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Flora - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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333 Ratings
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.53%


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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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes. Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a tulip.

Flora pours a dark golden color with a nice white cap.

The aroma is lemony, a little bit like a gueuze. Dry crackery malt and some funk add depth.

The flavor is dry, with crackery malt up front, some wild sour flavors next, with a lingering lemon tartness. There are some pear, green apple, and grassy notes in here as well. The finish is fairly clean.

The body is dry, with medium carbonation and a lighter body.

Overall I felt this was a nice beer, pleasantly tart in a style that I do not normally enjoy as much.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 01:27:27 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle of batch 5. Bottled 7/2013. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 4/24/2014.

A- hazy straw yellow body with a slight orange hue. Thick, effervescent three finger white head that recedes to one finger quickly and retains for a long time after. Tons of thick, sticky lacing.

A- white wine, oak, wheat character, funk, yogurt tartness, slight vinegar, pale malt. Explosive nose that is very complex indeed.

F- even better than it smells. Tons of white wine, wheat, funk and apple cider tartness. Some vinegar as well, with a nice wet oak presence. This is incredibly complex and interesting.

M- medium bodied, well carbonated but a bit lower than that of Florence. So drinkable, lots of white wine character perfectly complements the tart wheat aspects.

O- I see what the big deal is. Showcases a perfect saison blended with white wine character. This rates as one of the best I've had from Shaun.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 03:05:08 | More by Stevedore
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afi4lifer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%

04-16-2014 03:03:32 | More by afi4lifer
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

04-08-2014 01:17:41 | More by bsuedekum
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

04-04-2014 21:17:53 | More by dksl16
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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.4%

03-31-2014 21:44:28 | More by anticipation23
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-07-2014 04:20:17 | More by bobv
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour a slightly hazed golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Nose has a light oak and hint of vanilla. Light mineral note, a bit if dusty cob web brett with a bright lemon, hints of pepper and a lighter yeast note with a touch of soapy hop. Taste is actually a bit tart, a touch more soapy and the oaky vanilla flavors are more subtle. Still a bit of bright lemon juice and golden fruits that makes it rather enjoyable with a touch of mineral towards the finish. Body is light and drinkable with a moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 00:45:38 | More by cpetrone84
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Massachusetts

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Flora from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.