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:
1,592
Reviews:
228
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.96%
 
 
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512
Gots:
361
For Trade:
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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crisp, lightly tart, earthy. Happy to finally crack open this bottle on a muggy Saturday afternoon. Poured slightly chilled - straw-gold body on the clearer/lighter end of the spectrum. Huge puffy, foamy head that lingers. Lively bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Gorgeous beer from any perspective.

Aroma is yeast, earthy grains, lemony citrus and musty attic by way of some funk. Overall the scents come together to create a floral element.

Taste is yeast, grains, soft mustiness, light green apple, faint melon, whisp of lemon. I can't pick up any honey sweetness but perhaps it adds to the overall earthiness of the flavor.

Feel is crisp, refreshing and totally clean. Cohesive balance across aroma, taste, feel and carbonation. It all comes together beautifully.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into can glass bottles on 3/17

A: Big fluidly soapy white head that laces the glass nicely. hazy slight gold body.

S: sour honey lemon a little wet hay.

T: Pots of tart lemon a little softness good carbonation. A little musty taste some soft melon.

M: Lots of carbonation very effervescent.

O: It's a nice beer doesn't really stand out as being outstanding. It's just a solid Saison.

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Photo of bylerteck
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shaymus
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keeling
2.72/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samact
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clake
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ben1313
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the 750 ml. bottle dated 03-22-2017. Sampled on June 29, 2017.

The pour is an attractive looking foggy pale yellow with a tremendous and lasting white foamy head.

The aroma starts out with the wild yeast strain that HF uses for its Saisons, a little lemon zest, a drop of honey, and some barnyard. So sweet and sour.

Light to medium body that also feels creamy on my tongue.

The taste becomes far more sour and tart than the aroma suggests although a distant sweet toastiness plays up too. The finish is zingy and juicy which tends to keep the sour/tart character in moderation.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerbom
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spearmintkiba
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neil2me
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very different. Love the honey. Hill is the best. Bought this on a whim back in march saved for a warm day. Perfect for such a day! Wish I bought two!

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Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucular
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,592 ratings.
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