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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 265
Gots: 37 | 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:
Beer added by: Rochefort10nh on 08-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Barrel-aged farmshouse ale further aged on Satsuma mandarins.
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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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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!

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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.