroma --grass, flowers, tart lemon zest. Smells like like what a laundry detergent commercial wants you to think your clothes will smell like. Flavor is striking me as very similar to Ricola. Spicy and flowery with a lemon meringue sweetness. Finish is dry and a bit chalky. Pretty nice beer.
01-30-2012 09:43:51 | More by illidurit
4.03/5 rDev -6.9%
Vera Mae pours a hazy straw yellow, with a massive rocky white head on top. The foam dissolves very slowly leaving behind a sticky coating of lace on the glass. A tornado of bubbles flow up to the surface from the nucleation point in my Chimay glass.
The aroma is floral with notes of lemon zest, rose, wheat and grass. A hint of pepper is in there too.
Each sip of this medium bodied beer is very smooth, velvety, with a mild effervescent fizz. The flavor is well balanced between lemon zest, wheat and light fruit (pear?). It finishes grassy and dry and a little astringent. Once gone the lemon and wheat linger on the palate.
Wow! A Belgian beer that's not loaded with spices. Very tasty and easy to drink with a wonderful, soft mouthfeel.
12-19-2011 00:29:56 | More by WanderingFool
4.33/5 rDev 0%
A – Huge head dominates the glass with a medium-to-fine bubble structure. Chunky lace. Hazy gold with green highlights.
S – Flower fields, spicy bitter greens, and a honeysuckle sweetness.
T – Smooth opening with honey and soft pale malt. Radicchio and dandelion lend bitterness and a black pepper spice to the center and linger long after the sweetness of the opening has dissipated, leaving a semi-bitter and pleasantly dry finish.
M – Dry, medium body with moderate carbonation.
O – Great floral and bitter character for the style.
12-13-2011 02:11:11 | More by vfgccp
4.5/5 rDev +3.9%
Bottle: Poured a delicate hazy light yellow color ale with a super large foamy head with great retention and very good lacing. Aroma of fruity ester with nice floral undertones and some light honey notes. Taste is a wonderful mix between some rustic notes with some floral notes as well as some honey and light fruity ester. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This is a great example of complexity and drinkability without being overly sweet and with great attenuation.
12-02-2011 19:15:28 | More by Phyl21ca
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.23/5 rDev -25.4%
Pours a very foamy white head. Color is a very pale and hazed yellow.
Aroma: Reminds me of fantome. The honey is apparent. It is very floral. Weedy with some lemon zest and spices. Pears and some fruit flavors. Earthy.
Taste: Unique. Dandelions are here. Very floral. Grassy with pears and dried fruits. Spices. Coriander.
Mouthfeel: Really dry. Lighter bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Bone dry.
Overall, a good beer, but too dry. Unique flavors all around.
12-02-2011 00:38:03 | More by mothman
District of Columbia
3.68/5 rDev -15%
Appearance: Golden yellow pour with a nice head
Smell: Floral notes, lemon, wheat,
Taste: Similar to the smell, finish has a touch of bitterness
Mouthfeel: Medium body with good carbonation
Overall: Good one to share, enjoyable but not something I would seek out.
11-25-2011 20:29:10 | More by craytonic
3.58/5 rDev -17.3%
750ml bottle poured into hill farmstead tulip
A - golden body with gigantic billowing head. good retention and superb lacing.
S - earthy tones with lemon zest and spices.
T - spicy yeast notes hit right away and linger. lemon zest in there with some earthy malt tastes. grass hop bitterness in the back.
M - medium bodied with lots and lots of carbonation, so much so after you swallow your left with bubbles on the side of your tongue. lingering bitterness on the side of the mouth.
O - a good beer that could be brilliant but is way to over carbonated. hard to drink a whole bottle by yourself so grab a friend.
11-24-2011 02:15:09 | More by celticfutblclub
Vera Mae from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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