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%
 
 
Wants:
507
Gots:
348
For Trade:
44
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Photo of leroybrown10
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Straw, murky, with champagne like foam. Medium high carbonation.
Smell: Citrus, lemon, hay, and Brett funk.
Taste: Citrus, lemon, cucumber, hay, slightly tart. So crisp and clean.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean.
Overall: Great intro to hill Farmstead. I'm not getting the honey, but still amazing.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottled 02/03/2017

Pours cloudy hazy yellow gold with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells so fresh and natural with raw wildflower honey, bready cereal grains, barnyard funk, horse blanket, peppercorn spice, banana, apple, pear, grape, tart lemon, lime, orange citrus, some clove, with floral earthy herbal grass. Tastes like clean bright tart lemons, raw wildflower honey, bready cereal grains, barnyard funk, horse blanket, peppercorn spice, banana, apple, pear, grape, lime, orange citrus, clove, with floral earthy herbal grass. Feels soft, medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really great saison with raw wildflower honey.

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Photo of GregSemenza
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frudel
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Golden clear liquid, small white lacing. Aromas are zesty, lemon, brett, herbal hops. It really taste like heaven, one of the best saison I’ve tasted, taste is medium sour/tartness, lemon, honey, small barnyard notes. Quite dry with a light sweetness, very very good.

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

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of polopaul20
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.69/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Anna 2017
On draft, poured into a stemmed tulip at The Sovereign.

If we are following style guidelines and expectation then I would not consider this a saison but more of an easy drinking sour. A good beer but not a typical saison and not at the top of my saison list. 3.75

A – Pours a cloudy, sick yellow pee, with a nice fluffy white head. 4

S – Lactic with maybe a bit of spice. 3.75

T – Citrusy and tart, minerally, no peppery esters. 3.5

MF - Light bodied with a dry lasting finish. 4

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Casey3236
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFC21
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sabtos
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sparkling gold, and, if not for the massive, foamy white tapioca bubble head and single line of rolling lace, I'd think it was wine. However, the second half of the bottle pours hazy.

The mouth watering aroma is surprisingly spicy, sharp and sophisticated, and I can't quite put my finger on it. A melange of different grapes, aromatic wood barks, wildflower honey, green apple, grass, and a hint of lavender or that liqueur used in the aviator cocktail--crème de violette.

On the tongue I get pronounced flavors of lemon-lime, soda bread with apple, Chardonnay, and a hint of straw. So perfectly simple, yet infinitely complex.

Anna is quite tart, surprisingly so, with a perfect, moderate body and crisp fizz, finishing smooth yet semi-dry.

September 2015 vintage

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

Photo of JeanJacketLover
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScientificSquill
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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