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Ann - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 681
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 05-27-2012)
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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. From notes.

Ann has a great cloudy golden straw appearance with a fluffy white cap.

The aroma is full of honey, white grapes, straw, and pale malts, with the microflora, pear, and lemon zest taking a bit of a backseat.

My first sip starts out nicely sweet with honey and light malts. White grapes and pear add a little bit of fruit character to the sweetness. Straw, grass, and a mineral presence come in later on, followed by a spicy oak note, with the finish ultimately being dry and clean.

Ann has a slightly heavier body than Anna does with a little bit less carbonation, but overall it still has a medium body with a moderate level of crisp carbonation. There is a bit of a zesty tartness that will probably continue to develop over time. It is fairly dry.

Even someone who does not go crazy for saisons has to appreciate the quality of a beer like this. The original beer is delicate and complex, and the aging process has only added to the character.

KickInTheChalice, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

chippo33, May 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

04/06/2013

Thanks! Bottle into a snifter.

A: Bright golden with good clarity for the majority of the bottle (it's been sitting for months). An inch of white foam lingers for a while and leaves lacing as it recedes.

S: The aroma is lightly tart with grain, honey, apple, and oak. There's a touch of lactic character with much citrus: lemon, orange, grapefruit. It's somewhat floral with a little pepper-like spiciness.

T: Grainy malt is present in the flavor, accompanying a touch of tartness and a dash of sweetness. The beer is drying on the palate. Lemon, orange, and oak are present, with a bit of leather. Honey is evident.

M: The mouthfeel is smooth and soft, sticky and dry, with high carbonation.

Overall: Ann is one of the better Saisons I've had, and an absolute pleasure to drink. I would love to have a growler of this stuff.

HopHead84, May 09, 2013
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Ann from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.