Florence Wheat Saison - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by cfrances33:
4.26/5 rDev +2.7%
Bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead stem. Review #300
Pour: Mostly clear pale yellow, with touches of orange. A nice three fingers of frothy white forms, and subsides rather more quickly than you would expect. Some lacing.
Smell: Big wheat up front, with a nice earthy yeast. A touch of funk and a bit of oak. Some lemon. Finishes doughy and earthy.
Taste: Follows the nose with a big earthy funk, and lots of smooth wheat. A definite lemon bite, and some floral aspects. Finishes rather dry, but with a lingering doughyness.
Mouthfeel: Insanely refreshing, mostly because it is so light. Still, lots of flavor. Earthy funk definitely hangs around on the palate.
Overall: Another delicious HF saison. I'm really looking forward to enjoying this in warm weather.
03-07-2013 01:21:14 | More by cfrances33
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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
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
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
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
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
Florence Wheat Saison from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.