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Florence Wheat Saison - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

488 Ratings
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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 77
Gots: 74 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Jeffh84, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

DaPan, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Schlafly33, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%

750 ml bottle received as an extra from a killer trader. Thanks buddy! Pours very light yellow, almost perfectly clear, with a huge fluffy white head on top. Aroma of lemons, grass, barnyard funk, yeast esters, strong hop presence, spice, some definite tartness. Flavor is tart fruits, lemons, grapefruit, grass, some hop bitterness, somewhat acidic, major funk, dry, with a crisp finish. Light bodied, prickly carbonation, and tart dry finish. Interesting brew--only my 2nd from HF--and not what I expected. The tartness note here is pretty unique and very nice. Worth a try, though I was hoping for a little more sweetness and spice from this one. But that’s just my personal taste, and there’s nothing I can find that’s wrong with this. Crisp and super clean brew. Nicely done.

BMMillsy, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Light, crisp, lemony and dry. Good mineral quality. A little bit of that classic saison yeast taste on the finish.

Davepoolesque, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

kirchy, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

TheSamKuehn, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of MNishCT77
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle obtained on trade(thanks as always, GMRFx!), bottled "07 2014;" poured into my 8 oz. Tired Hands glass and drank over 30 minutes

A: 3/3 - pale yellow-to-golden coloration; murky/hazy (cannot read or see through); received with an initial frothy white head that settled into a subtle glass lacing; small visible bubbles pouring off the bottom of the glass

S: 10/12 - predominately lemon and lime zest; some peppery/spicy Belgian yeast, pils and wheat with some alcohol

T: 18/20 - bright, refreshing lemon flavors immediately hit on first sip and continue to develop on the palate; as the flavor profile expands; there is a tartness without funkiness that becomes the predominate flavor; some mild alcohol on the back of the palate, but finishes dry and inviting

M: 4/5 - medium-to-high carbonation; light body

O: 9/10 - excellent Grisette-style wheat saison; just love the tart/sour qualities of their saisons that are perfectly in balance - present, flavorful but don't overpower the base beer; I've had Arthur before and this is right up there with it - world class and highly recommended

TOTAL - 44/50

MNishCT77, Sep 29, 2014
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Florence Wheat Saison from Hill Farmstead Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.