Hill Farmstead Vera Mae (2011 - 2015)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 247   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)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (4183) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2014
From a bottle at the RBSG grand tasting, Thanks Beibers!
Pours a pale color with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is fruity and lemony, earthy & floral with some hay and light spice. Its funky but very softly funky.

The flavor is dry with a nice bitterness. Its lemony but only lightly tart. Its got a nice floral bitter character that I assume is where the dandelions step in. There is some light bubblegum lingering in the background.

The beer is lively and champagne like on the palate.

way cool.

PS, this is my 100th Saison rating... whoop di doo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of dandelions, pepper, grass, honey, and melon rind. Flavor of florals, lemon, pepper, earthiness, anise, and honey with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3399) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a cloudy golden color with white head. Straw, farmhouse, hay flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (14082) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a clodu orange yellow with frothy white tjat lasts. The aroma is nice yea, floral, resin, and funk. Thin mouthfeel with nice tart honey and funk. Very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (4850) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Shared at RBSG 2014. Thanks Biebers. Nose is funky and a barnyard hay. Pour is a hazy yellow. Taste is a tart and puckering hay and floral blend. A Ron of carbonation. Solid but would like it a bit more tame.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (578) - - JUN 20, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by Dreadnaught33. Thanks Jonathan! Pours a beautiful hazy golden yellow with active head that leaves lasting spongy lacing. Aroma is funky barnyard, citrus lemons, honey, floral notes and spicy yeast. Flavor is quenching and delicious: bright citrus upfront and honey sweetness in the finish. Powerful real flavors are easily identified separately, but come together perfectly. Wow. The beer is golden yellow and hazy with an inch of white head that plasters the glass with lacing. The aroma brings lemons, floral notes, light spice, honey (which emerges more and more as the beer is allowed to warm. Delicious flavor. Beautiful and clean. Honey and lemons. Refreshing. Is Hill Farmstead the best brewery in the USA?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of straw, honey, hops, earth, acidity, barnyard, and pepper. Finish is Belgian yeast and slight funk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BreWedge (531) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
750 ml bottle from Hill Farmstead. Pours a hazy golden yellow with an enormous fluffy white head like meringue on a pie. I normally dont comment on lacing but this beer stuck to the glass as though it was meringue. Aromas of sweet grass, zesty lemon, some florals, and maybe a hint of banana. Tastes are sour lemon and grapefruit, a little salt, and a lightly bitter grass/hay. Lively on the palate, light bodied, strong carbonation, and a medium sour/salty finish. Great sessionable beer (although watch out for the 6% abv).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ester_ (124) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Yellow color with a persistent foam collar. Aromas of lemon, pineapple, wild yeast and dandelion. Flavors of lemon, dandelion, wild yeast and spices. Couleur jaune soleil avec un col de mousse persistant. Nez de citron, ananas, levures sauvages et pissenlits. Saveurs de citron, pissenlits, levures sauvages et pices.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle from batch 2 at Padraig's. Thanks to Leighton for hooking me up! Surges out if the bottle. Big carbonation. Hazy gold, big bubbly white head. Aroma is hay, countryside air in the spring, pollen, lemon oil, freshly cut herbs. Flavour... Tart, hugely refreshing, then it reveals white pepper, lemon verbena, lemon rind, grapefruit juice, citrus oils. Dry, dry finish... Bone dry. Every sip is something different - very clean but also wild. A wonderful, fantastic beer.

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