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Hill Farmstead Ann

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Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Saison
Greensboro, Vermont USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

[ Bottle # 108/300 ]. Clear medium orange yellow colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate yeasty, grape, white wine, leather - brett notes. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, dry, tart white wine, fruity, grape, fruity - honey sweet, grape - wine - citrus tart. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Aroma is a bit weak but flavor is very powerfull and very complex, and as normal with Hill Farmsted very very balanced. [20121109]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (13563) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 75cl. #108/300. It’s an almost clear one, golden in color and with a dense, small, white head. It’s 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 I’’ll probably never have this one again. 121109

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle courtesy of JulienHuxley via GT2, merci bien mes amis! Hazy golden yellow color, large white head, solid lacing. Aroma of perfume and subtle grandma’s armpits. Taste is vanilla, citrus, rose water, white wine. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11202) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11131) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (10983) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. golden colour with a white head. Aroma is yeast, spices, fruit, lemon. Flavour is yeast, spices, fruit, flower, lemon. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Murky pear-colored ale with a small, fluffy, white head. Terrific retention. The bouquet is fruity and moderately acidic, offering lemon, apricot, pale malts and barely a whisper of Anna’s medley of lavender, clove and other spice-rack goodies. Medium-bodied with a sandy mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is quite tart, but not sour, furnishing pale malts, underripe apricot, bready yeast, a hint of lemon and only a rumor of Anna’s assortment of spicy phenols. Finishes tangy and Sahara-dry. Thanks so much to landhoney for generously sharing this excellent bottle of beer with the south Florida crew!


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