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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle. Hazy gold pour, thin bubbly white head. Aroma of honey, typical HF aroma, light grain, light funk, wood, vanilla. Light lemony flavor, mild tartness, soft grainy notes. Palate is very very dry, light bodied with medium carbonation, super drinkable. Incredibly easy to drink, and very mellow tasting - a fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 75cl. #108/300. Itís an almost clear one, golden in color and with a dense, small, white head. Itís lightly lemony and grapefruity on the nose, with some yeasty hints, a touch of pepper and flowers, and a woody hint. Very fruity and flowery flavor, grapefruit, lemon notes, white wine grapes and some woody, peppery hints. Very mellow and smooth. Medium body, quite high levels of carbonation, but pleasant, dry. Citrus-fruity finish with some faint peppery hints. A wonderful beer, tasteful, easy drinkable and quenching. Pity Iííll probably never have this one again. 121109

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (9762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle 750ml #108/300 @ fonefan
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, yeast, wood and white wine. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long very balanced, fruity, vineous finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (12987) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle #108 @ FOneFan courtesy of Nightfall. Aroma is malt, brett, fruit and white wine. Flavour is malt, yeast, spices, brett, white wine, medium dry, fruit, hop, oak and a little grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14263) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, white wine, light bretty and flowery. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic. 091112

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14997) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Rating # 9700. Bottle # 108 of 300 @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, yeast, malt, wood, white wine and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
19th October 2012
THE Sour and Saison tasting. Big thanks to Leighton for securing this one. Very hazy gold beer, little off white head. Light dry palate, airy and slightly soft. Light winey sourness with subtle tangerine and lemon fruits. Floral sweetness with a touch of vanilla. Dry and surprisingly wishy washy finish with mild minerals. A very nice beer for sure but the weak finish for me stops it attaining the highest echelons.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (14404) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle at THE Sour and Saison Tasting, London. This beer was from me. After a very subtle gush, the beer pours lightly hazy yellow with a fine, white foam head. Restrained notes of funky brett in the nose, some delicate citrus, faint grass. Light to medium sweet flavor with a lovely tangerine character, along with mellow citrus rind. Light to medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Lightly bitter to finish with further notes of tangerine and citrus rind, light grass, some orange. Just superbly balanced from start to finish, with nuances that spring up every step of the way. The beer truly keeps on giving after every swallow. Many thanks to mom and dad (Laura and Procter) for getting me this bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (9384) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle thanks to Leighton at THE sours & saisons tasting (part 1). Bit of a gusher. It pours cloudy light orange with a thick white head. The nose is sweet citrus fruit, orange, some tangy marmalade, honey, spice and dough. The taste is immensely fruity, tangerine, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, pomello, kumquat, fruit salad sweets, subtle tartness, underlying spice, earth, vinous notes and some bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Light, delicate, smooth, fruity and very well balanced. Utterly drinkable. Delectable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (5821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Rating #1500. Bottle @ THE Sour Tasting. The pourís a cloudy deep golden amber with a medium white head. The nose is light barnyard, brett, golden honey and light tangerine fruit salad. Sweet. Notes of dusty sock. The taste is quite fruity. Plenty of tangerine and other fruits, some orange. These sweet flavors give over to a woody, brett funk. Lightly vinous. Playful, light body. Zippy. Overall, a pretty gorgeous beer. Itís delicate, nuanced, and above all, delicious.

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