Annata
Fox Farm Brewery

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From:
Fox Farm Brewery
 
Connecticut, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #290
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,044
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 7.79%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
14
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 15, 2022
Added:
Apr 13, 2018
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: Annata 2017 was brewed locally grown and continental European malts, St. Croix grapes harvested at the family Vineyard on Music Vale Road, and fermented with our house mixed culture. The result is a tart farmhouse ale with a unique wine quality. All said nearly 800 lbs. of grapes were used in the making of this year’s Annata.
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Really incredible complex nose. So earthy and funky that there is a hint of manure.

Far less funky on the palate, although as the sharper tones fade, the funk builds. Very earthy, with notes of leather, oak, and grape skins. Slightly sour.
Oct 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Sep 09, 2022
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Rated by acurtis from New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2020
Aug 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
2018 vintage. Pours a translucent, glowing reddish purple with an inch or so of fizzy white head. Aroma is rich with plenty of grape / wine notes and some underlying funk. Taste follows the nose, in a good way. Good balance of barnyard funk, the core beer, and the grape / wine notes to complement it all. I like how the funk is neither overwhelming, nor does it take a back seat. I don't feel like I'm drinking grape juice or wine, but there's enough grape to make itself known discreetly. Feel is a bit on the thin side, even for the style. Overall, quite good.
May 29, 2022
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Reviewed by bfmalle from Rhode Island

4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On draft at the brewery, Oct 2021. A semi-transparent raspberry red. Color is deceptive, because it isn't one of those overdone fruited sours. It has a clear, immediate wild yeast tone, sour but pleasantly so, tiny funk. The taste is surprising — if I hadn't known, I would not have thought "grapes!" Instead, it's a complex and elegant array of flavors, from fruit to malt, yeast to fine acidity. Many great IPAs have a "wine-like" character for me: complex and layered, without tasting like wine. This one is similar. I loved it.
Oct 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a beautiful magenta with light plum hues. Very grapey aroma. It's very grape forward in flavor - it is the leading and most prominent flavor. There’s something earthy grassy about this underpinning. Like a bloom rind cheese in the background. Not a bad thing, but also not something I'd want to drink a lot of.
Jul 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by alexsergio from New York

Jun 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.28 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

Jan 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by StoutSnob40 from California

Nov 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Sep 11, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2017, B1.

This one pours a vivid reddish color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like lemon, jammy grape character, some grassy funk, red wine barrel, and stone fruit. It's a complex little number.

Even a few years out, this still has a really nice jammy note to it - there's lots of dark grape and dark fruit left. I get some lemon and bit of stone fruit funk, as well as a touch of barrel. It all melds together very nicely, with no one flavor standing in front.

This is light bodied, jammy, and crisp, with a nice clean finish. It's mildly acidic, nothing crazy.

It's cool to try something that come out before I got into Fox Farm - Copestone B1 was my entryway to this great brewery.
May 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Jan 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.49 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jun 08, 2018
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Batch #1 - This beer is lovely in the glass. A beautiful raspberry hue with a soft, pinkish head that quickly dissipates into a tight band around the edges. Nose is fairly subdued - some lactic notes and light vinous quality. Taste expresses a fairly subdued grape character with an inkling of funk. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation and a mild acidity. Overall, solid but not overly complex. Wish I had another bottle to cellar.
May 11, 2018
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Rated by swierczt from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
2017 Batch 1
Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.66 by epoole3 from Massachusetts

Apr 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.51 by robrio89 from Connecticut

Apr 16, 2018
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Reviewed by PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark purplish red with over an inch of frothy pink head. Tons of lacing. The aroma is tart grapes and red wine. The taste is sour and funky. Lemon, red wine, red grapes and some dirty funk. Lightly toasted malts come out more towards the end along with grape juice and lemon. Sour and funky finish. Dry mouthfeel with a light to medium body and low carbonation. Another great Sour from Fox Farm.
Apr 13, 2018
Annata from Fox Farm Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 21 ratings