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RATINGS: 249   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Updated for Batch #1 with about a year on it, at this point. Poured a beautiful golden color with a huge two-finger head and great lacing; massive carbonation. Big tangy, bretty, medicinal, band-aid, peppery, lemon peel, floral, honey, herbal, and musty aroma. Taste is big brett, herbal, sour grain, lemon zest, wheaty, fruity esters, white pepper, funky, grassy, and biscuit with a lightly spicy finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Very complex with a ton of flavors that meld well together. Lightly sour, spicy, fruity, refreshing and crisp. This one ages beautifully - what a wonderful saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle generously shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a big white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is a funky barnyard earthiness with some honey as well as a light peppery note. The taste is funky and earthy with a bit of honey flavors, but also quite dry. The finish is dry with some floral notes and a bit of lingering honey. Medium body. Medium-high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle: Poured hazy bright straw color ale with a super large foamy head with excellent retention and super good lacing. Aroma of light rustic malt notes with nice floral notes with lightly sweet honey notes. Taste is a good mix between some rustic malt with light hay notes and sweet floral honey notes with light hoppy notes. Body is above average with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (5847) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 15, 2012
hazy dark golden color with lasting frothy white head. bready sour dough, barnyard piss, dry spice, light fruit aromas. Light to medium bodied. Dry hay, sour dough flavors with dry spices, earthy hoppage, light fruitage-- I could drink this shit every night---very fucking good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6464) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2012
Draught at the Festival of Farmhouse Ales. Pastel yellow. Nice head. Grassy, citrus nose, a lot of hay. Interesting and subtle. Rather sweet, tangy orange, a little lemon and creamy and bread. Not big time sours but a little bretty. Nice, full, tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 12, 2012
On tap at 2012 Hill Farmstead Festival of Farmhouse Ales. Farm field, floral, herbal and crisp aroma. Alluring. The flavors are complex and move well together. Nice clean malt sugar paired with an herbally complex spicy yeast signature. Then a wonderful twist of drying and quenching hops. Light, airy, subtle and detailed. Fantastic! Reminds me the most of a classic example like Dupont.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
bottle. Pours gold foamy white head, nose of floral spice honey flavors of sweet honey floral honey. Grainy good saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle shared by Andy. Pours hazy gold with a big fluffy white head. Flowery, yeasty, and spicy, comes across very clean and smooth, but with a nice underlying quasi-funky saison yeastiness. Light lemony notes and some light honey sweetness complement. Outrageously drinkable and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
bottle at dak’s 1/22/12. hazy yellow with a big white head. it smells of honey, florals, lemon, straw, pale malt, sweaty and some medicinal notes. the flavor is the same...rather.... sharp and crisp. 6/4/6/3/14-

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle from DLD ’12. Thanks to Kan, I believe, for this pour. Pours a hazy yellow color. Great tart hay aroma some bread and tropical fruits. Earthy bitter grassy flavors that blend well. Good stuff. 8/4/8/4/16

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