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Flora - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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98
world-class

394 Ratings
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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 462
Gots: 49 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wine barrel aged Wheat Saison fermented with resident microflora.

(Beer added by: SFLpunk on 10-03-2010)
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Beerdster

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

06-09-2013 15:52:43 | More by Beerdster
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thetommo

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

12-14-2013 01:54:54 | More by thetommo
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-21-2012 22:53:32 | More by standardcherry
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4.22/5  rDev -4.5%

On tap poured into a wine glass at the fall harvest event.

Pours a nice hazy orange color with a small light white head - turns into some fine lacing. Nose is similar to Florence but there's a noticeable funk presence here that I really like.

Taste is again very similar to Florence but pumped up in every way, it's got a more earthy tone to it, with some of the funk and oakiness to it. Really a nice step up from the normal version. Mouthfeel is pretty creamy and mellow, nice smooth carbonation lends it to being a damn easy drinking beer.

10-03-2010 21:21:27 | More by kingcrowing
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-12-2013 17:40:06 | More by Janeinma
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doremite

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-13-2013 20:21:09 | More by doremite
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -21.3%

Thanks to BrewerDan23 for sharing this bottle.

This beer pours a very cloudy gold with just a little island of lazy white foam. The beer smells overwhelmingly bretty with huge funk that's like bad breath. The beer is very dry and thin, low in carbonation and has little hopping. The beer tastes mostly like funk with over ripe papyas, buttery oak and cracker-y malt. To me, it's a fairly one-dimensional brett-bomb and I was looking for a bit more complexity.

08-27-2011 15:58:44 | More by Soonami
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

06-15-2014 23:19:48 | More by williamjbauer
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-14-2012 21:39:09 | More by SPRichard
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-12-2013 03:22:50 | More by stereosforgeeks
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glid02

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Bottle shared by Sally – thanks! Judging by the reviews this is Batch 1, it’s unlabeled except for an “F” on the cage.

Pours a hazy golden color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of light malts with hints of wheat and large amounts of funk. Also present are earthy and floral hops, light citrus, and mild white grape aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though it manages to be even more complex. Light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by crisp light citrus and moderate amounts of funk. Midway through the sip a slight wheat twang works its way into things along with leafy hops that dry it out a bit. Near the end of the sip white grape flavors with hints of oak make an appearance, carrying through to a very crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is great. I finished my glass very quickly and could have a lot more of these.

Overall I was very impressed with this beer. Everything was done just to the right point and no one component was overdone. Very complex and well worth a shot.

04-14-2011 20:10:34 | More by glid02
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

09-16-2012 17:37:31 | More by acurtis
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05Harley

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Batch #3 (silver cap)
(150 calories)

Purchased on 2/18/12 @ Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro VT.

Pours a light golden color with a big two inch soapy white head. Tiny fines are visible suspended within the golden haze as heavy lacing adorns the glassware. A few lines of carbonation can be seen rising to the occasion.

Aroma is zesty with lemon leading the way followed by oak, grassy hops, pepper and a boat load of funk. Nice earthy tones here.

The flavor is rich in citric fruit, wheat bread, white wine and mineral water. A near perfect balance between sweetness and acidic aftertaste.

The body is light with moderate to low carbonation. Mouthfeel is acidic by nature and leads to a fairly strong tart feel. It doesn't take long to notice the dryness set in but it goes perfectly with the style.

Overall a fine example of the style, full of flavor and quite sessionable to boot. A must have for any BA.

06-03-2012 00:33:53 | More by 05Harley
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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jh1982

Nevada

4/5  rDev -9.5%

11-14-2011 15:23:21 | More by jh1982
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.9/5  rDev +10.9%

Batch 4. 750ml capped bottle into a Cantillon tulip. Shared with schen9303.

A slow gusher. Pours a .5 finger foamy white head with as always, great retention. Beer is a crystal clear goldenrod that reveals ample carbonation. Lacing is thick, layered and web-like with excellent cling. Perfect.

Nose is white grape must tartness, some cobweb, wood, and floral/citrus/spice notes like coriander, orange peel, and a dash of peppercorn. Pretty mellow but very appetizing.

Opens citrus, froth, wood, and funk. Grape skins, coriander, and some Brett funkiness towards the middle. More spiciness at the back with a citrus and grape finish. A light, spritzy champagne-yeast tartness in the aftertaste. Delicious. Probably the best HF Saison I've had to date.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down quenching, smooth and aggressive. Messy finish with a dry, lingering aftertaste. So incredibly drinkable and quenching at the same time. I could easily take down gallons of this and enjoy every sip.

This beer is almost perfect in every way. Possibly one of the best beers I've had from Hill Farmstead... which is saying a lot considering all of their world class offerings. Flora is magnificent from start to finish. It looks incredible, smells incredible, the flavor is complex, yet light and quaffable and the body and ABV are such that I could drink this all day, every day. Flora is a masterpiece. Do yourself a favor and seek it out!

03-03-2013 01:33:40 | More by SpeedwayJim
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California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-24-2014 07:18:54 | More by blabaer
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Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Iowa

4/5  rDev -9.5%

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Flora from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.