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Flora - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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419 Ratings
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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 501
Gots: 51 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

montrealbcr89, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of JasonLovesBeer
4.89/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Golden orange, like a gueuze with the saturation turned up. The head dissipated to only traces of lacing.

S: Very gueuze-like - okay, so the gueuze reference in appearance only happened because the rest of the beer reminded me of such. It was very floral and with lemon-citrus and earthy notes as well. Like white IPA meets gueuze.

T: Lemon, soft floral, and a whole gentleness that was honestly quite shocking. Part of its lasting memory for me is that it seemed to cross so many boundaries. It had the floral qualities of a well crafted IPA, the earthy and gentle oak funk of a gueuze, and further saison and wheat beer qualities as well. Really complex.

M: Really soft water. Pillowy.

O: My mind was kind of blown, to be honest.

JasonLovesBeer, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Boozecamel
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Boozecamel, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Huge thank you to Montrealbcr89 for not only coming to my tasting, but bringing this gem. If there's one thing I've learned in my beer tasting career, a HF saison is something to be excited about.

Appearance. Pours a hazy straw gold with a thin white head.

Smell. Wildflowers, slight whiffs oranges and lemons, light barrel and white wine. My description can't do it justice and I spent a lot of time with my nose in the glass. Fucking amazing.

Taste. Some lemon sourness, light wildflowers and minerals. Again, I don't have the words to describe this one in a way that does it justice but it's subtly complex and somehting I could drink every day.

Mouthfeel. Light+ body, medium+ fine carbonation.

Overall. As always with these HF saisons, one of the best beers I've put in my face. Thanks again Tyler!! Best one of the night imo, and against some pretty heavy hitters.

Rutager, Oct 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Miamilice, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of morningthief
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

morningthief, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: light amber liquid with slight white head and nice lacing.

S: floral tones with marigolds and elderflowers

T: I suspect the saison dupont yeast was used, but this is much more soft in its floral flavor profile.

M: medium viscosity and carbonation.

O: very soft and drinkable. Extremely approachable.

DaftCaskBC, Oct 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

klipper, Oct 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

drewfull, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Gonzoillini, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

illidurit, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

beernads, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of HoppyKilaMonster
4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Served out of a bottle into a HF glass.

A. Straw, golden in color.

S. White wine, citrus, lemon, slight straw odors.

T. White wine is the first thing that hits the palate, followed by sourness, slight orange zest, and grapes.

M. A zing of carbonation at the first sip. Maybe a little too much?

O. A fine saison, it goes down too easy

HoppyKilaMonster, Oct 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Tauroe, Oct 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

alaimoa, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

twenty5, Oct 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

NickBeery, Oct 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

bahnfire, Oct 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

BrainTree, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

zrab11, Oct 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

iatethecloudsfor, Oct 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

fbc24, Oct 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

baybum, Oct 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

raveskdr, Oct 14, 2013
Flora from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.