539. Hill Farmstead Vera Mae
If someone were to walk up to you and say “try this beer it is brewed with dandelions”, what would you say? Now imagine the beer is from Hill Farmstead and brewed with dandelions from the fields around the brewery. This probably changes some of your minds about how good the beer will be.
This saison is brewed with wildflower honey and dandelions and is amazing. Vera Mae pours a nice pale orange color, slightly hazy and a very thick white head. All of Hill Farmstead’s beers are beautiful but this one is one of the best. Aroma is outstanding with a bit of earthy hay and sweet honey, other stuff going on but hard to describe, trust is smells great.
Taste is very complex with the earthy flower bitterness, slightly sour and a bit of funk. Also get the honey sweetness and saison spice. Wow so much going on and it all works together somehow to make an amazing beer. I have bottles of both 2012 and 2013 and plan on opening the others in a few months to see how the beer has progressed. Not sure it could get much better than it already is.
Pros: Complex and flavorful
Alcohol Content: 6.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Hill Farmstead
Brewers Description: Vera Mae is crafted from organic Vermont spelt, American hops, wildflower honey, dandelion flowers from our fields, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated.