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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Anna (1902 - ? ) was our grandfather’s sister; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this Honey Saison is crafted from American malted barley, European and American hops, Vermont wildflower honey, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Anna. 6.5% ALC/VOL 14º P Ingredients: Pale Malt, American and European Hops, Vermont Wildflower Honey, Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (175) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Bière brassée à la mémoire d’Anna; je serais plus qu’honoré que l’on brasse un jour une telle bière en mon honneur. Au simple transfert de la bouteille au verre, on sait immédiatement que l’on a affaire à une bière brassée avec savoir: celle-ci annonce un corps complexe où d’innombrables particules en suspension colorent le liquide trouble, doré et laiteux. La tête est absolument sublime de beauté: onctueuse, éclatante comme le soleil de midi, généreuse... monarchique! Levures sauvages au nez qui rappellent un peu la souche brettanomyce mais mieux balancées et beaucoup plus douces qu’une bière typique brett. Ici le nez est délicat, sauvage, aérien. En bouche le côté levuré sauvage est bien moins présent qu’au nez. C’est délicat, soyeux et les saveurs de jeunes céréales et de citron se mêlent parfaitement au miel de trèfle qui ajoute une magnifique profondeur tant au niveau des saveurs que de la texture générale. Anna, je t’aime.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2015
Location/Date:Bottle on 2/14/2015 shared with Dave.

Appearance: Pours a yellow cloud.
Aroma: Aroma mostly of honey.
Taste: LIght saison, sweet honey.
Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: My first taste of Hill Farmstead! A pretty interesting saison, honey is a nice touch.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (371) - GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
Many thanks to Ron for providing the bottle. Sunny yellow color, with a decent, bubbly, white head. Smells of funky yeast, crisp citrus and floral, matured hops. Tartness is well pronounced, entangled in straw and honey, acting as an interesting counterpart to the acidic lime. Has a pleasant, fitting, lively carbonation with a versatile, decent body. Tastes of lemon peel, hay, floral, slightly herbacious hops, exhibiting a pleasant bitter note among spritzy, refreshing tartness. The beer got a great complexity to it, revealing a honeyed note, juicy lemon and green apple peel, blending incredibly well into the sour, well balanced base of the brew. Finishes with a pleasant dryness among wheat, soft yeast and a sour tartness, balanced by slightly biscuity malts. Again, I am truly surprised by Hill Farmstead, creating a beer full of many different layers of flavor on top of its tart, refreshing foundation. Honey is present on its own, highlighting the citrus and floral hops, without overpowering the beers acidic character. Very refreshing, sessionable, with an enjoyable complexity to it, convincing by its balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2159) - USA - APR 12, 2015
Found myself wondering why HF beers are given people’s first names. Apparently it is a tribute to the owner/head brewer’s relatives - interesting! This is a yeasty, funky saison. There is cider and a dash of honey in the flavor. There are different flavors at work here - some sourness and bitterness, but nothing overwhelms. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (5299) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
light sour barnyard aroma,pale, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, dry barnyard finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2333) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy blond with high white head. Very nice lacing. Aroma is of fruits, citrus, bretts, rustic yeast. Taste is of acidity. fruits, citrus, bretts, lemon. Palate: Light-medium body, soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Quite good. Nice rusticity. Interesting lemon.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (7261) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
Light yellow coloured and unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Nice aroma, yeasty, light sweet, light acid. Flavor starts sweet, then acid, a bit thin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11196) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Great aromatic hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Citrus. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (12702) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy yellow with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, lemon and bretty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 270315

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (7003) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle @ Johns. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of light malt, yeast, brett, honey, light fruit, flowers. Flavor is light sour, malt, yeast, brett, light honey, flowers, citrus, lemon. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation, light tart finish. 270315


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