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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1993) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Saison #100. Bottle from the brewery, date 03/15. Pours medium yellow beige with a white head. Aroma is honey, grass, HFS funk. Flavor is soft and smooth, honey, wheat, mild lemon acidity, a bit of grassy bitterness, HFS funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simont1 (524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2015
Aroma of bubblegum, light pineapple, hay, earthy hop quality with a bit spice. Taste is very refreshing, ever so light tartness with a subtle grass, very light and with nice ’typical’ saison yeast notes, very dry but a bit unpleasant soap like bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2015
From notes. Found a lost page from a tasting with Eric and Haley on April 24! Poured from a 750 mL bottle. The pour is a golden yellow color with a large, fizzy white head and some good legs of lace. The aroma is surprisingly good. There is a lot of lemongrass with this one. A good grassy note balances with the citrus and a pretty strong wheat. The wheat isn’t traditionally Belgian, which is what I was expecting from a saison. The flavors are a little sweeter than I would predict. There is a nice honey presence to accompany the citrus and a good spiciness brings up the rear. It’s definitely a style I think I need to try to get used to. The mouth feel is thin, crisp, and carries a large carbonation with it. The aftertaste is grassy, wheaty, and offers a little spice with it on the finish. Not too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (868) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
Robe blonde pâle légèrement trouble, col de mousse mince, soyeux et léger. Une dentelle moyennement mince et huileuse. Arômes de citron, cantaloup, melon, levures saisons bien acidulées et bien sur ce miel qui vient adoucir le tout. C’est frais et tous les bons côtés d’une bière saison s’y retrouvent. En bouche, une belle acidité juste assez citronnée se propage rapidement sur le palais. Un peu de gazon frais, foin et le miel qui arrive par la suite pour donner au liquide une touche plus ronde et sucrée. Une finale qui laisse le melon et cantaloup s’affirmer. La sensation en bouche est superbe. On a ici une bière saison qui a à la fois une texture assez mince mais qui possède un corps bien rond. Les saveurs sont intenses et leurs transition sont impeccables.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (585) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours hazy yellow with thick rocky white head. Aroma is lemon, citrus, grass, herbs and yeast. Taste is mild sweetness with mild to moderate tartness. Flavors of lemon, grass, crackers, Belgian yeast, hay, and other citrus flavors. Lot of lemon. Definitely one of my favorite Hill Farmstead Saisons I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (939) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a taster. No bottle date. Light golden body with an enormous head. The bottle was a bit of a gusher, so I’m not so surprised. Excellent lacing. Strong yeast. Light acidity. Honey. Pale malts and some spice. Bready. Lemon tartness right up front. Then lightly sweet bready malts. Pale malts less prominent in comparison to the bread flavors. A touch of honey. Less intense spice aspect, but still really yeasty. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation, despite the gushing. Good and easy drinking. I wasn’t impressed with the older versions of this beer, but it has become one of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2781) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks Tejas/Daniel. Light sweetness, lemon, dusty, honey. This is an amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1293) - 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 (5129) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Magnum shared by Adam C on 7/25/15. Don’t remember the date, but I assume it’s 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 (2952) - 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.

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