Hill Farmstead Vera Mae (2011 - 2015)

 
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99
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Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Saison
Greensboro, Vermont USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. T. Hanks, Biebers. Hazy golden straw pour with a big white head. Super floral and citrusy aroma. Great lemon zest, cracker, and yeast. Subtle spice. Damn, this is good. Mild tartness and acidity that works well with the dry, pale malt base. Wheat crackers, yeast, and lots of flowers. Good lemon zest and subtle grapefruit. Great stuff.

4.3
CanIHave4Beers (4207) - 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. It’s funky but very softly funky.

The flavor is dry with a nice bitterness. It’s lemony but only lightly tart. It’s 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!

4
bu11zeye (13140) - 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.

3.9
jcnielsen (3416) - 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.

4.4
djd07 (15341) - 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.

3.3
Homer321 (5166) - 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.

4.3
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?

3.6
Dfonorow (2250) - 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.

4.3
BreWedge (550) - 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 don’t 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).

3.7
Ester_ (126) - 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 épices.


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