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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy, vivid-yellow body with a chunky & foamy white head that puffs up & retains itself nicely. Lovely aroma; classic saison musty funk, mild damp cheesecloth & dusty cobweb notes with a whole different tartness angle in the form of mild lemon zest, stone fruit, & sweet honey. Smells sharp, crisp, lightly tart, & full of funk. Taste has lots of lemon flesh & lemon rind up front, hitting with ample candy-like tartness followed by a yeasty & musty funk that comes into play; reminders of a damp cellar floor & funky cotton blanket. Notes of hay, straw, & lovely stone fruit flavors collide in the back-end, finishing with a hint of tartness... Very dry, funky, & super-light on the palate. Effervescent. I was really blown away by this, drinkability is off the charts. So nice & refreshing. This rivals (the best bottles of) Fantome Saison as one of the best saisons I’ve had.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (568) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Big thanks to tectactoe again. Easily one of the best saisons I’ve ever had. Big grassy smell. Big lemon citrus. VERY refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1576) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
750 ml bottle thanks to 46er3498. Shared at Jeff’s. Pours a hazy yellow with bubbly, foamy head that lingers a while. Leaves some soapy lacing. Aromas are black pepper, musty yeast, lemons, and sweet candy. Tastes like sweet tart candy mixed with honey, black pepper, flowers, and yeast. Light tartness in the finish. Possibly my favorite Saison I’ve had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pour is hazed golden color with a tight white head. Nose has a strong floral note, faint honey, juicy notes and light sweetness. Taste is very nice, floral up front like Clara, juicy bright fruits as the well carbonated finish brings in the sweet honey balance. Very tight and balanced, nice dusty quality mid palate from the Saison yeast with an interesting sweetness of honey in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (681) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Sample from bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, thanks for sharing JulienHuxley! Pours hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has sweet citrus, fruitiness, peach, spices and some malts. Taste has peach, apricot, quite fruity, some spices, a soft sourness, soft bitterness and a little bit of funk. Medium body and carbo. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Sample bottle @nieuwjaarsborrel. Thin white head. Hazy golden blond pour. A nice sason.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle courtesy of JulienHuxley at Mr Hangover’s 2014 Nieuwjaarsborrel, Den Haag. Poured a hazy medium to light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is big yeast zesty citrus light acid. The flavour is medium sour with a lovely smooth slightly dry acid palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Full of zesty fruit flavours!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2140) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of JulienHuxley. Slight gusher. Pours a hazy golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is slightly sour, slight peppery saison notes. Flavor is light sour, typical saison with a bit mellowed pepper in the background. Short, slight watery finish. Decent saison, not overly impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3481) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ nieuwjaarstasting. Aroma is tangerine, orange, manderine, lemon, some peppery and yeasty notes. Touch of flowers. Very nice. Flavour is dry and fruity, light citric touch, some pepper. Great! Long lasting tangerine lemon finish with some pepper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours cloudy golden with a big white head. Aroma of light funk, citrus, peppery saison yeast, citrus and a little grass. Flavor is light sweet, light moderate bitter and acidic. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.


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