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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.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 750ml beeswaxed bottle opened on August 4, 2012. Batch 1, bottle #59.

Golden yellow-orange with just over a finger of creamy, white head.

Ann smells pungently of citrus, tropical fruit, and floral honey. The wine barrel aging works perfectly, imparting juicy lemon; a delicate grassiness; and ripe green grape; and hinting at a tickling acidity.

Ann is “not tame, but civil”—a pinch earthier and more obviously saison-like than the nose, with lemon verbena; citrusy, almost limey tartness; and a sweet-grassiness. Ann remarkably balances a number of disparate elements—most obviously, the citrusy sweet elements (lemon/tropical fruit) with the citrusy tart elements.

I’m thankful I have another bottle, which means that I can enjoy it without studying it. One of my favorites from Shaun.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2841) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle @ Hill Farmstead Tap Takeover, Warpigs. Clear yellow body with a small white head. Light hoppy, light yeasty, oak, honey, grapes, vinous, elderflower. Wow.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1547) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle with a HUGE thanks to Brandon!! Pour is cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is musty white grape, with light oak, faint chardonnay, and light funk. Flavor is deep and earthy with more must and light smooth oak notes. Beautiful light sweetness and evolving funk as it warms. Really liking the evolution of this. Super drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsandman (1055) - New York, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle out of the cellar at HFS huge thx to LKS. Cloudy gold, white big bubbles. Aroma is hay, barn, dry oak, lemon, citrus, grass, white grape. Flavor is dry lemon, kiwi grass citrus. Oak. A beauty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7444) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle pours a bright golden body with thin white lacing. Nose is tart stone fruits, peach and wine barrel. Mouthfeel is beautifully executed - tart wine barrel and perfect amounts of both salinity and acidity; notes of sour stone fruits, mango, sour lactic yogurt and lime. The rarity of this is kind of a shame, because it was actually quite drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexsdad06 (9004) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2016
750 ml bottle sample shared by a local from notes. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor had crackery malts, barnyard funk, stone fruit, honey, hay, pale malts, citrus, oak, light vinous character, so much going on, well worth the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21559) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle. At war pigs hill farmstead even 2016 ... Hazy Amber.. Thin white lacing... dry bitter herbal fruit nose fruit.. dry fruit front.. light orange ... very dry and a herbal dryness element i got from a few of the others

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (23005) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty woody funky citrus yeasty aroma. Fruity malty sour funky woody citrus yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty sour funky woody citrus yeasty finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5523) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle sample at Warpigs. Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of honey, grapes, wine barrel, funk, citrus, lime and tropical fruits. Taste is sour, woddy, bretty, white grapes, tropical fruit and citrus. Great beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2016
100th Hill Farmstead rating. Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with medium creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, oak, floral, lemon zest, mineral. Medium body, funky, white wine, lemon, light finish, prefered CD11 over this side by side.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (1860) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2016
Rating #1400 what up! Bottle @ Warpigs. Pours hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is full of sweet honey, vinous, lemon zest, tropical fruits, grapes, funky subtle cheesy, yeasty, sweet esters. Taste is vinous tart but also very delicate and sweet, vinous, oaky, stone fruit, citrus, lime, oaky, grapey, estery. Insanely good saison!


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