Flora Plum
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Ranked #8
Ranked #63
4.61 | pDev: 5.21%
Jul 07, 2023
Mar 15, 2015
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. Selected barrels were aged on a variety of hand-picked organic plums from Elmore Roots Nursery in Wolcott, Vt., for several months. The result is a vibrant, refined expression of both harvest and craft.
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Rated by npolachek from New York

4.52/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Solid beer - a bit plum tart aftertaste.
Jul 07, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by notchucknorris from California

May 22, 2023
Rated: 4.9 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Apr 02, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by not2quick from Missouri

Oct 22, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by dleiner from New York

Oct 09, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by Affinity from Missouri

May 01, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by bret27 from California

Mar 07, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by Eziel from Ohio

Jan 31, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by cavedave from New York

4.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Original bottling

It is a clear, reddish plum pour with half a finger of pure white head. It looks less thick than many of the HF saisons I have tried, but "prettier".

Tart plum bursts from the bottle and fills the room. As I pour it gets even stronger. My salivary glands fire before I even put nose to glass. Such a delicious aroma, it calls, entices, with fresh plum, tart sourdough, raspberry jam, grape must notes, honeysuckle, hints of spicy alcohol and fresh flowers, in perfect balance to create a stunning aroma.

All the flavors of the nose are here, no need to repeat them, balanced perfectly, in a wonderful blend. It ends a lightly jammy whih fades into a tart, fruity linger. As it warms hints of an herbal bitterness enter the mix, quite lightly, and it gets even better.

Medium body for style, light carbonation which works well here, clean as a whistle, with a brilliantly flavored linger that is just right to bring on desire for next sip.

Another masterpiece from the master I regret not tasting fresh. It has either remained or become a beauty of a beer that is an artistic work of intoxicating refreshment
Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 4.65 by crobinso from Colorado

Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Oct 01, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by Travitten from Iowa

Sep 13, 2021
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Reviewed by ajcuster89 from Vermont

4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
After Flora Pear, this is my favorite Flora. Excellent barrel character has been imparted into the beer. Pours a beautiful deep gold, big wine nose, effervescent with plums dancing in the background. Fantastic.
Aug 03, 2021
Rated: 4.88 by JAWS from New York

Jun 16, 2021
Rated: 4.8 by Eman17 from Illinois

May 22, 2021
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Reviewed by jheimbigner from Washington

4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a straw gold. Nose of plum, Lemon, hay, and traditional HF nose. Taste follows with a well blended plum, lemon, hay, minimal acid. Feel is light/medium with medium carb. Overall, this is an excellent fruit beer that is well balanced with the base beer.
Apr 30, 2021
Rated: 4.68 by oddlandf from Washington

Apr 19, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Original_Gravity from Washington

Feb 14, 2021
Rated: 5 by Bugsmcl from Ohio

Feb 12, 2021
Flora Plum from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 389 ratings