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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (2126) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle warpigs. Pours hazy bright golde with a small head. Aroma of grapes, wood, light vinegar, light sweet notes, flowery, light citrus, light fruity. Taste is rather tarty, oaky, flowery, barn, good funk. Overall pretty complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
A: Light cloudy yellow with a white thin head. N: Yeast, bread, peach, apricot T: peach, blood orange, kiwi, honey, floral O: Very nice balanced and great fruity flavours! Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4294) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
Pours pale golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is sweet berry floral a bit funky. Flavor is moderate sour a bit funky astringent bretty kind fruity and leaves a great bitterness astringent aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
Delikat citrus. Väldigt mjuk och len lakto. Frisk och läskande utan ett spår av felsmak. Dagen före CBC 2016.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HopStunna (1) - - MAR 17, 2016 does not count
Batch 2. Cannot see a beer getting any better than this. The wine barrel and honey add "Zenith" like characteristics to the original beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Anna is such a great beer that it is no surprise the wine barrel aged version wouldn’t be outstanding. The addition of honey really adds an additional level of complexity and flavor that contributes to its unbelievable taste. It hits your palate with a nice balance of flavors that keep you wanting more. Cheers!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ineedbeer (1702) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Batch 1 and 2 side by side from a bottle. Aroma is very nice with some light stone fruit and pineapple notes. A moderate herbal funk to it with some light oak. Batch 1 is more oaky with some honey notes to it. Batch 1 pours a slightly orange while batch 2 is a hazy straw color. Both have moderate sized, thick, white head that shows nice retention. Medium light lacing and small legs. Flavor is delicate with nice light acidity. Light stone fruit, melon and pineapple notes. A light herbal note with light oak notes. Batch 1 has a lot more honey notes with some light spiciness. Delicate, soft water notes with light bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft and medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a very nice Saison. Very delicate and balanced with nice fruit and herbal notes. Balanced. I would probably deduct .3 or .4 from this score for batch 1.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle from the K Man; hazy golden yellow pour with a bubbly white head, aroma has light funk and lemon, taste has some funk, pineapple, smooth lemons, some grass, underlying brett wonderful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3542) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar session 2015. 2015 batch bottle. drank side by side with anna. poured a beautiful pale cloudy dark honey colour with a nice white lacing on top. wich kept a lacing on the side of the glass forever. the appearance was like a complete different beer compared to anna. the smell i sout of this world. notes of that clear hill farmstead yeast, white grapes, white wine, oak, melons, sweetness of the honey, sweet citrus, peach, sweet earthe stone fruit pits, sweet pineapple, barnyard, and summer cut grass. the taste was even better as the aroma, it is so incredile full bodied. that anna even tasted weak compared to this. all layered perfectly together, with the sweetness of the honey, the clear wine barrels, and the citrus fruit.some grainy malts, and a small tart kick to the end. it is really smooth. this was everything i was hoping for it would be. this will be hands down the best saison that i would ever drink. the hype is real. this was so great to try. and i’m really glad i had to chance to drink this! lovely all the way

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Clownoisseur (417) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle picked up at Hill Farmstead last February and shared at my wedding on 9/12/15. Pour was a slightly hazy blonde, lively eggshell head that breaks into gorgeous lace and remains throughout. Aromas are very inviting! Notes of oak, vanilla, light honey sweetness, light barnyard funk, medium floral and light earth. Taste is phenomenal! Such a balance of flavors throughout. Less honey and less Brett than the base beer, Anna.....but was a wonderful transformation through the barrel inflection. Nice rounded tartness gives off light hints of underripe apples and grapes...vinous and earthy in the mid-palate. Very much to my liking!! Light funk pushes through the back-end where the honey emerges in harmony with oak/vanilla to counter nicely. Finishes semi-dry, semi-sweet and lightly tart. Wonderful, wonderful beer....for a wonderful, wonderful night!

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