Anna | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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AnnaAnna
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
Ranking:
#373
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
1,628
pDev:
7.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
517
Gots:
375
Trade:
50
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Photo of grover37
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cylinsier
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

75 cl

Pours hazy lemon gold, white head is an inch thick and pillowy. Slowly dissipates to a sudsy lacing.

Smells of tart wild influence, hint of lemon, hint of honey, and fresh grassy and cereal malts.

Flavor is bright and tart, lemon and sour grape. Some bready malt undertone. Hint of honey sweetness. Finishes with a dry grassy and floral non-hoppy bitterness.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Excellent saison, on the tart and bitter side which is a bit unusual for the style, but lots of good flavor. Pour is gorgeous. Goes down easy but feels fuller than the abv. Definitely worth trying if you can get it.

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Photo of raspy22
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rolltide8425
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tartness, musty funk, green apple, lemon, and just a hint of honey sweetness. Wildflower honey is more apparent in the aroma. The honey does add a little bit of stickiness as well.

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

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

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a hazy gold, with a two-finger, soapy, white head, very pretty.
S: funk and slight pepper, the honey doesn't really come through in a big way for me though there are some candied apple notes, there's no real tartness evident here, I wish this beer was more fragrant/expressive
T: there is an undercurrent of sweetness without the beer really being sweet, it is definitely tart, with an almost cleaning sourness (not lactic at all), with some white grape and green apple notes (though not in an off flavor sort of way), there is a certain earthiness here that is present without feeling dirty. It reminds me a lot of St. Germain, what's frustrating about this beer is that all the notes here are blended so well and presented at once that it's hard to pick out what is what.
M: Dry As Hell. With the signature Hill Farmstead mouthfeel that is silky and wonderful.
O: I hate honey beer, I am very impressed, not sweet at all, damned phenomenal. I haven't loved all of their beers (though I definitely agree with the hype) but this is excellent. It doesn't make me a believer in honey beer, but it does make me a believer in this honey beer, but if you can find it, a must try.

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Photo of chrispe2
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurphy7
2.96/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

very light, pale looking beer from Hill. presented as a "honey ale", but I didn't pick up any sweetness in this brew. Light in taste as well, but sourness is a bit overpowering.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
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 -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keeling
2.72/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Samact
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,628 ratings
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