Anna | Hill Farmstead Brewery

AnnaAnna
BA SCORE
4.35/5
1,618 Ratings
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:
#372
Reviews:
236
Ratings:
1,618
pDev:
7.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
515
Gots:
365
Trade:
46
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,618 |  Reviews: 236
Photo of Lucular
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt golden yellow to orange color with slim finger’s worth of foamy white head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some light rings of lacing. The smell starts off with an eloquent sweet floral setting leading into a smooth sweet honey and a light underscore of spice to balance. Light citrus also makes a light presence. The taste was mainly sweet through the floral and the honey adding a bit of grassiness underneath. There’s no aftertaste but a light sweet floral finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly smooth. Light sweet floral tones hit my tongue in a refreshing manner. Overall, what a wonderful saison that I would love to have again.

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WaffleNugget
4.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of Hudson2508
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.57/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | 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 -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.83/5  rDev +11%
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 -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frudel
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of polopaul20
4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.69/5  rDev -15.2%
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 +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Casey3236
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFC21
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sabtos
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +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 1,618 ratings
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