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Florence Wheat Saison - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Florence Wheat SaisonFlorence Wheat Saison

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92
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405 Ratings
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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 74
Gots: 61 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Florence (1915-1967) was our grandfather’s sister, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this Belgian inspired Wheat ale is crafted from American malted barley, Organic Vermont wheat, European and American hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Soft, cloudy, and fresh, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Florence.

Pale Malt; Vermont Organic Wheat; American and European Hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

(Beer added by: skivtjerry on 08-18-2010)
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Reviews by Pinknuggets:
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%

Bottle to HFS sniffer

A: It is a light golden yellow color that is actually pretty bright and vibrant. The beer is deceptively cloudy, but clean looking and is semi transparent. It has a white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a very thin lacing around edge that is basically gone 10 minutes post pour.

S: definitely has a yeasty smell upfront with a bit of barnyard funk but all some lemony to grassy smells that could be coming from the wheat but that is not abundantly clear. Overall not really a pleasant smell but not horrible for a saison.

T: The taste follows the nose in terms of the lemony grassy wheat taste but not as much in terms of the yeast which is there and gives it a good barnyard flavor without being overwhelming whats so ever. The flavors are all really light, but the wheat is the dominant flavor.

M: The feel is very light it is somewhat crisp but still maintains notes of the barnyard funk though it is almost watery it is so light. Goes down very easily but that is as to be expected given the low abv but it is definitely but to par in terms of that.

O: Overall this is a good but not great beer, compared to the other HFS saisons (especially flora which was a vast improvement on this) though it is not my favorite. That being said it is a nice light farmhouse ale that does not have any super strong overpowering flavors and is really drinkable so I would recommend it worth a try especially if you like lighter drinkable saisons.

03-18-2013 23:25:59 | More by Pinknuggets
More User Reviews:
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joel66

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-17-2013 15:53:19 | More by joel66
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-27-2013 21:02:39 | More by warnerry
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renegadeburger

New Jersey

2.8/5  rDev -32.5%

ok mrs florence here we go its time to meet

this one pours out pure white head and a little bit of lace behind a nice straw color definitely a nice haze there gotta love saison

smell has crazy sweet fruit thing going on like apples and pears is that supposed to be there seems weird

taste is off too its very sweet my impression is that a good saison should have rich dry spice flavor and character with a lot of yeast and herbal quality and some hops instead this one had a ton of fruit or fruit esters in it not going well with me

little bit lacking in brightness and mouthfeel though too

overall average beer at best but not nearly as great as the pales and double ipas i had

07-10-2011 18:59:35 | More by renegadeburger
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bierdabbler

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-21-2013 21:23:21 | More by bierdabbler
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev -6%

On tap in Burlington , Vt.

Pours clouded/hazed lemony banana, with a gauzy eggshell head and relaxed bands of lacing.

Light wheaty malts and lemon infused nose.

Notes of more lemon, light pepper, yeast and wheat malts on the palate. Refreshing, flavorful and yummy....quality summery brew, would love to try some on a warm day with with a nice lunch of salads, cheeses, breads.

Well worth a try if you are fortunate enough to see this available

08-20-2011 17:31:38 | More by Billolick
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-12-2013 01:09:38 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-19-2013 21:31:09 | More by BrandonDZ
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-11-2014 19:46:36 | More by fo1ksguitar
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%

A: Very pale yellow color. I would have thought this was a berliner or something like that. Surprisingly clear, very little haziness. A huge, white, frothy head.
S: Very smooth aroma. Fruity, banana (almost like a witbier) along with wheat, and a tiny bit of brett earthy/funkiness. Smells sweet, almost like honey.
T: Wheat, lemons, honey. A bit floral/peppery and a tiny bit of tartness. Not very much going on but this doesn't need it. It's great as it is.
M: Light/medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Dry finish.
O: This is probably my least favorite HF so far and even then it's an excellent beer. I would gladly drink this again.

04-17-2013 08:00:33 | More by standardcherry
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%

On tap poured into an Allagash tulip.

Pours a hazy golden wheaty color with a thin light yellow/white head with no lacing. Nose is sweet, funky farmhouse hoppy and crisp. Very nice.

Taste is spot on for a saison, it's really crisp, flavorful and funky. It's got a really nice creamy and full mouthfeel with lots of very nice light flavors. It's super drinkable and tasty.

09-09-2010 23:01:59 | More by kingcrowing
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-25-2013 15:36:50 | More by Janeinma
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +9.9%

08-19-2014 02:04:00 | More by catboy
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skivtjerry

Vermont

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%

Growler fill from the brewery.

A: Cloudy, yellow, with decent head.

S: Spices, fruit and earthy hops.

T: Nice hop flavor up front (Styrian Goldings? Maybe some Saaz?) fades into melon and citrus notes, finishes with clovey spiciness. Spice becomes more dominant as the beer warms.

M: Smooth and refreshing with medium carbonation.

D: Very drinkable; the wheat adds character without making the body too heavy. A lot going on, and flavors change as you sip. Really nice with a big hunk of brie and a couple of crackers.

08-18-2010 10:16:23 | More by skivtjerry
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jminch

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-20-2014 23:25:31 | More by jminch
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Washington

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Florence Wheat Saison from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.