Flora Blackberry
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
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4.56 | pDev: 5.7%
Aug 05, 2019
Jan 22, 2018
Notes: Flora aged atop fresh, hand-picked blackberries from our neighboring town of Glover.
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4.62/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Bottle pour at the brewery during FoFA weekend. The Flora variants never disappoint and this is one of the best I've had.

Aug 05, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Bottle pour at Hill Farmstead.

Aug 02, 2019
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3.82/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by kevanb from Illinois

375ml bottle, October 12, 2018 bottle date, poured into a Black Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

The beer pours a nice garnet color with amber hues, lightly cloudy with an off white head that has good retention and soapy lacing. The aroma is nice, soft blackberry, red grape, lots of funk, musty oak barrel with a soapy quality and mineral water. The flavors are good, a nice expression of blackberry, tart and jammy with a nice soft grape skin flavor that brings out a nice funk profile but there is a soapy flavor going on that clashes with some seedy bitterness and finishes with mineral water and lemon peel. The mouthfeel is good, lively and vibrant with a very bubbly texture that coats well and finishes with a tart and dry bite.

Verdict: A good fruited Flora from Hill Farmstead. The blackberry is nice but just doesn't leap from the glass like one might expect. There is a good depth of character but at times it comes across as soapy and there is an odd bitterness to this beer that tosses the balance out of sorts.

Mar 25, 2019
4.7 by Phineasco from Massachusetts on Feb 10, 2019
4.5 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont on Feb 05, 2019
4.85 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Jan 23, 2019
4.57 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Jan 17, 2019
4.52 by AMCimpi from New York on Dec 24, 2018
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4.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by acurtis from New Jersey

On prem at hill

Dec 12, 2018
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4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by jhavs from New York

375ml bottle poured for onsite consumption at HF in September 2018.

Pours slightly cloudy with a careful pour and use of a second glass for yeast/fruit remains. Purple hued straw with big bubbled head. The head settles into a few floating islands with a bit of a bubbly collar.

Aroma is tart fresh berry, hint of earthy wood. Hint of sweet tart candy.

Flavor has a smooth but persistent tartness. The tartness is from the base beer as well as the fresh blackberries. Subtle berry sweetness and a hint of farmhouse funk.

Soft and smooth, moderate carbonation and a medium body.

Overall the blackberry is a great compliment to this excellent base brew. One of the better fruited variants.

Sep 20, 2018
4.5 by oline73 from Maryland on Mar 11, 2018
4.71 by doremite from Vermont on Feb 25, 2018
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4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by gcamparone from Rhode Island

Served from a 375mL bottle at the Hill Farmstead brewery taproom on 2/7/18. Bottle split into two bulb glasses, shared with Brian.

The color of this beer instantly stands out, it's somewhere between maroon and dark pink. Lightly hazy with a small light-pink head that reduces to a ring.

Aromas are immediately noticable and potent - raspberries and tart fruit with some oak and farmhouse funk, white wine. A punch in the face of raspberries!

On the tongue it's pretty dry with tart but not overly acidic raspberry notes. Citrus and champagne-like wine, light oak and lemongrass on the finish. Light, crisp body with medium carbonation.

Overall a real treat, one of my favorite Flora variants.

Feb 08, 2018
4.62 by johnlatona from New Jersey on Feb 04, 2018
4.87 by edthehead from New York on Feb 03, 2018
4.69 by xtonytx from Connecticut on Jan 28, 2018
4.94 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Jan 26, 2018
Flora Blackberry from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 17 ratings