Vera Mae | 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): 6.00%

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
658
Reviews:
111
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
Wants:
318
Gots:
101
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 658 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of mythaeus
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Raziel313
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Farnswurth
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SkiBum22
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened on Thanksgiving Day with non-beer friends. One of them mentioned that this beer, "doesn't even smell like it's from a farm."

To be honest, this tastes like another one of Hill Farmstead's nicer saisons with an added touch of flowers on the palate in a welcoming way. A nice treat on a holiday afternoon but certainly something that a 6-month aged Anna or Florence could have matched in flavor at 2/3 the price.

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Photo of yasky
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of w5baron
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDeibs
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KJ2013
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2013.

Yum! Dry, minerally, slightly tart, granny smith apple, bit of lemon and funkiness. Super effervescent. A hint of honey sweetness brings everything together. The 2 years in the bottle really dried this out and melded everything together. Awesome stuff.

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

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

Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MissSmisje
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottle, in a tasting glass
L: sunshine straw, thin bone head, tight carbonation,
S: lemon zest, oak, honey, floral
T: follows the nose, floral note is clearly dandelions, lightly funky
F: crisp and clean
O: delicious

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Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coz
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rwbrown
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ian_B
4.89/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I wasn't sure about the ingredients in this beer, but it sounded intriguing at the least. I was more than surprised. Light aroma of citrusy/sour clementine with a honey-like sweetness and floral dandelion. Tastes exactly the same with a hint of spicy white rye dough that lingers on the slightly tart and sweet honey finish. Desert island beer.

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

Poured from a 750 into a stemmed vase, the beer is a bright, slightly hazy, yellow-gold coloring with a foamy, light and fluffy, bright white head that lightly clings the glass. There is a steady flow of carbonation throughout the body, as well. Aromas of subtle lemon grass, rich honey, woody notes, vinous dandelions, and a blend of floral highlights. The flavors are tangy sweet and extremely vegetal forward, with a solid bitterness that quickly follows. Rich honey, sweet and tart lemon, and floral highlights lead the charge, but the very bitter and resinous hops profile cleans things up quickly, with another blast of tart citrus lemon and grapefruit coming along with it. The wood spice ends up blending with the floral notes as an accent, and there is a subtle sour twist on the back of the palate. The body is smooth and robust, with a slight effervescence from the carbonation. The aftertaste is bitter and vegetal, with the citrus highlights still shining through. Dry, crisp finish, with a solid bitter and resinous linger. Very solid beer!

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Vera Mae from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.27 out of 5 based on 658 ratings.
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