Flora - Satsuma Mandarin - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by WTKeene:
4.83/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 375ml bottle dated 7/13 into a Prairie Teku glass at work, don't tell my boss. Bottle courtesy of the very generous BriceNice. Thanks, man.
Appearance: Cloudy and golden, no head to speak of, but a thin white crown around the edge.
Smell: Lots of funk, tartness. No orange to speak of here though. I love how this smells, really its exactly what I'm looking for in a sour.
Taste: Light, not overpowering vinegar tartness. A hint of bitterness, lots of wonderful funk. The mandarin isn't immediately noticeable, but comes through beautifully on the finish. I'm only getting a slight vinous character from the wine barrel.
Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation, really prickly, which works very well with this style. It lingers quite a bit too.
Overall: So happy to finally try this beer, it's been on my wants list for a while. It doesn't disappoint. Hill Farmstead really knows what they're doing. Seek out this beer for sure.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2013 01:18:00 | More by WTKeene
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into the HF tulip. Pours a bright gold/yellow, slightly hazy. No head and no other bubbles either. A small amount of lacing on the side, though. The aroma is very nice. Citrus, lemon sticks out. A nice amount of sour funk in there. Nice amount of tart lemon and orange peel right up front. Also, very sour for the aftertaste, like biting into a sour citrus rind. Some nice flavor from the wine barrels make themselves known. A slight amount of carbonation. I'm a week removed from having flora with blueberries. I can see the similarities, but can also realize blueberries make this a better beer. This is also older, so probably not as juicy as it once was. The satsuma adds a nice mellow touch of citrus and then rounds it out on the end with a sour bite. Very nicely balanced, although i would like to taste some more of the oranges. I know, should have traded for it months ago, maybe fresh the orange flavor is more prominent. Maybe I'll go check out some past reviews while I finish the bottle. Still, a very nice beer. Super happy with the trade even if it is a notch below blueberry flora for me.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2014 02:14:45 | More by Mikeypnh
Flora - Satsuma Mandarin from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.