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Flora Rustica - Barrel Aged - Upright Brewing Company

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Flora Rustica - Barrel AgedFlora Rustica - Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
89
very good

13 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 105
Avg: 4.21
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 29
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States | website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 08-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The Flora Rustica is a prime candidate for barrel aging and much like the Saison du Blodget, produces a historic flavor profile in this bottling. Not quite as hoppy but drawing from the botanical elements of yarrow and calendula, the Flora displays a significant lactic edge to sharpen the otherwise earthy flavors.

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Appearance. Pours a hazy gold with a touch of amber and a finger of white head that fades to a skim pretty quickly.

Smell. Floral herbs, marigold flowers, lime and lemon rind, and a touch of woody white wine. Interesting.

Taste. Getting a ton of lime here, some floral herbs and marigolds again, oak and vanilla, oranges, and woody spice. Again, interesting.

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S: Limes and lemons along with wet wood, barnyard funkiness, pepper and spicy yeast. Pungent floral notes along with mineralness.

T: Tart lemons together with dry mineral notes and barnyard funkiness. Finishes dry and clean.

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Flora Rustica - Barrel Aged from Upright Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.