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Flora - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

398 Ratings
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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 466
Gots: 49 | 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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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-27-2012 02:43:30 | More by Satchboogie
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

02-19-2012 03:05:30 | More by nathanjohnson
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

02-07-2012 01:12:31 | More by TimoP
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WMEugene

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-06-2012 23:12:27 | More by WMEugene
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funkel81

California

1/5  rDev -77.3%

02-06-2012 17:54:22 | More by funkel81
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-06-2012 01:05:54 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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nickhiller

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

02-05-2012 22:09:21 | More by nickhiller
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meechelle

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-05-2012 18:02:02 | More by meechelle
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

01-31-2012 16:20:50 | More by phingdong
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-29-2012 15:32:29 | More by THECPJ
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RSchaeffer

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-28-2012 14:33:35 | More by RSchaeffer
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largadeer

California

3.53/5  rDev -20%

Rating is a composite of the two batches.

Batch 1:

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.

4
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5

Batch 2:

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.

4
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

01-23-2012 20:48:45 | More by largadeer
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-19-2012 14:46:17 | More by jsilva
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-17-2012 02:04:57 | More by CliffBrake
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WeisGuy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-14-2012 16:18:57 | More by WeisGuy
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cyrusthepup

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-03-2012 10:31:23 | More by cyrusthepup
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

12-29-2011 03:51:55 | More by BeerThursdays
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-13-2011 23:36:06 | More by spycow
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-04-2011 17:23:03 | More by xnicknj
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2%

11-25-2011 20:01:34 | More by JAHMUR
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Jefe73

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-25-2011 01:26:10 | More by Jefe73
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

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
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

11-19-2011 14:33:54 | More by Kaydogg
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-18-2011 18:57:57 | More by Rochefort10nh
Flora from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.