Flora Raspberry
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #51
ABV:
5%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,081
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 4.51%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
30
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 12, 2022
Added:
Dec 08, 2018
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  1
SCORE
96
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Notes: 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: 4.17 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 New York

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
Wow.

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
 
Rated: 4.75 by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

Feb 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by SkiBum22 from New York

Feb 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Jan 30, 2020
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Reviewed by jheimbigner from Washington

4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Ruby color, jammy raspberry with a lemon tartness. Taste follows with a nice raspberry pie and a lemon tartness and acidity. Feel is clean, light, and refreshing. Overall nice raspberry wild that is not overly acidic - which is a tough feat - but not the most complex HF beer.
Jan 06, 2020
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Rated by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle shared by Brennan. Beautiful beer. Lauren - you’re missing out.
Aug 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jul 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.56 by Samact from Vermont

May 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina

May 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by M_chav from New Mexico

Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.77 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Mar 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.52 by judkinst from Vermont

Feb 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.58 by Ace1117 from Massachusetts

Feb 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jan 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.62 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Jan 17, 2019
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Reviewed by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Jammy on the palate with a sharp tartness and a lingering bitterness on the end. Sucrets on the nose.

This beer will likely get better over time as some of the fruit flavors mellow, allowing the funk from the base beer to shine through.
Jan 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by happyreefer from Connecticut

Dec 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.59 by stevec32 from New York

Dec 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.44 by doremite from Vermont

Dec 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Dec 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 15, 2018
Flora Raspberry from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 37 ratings