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Florence Wheat Saison - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Florence Wheat SaisonFlorence Wheat Saison

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Ratings: 403
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 angrybabboon:
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New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 2/19/14

Appearance: Hazy pale yellow, with gold and straw - pours with an above average-sized head - leaves some quite nice

Smell: Straight-up saison - nice funk, perhaps cleaner than average - some nice spice, with some earth - light fruits, including apples, pears, and some citrus, including oranges and lemon - nice level of wheat and some lightly bready malts

Taste: Remarkably clean with some nice saison flavors - some great saison yeast, with some nice farmhouse flavor, earth, and light spice - wheat component is very nice, with some typical wheat twang, and some nice, bready, pale malts - some nice fruit esters, with apples, pears, and some citrus - nicely balanced overall, finishes dry and clean

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth, great finish

Overall: Dear Hill Farmstead, please stop making good beer

This is a remarkably straightforward saison. No additional flavors, no fruits, nothing other than some big saison yeast and some exceptionally clean water. As annoying as it is to actually acquire Hill Farmstead beers, this is worth the effort.

02-19-2014 08:23:42 | More by angrybabboon
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-17-2013 15:53:19 | More by joel66
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-27-2013 21:02:39 | More by warnerry
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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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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-21-2013 21:23:21 | More by bierdabbler
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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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-12-2013 01:09:38 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-19-2013 21:31:09 | More by BrandonDZ
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-11-2014 19:46:36 | More by fo1ksguitar
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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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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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-25-2013 15:36:50 | More by Janeinma
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-03-2013 20:08:36 | More by bpfrush
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-19-2013 01:53:49 | More by dogfishandi
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4.56/5  rDev +9.9%

08-19-2014 02:04:00 | More by catboy
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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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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-20-2014 23:25:31 | More by jminch
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Florence Wheat Saison from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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