Flora - Cherry, Raspberry And Northern Kiwi | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Flora - Cherry, Raspberry And Northern KiwiFlora - Cherry, Raspberry And Northern Kiwi
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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. We selected several barrels of Flora and aged it on hand-picked, Vermont-grown Montmorency cherries, raspberries, and northern kiwi.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
6
Ratings:
47
pDev:
5.37%
 
 
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by stevec32:
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4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ace1117
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle. Hazy deep pink. Smells of bright raspberry and deeper cherry, white wine, and a pervasive green aroma, maybe that's the kiwi. Tastes of raspberry and that green flavor is definitely kiwi now. Sharp and tart kiwi flavor. Some wine and yeast flavors, but mostly fruit. Light body. Most of Flora is lost behind the fruit.

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Photo of bouncepass
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kyser15
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a nice vivid red color, with a small foamy head, and not much lacing.

There's a lot of fruit on the nose, and kiwi mainly dominates here, with some sweet cherry as well, as well as a mild lemony tartness, and just a hint of citrusy funk.

Just like the nose, I don't get much raspberry here- just cherry and kiwi. The kiwi provides a cool earthy sweetness and funkiness, and the cherry provides mostly sweetness. It's lightly acidic, and very funk, with that sort of soft sunny citrusy funk I'm used to in HF beers.

This is light bodied, and very clean, with a juiciness and a tartness to come at you in a flash and then fade away cleanly.

Although I wish the raspberry was a bit more present here, this is still a very top tier Flora variant. The kiwi is done so well.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a stemmed tulip.

Pours a deep ruby red color with a few bubbles of pinkish-white head. No lacing or retention on this one.

The aroma brings notes of lemon and grass, followed by a wave of raspberries, sweet cherries, wheat bread, and subtle funk. There's a slight hint of oak and grape must throughout.

The flavor starts with tart raspberries and cherries followed by some lemon zest. Then comes a wave of kiwis, finished off by wheat bread, yeast, and the faintest idea of earthy oak. Nicely balanced and complex.

The feel is light bodied with moderate carbonation. Faintly crisp with a lingering tartness.

Overall, a great farmhouse/wild ale. It comes exactly as advertised and is flavored exactly how you'd expect coming from HF. The only downside is the softer carbonation and crispness. Otherwise a fantastic beer.

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Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a ruby red with a medium pink head that recedes quickly. It has medium high carbonation. The beer smells of cherry, raspberry, kiwi, wine, and red grapes. It’s tart, with cherry, raspberry, kiwi, red wine, red grapes, and light funk. The feel is medium light. One of the better Fruited floras, really nice.

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Photo of pisano
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coz
3.81/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tobelerone
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phurley2
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Flora - Cherry, Raspberry And Northern Kiwi from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 47 ratings