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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle, shared at a recent tasting. Iím coming to believe that big bottle-shares arenít a great vehicle for saisons. Imperial stouts, barley wines, sours -- those beers are potent, intense, and a few ounces is often all I even want to drink of them. Saisons, though -- they take time to open up, and can really reward peace, quiet, reflection, and more than an ounce or two of liquid. Not going to complain, of course, and am still going to tick this -- itís not every day that the hallowed beers of Vermont are bestowed upon us out here, and Iím not going to pass up the opportunity to let the world know that I had this and at least pretended to analyze it. Anyway, my notes: "pours like pear juice, hazy and gold. Aroma mineral, lots of lemon-tart pear juice and that "dandelion" aroma that the fantome pissenlit has. Slick, almost slimy texture, moderately sweet. Coolish ..." and thatís where my notes drop off. Probably because MBCP was being opened and I got ahead of myself. Would love to sit down with a bottle of this and at most 1 friend to see what it would bring under calmer circumstances.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6727) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tooch4321. Pours cloudy gold with a very large off-white head, creamy and slow to dissipate, leaving nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is peppery, fruity, floral, lemon. Flavor is lightly sweet with honey notes, peppery and fruity. Quite nice. Light body, strong carbonation, quite drinkable. Deserves its exalted status in the world of saisons.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pour is pale straw colored, violent bubbles rising to the top with tons of bubbly fluffy white head. Nose is great, strong notes of earthy Saison yeast, light pepper balance with floral and herbal hops and a pleasant honey note in back. Taste is very light, not as earthy and yeasty as the nose, a bit more bright citrus with a sweet clean honey. Pepper is faint but adds a touch of balance. Nice floral touch integrated very well and boasting quite a bit of depth. Body is airy and enjoyable, strong carbonation and super crisp. This beer rivals Anna, awesome stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle, 01/22/2014. Pours pale golden yellow, slight haze, huge rocky head with great retention, thick soapy lacing clinging around the glass. Aroma is a cloud of yeast, dusty hay and grains, floral notes slightly reminiscent of Mamouche, light grassy notes with touch of sweetness, lemon on the finish. Taste is moderate lemon citrus sweetness, some tartness, floral bitterness with honeyed hay, mild grassy funkiness, yeast. Light, bright body, nice carbonation. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Super funky light golden pour. Light body good lacing all the way down. Finishes with acetic sourness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of spices and herbs with notes of citrus. Fruity flavour of spices and herbs. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Spices, yeast, citrus, some grass and some fruitiness. Some honey in the tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle .Cloudy yellow large smooth white heAd. Yeasts dusty aroma spicy Belgian yeasts flavor is oranges Belgian yeasts spices tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11369) - SÝborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
Bottled. Yellow colorued. Unclear. Fluffy off white head. Aroma. Sterin, sweetness, yeast, fruits. Flavour. Sweetness, fruits, yeast, light citric, Medium bodied. Ends sweet and fruity with a citric touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma as notes of malt, straw, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, hops, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

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