Hill Farmstead Vera Mae (2011 - 2015)

 
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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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)

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3.8
Stuu666 (22324) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2018
Bottle at salthorse. Pours hazy yellow, nose is gooseberry, grapefruit, toffee, oak, taste is juicy fruit, soft toffee, floral, dry finish.

4
cgarvieuk (32941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2018
Bottle at salty... Light hazy golden amber... Soft salty floral sweet fruits nose... Juicy orange and vanilla fruits nose.. Soft light dry floral.. Soft vanilla sweet orange floral fruit.. Soft honey

4.3
Nische (3663) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2018
Bottle at home. Unclear yellow with white head. Floral perfume, lemon zest, slightly tart. Super crisp and beautiful.

3.9
sseb69 (2231) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2018
Bouteille 2015. Jaune, mousse blanche, mouthfeel soyeux, notes de grains frais, miel, notes herbacées, houblonnées. Excellent.

4.3
skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
*2/5/2013 750ml bottle poured into a Dogfish chalace A~ golden orange with lots of head! S~ pepper, citrus, tad bit of funk and oh soooo sweet! T~ holy sour! apples, pears, lemons, limes, pepper, and the list goes on! its like the nicest mix between an amazing gueuze and a fantastic saison. M~ great tartness and really nice carbonation. sour all the way down! O~ i can never get enough! after every HF saison i just wanna try another, they just keep getting better. this might be the best one i’ve had so far but... i’ve probably said that before haha. so yeah... just try it already!

3.6
ljthiessen (1732) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle. Pale cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is fairly light, mostly lemon zest, a little floral. Taste is pretty tart up front, lighter body but plenty of flavour, some floral notes as well.

3.9
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle, RBSG. Mild Brett aroma, barnyard with yeasty esters. Hazy pale gold with thin white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Great flavor. Floral with sweet orange, funky Brett with light bitter finish and lots of floral/fruity notes in the after.

4.3
JStax (10651) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle shared at RBSG. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. Grass, honey, citrus, juicy. Sweet and refreshing. Medium body and medium carbonation.

4.6
bursprak (3282) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle @ "Where is Rasmus? v. 1.0". Cloudy golden pour with a frothy head. Tons of floral notes, dandelions, elderflowers, lavender, crisp, light honey sweetness, funk and a subtle tartness. Surprisingly good!

4.6
ClarkVV (8565) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2016
750mL bottled 7/9/15, drunk with Nelson on 6/3/16.
Big white head despite the dandelions (which I would think would inhibit retention/formation). Blonde-golden body with a touch of deeper brass and a high clarity.
Divine nose blooming with heavy, heavy minerality. Is this a glass of wine?? My mineral descriptors aren’t very good, but this is bursting with well water and white Burgundy wine notes. Light to moderate souring agents show through, as well as a delightfully dainty black pepper phenol character. Soft wheat and/or base malt delicateness behind it adds very light biscuit/cracker. Just incredibly understated with light floral notes on the finish and no alcohol or flaw.
The flavor mirrors the aroma, lending floral notes to the stone-like minerality and with yeast (and maybe the dandelion?) adding very easygoing, mildly tart nectarine/unripened apricot. Very low sweetness, but plenty of body, with a tight carbonation, as always and peppery phenols on the end. Really the perfect storm of fruity esters, tart acids, pepper phenols, minerals and biscuit/cracker/honey-like maltiness. As with many of their beers, they grow on you considerably during the course of the bottle and by the end you’re left pretty stupefied at just how subtle and good the beers are. A great beer, right up there with my favorites (Ann, Anna, Art, Norma, Edith, Clara....)


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