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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 274
Gots: 39 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barrel-aged farmshouse ale further aged on Satsuma mandarins.

(Beer added by: Rochefort10nh on 08-14-2013)
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Saltee

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-09-2013 22:40:48 | More by Saltee
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

07-14-2014 16:55:54 | More by tectactoe
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joel66

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

10-02-2013 20:03:20 | More by joel66
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DaSolomon

New York

5/5  rDev +9.9%

10-05-2013 19:29:37 | More by DaSolomon
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

12-31-2013 14:13:11 | More by doremite
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.9%

12-02-2013 09:33:26 | More by williamjbauer
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

09-26-2013 23:08:34 | More by stereosforgeeks
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BobbysLiquors

California

4/5  rDev -12.1%

11-09-2013 04:18:03 | More by BobbysLiquors
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

11-07-2013 19:23:20 | More by acurtis
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

12-27-2013 19:59:09 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.68/5  rDev +2.9%

My 1000 review. I couldn't find a more worthy brew than a version of one of my highest rated beers. 375ml bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a thin wisp of a white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a clear pale yellow. Lacing is spotty and minimal. Pretty average.

Nose is citrus, lemon and a prominent sweet mandarin. Light yeast, spice, and a soft woodiness linger in the background. Subtle but very solid.

Opens sweet and sour orange. Very fresh and zesty. Citrus, lemon zest and fresh mandarin sweetness in the middle. Fruit is subtle but prominent at the same time. Tart and dry hay with a subtle yeasty backdrop. Dry in the end with hints of oak, spice, and yeast. Tart and puckering aftertaste. Perfection in a glass.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and puckering and dry going down. Bone dry finish with a filmy, lingering aftertaste. Outstanding.

Is this better than Flora? I can't tell without having them side-by-side. Suffice to say though, my mind is blown by how good this is. Drink it fresh people. That subtle mandarin fruit flavor isn't going to last forever. But while its there, this is one of the best beers of the year.

10-09-2013 01:18:28 | More by SpeedwayJim
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leschkie

California

3.5/5  rDev -23.1%

11-07-2013 07:54:00 | More by leschkie
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blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-02-2014 09:26:40 | More by blabaer
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joshwith

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.09/5  rDev -10.1%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale yellow with a slight haze. Small white head.

Smell - Lemony. White wine. Citrus. Mild citrus, but its there. A little acidic.

Taste - Lemony tartness. White white follows. Some oak. Minimal grain. Citrus takes over. It's not super strong, but it's enough to dominate the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp. Nice tartness. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The citrus masks some of Flora's complexity. Still a very tasty beer.

12-17-2013 01:19:33 | More by Alieniloquium
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

11-24-2013 20:18:13 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -12.1%

03-01-2014 09:29:10 | More by Atomicskis5
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev -7.5%

Thanks to Jeff for this bottle. Bottled 07/2013. Poured in to HF stemmed tulip.

A - Translucent bright yellow colour with a very thin layer of cream coloured head.

S - Funk and oak up front with a bready malt profile. Not getting any of the mandarin at all in the nose.

T - Tart with a nice funk presence at first that give way to a bready malt sweetness and some yeast esters. A hint of mandarin orange flavour and a touch of bitterness in the finish that is not nearly as prevalent as I had hoped or expected. Still a solid oak aged saison.

M - Medium body and somewhat creamy. Moderate carbonation.

10-24-2013 23:33:47 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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jegross2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-24-2014 00:43:39 | More by jegross2
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.9%

08-10-2014 02:29:19 | More by uncccegr
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-14-2014 01:23:52 | More by Mike
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campfirebrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-23-2014 12:48:03 | More by campfirebrew
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OnryAndMean

New York

5/5  rDev +9.9%

04-09-2014 19:04:58 | More by OnryAndMean
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -12.1%

10-12-2013 03:13:10 | More by ScaryEd
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-06-2013 23:16:28 | More by montrealbcr89
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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.