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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 256
Gots: 38 | FT: 6
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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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros and Ricky.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy straw hue, light cloudy lacing.

S - Aromas of flora, nice light wheat, sour funk notes.Nice barnyard.

T - Taste is nice and funky, good orange notes, sour and tart, light wheat, gentle puckering notes, orange is faint but there, super close to regular flora. Tart, citrus, sour saison.

M - Mouthfeel is very nice for the style, nice carbonation, crisp and tart.

O - Overall I was actually somewhat disappointed by this beer, in a sense that I dint get nearly as much orange as I would like. Even with those gripes though it is a delicious saison. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 00:16:01 | More by rudzud
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4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Shared this at a recent tasting.

Yellow-gold color, slightly hazy, with a small, fizzy, white head that sank to a thin layer; very little lacing. Light citrus zest in the nose, delicate brett notes, fresh-cut grass, even some white grapes. Crisp taste of grass, light bretty funk, very mild tartness, quite floral, with a crescendo of clementine zest and creamsicle coming in about mid-palate, giving a slightly sweet finish. Nice! Some people didn't get any orange out of this, but I thought it was pretty obvious in the taste from mid-palate onward. Light-medium body, crisp and delicate mouthfeel, extremely drinkable. Another one I almost regret sharing, because I really wanted more time to let the full complexity sink in (aka I wanted the whole bottle for myself!). Oh well, what's done is done, and I'm glad more people could get to try it!

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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.