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Ann - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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AnnAnn

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 661
Gots: 15 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Is it worth the hype? I would say it is. For that one special occasion when you want the best out there, Ann is the choice. It's absolutely wonderful. I wouldn't give up what it commands in trades for another bottle, but having it once is a good thing.

Generally cloudy yellow golden. White foam. Some yellow in it. Aroma is elegant. Honey, Saison, lemon, and dust. Smooth as hell. Flavor is spectacular. Lemon/lime, honey, a hint of alcohol burn. Hint of rind. Mouth is smooth with a little dryness. Great carbonation. Overall a wonderful piece of art.

RuckusDu, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.95/5  rDev -12.8%

Bottle generously shared by wherethewildbeersgo at our pre thanksgiving whale tasting. I could smell the beeswax for days, nice little touch

Bottle number 3 poured a hazy yellow with tight carbonation bubbles which lasted through my taste.

Nose was strong white wine from the barrel aging.

Taste was bright, citric, slightly floral with a sweet(honey) dry white wine finish.

Overall this was good but not my favorite by HF and I certainly wouldn't go through the lengths or trade what I did for this bottle again. From what I hear, it was much better fresh. Never the less I am extremely appreciative of Joey for opening his bottle and will look to trade mine for something we can both enjoy

joel66, Dec 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

alliupsidedown, Dec 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Hill Farmstead Ann

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.
2011 Vintage
Bottle: 23/300
Opened and tasted on: 11-21-2012
Shared with my new bride.

Pours a very nice and bright golden color with a slight haze to it. Some nice orange hues are seen on the edges. There is a nice medium dense head that is soapy and champagne like. (4.5)

Aroma is wonderful! WOW!!!! White wine and grape skins come up first. Awesome Chardonnay notes, fruit sweetness along with some nice mild sugary notes are perceived. Some nice vinous and woody notes are present as well. There is some slight funk to it and some good Saison spice. And some good fruit tartness. (5.0)

Flavor starts off with amazing vinous notes, white grapes with some nice slight sugary notes. The flavors are so well blended and compliment each other so well. Awesome fruit notes with some lemon zest and some nice apple and pear juice sweetness in the background. The tartness notes are very sharp and delicious and blend so well with the sweet. The finish is nice and dry with some nice woody notes. Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly. (4.5)(5.0)

Overall this is a great brew. Delicious barrel notes compliment the nice wine notes and add some funk to the sweetness and tartness. There is some good earthy grain that also compliments the sweetness and tartness of the brew. Very dry finish. (5.0)

JoEBoBpr, Dec 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

tom10101, Dec 16, 2012
Ann from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.