Florence Wheat Saison - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
4.24/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 08:23:42 | More by angrybabboon
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Huge thanks to Outcast for this bottle!
750ml bottle sealed with pressure cap.
bottle dated 12/2013.
poured into black logo Hill Farmstead Wine Stem.
Appearance: glowing pale yellow bodied beer with is slightly opaque not quite see through. Towering 3 fingers of bone white head resulting from a gentile pour. The head leaves lots of lacing on the side of the glass. Great staying power seen by the head of this beer that eventually drops down to a uneven, thick and chunky cap.
Smell: mild lemon tartness. Wheat malts. Slightly fruity yeast and a hint of earthy funk. Smells like spring time. Bright and fresh aroma.
Taste: almost reaching moderate level of tartness; mostly lemons with a hint of granny smith green apple. Citrusy orange zest/peel that adds just a touch of bitterness. White grapes that are subtle. A hint of sweetness from wheat malts. Dry saltine cracker character from the malts as well. Fruity yeast. Slightly spicy. Slightly grassy with a hint of earthy / musty / dusty funkiness. Completely suprised by how tart this beer is, its way more tart than the nose leads on. It is actually way more complex than I could have ever expected this beer to be.
Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Starts out bright, then finishes crisp and clean. Out of this world drinkability; I could honestly drink this beer in quantity and never get bored with it.
Overall: I have tried the likes of Anna and Aurthur on several occasions and like all HF saisons... I want to try them all and always look forward to a HF saison that I havent tried yet! As far as Florence goes, it reminds me of an authentic table beer and I got nothing but great things to say about it. I really think that it is a seriously under rated Hill Farmstead saison; its almost as good as Anna which I also hold in very high reguards. Now that I have had Anna, Aurthur, and Florence I think that I can say with confidence that Hill Farmstead makes some of the finest Saisons in the USA. Anna is my favorite, Florence is second, and Aurther is a respectable third. That is where I would put these 3 HF saisons in terms of my personal favorites.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 06:06:03 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Florence Wheat Saison from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.