Flora Plum | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-15-2015

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#51
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
285
pDev:
5.19%
 
 
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Ratings: 285 |  Reviews: 44
Reviews by rudzud:
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4.25/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade, shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear light honey golden hue with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of typical funky flora type saison. Light wine notes, fair amount of mineral notes, not much plum.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, good wine notes with pleasant saison yeast. Little bit of barrel, the wine is really pleasant however there is very little plum.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, clean.

O - Overall this was a very solid farmhouse, however, the plum notes were too subtle for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Kurmaraja
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.

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Photo of bobv
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.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Bottle at Warpigs, pre-CBC. Hazy golden with no head. Quince, plums, peaches and farmhouse funk in the nose. Sour, with notes of lemons and peaches.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doremite
4.78/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of brians52
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of KT123
4.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Murky peach color. Aroma has lots of fruits like quince, plum, apricot, pear and some lambic style funk but quite clean overall. Taste follows with the same fruits I got on the aroma. Not overly sour but it has a good amount of fruit acidity. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. A really well done sour fruit beer resembling the lambic style.

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Photo of Zach_Attack
3.97/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

03/2016 - I want to like this more but the nose is just unpleasant to me - it smells like plastic, basically. Thankfully, the palate is chock full of plum, nice oakiness, juicy fruit, with a touch of tartness in back; the finish is creamy, tart, and has a solid acidity.

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

Photo of Ace1117
4.89/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

375 ml bottle poured into a teku at a share.

Pours slightly golden with a pinkish hue. Minimal head that dissipates quick. No lacing down the side. Champagne like bubbles.

Aroma is funk, tartness and sweet plums. Smells absolutely fantastic.

Taste is amazing. Super balanced. Fruity and funky but not overpowering in the funk area. Subtle tartness to balance out the plum. Simply delicious.

Feel is thin and light as expected for this style. Bubbly with lots of carb.

Overall, this is an amazing Flora variant. Maybe my favorite. The addition of plums makes this super delicious.

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4.98/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.66/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy orange body. Very hazy. Not much of a head. Smells almost like apricot. Stone fruity aroma. White wine. Tastes lightly tart. The fruit flavor tastes a little bit more like plum, but heavily bent toward acidic stone fruit. Grainy wheat is very strong in the finish. Oak. Medium light body. Medium carbonation. Good stuff.

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Flora Plum from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.62 out of 5 with 285 ratings