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Flora - Blueberry - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 286
Gots: 24 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 03-24-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Flora aged on blueberries.

Bottle count: 568
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Ratings: 179 | Reviews: 23
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4.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a dark purple with a quick dissipating head

S - Strong, juicy, blueberry with a lot of wine-barrel.

T - Blueberry and grape juice is front and center, and overall, another beautiful tasting beer from HF

M - A bit more sour than I was expecting, but likely came from some age. Medium-bodied overall.

O - This is a beautiful BA saison, that is close to perfection.

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4.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.79/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.89/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scottfrie
3.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful violet color with a thin short-lived head. The nose is full of a cheesy sweaty funk, hints of sweet blueberry, vinouse wine, woody dryness, and earth. I get more blueberry on the mouth than the nose, reminiscent of juicy fruity blueberry jam mixed with wine. The finish is earthy and mildly funky. Medium body, clean and fairly juicy mouthfeel with soft and faint carbonation. Not the best blueberry beer available but I definitely enjoyed this.

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4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MarcWP
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First review in months. Been slacking, but I figured Blueberry Flora was a good time to start up again.


Pours a radiant dark blush purple, gorgeous fizzy head tinged with color highlights of the brew itself. Head settles quickly and leaves a beer much in common with a Shiraz in appearance.


Aroma is big wine barrel presence, raspberry much in the framboise nature, blueberry jam, oak, and soft vanilla. Big, juicy, bright nose on this. Most barrel I've had in my nostrils from Hill Farmstead.


Taste reveals another beautifully balanced masterpiece by Shaun. The fruit is front and center giving way to dried blueberries, raspberry skin, grape sweetness, and some wine grape tannins. The woodsy oak and vanilla add depth while base flora flavors come through giving off some flower notes and a more tropical type of fruit vibe.


Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lower carbonation level, and the lowest end I've encountered from the brewer. But there is enough to prickle the taste buds and help clean the fruity flavors away. Tart but not super sour much to my liking.


Overall a brilliant brew that has so much in common with fresh lambic krieks and framboise. Balance, raw fruit nature, subtle funk, and lovely oak properties to round out and perpetuate complexity. But the wine barrel elevates this to the level of Lou Pepes vs standard fruit lambics. Don't get me wrong, this is unique in every way possible and the lambic connection is really only meant to be taken with a grain of salt. It's the depth which makes me relate this to the fruited lambic realm. Highly recommended, will go down in the books as one of those memorable drinking experiences.

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4.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.84/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.95/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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Flora - Blueberry from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.