Flora - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
4.88/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours hazy medium yellow/straw with a small off-white head and some aggressive bubbles. Slight lacing down the glass.
Aroma features light fruits such as lemon and pear with a little bit of a grape like sweet. Good funk and a nice clean tartness.
I'm not sure words can describe how good this beer tastes, but I'll try anyway. Starts out with lemon, apple and pear flavors. As it rolls over the tongue, the tartness increases. Never getting overly sour, but pleasantly tart. Some white wine notes come into play as there are moderate amount of oak and a little chardonnay flavor. Finishes grainy and sublimely tart.
Creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation levels making the tartness really pop. I could've drank 3 bottles of this in one setting.
This is the best HF beer I've ever had and that's saying something considering how much I laud most of their stuff already. An absolutely perfect sour that was well balanced and complex without any one flavor or sensation overpowering the rest. I savored the last few sips of this and let it roll around all the parts of my tongue getting every last drop while secretly wishing I had chosen this to drink by myself instead of split with the girlfriend. Outside of Lente (which I'd need another taste of to compare) probably the best sour I've had.
If you have any bottles of this, please disregard the above review. They are bad. Send them all directly to me now for proper disposal.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2012 17:53:52 | More by jmarsh123
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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
Flora from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.