Vera Mae | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Vera MaeVera Mae

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vera Mae is crafted from organic Vermont spelt, American hops, wildflower honey, dandelion flowers from our fields, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

Added by SFLpunk on 07-25-2011

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Ratings: 663 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of SadMachine
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Jordanrk92
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

great stuff, if you are a big saison person...... you'll get knocked out my this one. Too good!

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Photo of Jwale73
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%

2014 vintage. Pours a hazy yellow color with a loose head that quickly dissipates towards the edges. Nose express a light citrus quality, yeast and fresh greens. Taste is light in body with some Berlinner-Weisse qualities as well as citrus. Mouthfeel is light and lively. Overall - a bright and interesting beer. Had the chance to try the 2013 back-to-back and the 2014 won out, hands down.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.44/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.76/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of dar482
5/5  rDev +15.5%

The beer comes in a cloudy bright fluorescent yellow.

The aroma hits in the front of a funk and tart brine, towards pickles, which is very reminiscent of Norma. There's a bit of wheat and sweetness as well.

The flavor is a complex roller coaster ride. Lemon peel and slight tartness in the front, surrounded by that funk and sour brine. The middle offers a sweet honey candy and bready malt. The finish ends with slight bitterness and medium minus drying.

The beer has Shaun Hill's signature "soft" mouthfeel.

While gueuze may offer a fiery explosion of flavors like the Jimi Hendrix's licks, Vera Mae contains the gentle, yet complex chords of Nick Drake. This is a thought provoking and subtle brew.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of OnryAndMean
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Filabee
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Vera Mae from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 96.2% out of 100 with 663 ratings
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