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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (458) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
MrOrla meets Shaun HIll. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma and taste Brett, Yeast, funk, hops. Very well done!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1119) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
750ml bottle pours a golden color with a lot of frothy head. Nice saison flavors at the start but some harsher flavors come through at the end.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (7307) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 3, 2015
From bottle at Fredfest. Pours murky golden with a thin but attractive white head and a fruit and ueast aroma. There is a smooth and mellow pale malt and fermented honey flavor with a carbonated slightly sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2020) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2015
Shared with the crew @ brickstore. Been waiting to drink this one for a bit. Light tart, lemon, some citrus, a bit funky, brett, floral. Really nice and clean.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (231) - 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 (1664) - 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 (398) - 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 (2193) - 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 (5356) - 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 (2412) - 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.


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