Flora - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by kels:
4.38/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Thanks to my awesome fiance for this surprise in my Christmas present this past year. I've been up that dirt road to Hill Farmstead in the summer...can't imagine it in December!
Pours a hazy bright straw yellow with vibrant visible carbonation and suspended matter floating about. The initial soft whisper of white head fades quickly to a floaty skim, leaving behind stringy rings of lace.
A tart yeasty funk hangs in the nose, accompanied by the slightest hint of herbs - parsley-like. Definitely smells more like a wine than a beer from the aging the French oak wine barrels.
Lock-jawingly tart is the first thing that comes to mind; however, in a quite pleasant way. There's refreshing lemon and a hint of green apple, and the floral/herbal finish has a heavy predominance of dill and parsley. Very nice, very crisp, very drying, very refreshing. Completely clean and dry finish.
Absolutely delicious, yet unusual enough to provide a challenge to my palate. Not one I could drink daily right now, but one I'd probably be sad to go without if I had a few more bottles to put down.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2012 22:48:05 | More by kels
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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.