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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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96
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26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 228
Avg: 4.52
pDev: 25.88%
Wants: 259
Gots: 37 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States | website

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.

Farmstead wheat ale aged in oak barrels with satsuma mandarins. Flora is the wine barrel aged version of Florence (1915-1967), our grandfather’s sister as well as the name of our wheat farmhouse ale. In her honor, amidst the fleeting days of summer, we chose to fill French oak wine barrels with Florence and store it away. After many months, a Biere de Table emerged.
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4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.