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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
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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Ratings: 211 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

leftoverburrito, Jul 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

badboy7113, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

jbwimer, Jun 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

hollywood_15063, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Phillyz, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

deekyn, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Mikeypnh
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.

Mikeypnh, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Mike, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

mltobin, Jun 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

duceswild, Jun 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

CSO, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

RAKeeler, Jun 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

thegoon55, Jun 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

sarro, Jun 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

dmhurdle, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Cottzilla, May 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

tehmogue, May 21, 2014
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
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Phigg1102, May 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ErrandWolfe, May 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

Jpepe08, May 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

madtowndmb1, Apr 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

BarrytheBear, Apr 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

campfirebrew, Apr 23, 2014
Flora - Satsuma Mandarin from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.