Anna | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

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
Ratings:
1,560
Reviews:
222
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.96%
 
 
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507
Gots:
350
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45
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

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3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.06/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maybe I got a bad batch, but the lemon sourness was overwhelming. Did not get any honey at all. Because of the breweries reputation they get the benefit of the doubt.

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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.39/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml split into a couple of tulips. The brew appears a clear straw yellow color with a billowing white head more than 3 fingers strong. As the cap slowly fades, it leaves thick patchy lacing effect on the glass. Overall the brew looks very appealing.

The smell is earthy with an unfortunate amount of sulfur that dominates most of the aromatics and gets worse when it is switled. Under the sulfur, it displays some solid straw grain inclusion. Faint fruit like pear and lemon and trace amounts of earthy honey are evident as it warms up. It also gets cheesy with a pilsner quality that become more pronounced as the experience continues.

The taste has a very mild honey to floral quality mixing with hints of pear, lemon and earth. A mild tartness is present coupled with a slight solvent alcohol note. It gets quite rindy with some bitterness as it warms up. Fortunately, the flavor if this brew does not carry nearly the same amount of sulfur as the aroma would lead you to believe.

This is a medium bodied brew with an effervescent lively level of carbonation. It opens up awkward and slightly off-putting but grows on me as the experience continues. For 6.5% the alcohol is present and warming but not distracting. Having this once was enough to satisfy my curiosity, I dont have much interest in trying this again.

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3.49/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appears a hazy pale golden color with a thin ring of foam around the edges
Smells slightly of lime with some cat pee in there
Tasted very light ,dry, slightly citrusy. Extremely slight flavors
Has a very fine carbonation very soft mouthfeel
Overall very easy drinking beer nothing too crazy quite nice and refreshing.

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3.49/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a fairly clear yellow color. A two finger white head forms, and gently recedes to a ring. Light lace is left behind.
S: I get soapy hops up front. Citrus, grassy, and floral. Fruity, ester like yeast and white pepper. Sweetness lingers.
T: Again, soapy slick hops that are grassy and floral. Light citrus notes. Peppery spice and some sweetness lingers. I am not getting much in the way of a distinct yeast character other than some peppery notes.
M/D: A light to medium body. Moderate carbonation, but not as crisp as I would like. Along with the soapy and slick feel here. An enjoyable enough Saison to drink. Though plenty I like more.

I am not a big fan of the soapy and slick character I seem to get throughout. Along with to much honey sweetness in the finish. Not that it is bad at all, just not particularly what I am looking for in the style.

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4.27 out of 5 based on 1,560 ratings.
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