Flora Peach/Pear | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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 Farmstead wheat ale. A few barrels were selected—a portion of the beer was aged further on Vermont dessert pears, while another portion was aged on ripe northeast peaches. The independent threads were blended, resulting in a complex, delicate and slightly tart Bière de Table—an ale we would proudly have shared with Florence.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-30-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
62
pDev:
6.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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16
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Skrip:
Photo of Skrip
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead taster.

A~ clear gold on the first pour, got way hazier as the bottle went down. hardly any head and no lacing at all.

S~ tons of peach! like peach yogurt, followed by a little pear, white wine barrel funk and a little wheat on the finish.

T~ follows the nose but with more pear and way more acidicness here. more wheat and a little black pepper on the end.

M~ nice carb. but a little harsh from the acidicness.

O~ despite the harshness this is still one of my favorite fruited Flora's but only because i'm a sucker for pears haha! maybe I waited too long to pop this one but if it was smoother it would probably be a top ten for me!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Shogun250
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I am surprised at some of the lackluster reviews to this point. Out of Flora BBR, Flora B/B, Flora Plum I think this is my new favorite. Great blend of pear on the nose then peach on palate. Thought the sourness integrated well with the beer and flavors changes as it warmed. Had this twice and think this beer has so much going on and you get so many different flavors. BBR and B/B have some medicinal stuff going on and plum is pretty sour which I like but might over power everything else.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doremite
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.74/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle. Hazy pale yellow. No head. Smells of strong sour peach. Oak. Maybe some pear. Light acidity. Tastes more of pear, but peach sourness overtakes it. Wheat. A little white wine permeates, but peach is strongest. Low carbonation. Pretty light. I think the sourness overwhelms the Flora.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.37/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samact
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JeanJacketLover
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of xdtfx
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aasher
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dddddddd
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scotv
4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trafficassassin
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian
3.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a 375 ml (12.7 fl. oz.) bottle purchased at Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro Bend, VT
Bottled 2016 06 22
Served in a tulip
Big thanks to my friend Bill for grabbing me this bottle.

The slightly hazed, ultra pale straw yellow liquid was topped by a finger tall cap of fizzy, bright white froth that dissolved within seconds. No head retention or lacing whatsoever. The beer soon looked completely flat.

Really interesting aroma. Super crisp and bright. Lots of dry white wine character. Somewhat musty and funky. Moderately fruity and tart. Underripe peaches were noticeable. Wheaty with subtle lemon notes. Hint of sweetness.

The flavor profile was definitely more tart and acidic than the nose. Almost a touch sharp. Wheaty. Quite dry. Some white wine notes appeared on the back end and in the finish. Lemony notes lingered after the swallow. Overall, fairly simplistic.

The mouthfeel was lighter bodied. Fizzy and quite bubbly. The liquid contained a fine, zippy effervescence that dissipated as the beer sat.

Hill Farmstead makes some of my favorite saisons on the planet, but this peach/pear version on Flora was a bit disappointing. The peach was only noticeable in the aroma and the pear was completely nonexistent. Furthermore, this beer contained hardly any of signature farmhouse notes Sean manages to pack into so many of his other amazing saisons. Without reading the bottle notes, I definitely would have mistake this for a golden sour ale, and a fairly mediocre one at that.

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Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Flora Peach/Pear from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 62 ratings