Flora Blueberry/Black Currant/Raspberry
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Flora Blueberry/Black Currant/RaspberryFlora Blueberry/Black Currant/Raspberry
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Ranked #37
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Ranked #547
4.41 | pDev: 7.94%
May 27, 2023
Dec 05, 2015
Flora Blueberry/Black Currant/RaspberryFlora Blueberry/Black Currant/Raspberry
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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Rated: 4.01 by groleau from Canada (QC)

May 27, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jul 13, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2020
Rated: 4.66 by moltch from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2020
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Reviewed by M-Fox24 from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Rated by grover37 from District of Columbia

2.84/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

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
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Aug 17, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by RollTide7 from New Jersey

May 07, 2019
Rated: 4.52 by eppie82 from Illinois

May 05, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by Argento from Rhode Island

May 04, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by joemochas from Florida

Mar 15, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Jan 18, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by schinebd from Massachusetts

Sep 28, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by vfgccp from New York

Sep 15, 2018
Rated: 4.56 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Aug 26, 2018
Rated: 4.77 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Jul 22, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 4.43 by 22Blue from Kansas

May 04, 2018
Rated: 4.53 by AndrewCataldo23 from Massachusetts

Mar 01, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by stevec32 from New York

Jan 16, 2018
Rated: 4.48 by WormGod from New York

Dec 07, 2017
Rated: 4.6 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Dec 04, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by atrocity from Virginia

Oct 24, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Oct 23, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Oct 21, 2017
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Reviewed by BoldRulerVT from Vermont

4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.25 by knicks19947 from New York

Oct 03, 2017
Rated: 4.76 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Oct 03, 2017
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Reviewed by BEER88 from North Carolina

4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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
Rated: 4.25 by Jerk_Store from Canada (QC)

Sep 09, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by gonzowestwood from Connecticut

Aug 22, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Aug 21, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by cp45 from New Jersey

Aug 20, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Aug 17, 2017
Rated: 4.53 by ScientificSquill from Massachusetts

Aug 07, 2017
Flora Blueberry/Black Currant/Raspberry from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 223 ratings