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Hill Farmstead Vera Mae (2011 - 2015)

Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Saison
Greensboro, Vermont USA
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Spring Saison brewed with honey and dandelions.

If your Vera Mae has no bottling date or a 2015 and earlier date, rate it here. Vera Mae from 2011 to 2015 was aged in Stainless / Puncheons. Different from 2016 (Wine - Barrel)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Abner (334) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pale orange color with a fine white head that leaves behind messy lacing. Smells of HF yeast, musty, lemon, some floral qualities. Taste is similar: floral, honey, citrus, HF yeast. Low to moderately sweet, balanced by a low to moderate tartness. Medium bodied and soft, lightly tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2923) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Hazy amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet and sour. Notes of citrus, honey and dandelions. Easy drinkable. Bit tart and citrussy. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (423) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
Hazy golden pour with a frothy white head. The nose is to die for if you like a good saison in your life; lemon/lime zest, flowers, peppery yeast, light leather, hay and just an array of tart nuances. Perfect. The mouthfeel though is too lively and the beer is a tad too foamy once in the mouth. The taste has soft lemon and saison spices, some vinous green notes and some lactic sourness. Sour citrus peel in the aftertaste. Great saison even if the mouthfeel wasn’t spot on imho.. Mange tak Morten & Svend

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle @ ØlKonsortiet summer shananigans. Hazy yella with a big, bubbly white head. Aroma is full of spicy, phenolic yeast notes along with a nice and citrusy wild character. Notes of sour apples, cider, grape fruit and freshly ground pepper. Taste has a love balanced sourness, very complex yeast profiue with hints of lemon and grape zest. Lovely

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MOLA_DK (379) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle share. Cloudy yellow, with a huge white head. Fresh, spicy, slightly sour/wild aroma. Low body, low bitterness, very spicy. Very drinkable - WOW!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Slightly funky slightly tart, nice bitter and piney finish. Tasty but a bit bland.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3952) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle, thnx to kermis. Pours a hazy golden beer with a big white head. Massive aroma of barnyard funk, horse mineur, fecal matter, in a good way of course. Flavour is light tart, grainy, citric, fruity. Good carbonation going on with a nice aftertaste of citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11041) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma has nice HF funk upfront, with honey, citrus, floral notes, vinous aspects and light tart fruits. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3454) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2015
At WTWBA. Hazy golden orange pour soapy head. Nose is greens and citrus. Tastes of apricots, grassy, lemon and the dandelions at bitter green note. Didn’t notice any honey. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2015
750 ml bottle with a bottling date of 7 /2014. Aroma is mild crushed dandelion, yeast and very mild citrus hints.

I have never had dandelion tea before and this is a very interesting and innovative brew. Flavor shows a good lasting honey through the sip with a light tone of floral hints and very mild tartness. The tartness is subdued by the honey. Sweet for sure but not overly so, real nice balance between the ingredients. The mouthfeel is lighter with a drying texture over the tongue. I love how balanced the flavor is, never thought I would drink a beer made with dandelions in it. Very nice with a high level of drinkability.

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