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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Ann is the wine barrel aged version of Anna (1902-?), our grandfatherís 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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ctipping (710) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Originally reviewed 10/26/2012. 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 1 bottle #98. Hazy with a white head. Good retention and lacing. Smells like Anna with wine. Honey and yeasty as hell. Light wine notes and a touch of acidity. Stronger wine presence in the taste. Really quite dominant. Lots of honey still, which cuts the yeastiness more than in Anna. Dry with a little brett. Gets fruitier towards the finish. A touch of grainy malts. Wonderful. Slick from the wine. Light and medium carbonation. Very nice. Low acidity, but itís there and helps to bring the honey and wine together. Yeasty bitterness. I know thereís a lot of hype with this beer, but I have to admit that this is one of the best saisons Iíve ever had. Complex, light, and never overbearing with any one flavor. Truly a great saison.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (3679) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of kermis. Pours a hazy golden beer with a a big white head on top. Aroma is woody, barnyard, vineous touches, rather yeasty and some slight notes of peppery yeasts in there. Flavor is very funky, vineous, loads of fruity notes in there as well. Some raisins or something. A very nice, well balanced saison, certainly very nice, but not getting all the hype here.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (8498) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle shared at LBT2. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma is vinous with good oaky barrel notes, light floral notes, honey, citrus, a soft funk, fruits and grapes. Flavour is light moderate sweet with a touch or sourness. Perfectly balanced in the palate with a minerally fruitiness, soft acidity and wonderful barrel notes complimenting an already great base beer. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall, a technically perfect beer and the best saison Iíve had. A beer like this with such crazy hype, rarity and value can never really live up to it. Itís not worth what it takes to acquire, but still a beautiful beer and a great experience.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of funk, barnyard and fruits. Taste is a bit tart. Good balance. Awesome complex of aromas and flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (4763) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle shared by Al, pours vibrant and hazy golden color with small to medium white head. Aromas of bright lemons, blood oranges, oak, vino funk, sea salt, grapefruit and tangy minerality. Medium bodied. Been wanting to try this little skank for years now. A little underwhelmed for hill standards but still a very nice beer. Probably not in my top 10 from these guys but still epic juice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (5825) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
This poured a lightly hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma was of light wet rocks, white wine, light must peach skins. Flavor was significantly more tart than I was expecting, nice smooth white wine and earthy minerally character, with a medicinal sweet Smarties finish. Another terrific beer from HF.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Art (2703) - 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 (1981) - 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 (5058) - 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.


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