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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 262
Gots: 37 | 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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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

11-07-2013 19:23:20 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

04-15-2014 20:51:02 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

10-16-2013 01:05:55 | More by spycow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

11-10-2013 22:07:31 | More by Knapp85
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

12-04-2013 03:34:20 | More by JAHMUR
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another one thanks to Ricky for sharing his bottle so I could cellar mine. 3-way split with rudzud.

Very light fizzy head, hazy golden pale yellow.

Nose is awesome, great stone fruit like, peach apricot, little citrus mild mandarin orange like, light Brett funk, juicy fruit, little tangy, hint pineapple like.

Taste its quite sour, little lemony, sour malt like, nice mild funk, little Brett like and bready, mild mild orange flavor, very floral fragrant and little acidic kick. Juicy with little citrusy kick as it goes. Finish is a bit sticky and syrupy, lingering lemon and mild orange citrus like with light Brett funk, little acidic too.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent carb and mild acidic bite.

Overall quite nice but not quite different from original flora.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 19:39:23 | More by jlindros
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the brewery.
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 11:26:47 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

10-10-2013 04:01:27 | More by oline73
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I can't think of a better beer to celebrate my 45th birthday with. Flora has long beer my favorite Hill Farmstead saison and the addition of Satsuma Mandarins provide an additional complementing component to an already outstanding ale.

The beer is pale yellow with a slight haze. A vigorous initial pour produces a wispy white collar of foam and with each subsequent sip, a light Brussel's lace is deposited on the sides of my chalice.

Notes of lemon and tangerine are quite noticeable on the nose with bright floral backing.

The taste is citrus (tangerine, orange, lemon) with soft lightly spicy wheat. Minerally wine notes also float on the palate reminiscent of a Mosel Riesling.

Carbonation is light and soft - perfect with a refreshing moreish ale.

Overall this is superbly crafted and eminently drinkable libation.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 23:44:01 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

10-10-2013 02:41:59 | More by mendvicdog
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

10-04-2013 02:25:38 | More by yourefragile
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

10-12-2013 22:31:21 | More by zestar
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duceswild

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

06-12-2014 18:00:07 | More by duceswild
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.7/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer is clear and pale yellow with a soft white head. The aroma offers lemons, funk, oranges, tangerines, floral notes, oak, white wine. The flavor is beautifully balanced. What an elegant beer. Simply terrific. Sweet, fresh oranges complimented by delicate tartness and light funk. So smooth and easy to drink. A fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 02:43:31 | More by Huhzubendah
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -11.9%

12-09-2013 16:07:58 | More by drummermattie02
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

01-28-2014 16:17:46 | More by xnicknj
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jrallen34

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.1%

10-16-2013 00:45:14 | More by jrallen34
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.09/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 23:33:47 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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chippo33

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

09-30-2013 20:14:36 | More by chippo33
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

10-03-2013 15:59:43 | More by iL0VEbeer
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illidurit

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

10-23-2013 03:34:07 | More by illidurit
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
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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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 01:40:41 | More by cpetrone84
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-14-2014 16:55:54 | More by tectactoe
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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.