Flora - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.38/5 rDev -0.7%
Thanks to rudzud for sharing, batch 3.
Erupts over the top after popping the cap, big fluffy head fades semi slowly with tons of lacing, super hazy golden wheat orange color, bit of yeast chunks at the bottom.
Nose is like saison brett, really nice saison farmhouse with light lemon, hint floral spices, floral saison yeast, nice brett, funk light barnyard, light musty vinous like aroma, hint of tart fruit and acidic wild sourness, light chardonnay and toasty oak.
Taste a bit sweet then quite sour, tart fruit and light lemon, acidic, a bit of brett like funk and some dry bready malts. Nice lactic acid, lambic. Then saison, light farmhouse saison, touch of light wheat, fluffy, hint spices, but a bit thin. Hint of a vinous like chardonnay, and hint of toasty oak. Finish is juicy,a bit of lemon peel bitterness and tartness, bit more lactic acid, bready malts, an interesting wheat and farmhouse saison dry finish as well.
Mouth is a bit thin, feels like it should have lots of carbonation but somehow doesn't which I think makes it feel a bit thin overall.
Overall fantastic, great saison base, nice funk and wild flavors, great lambic like tart fruits and lactic acid, bready malts and light wheat flavors add a move twist, as well as light chardonnay barrel.
02-24-2012 19:00:05 | More by jlindros
3.53/5 rDev -20%
Rating is a composite of the two batches.
Milky pale blond with a tall lasting white head.
Smells great. Very floral, perfumey. Nice fruitiness, very berry-like, specifically blackberries. Vinous notes, citrus, strawberry.
Palate has a sharpness to it up front, a nice blackberry-strawberry fruitiness. Citrus, too, along with vinous notes and a mild lactic character. Very light with a dry and tannic finish. Exceptionally good.
Same appearance as batch 1. Tons of cheesy funk on the nose here. Very bretty, a bit metallic. Tastes cheesy, lactic, funky, vinous. Dry finish. Not great, this batch has an overwhelming blue cheese character. It's drinkable, but it doesn't live up to batch 1.
01-23-2012 20:48:45 | More by largadeer
4.15/5 rDev -5.9%
Originally posted under Florence (incorrectly) This is the beer I had and the bottle confirms it.**
Special Thanks to Jctribe25 for providing this bottle in one of our informal trades. Patrick is a great Ba member and a fantastic trading partner.
Enjoyed this bottle at a tailgating pre-party for the Zac Brown/Kenny Chesney concert. The beer was a perfect match for the sunny somewhat hot afternoon. A nice refreshing saision.
A fluffy cloud like head formed and showed excellent retention. Slightly hazy, dull gold straw in color. Excellent lace.
Very fruity, a touch of barnyard, earthiness. Some yeast and some spice. Very intriguing. Yes, the aroma is very saison like.
Nice effort here. Deep and complex come to mind immediately. Bright and lively as well. Light fruit, pepper, yeast and spice all blend to create a wonderful flavor. Plenty of earthy notes in the flavor as well. Maybe green apple, pear. Not sure I would have ever noted wheat as a special ingredient.
Very refreshing and light. Flavor is complex and body is delicate. A nice combination.
I had no expectations here and really enjoyed this beer. It did fit our event perfectly and I really enjoyed it. Well done! Thanks Patrick
11-21-2011 20:41:32 | More by Reagan1984
Flora from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.