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:
1,576
Reviews:
224
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.96%
 
 
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509
Gots:
356
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Photo of jjdc
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Luminous yellow midday sun in the glass. Nose is that classic HF lemon and pennies. Lemon, lemon peel, honey, earthy funk, and bright mineral notes. Carb and mouthfeel are excellent as always for HF. This is a touch sweeter than some of the other HF saisons naturally. Totally standard for HF -- meaning world class.

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Photo of Zh78888
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Westyn
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Many thanks to Ron for providing the bottle.

Sunny yellow color, with a decent, bubbly, white head.

Smells of funky yeast, crisp citrus and floral, matured hops. Tartness is well pronounced, entangled in straw and honey, acting as an interesting counterpart to the acidic lime.

Has a pleasant, fitting, lively carbonation with a versatile, decent body.

Tastes of lemon peel, hay, floral, slightly herbacious hops, exhibiting a pleasant bitter note among spritzy, refreshing tartness. The beer got a great complexity to it, revealing a honeyed note, juicy lemon and green apple peel, blending incredibly well into the sour, well balanced base of the brew. Finishes with a pleasant dryness among wheat, soft yeast and a sour tartness, balanced by slightly biscuity malts.

Again, I am truly surprised by Hill Farmstead, creating a beer full of many different layers of flavor on top of its tart, refreshing foundation. Honey is present on its own, highlighting the citrus and floral hops, without overpowering the beers acidic character. Very refreshing, sessionable, with an enjoyable complexity to it, convincing by its balance.

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

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

Photo of aleckpa
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IpeeA
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steady802
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TrilliumFan
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wulfie85
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SonnyHenry
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grze
3.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy straw color...smells exactly how it tastes...moderately tart, lemony and peppery...every once in a while I'll get some sweetness that I assume is the honey fighting through...the flavors being moderate seem deliberate though and makes for superb drinking...typical chewy HF mouthfeel rounds it out and makes for a very nice experience and probably my favorite non fruited HF saison

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Photo of tikk
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OneBeertoRTA
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpartacusV1
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZBR101
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zomdust
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of founddrama
4.94/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,576 ratings.
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