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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Ann is the wine barrel aged version of Anna (1902-?), our grandfather’s sister as well as the name of our Honey Saison. In her honor, we fill French Oak wine barrels with honey saison and allow the beer to mature in the presence of our resident microflora. After many months, a beautifully complex beer emerges--Anna becomes Ann. Naturally carbonated and dipped in beeswax, Ann displays the microflora of her landscape. This the ale that I dreamed to have shared with Anna.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Art (2266) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours a cloudy pale yellow. White head. Aroma of minerals, brine. White wine. Taste is sour with a soft finish. Maybe a bit too tart to be awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle batch 2 shared thanks to beerman6626. Poured yellow orange with min wisps of white head. Aroma fruity grape light funk tart. Light carb med bod. Tart sour taste. I basically taste salty sea by the harbor with sour seaweed.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cfrances33 (35) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Batch 2 bottle, split two ways. Poured into a wine stem. Appearance is crystal clear yellow-orange with finger of frothy, white head. Some lacing, and the head dissipates to a rim after a few minutes. Aroma is fresh honey, white wine, lemon. Some floral aspects, and a hint of funk. Taste is incredible. A deep honey flavor, minus the sweetness associated with it. White wine, lemon, juicy ripe white peaches, champagne, and drying oak. As it opens up, the white peach and champagne become prominent. Palate is delicate and complex. Many layers all complimenting perfectly. Juicy, but with a delicate dry finish. Overall, this is a truly exceptional beer. The care and effort that went into creating this are obvious. Well done, Shaun!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jkwood04 (4787) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Move over Abner, we got another beer that deserves a 5. 750ml bottle in a tulip batch 2 bro. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of light tartness, some barrels and light wine, some honey, light malts, and some notes of light fruits. Flavor the same with an incredible blend. Smoother texture. Shaun Hill is a genius.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (10892) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of white wine, oak, lemon bread, honeysuckle and florals. medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtafro (4841) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottles batch 1 and 2. Golden pour with tan head. Nice floral, funky wine, oak aromas. Nice funky, floral, fruit, barrel tones. Well done barreled sour saison. Newer batch was fresher and some funkier tones.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4567) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
Batch 1 . Pours fuzzy blonde . small white head. Smell is grainy, bit bitter . almost a bit sour . Taste is sharp , wood, bitter , sour touch , dry , grains . Very nice 4,2 Drank Batch 2 as well ( side by side ) . smell is more sharp and bitter . Taste is Full fruity , lime , orange , bit bitter . Oak is milder, wine is very hidden . I actually prefer this one . 4,4 Medium = 4,3

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2014
75cl, Batch 1, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, with honey, thx alot to my German friends for sharing this longtime sought-after gem!, complex brew, fruity/floral and slightly woody/vinous, not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, ’Sadly not worth all the hype (and hassle)...’

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1369) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Ann!!!!!!! A - pours a nice hazy golden honey with very little off white micro bubbled head and almost no lacing. S - metallic notes lead the nose into a musty horse blanket. The citrus and pineapple juice really shine through here. Oaky white wine tannins and dusty Brett characteristics. Really really nice aromas. M - very little carb. A nice rounded medium bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. A little tart and nicely dry. T - a nice fruit forward saison. Ruby red grapefruit and canned pineapple juice lead the way. Key lime juice and blood orange fruit and pith. The palate rolls away into the honey and nice very quietly spiced saison yeast, astringent and dusty. Almost bretty. Some subtle spices and nice lime juice with quiet metallic tinges, to end. O - I am so glad I was able to taste this beauty. Fruity, lightly tart, dry, sweet. Complex and subtle. I wish I could have tried her fresh... 4.3

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2569) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Lemony, Grassy, Mild Yeasty T: Lemony, Mildly Yeasty, Mildly Grassy M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying Overall, a nice base saison...nothing that will blow you away but a nice easy drinking saison....might be over hyped.


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