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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Anna (1902 - ? ) was our grandfatherís 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 14ļ P Ingredients: Pale Malt, American and European Hops, Vermont Wildflower Honey, Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Location: 750 ml bottle from the brewery, 11/15/15, Rating #5000! Wow, thatís a lot of ticks. Seemed only fitting to consume this one the way so many of the previous were: sitting around on a Sunday watching football.

Aroma: The aroma is funky and fruity, some pepper/spice, floral, and honey notes
Appearance: It pours a clear golden color with a sheeting white head and coating lace
Flavor: Tastes funky, tart, and a little sweet. The yeasty spice component comes through on the close. Thereís kind of a bright floral / honey component that doesnít necessarily change the underlying flavor but adds a nice complimentary piece to the overall flavor of this beer.
Palate: This beer feels quite bright and refreshing on the mouth, with an average to lively carbonation, and a lasting, somewhat dry finish. Extremely drinkable at 6.5%.
Overall Impression: Another excellent Hill Farmstead beer. Everything is just really well put together here. Itís not a mind blowing beer, instead, itís a work of fine craftsmanship. One of those beers that proves how sometimes simplicity is the best path to brilliance, which is one of those things thatís true in most of the culinary arts, but something we take for granted too often.
This review is really about that rating number though. 5000 ratings in the 8ish years Iíve been rating (and the almost 7 Iíve been active in the site - sadly, I have to admit I originally learned of the site and began tracking my ratings through the RateBeer Facebook app that existed for a while back in í08) feels crazy to me. I feel like Iím a pretty active rater, but Iíll never get close to that multiple thousand per year level that others manage to achieve. Anyway, very excited to hit this level. Thanks to RateBeer for turning this from a hobby into something more. Glad to have used this site to reconnect with old friends, turn others into beer obsessives, and make new ones. Thanks to everyone Iíve shared one of those 5k with, itís been a pleasure, and Iím looking forward to the next 5k.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is dry, yeasty, light funk, light tartness. Flavor is much more tart than their other shelf saisons. Definitely my favorite of the bunch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2451) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Hazy light yellow pour with a white head. Sour, wheat, funk grass. Really nice saison. Slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Hazy light yellow pour with a white head. Funky, lemony, bright and spritzy. This is terrific.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Very nice and refreshing. Nicely tart and dry. This is way better than any lemonade on a hot day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3542) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle at Lan Xin and Sandraís. Pours a hazy yellow with a tiny white head. Sweet and tart with lemony aromas with hints of honey and dust. Medium bodied. Medium to lively carbonation. Long dry finish with floral notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2690) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2015
750ml bottle shared by dmac! Thanks bro! Pours a clear golden color with a long lingering white foamy head. Aroma of funk, green apple, grain, hints of plastic, and some saison yeast. Taste of grain, grass, green apple, funk, and lemon lime citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4958) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2015
750ml bottle from jblaze, thanks Pedro. Poured a golden body with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is funky, lemons, flowers, hint of honey, barnyard. Flavor is super funky, green apple, old lemon, straw, hay, flowers. Body is medium with lively carbonation and a lingering funky aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1694) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Saison #100. Bottle from the brewery, date 03/15. Pours medium yellow beige with a white head. Aroma is honey, grass, HFS funk. Flavor is soft and smooth, honey, wheat, mild lemon acidity, a bit of grassy bitterness, HFS funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simont1 (491) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2015
Aroma of bubblegum, light pineapple, hay, earthy hop quality with a bit spice. Taste is very refreshing, ever so light tartness with a subtle grass, very light and with nice ítypicalí saison yeast notes, very dry but a bit unpleasant soap like bitter aftertaste.

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