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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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 16/20
dresden (1262) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma is saison yeast, lemon, citrus. Sweet and a bit tart, very delicious stuff, maybe my favourite HF saison. Fantastic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Magnum shared by Adam C on 7/25/15. Donít remember the date, but I assume itís around one year, give or take a few months.
Perfect hazy sunset colored body has a perfectly well-retained white head atop.
Not-quite-sulfur "stinkiness" in the nose is delightful and quickly joined by floral notes and very light white and black pepper phenols. Not as acidic as Arthur in either aroma or flavor, though perhaps not quite the depth and power of Arthur in the aroma. No alcohol noted, nor flaw.
Playful acids are gentle and joined by just a touch of orange blossom-like honey notes. Honey is fully fermented and sits in the background, adding just a touch of stickiness, and its trademark fermentation characteristics of pepper and vanilla. Incredibly soft, gentle texture leads to very light lactic character on the end. Notes of ripe pluots and other dry stone fruits keep things incredibly bright. In the end, just a bit lighter and yet more reserved/sublime than Arthur. Perfect carbonation and mouthfeel, perfect attenuation levels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2857) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
Pours light yellow with a big pillow white top. Aroma is sweet honey, floral and dry yeast. Taste is dry on the palate, slight sweetness from the honey, nice yeast that creates a bit of farmy age. Thanks to Deuce for this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (3156) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle dated "2015 05 14" This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt golden yellow to orange color with slim fingerís worth of foamy white head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some light rings of lacing. The smell starts off with an eloquent sweet floral setting leading into a smooth sweet honey and a light underscore of spice to balance. Light citrus also makes a light presence. The taste was mainly sweet through the floral and the honey adding a bit of grassiness underneath. Thereís no aftertaste but a light sweet floral finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly smooth. Light sweet floral tones hit my tongue in a refreshing manner. Overall, what a wonderful saison that I would love to have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1531) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 21, 2015
backlog. bottle. Citrus yellow, fluffy head. Aroma is grassy, lemony. Palate is crisp, same HF feel to every brew, that awesome citrusy character. Another winner from Shaun.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1591) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle, sent by Adam. Thanks! A: Cloudy gold with a huge white head. Just enormous. N: Lemon rind, funk, peppercorn, straw, some husk, earth, coriander, and leaves. Thereís also no mistaking the HF yeast in this one, even if I canít always identify its complexities, T: Tart. sweet. and a touch bitter. M: Foamy carbonation, light body, no alcohol. O: A pretty nice saison. Easy drinking all around with the complexity to match.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7794) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a large white head. A big sweet fruity hay yeasty nose. The flavor is citrus, lemongrass, perfume, banana, pepper. Smooth. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strife21 (288) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Pours glowing golden yellow with white head. Smell is sour funk, fruit, yeast, cherry and bread. Taste is sour and dry with notes of fruit, yeast and cherries. Light body medium carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (569) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 12, 2015
Pours hazy yellow, with a fluffy white head. Aromas of lemon, orange, citrus, flowers. Taste is really nice, with sour and hoppy notes at first, lemon and orange, followed by some spices and herbal, flowery notes, and some honey and sugar at the back. Aftertaste is excellent, medium sour. Light body, really refreshing and easy-to-drink, with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kmcg5426 (7) - - JUL 10, 2015 does not count
Poured from bottle dated 5/14/2015. Well balanced and smooth. Just a touch of honey, very drinkable. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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