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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: 272
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:
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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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

zestar, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

acurtis, Nov 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ygtbsm94, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of spycow
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

spycow, Oct 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Knapp85, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

JAHMUR, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

jlindros, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

oline73, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
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!

Rifugium, May 18, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

mendvicdog, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.73/5  rDev +4%
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.

Rochefort10nh, Aug 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

yourefragile, Oct 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

duceswild, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Huhzubendah, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

iL0VEbeer, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
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
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

drummermattie02, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

xnicknj, Jan 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

jrallen34, Oct 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

chippo33, Sep 30, 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 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

illidurit, Oct 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

tectactoe, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of rudzud
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.

rudzud, Sep 28, 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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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.