Vera Mae (Wine Barrel Aged) | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Vera Mae (Wine Barrel Aged)Vera Mae (Wine Barrel Aged)
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4.51/5
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45 Ratings
Vera Mae (Wine Barrel Aged)Vera Mae (Wine Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#497
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
45
pDev:
3.99%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
1
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by stevec32:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vera Mae is one of my all-time favorite Hill Farmstead beers. I'm not sure if the oak-aged version is an improvement, but it is really, really good. Wonderful earthy, flowery aroma and that incredible Hill Farmstead mild tartness and super clean, crispness. Tremendous.

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Photo of doremite
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbthom123
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.17/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Hazy pale yellow. Big white head. Smells of flowers, lemon, a little bit of greenery, faint white wine. Tastes of more white wine. Balanced green and floral dandelion flavor. Just a bit of lemon tartness. A little sweet. Well carbonated. Nice.

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Photo of edthehead
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the '16 vintage, so it's been wine barrel aged, versus foeder aged in the past.

This pours a brilliantly sunny and slightly hazy golden yellow, with a large head and lots of lacing.

Smells pretty sweetly floral, with flowers, grass, honey, soft white wine, mild oak, and lemon.

This is such a gorgeous beer. I'm not share what dandelions taste like, but I definitely get a soft floral character, a little bit spicy on the finish. Otherwise, there's a nice warm honey character, sour citrus, light white wine, and hint of oak. It's all integrated super well- a perfectly balanced drink.

This is lighter bodied, with a soft pillowy mouthfeel.

This is yet another amazing beer from the hands of Shaun Hill and co. So refreshing but complex.

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Photo of JeanJacketLover
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Whatup14
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coz
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phurley2
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of von_kaiser
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Philcassella
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tylerk88
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yasky
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold pour, larger head. soft aroma and taste - vinous, oak, white grape, light citrus. Soft carbonation, tart, lightly peppery, but with a significant but not overpowering wine barrel characterestic. Not re-inventing the wheel so much as giving it some extra tread to plow through mud season

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Vera Mae (Wine Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 45 ratings