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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Guruhso (374) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2016 Bottle at warpigs. Impressive foam. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits and floral. Yeasty notes of Brett. Oak taninns.Honey sweetness so the flavours starts sweet but turns light sour before finishing light bitter. Smooth and balanced. So good...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (12718) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle shared at Warpigs. Cloudy golden with a small white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, pineapple and peach, notes of elderflower, funk, oak, and a little spice. Dry and tart fruity flavour with citrus and pineapple. Oak and a hint of grass. Tartness is almost like grapefruit or pineapple.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7812) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
Rating #7500. Bottle at Warpigs, Hill Farmstead Day. It pours hazy orange with a firm white head. Quite oaky aroma with a nice acidic punch. Zesty hoppy. The flavor is tart and oaky with citrusy zesty notes. Ligger Spice from what I believe is the honey. Great balance here. So quaffable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (2190) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (799) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4302) - 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.

4
   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.

5
   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.

4.4
   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!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ineedbeer (1771) - 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.


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