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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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world-class

211 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 269
Gots: 38 | FT: 5
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Barrel-aged farmshouse ale further aged on Satsuma mandarins.

(Beer added by: Rochefort10nh on 08-14-2013)
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3/5  rDev -34.1%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -23.1%

leschkie, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -23.1%

goveia75, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -23.1%

greg4579, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

HitchSlap, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

xnicknj, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

BobbysLiquors, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

Atomicskis5, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

ScaryEd, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

unclejazz, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

Woody1180, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

rmaste6282, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

drummermattie02, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

kscaldef, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

Shilt, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

Kword55, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

thegerm87, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

RuckusDu, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

tom10101, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of cpetrone84
4.05/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pour is a transparent pale yellow with a thin white head. Nose has a faint farmhouse note to it with a balance of wheat malt. Light oak and some white grape/tannic notes, a bit of lemon, some lacto, and a touch of citric acid. Taste is fairly subtle, nothing overpowering. I thought the citric acid would provide a light burn but it does not. Mostly white grape with hints of tannins. The citrus flavors don't add much, the farmhouse notes have mostly vanished, the lemon comes out stronger as does the lacto. Palate is quite soft with a nice level of carbonation and a dry and fairly sour finish.

cpetrone84, Jan 22, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Alieniloquium, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

joel66, Oct 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

acurtis, Nov 07, 2013
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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.