Anna - Motueka
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Anna - MotuekaAnna - Motueka
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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #89
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,432
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 4.38%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
28
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 16, 2023
Added:
Jul 21, 2019
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  2
On Weds., 24 July 2019, we will release a new expression of our Farmstead honey ale, Anna, this version dry-hopped with Motueka hops grown by Freestyle Farms in Upper Moutere, New Zealand, and personally selected during the 2018 harvest season. This is the first in an ongoing, playful exploration of the interaction between our Farmstead ales and different hop selections.

Our Farmstead® honey ale, Anna, this version dry-hopped with Motueka™ hops grown by Freestyle Farms in Upper Moutere, New Zealand, and personally selected during the 2018 harvest season. This is the first in an ongoing, playful exploration of the interaction between our Farmstead® ales and different hop selections.
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Rated: 4.5 by StoutSnob40 from California

Sep 16, 2023
 
Rated: 4.24 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Aug 30, 2023
 
Rated: 4.29 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Aug 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by cp45 from New Jersey

Aug 19, 2023
 
Rated: 4.37 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jul 08, 2023
 
Rated: 4.42 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

May 01, 2023
 
Rated: 4.74 by chippo33 from Vermont

Dec 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by Khaack from New York

Nov 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by vfgccp from New York

Nov 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Sep 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 08, 2022
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle conditioning since December 22, 2021.

White head. Lace. Clear straw yellow.

Honey saison with a nice spice and fruity hop profile. Zesty and citrusy. Grapefruit, orange, herbal notes. Floral. Light bitterness. Very flavorful, very light and easy drinking, complex. Big fan.
Aug 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

Jun 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jun 13, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like white wine, honey, wheat, lemon, lime, hay, and oak.

I don't know what this one tasted like fresh, but it's still got a solid hop character to it, even a few years later. The Motueka imparts that sort of classic lemon/lime/citrus sort of thing it's known for. There's a bit more acidity than Anna typically has, for whatever reason, with a sweet citrusy and hay-like funk, with some honey and wheat like crispness - even though I don't believe Anna has wheat?

This is light bodied, crisp, pretty clean, and very drinkable, with a pleasant acidity.

This isn't better than regular old Anna, which is one of the best saisons in the world. Nonetheless, it's a fun update to a classic recipe.
Aug 27, 2021
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Reviewed by 7irondave from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: gentle pour yielding a three finger head that disappeared slowly leaving a 1/2 finger of meringue frosting looking head
S: only slightly funky lemon
T: dry, bright and citrus with the hoppiness lingering after the sip
F: light and crisp
O: another tasty easy drinker from HF
Mar 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
375 mL bottle. Clear yellow. Smells of oak, yeasty funk, bright lemon and citrus, and a little grain. Tastes of bright lemon and citrus. Oak. Grainy and mineral malt flavor. Some floral notes in the back end. Crisp and well carbonated. Not sure I could really distinguish this from regular Anna, but Anna never disappoints anyway.
Oct 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.47 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Sep 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.49 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Sep 22, 2019
Anna - Motueka from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 28 ratings