Flora Blueberry/Black Currant/Raspberry
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Flora Blueberry/Black Currant/RaspberryFlora Blueberry/Black Currant/Raspberry
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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #37
ABV:
Not listed
Score:
97
Ranked #551
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 7.94%
Ratings:
221
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 05, 2021
Added:
Dec 05, 2015
Wants:
  44
Gots:
  36
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: Florence (1915-1967) was our grandfather’s sister, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this Belgian inspired Wheat ale is crafted from American malted barley, Organic Vermont wheat, European and American hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Soft, cloudy, and fresh, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Florence. Florence becomes....Flora(Barrel aged Wheat Saison) is our Wheat Saison (Florence), brewed with Butterworks Farm Organic Vermont Winter Wheat, aged for 8 to 14 months in French Oak wine barrels and complimented by the terroir of our resident microflora... Becomes... Flora aged on blueberries, black currants and raspberries: A few barrels of Flora were selected, and that beer was aged further on a blend of fresh, hand-picked berries from Greensboro and East Hardwick.
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4.25 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
 
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2020
 
4.66 by moltch from Massachusetts on Jan 22, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by M-Fox24 from New Jersey

A: Glowing, vibrant colors, with a grape highlighted mainstay to the reddish hue and ruby glow. A minimal head with durable retention, and siphoned lace

S: Aroma is quite animated with the jammed funk essentials, and a gracing vinous class. The fruited counterparts meld and interchange their dominance with hints of skunked barnyard berries, citrus fruited skins, damp to evolving lush plums, ripened seeds, and fusty oaked cracked peppercorns

T: Synchronization plays onto the palate, as the light, soft delicacy continues. The aeration cultivates winter wheat berries, knot wooded barley, wild quailed gin, spiced fielded greens, moist lemon, and dry leaf up-comings. More softening with sweet, cassis yogurt that deviously extracts mint and vanilla

M: Effervescent, bright, and lively carbonated to the tempered body, which settles in the intervals

O: A vintage coordination that evolved without a vinegary, sweet assault: funk, jam, and fruited treacly were in check

Dec 03, 2019
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2.84/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75
by grover37 from District of Columbia

Churchkey

Strong currants dominate nose and flavor and are unpleasant. Worse, this has huge amounts of THP that dominate the feel and linger. Gross.

Sep 19, 2019
 
4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland on Aug 17, 2019
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4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a light pinkish/reddish color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like a light and clean citrusy funk, with more blueberry than the others, grape, wine, and oak.

This is definitely one of the higher levels fruited Floras. The berries and fruit meld well together, and primarily just appears as blueberry. There's some great citrusy funk, some tart wine flavors, and the perfect amount of acidity.

This is light bodied, pretty soft, and very drinkable.

This 2016 bottle has aged very well. I hope they make this one again.

Jul 22, 2019
 
4 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Jul 20, 2019
 
4.5 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Jun 13, 2019
 
4.24 by RollTide7 from New Jersey on May 07, 2019
 
4.52 by eppie82 from Illinois on May 05, 2019
 
4.02 by Argento from Rhode Island on May 04, 2019
 
4.5 by joemochas from Florida on Mar 15, 2019
 
4.4 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Jan 18, 2019
 
4.38 by schinebd from Massachusetts on Sep 28, 2018
 
4.42 by vfgccp from New York on Sep 15, 2018
 
4.56 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Aug 26, 2018
 
4.77 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on Jul 22, 2018
 
4.44 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Jun 03, 2018
 
4.43 by 22Blue from Kansas on May 04, 2018
 
4.53 by AndrewCataldo23 from Massachusetts on Mar 01, 2018
 
4.5 by stevec32 from New York on Jan 16, 2018
 
4.48 by WormGod from New York on Dec 07, 2017
 
4.6 by Duffman79 from Connecticut on Dec 04, 2017
 
4.33 by atrocity from Virginia on Oct 24, 2017
 
4.14 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Oct 23, 2017
 
4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Oct 21, 2017
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4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BoldRulerVT from Vermont

2016 vintage served on tap at the brewery.
Pours a beautiful glowing ruby garnet, with low levels of bubbly head.
Aromas are tons of berries and sour yeast.
Flavors are delicious, a beautiful balance of berries, lower levels of sourness.
Mouthfeel so good as usual.
Overall, a beautiful edition of Flora.

Oct 20, 2017
 
4.25 by knicks19947 from New York on Oct 03, 2017
 
4.76 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Oct 03, 2017
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4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by BEER88 from Washington

Bottled NOV.2016! Looks like a purple/pink dream! Smells of funk and the fruits listed in wafts. The taste is a tad less fruit and more funk, light tannins come in from the oak. Feel is medium and kinda slick/light bubbles. Overall i love it and want more inside me! Cheers.

Oct 01, 2017
 
4.25 by Jerk_Store from Canada (QC) on Sep 09, 2017
 
4.31 by gonzowestwood from Connecticut on Aug 22, 2017
 
4.5 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Aug 21, 2017
 
4.5 by cp45 from New Jersey on Aug 20, 2017
 
4.5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Aug 19, 2017
 
4.27 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Aug 17, 2017
 
4.53 by ScientificSquill from Massachusetts on Aug 07, 2017
 
4.48 by JeanJacketLover from Massachusetts on Jul 25, 2017
 
4.75 by Minusonehxc from Maine on Jul 24, 2017
Flora Blueberry/Black Currant/Raspberry from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 221 ratings