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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3241) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
BIG thanks to my brother in law for surprising me with this one! It pours a hazy light yellow color with a nice creamy white head. The aroma is tart and funky with strong lactic lemony tangerine, grapefruit and cereal grains. The flavor has more spiciness and mild tartness with tangerine, lemons, stone fruit, creamy lacto, and faint phenolic funk in the aftertaste. High carbonation. Mouthwateringly dry and tart in the finish. Not all that complex, but light bodied, refreshing and super tasty. Killer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2234) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. Clear straw yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Enticing lemon, yeast, and mild barnyard aromas. Lemon and floral notes dominate with mild honey, biscuit, and barnyard undercurrents. Full bodied with a pleasant mouthfeel. Citrus backbeats. Complex and tasty. Everything a saison should be........

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ontape (295) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle, thank you Lukaduke!! Oh man, once again words fail me. Typical world-class HF saison, serious spotlight on the honey. Aroma is near-perfection for a saison -- spicy, yeasty, funky, slight hops in the back. Honey is spotlighted on the taste but in a way that’s unique and impressive. There’s a focus on the honey flavors but it’s gently enveloped in a beautiful, traditional saison. Obviously unlike any honey beer I’ve ever had to this point. Why do I live so far from Hill Farmstead, this troubles me constantly!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2238) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Hazy yellow pour. Small white head. Little lacing. Malty aroma. Citrusy. Taste is the same with a tartness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4888) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear yellow pour with a thick white head. Aroma of funk, lemon and malt. Malty flavor with lemon juice sourness before an herbal an sour finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (888) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Cloudy gold wih thick foamy lacy white head; aroma is sweet yeasty malty funky; Flava is tart yeasty tart; feels light little fizz; finishes dry tart

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Smooth porter. Very competent and drinkable. The above is true, nothing is outstanding. Most taste in the end of bottle sediment.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2014
Bouteille 75cl, courtesy of and shared with Sarro. Dorée-paille, col épais blanc. Arôme offre un mixe intéressant au niveau levure avec d’un côté ce rappel de brett avec un petit ajout plus rustique de Fantôme laissant ainsi une signature belge. Bouquet houblonné reste discret tout comme l’ajout mielleux. Palais est superbe alliant encore une fois un clin d’œil Fantôme (surtout dans ce profil épicé-levure)avec une once de douceur mielleuse. Pointe épicée, pour une belle effervescence et un fruité citronné. Malt pâle complété par un houblonné noble légèrement fleuri.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (734) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Poured from a 750 mL bottle dated 05/2014. Aroma is rather floral with a nice light cracker and biscuit graininess. Moderate floral notes with hints of citrus and honey. Flowers are orange blossom and wildflower. Some light stone fruit notes present as well and hints of peppery phenolics and grains of paradise. Pours a pale, hazy, straw colored, yellow gold with a big, fluffy white head of moderate thickness. Moderately high lacing and small legs. Flavor is slightly tart with some lemon and orange notes. Light sweetness with a hint of cracker and grain. Some stone fruit notes along with a touch of overripe tropical fruit. Medium light floral notes and some light honey character. Finish has a bit more acidity and citrus with a light phenolic note of coriander and grains of paradise. Light mineral character from otherwise soft water. Medium light bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation and a bit of a silky softness to it. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, another really nice saison from Hill Farmstead. I was expecting something with a ton of honey character, but I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of citrus and floral character with a nice balanced phenolic note in the background. Good fruit esters in the aroma and flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma of wheat, funk, citrus, lemon peel. Taste is tart, funky, grainy wheat and lemon peel. Fantastic!


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