Anna | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Anna is Bière de Miel, brewed with 20% raw wildflower Vermont honey and our house saison yeast.

Added by kingcrowing on 12-31-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#628
Reviews:
249
Ratings:
1,686
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
Wants:
530
Gots:
376
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,686 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kell50
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Big_V
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(On tap at Zwanze Day event at Monk's... served in a shaker pint)

Poured with a fat cap of foam; cloudy, yellow hue to the juice... Funky-tart; sour-melon essence. Sugar-cookie malty, but light and crisp. Grassy bitterness; lightly-spicy background note... Fragrant and fantastically flavorful - glad I happened to be in the right place at the right time to try this. Now I want more.

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Photo of blisscent
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sreichgott
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draft at Tria in Philadelphia. Pour was into a 10oz. tulip. Not much head, and doesn’t last long. Only a bit of lacing. A lovely cloudy golden color. Nose is slightly sweet, with a touch of funk and citrus. Taste is lovely and refreshing, with a wildflower and citrus mix and a mild tartness. Pretty sharply carbonated, which adds to the overall refreshing nature of this beer. Overall a great brew. Glad I found it here in Philly!

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npolachek
3.9/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer brewed with wildflower honey. Solid balanced taste with hints of carbonation. This beer is unfiltered so pours with a cloudy hue which is totally fine for drinking.

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Photo of yoshie
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Simon212
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

25 oz. bottle dated June13, purchased July 27 and poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: 1F+ foamy white head with good retention, lots of lacing, and a thin cap and ring. Beer is a clear honey gold with visible carbonation bubbles.

S: Grassy, yeasty, flowery, crackery.

T: Grassy and flowery, with serious citrus notes. Yeasty and slightly sour, though not puckering or astringent. Honey conveyed more through flowery notes than sweetness.

F: Light but not watery, pretty aggressive carbonation. Construction and balance are the usual Hill Farmstead superior.

O: Another crisp and refreshing Hill Farmstead ale. It's gotta be the water.

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Photo of StormAles
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurzman
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ajlvt
4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benjaminsa
4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The honey gives it a great finish.

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Photo of Jtsang1
4.87/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dmk82
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gcasher
4.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a bomber at the brewery last week. My wife and I drank out of coffee tin cups while camping, so didn't get a great look at it. It was fresh though and had a wonderful funky smell and taste typical of HF farmhouse ales. The local wildflower honey was a nice touch that was both noticeable and enjoyable. Both my wife and I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of beer456
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Refreshing but weak

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,686 ratings