Flora Raspberry
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Ranked #52
Ranked #989
4.43 | pDev: 4.29%
Sep 16, 2023
Dec 08, 2018
Flora is the wine barrel-aged version of Florence, our grandfather's sister as well as the name of our Farmstead wheat ale. We selected two barrels of Flora and aged it atop fresh raspberries from Fisher Brothers Farm in Shelburne, Vt.
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Rated: 4.24 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Sep 16, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Mar 13, 2023
Rated: 4.57 by chippo33 from Vermont

Dec 29, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 12, 2022
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Reviewed by JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
These Floras really have that “Wow!” Factor sometimes. This raspberry variant is absolutely one of those times. Pours with a great head, smells great. Just a great, great beer.
Nov 25, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 28, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by fthegiants from California

Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottled on Sept 27, 2019, on label. Poured from 375ml brown bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: Vibrant raspberry pink hue with quickly dissipating off-white head with no lacing and some floaties.

S: Aroma is sweaty with a touch of lemon and raspberry.

T: Flavor is interesting combination of fruity berry sweetness in the early palate with pale maltiness and wheat mid-palate followed by lemon tartness in the finish. Light phenol And tannin in the finish and aftertaste, balanced by the sweetness without clashing. Acidity is low.

M: Crisp and lively with moderate-high carbonation and light body made lighter with the acidity and tartness in the finish.

O: A very enjoyable fruited spontaneously fermented beer with a superb balance of sweetness and tartness. I wouldn’t be surprised if the blackberry Flora isn’t even better with more tannins/polyphenols.
Oct 11, 2020
Rated: 4.93 by vfgccp from New York

Sep 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
375 mL bottle. Bright red with a small white head. Smells of raspberry, a little white wine. Tastes of pleasantly tart raspberry. Never too strong. White wine. Wine even lends some sweetness. A little wheat. Light body. Simple and very nice. Been a while since I've had one of these fruited Floras, but I think this is one of the better integrations of the fruits from the series.
Jul 06, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a golden and vibrant reddish color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

Like most wild ales with raspberry in them, this doesn't exactly exhibit a ton of complexity. The raspberry is unsurprisingly expressed well on the nose, with a touch of funk. It's mostly raspberry, though.

Even at about a year old, there's still loads of fresh, sticky, and lightly acidic raspberry here. The Flora base is such a tremendous beer, it's always a shame to cover that up. There's some lemon acidity and a touch of funky bitterness, but it's 90% berry goodness.

This is light bodied, super refreshing, with an only slightly lingering bit of acidity on the back end here.

I still haven't come across a Flora fruited variant that's better than the base Flora, but they're usually at least fun to try.
Jul 02, 2020
Rated: 4.6 by Texasfan549 from Texas

May 16, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by kjkinsey from Texas

May 16, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by Stevedore from Oregon

May 10, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by edthehead from Maryland

Apr 25, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by cp45 from New Jersey

Apr 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This American wild exhibits such a pristine expression of raspberry that it damn near or even exceeds lambic-style constructs.

The appearance is glowing and shimmeringly clear vibrant red, but only with a short, moderate collar that is bright white.

Feel is crisp and moderate of body with a surprising balance to the tartness.
Mar 16, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Feb 27, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by Beerbom from California

Feb 17, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by MTKATL from Georgia

Feb 13, 2020
Flora Raspberry from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 40 ratings