Flora Plum
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #4
ABV:
5%
Score:
100
Ranked #85
Avg:
4.62 | pDev: 5.19%
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
369
From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
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Notes: 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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Tmyhre802 from Vermont

4.93/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aug 16, 2015
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Kurmaraja from California

4.42/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The tone of plum flesh, a juicy orange which I probably hallucinate people hues into. Bright fruit nose, depths of skins with that hazy tannin, grain and tartness. Flavor falls a bit short though, lacking depth it the kind of transformation I expected as it warmed. A great beer but with the cost of attaining ... And I might say the tilquin prunes de namur is superior.

Oct 10, 2015
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bobv from Vermont

4.51/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2nd batch, bottled on 1-12-2016

L: Fairly vigorous pour yields a one inch head that disappears to a tiny ring within a minute or two.

S: Citrus, oak, plum, and as it warms some kind of berry comes out.

T: Plum, tart, so nice. As it warms a bit of grapefruit.

F: Full mouthfeel coats the mouth very nicely.

O: Great job on this one. Probably my favorite in the Flora series. One drawback is the price.

Feb 18, 2016
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ncaudle from Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 07, 2015
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starrdogg from District of Columbia

4.74/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was stellar, the first Flora variant I've had to surpass the original. Up there among the best of the HF saisons.

Jun 23, 2015
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Prospero from Colorado

4.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 27, 2018
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cannabispinoy from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 11, 2015
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ShanePB from Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

May 11, 2015
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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.64/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jun 27, 2019
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absoluthamm from Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sep 23, 2019
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acurtis from New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 12, 2015
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rhong187 from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 17, 2016
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Rutager from Canada (BC)

4.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Holy Crap, the plum flavour and nose!! So real and delicious. Tyler, broing things up in a crowd of Bros. Impressive. Would drink this every day if I could.

Aug 08, 2015
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Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oct 02, 2020
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 23, 2018
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BMart from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 18, 2016
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 08, 2016
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Uconnelmo from Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

May 17, 2019
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tom10101 from Canada (QC)

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 19, 2015
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WolverineFan1243 from Colorado

5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oct 11, 2019
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2018 release.

A: Pours a very light pale, hazy, kind of berliner-like, with a cap of bright white head which quickly fizzles out to a sharp ring. Nicely effervescent. Minimal retention and no lacing.

S: Moderate sour plum and grainy wheat, hefty amount of barnyard funk and a hint of spice.

T: Rich juicy plum and wheat, light earthy funk, finishing with a crisp medium-light tartness on a fairly lengthy finish.

M: Medium-high, somewhat sharp carbonation. Light bodied.

O: Tasty, refreshing, drinkable, and exceptionally well balanced. The sourness is restrained and the fruit is delicious.

Nov 18, 2018
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fortheunheard from New York

5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

May 26, 2015
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mklisz from New Hampshire

4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jun 21, 2015
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22Blue from Kansas

4.18/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 03, 2019
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BDeibs from Colorado

4.28/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 10, 2015
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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 369 ratings