Ann
Hill Farmstead Brewery

AnnAnn
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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #6
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #54
Avg:
4.62 | pDev: 8.87%
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
466
Status:
Active
Rated:
Tuesday at 08:33 PM
Added:
May 27, 2012
Wants:
  1,227
Gots:
  73
Ann is the wine barrel-aged version of Anna, our grandfather's sister, as well as the name of our honey farmstead ale. In her honor, we fill French oak wine barrels with Anna and allow the beer to mature in the presence of our resident microflora. After extended aging for as long as it requires to reach its apex, a beautifully complex beer emerges; Anna becomes Ann. Only the finest expressions of barrel-aged Anna become Ann; our version of Grand Cru, this beer represents the finest barrel results at their peak representation. Each 750ml bottle is naturally carbonated and hand-dipped in beeswax, Ann exhibits and showcases the microflora of her landscape.
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Rated: 4.75 by imyourhero21 from California

Tuesday at 08:33 PM
 
Rated: 4.75 by Ultra-Plinian from Connecticut

Nov 08, 2023
 
Rated: 4.79 by bret27 from California

Oct 19, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Gobzilla from California

Aug 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.75 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Aug 11, 2023
 
Rated: 4.74 by Eziel from Ohio

Aug 01, 2023
 
Rated: 4.9 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jul 24, 2023
 
Rated: 4.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jul 22, 2023
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Rated by npolachek from New York

4.95/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Fantastic
Jun 29, 2023
 
Rated: 4.33 by Beerbom from California

Jun 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.56 by Hopelessly0 from California

Jun 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.99 by moltch from Massachusetts

Jun 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.9 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

Jun 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.44 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 12, 2023
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
2015 batch, which I think is batch #3. Bottle pour from Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro, VT.

This one pours a fairly clear golden orange color, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

This smells like lemon peel, tea, honey, grassy funk, white wine, pear skin, melon, Riesling, and a minerally funk.

This is my biggest white whale, the beer I have most wanted to try since first trying Hill Farmstead originally 10 years ago. It’s tremendous, just about as good as it gets for saison, but, it wasn’t even the best beer I had from Hill Farmstead on my recent trip. That’s how high the bar is for this long-time favorite brewery of mine. This has soft, subtle, and richly complex flavor to it. There’s the obvious honey, almost like honey-soaked pears, or something like that, with white wine, Riesling grapes, melon, apricot jam, and a floral and minerally funk. All of these flavor descriptions make it seem like it’s a super strong and intense beer – it really isn’t. It’s really delicate, and rewards slower sipping and enjoying.

This is light bodied, soft, almost creamy, with a wonderful drinkability. It’s well carbonated, but in a subtle way.

This might not be the exact top of the mountain for Hill Farmstead – that’s probably Samuel, or one of the SARA Residency beers. But this is pretty close to the top, and a perfect expression of an already great beer in Anna.
May 31, 2023
 
Rated: 5 by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

May 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.62 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

May 24, 2023
 
Rated: 4.83 by Virby44 from Wisconsin

Apr 30, 2023
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Rated by pvibeer from Colorado

4.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
On Tap at Finley's Pub in Denver. Very good for the Style
Mar 24, 2023
 
Rated: 4.42 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Mar 13, 2023
Ann from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 466 ratings