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RATINGS: 242   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (699) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Big thanks to tectactoe again. Easily one of the best saisons I’ve ever had. Big grassy smell. Big lemon citrus. VERY refreshing.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (873) - 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 (8571) - 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 (6646) - 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 (712) - 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 (1952) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle share: Pours a nice golden hue with a big fluffy head and very good lace. Notes of mild citrus, wild honey, spices, clean wood, flowers, faint barnyard and some lasting smooth bitterness as well as some acidity that counteracts the honey sweetness. Well balanced and easy drinker but would say it did not quite meet lofty expectations.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lricketts (10) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Wonderful farmhouse aroma, a bit of funk and lemon zest. Very sweet thanks to the honey, maybe a bit too sweet. Nice sudsy mouth feel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Bruce at the epic. Aroma is lemonade, grains, and light floral. Pours hazy yellow with a nice fizzy thick head. Taste is lemon zest, sweet honeysuckle, slight pepper, nice grains and a dry citrus finish. A little sweet but still just a fantastic powerhouse of a saison. Loved it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jzzbassman (1514) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 19, 2014
750mL Bottle. Pretty hazy yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Wonderful aroma of new mown hay and lemon. Nice bready sweetness, with soft carbonation and pleasing citric flavors. Outstanding Saison.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (496) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Beautiful fairly hazy golden pour with a small thin head. Nose has citrus, funk, and some exotic fruits. Taste has green apple skin, even more citrus, some sweet notes and a nice tartness. Really good!


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