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Ann | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.61/5
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376 Ratings
AnnAnn
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by yourefragile on 05-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#79
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
376
pDev:
9.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,198
Gots:
60
Trade:
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Hill can't do wrong in my books, their BA beers are tops for me.

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A: Pour is slightly cloudy, with a golden yellow hue. Head is about a half inch, with great retention and generous lacing

S: Vinous grapes and apples, herbal, floral and fruity. The notes are extremely gentle and involved: oak, wood, lemon, citrus, honey, with a slight funk component

T: Hints at a subtle tartness and sweetness, while being earthy floral, and fruity. More funk, brett and barrel character, as one reads into it and lets it sit. Notes correspond to the aroma, and bring forth honey, oak, grain/hay, lemon, and citrus

M: Crisp yet soft, and smooth with timely dryness: medium carbonation, and body

O: The duly maturation, amongst the French oak wine barrels, is quite beautiful. The convolutions linger, and grow as it rests

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4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Finally, after a few years, and some adventuresome and muddy miles, she landed. Soft golden hue, fluffy juicy head, gently wine, oak barrel, and microflora tones both on the nose and taste, and silky smooth. Definately matches up with the hype. It was her, it was she, it was fabulous!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

All the characteristics of Anna with a mellowing of the barrel and a soft lingering wine touch. Glad to try at the 7th Anniversary week, 2014 vintage

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Ann from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 376 ratings
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