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Vera Mae - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

551 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 298
Gots: 92 | 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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Ratings: 551 | Reviews: 98
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle thanks to WhereTheWildBeersGo, poured into a Hill Farmstead stem.

Pour: Pale, hazy golden body, with a billowing three finger white head. Body has a radiance about it that is just beautiful. Head hangs around for a while, and leaves thick sticky lacing. This is way all saisons should look.

Smell: Tart pear and green apple juice up front, followed by a zesty citrus aspect. Some yeasty pepper, followed by a nice breadyness.

Taste: Woah. Tart pears and green apples again up front, followed by a really nice tart lemon juice. Some more white pepper and a light yeast. Slight bready sweetness, but only just Finishes with tart lemons.

Mouthfeel: Incredible. Beautiful tartness and carbonation. Super refreshing each sip. I could drink this forever.

Overall: In my opinion, Hill Farmstead's best "regular" beer.

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A - Cloudy medium yellow with an orange glow around the edges. One finger of bright white head with good retention and good lacing.

S - Funk is noticeable up front with Belgian yeast, floral, lemon, coriander and sweet honey aromas also present.

T - Tartness and funk hit the tongue right away before the other flavours start to come through. Grass, lemon, big floral presence, coriander, Belgian yeast and some dill. Lighter lemon zest and spice in the background. The dandelion is not specifically noticeable but likely contributes to the big grassy and floral presence.

M - Light to medium body. Light carbonation. The typical HF dryness is present.

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A - Gorgeous. Hazy pale yellow. It almost looks like a gorgeous adjunct lager. It just looks super refreshing, which is it. Pillowy bright white head that sticks around forever.

S - I can tell this is brewed with dandelions, or at least that's what I believe I'm smelling. A really earthy and grassy scent mixed with an acidic (lemon) funk.

T - Follows the nose really well. Super refreshing, with a grassiness that I assume comes from the dandelions. There's a nice lemon tartness with some light funk. This would be the ultimate beer for a hot summer day outside (unfortunately I'm getting rocked by Sandy right now).

M - Really light mouthfeel. High carbonation (slight knock to 4.5). It's a little too bubbly in my mouth, but pretty high on drinkability.

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A-hazy yellow. Perfect head, perfect haze. Like all HF beers, so pretty.

S-grassy/bitter nose. bitter more on the field side, must be the dandelions although I could not say as I have never had dandelions in a beer. slight sourness.

T-holy cow!!sweetness hits with a following blow of dryness and then sour/tart. lemon/grass/orange zest/cantaloupe rind/bitterness lingers again I think from the dandelions.

M-medium body with perfect carbonation for this style.

OVerall-I would put in my top 5 beers of all time. Thanks again HF!!

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Vera Mae from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.