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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Ratings: 1,560 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of jmg480
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mateo2699
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a clarified golden hue, almost straw yellow. Very lively pour, settles to a ring of head with great lacing. Initially getting a familiar Brett funk with the aroma, hints of citrus. Somewhat of a lavender scent. As it warms, the nectarine/honey shines through. The taste has the same Brett characteristics as the aroma. A little tart, hints of citrus with some melon and apricot. Mouthfeel is relatively dry, very crisp and bright. Super well balanced.

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

Photo of Buck89
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine glass. A moderately hazy golden straw color with a thin white head. The nose had hay, straw, bread, and floral notes. The taste followed closely with bright estery floral notes and a crackery malt background. A nice Brett presence. Dry and crisp.

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Photo of 7irondave
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twenteone
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Zachariah714
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of codyjbarnes91
4.86/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Tasted at The Jeffery in NYC. POUR: On draft poured into a tulip glass. APPEARANCE: Light straw in color. Appears somewhat hazy. No detectable effervescence. Thin white head on arrival. Moderate glass lacing present. Aroma: Very floral with notable perfume-like qualities. Most notable in the lavender category or aroma. TASTE: Tart and somewhat sour on the initial sip. Follows the nose in regards to floral/lavender like qualities. Smooth and subtle but has some tingly/peppery mouthfeel elements. Brett-like qualities also show up. AFTERTASTE: Finishes crisp and clean. True to style. Can detect more of the Brett-like characteristics on the backend over the initial flowery lavender. NOTES: Big fan of the combination of aromatic flowers and sour-like Brett. Well crafted. Calls for honey notes but for some reason I cant detect. RESULT/RATING: Very good. 4.47 out of 5.

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Photo of kidzord
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Josholson666
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy gold color, nice solid white head that holds decent retention and turns into a nice frothy ring. Good carbonation on the bottle, as one would expect with a saison. Some tart fruits on the nose, obviously a little funk in there. Taste is similar, but where this beer really shines. The honey added to this beer brings the sweetness up a notch from a standard saison and I feel as though it compliments these yeasts just beautifully. Dangerously easy drinker, and a fantastic beer!

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

Photo of ScaryEd
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with 2 fingers of pure, bubbly white head. The head settles into a film that rests gently atop the beer, leaving a good amount of lacing along the way.

The aroma brings tart notes of sour apple and lemon, as well as some grass and barnyard funk. Subtly hoppy, with traces of yeast and sweet honey on the back end.

The flavor is perfectly balanced, with a subtle tartness leading the way, followed by some floral hops and grass. The finish is sweet, with loads of honey and doughy yeast and the faintest hint of peppery spices.

The feel is medium-light bodied with hefty carbonation. Crisp, lightly dry, and extremely drinkable.

Overall, this is quite possibly my favorite farmhouse ale from Hill Farmstead. It's beautifully balanced with subtle complexity that brings plenty of tartness and funk, as well as sweetness from the honey and yeast.

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

Photo of tblack4d
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvillefan
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nubza
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phantom2665
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,560 ratings.
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