Flora Mélange
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
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4.55 | pDev: 4.84%
Dec 28, 2019
Sep 29, 2018
Notes: 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 a single barrel of Flora and aged it on fresh, Vermont-grown pawpaw; rowan berries; cherry crabapples; and gooseberries.
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4.54 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Dec 28, 2019
5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Dec 27, 2019
4.43 by edthehead from New York on Aug 07, 2019
4.4 by WoolEnthusiast from Connecticut on May 17, 2019
4.51 by Trio2shine from California on May 06, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by kevanb from Illinois

375ml bottle, bottle date is March 29, 2018, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

The beer poured a bright golden color, honey hues with a cloudy and lightly hazy complexion that sports a thin white head that offers no retention and no lacing. The aroma is wonderful, lots of paw paw fruit and tart gooseberry, citrus peel, soft oak with a soft white wine grape and vinous acid quality that brings out a soft pale grain and mineral water. The flavors are excellent, soft grains and a light spicy yeast that brings out a really delicate funk profile that really highlights the tart and tangy gooseberries and brings out the juicy paw paw and citrus qualities with a bit of bitter crabapple that finishes with musty oak that's vinous and earthy and offers a bit of bright grape. The mouthfeel is good, lively medium body, coating and vibrant with a tart and dry finish.

Verdict: An excellent fruited Flora variant from hill Farmstead. The paw paw is juicy and rich with a great counterbalance of tart crabapple and gooseberry. The funk and barrel character is well developed and offers more layers of complexity but keeps a great sense of balance.

Mar 10, 2019
4.53 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Jan 19, 2019
4.02 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jan 01, 2019
4.64 by doremite from Vermont on Oct 13, 2018
4.67 by wellsnb from Ohio on Oct 13, 2018
4.66 by Argento from Rhode Island on Oct 12, 2018
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4.73/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by npolachek from New York

Color - gold and straw
Mouth - smooth, a bit of tartness
Taste - wheat, pawpaw, berries, apples
Overall - extremely well balanced, an award winner IMHO.

Oct 10, 2018
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4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by SomethingClever from Ohio

375 ml bottle poured into wine glass

A: gold blonde body with great clarity Soapy big bubbles white head.

S: lots of wine blackberries vinegar apple skins a little oak a touch of honey as well.

T: lots of wine again sharp berry flavors and apples softer tones of wheat and light honey.

M: medium bodied decent carbonation.

O: really well put together beer.

Oct 07, 2018
Flora Mélange from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 13 ratings