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Flora Blueberry/Black Currant/Raspberry/Cherry | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.31/5
Outstanding
40 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We're pleased to release a new entry in our series of Flora variants with locally provided fruits: Flora aged on blueberries, black currants, raspberries and cherries. 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. Only a few barrels were selected, and that beer was aged further on a blend of fresh, hand-picked berries from Greensboro, East Hardwick, and Elmore.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
40
pDev:
8.58%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by stevec32:
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4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ace1117
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.69/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375 mL bottle. Bright red body with a pink head. Smells of mostly fruit. Currant, blueberry. I get blackberry, but I know that's not one of them. A little wine. Tastes of blueberries up front, then currant, then raspberry. Wine and oak. Dries out and drops off at the end leaving a hint of cherry, but not a lot. Light body. It's mostly fruit and Flora is kinda missing.

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Photo of Moses_Malone
2.5/5  rDev -42%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Samact
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of edthehead
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a light reddish-pinkish, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This is a fruit explosion here- there's a lot going here. The fruits I get most strongly are cherry and raspberry, with just the slightest currant hint, and not much blueberry. The fruit is the only thing I really get in the aroma.

The fruit flavor is really, really well expressed here, but I do kind of get the feeling that there's too much fruit, and the flavors that make Flora...well, Flora are kind of lost. I wouldn't really know it's a wine-barrel aged saison, just a really good fruited wild ale. Though this is undeniably delicious, I expect a bit more subtlety and balance from Hill Farmstead.

This is light bodied, crisp and clean, with a very high level of drinkability.

I liked this one a lot, but I don't think it's in the upper echelon for Hill Farmstead beers.

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Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a pink with no head. It has medium carbonation. It smells of jammy raspberry, cherry, lacto, with subtle whine. The beer tastes lightly tart, with jammy raspberry, cherry, lacto, and subtle whine. The mouthfeel is light and thin with a dry finish. Not a big fan of this beer, thin and not a lot of flavor. Wondering if something went wrong, the carbonation is very low.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pisano
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smi69
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jhfinn
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Flora Blueberry/Black Currant/Raspberry/Cherry from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 40 ratings