Florence Foudre
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #122
Ranked #3,395
4.32 | pDev: 4.4%
Jan 12, 2022
Apr 04, 2021
Florence FoudreFlorence Foudre
Notes: This edition of our wheat Farmstead® ale experienced over six months of extended conditioning in our oak foudres and has been bottle conditioning for nearly six months.
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4.24 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania on Jan 12, 2022
4.19 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jan 06, 2022
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4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Stevedore from Oregon

Clear golden yellow body, slight hint of unfiltered haze. Crisp lemon, fluffy wheat, mild acetic acidity. Touch of wet oak and a bit of white vinous fruit character, mild dryness lingering on the finish. Medium lighter bodied, eminently drinkable.

Jan 02, 2022
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4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

Bottled on 10/14/2020; consumed on 11/13/2021

Pours a brilliant, crystal-clear golden sheen sporting a steady effervescence and topped with two fingers of rocky, soapy, off-white foam; decent head retention yields a few spotty islands of cap along with an inconsistent, frothy collar circling the surface, while minimal lacing holds to the walls of the glass over time.

Aroma brings notes of wet wheat, Sauvignon Blanc, and discarded potato peel for an earthy/vaguely savory impression as distant hints of ripe pastoral undertones graze the foundation of the bouquet; quietly nutty, with oaky vanillins meeting lemon peel and increasingly vinous white grape over time.

Taste opens with lemon and persistent, vinous undertones guiding toward accents of green apple peel and building white grape over the mid-palate; an oaky grit begins to take hold of the back end, bringing hints of faded peach skins and a resolutely lingering, cheesy funk through the finish.

Mouthfeel features a light-medium body along with a wispy spritz of moderate carbonation, drying to a tautness flowing effortlessly over the mid-palate; an enhanced grit derived from the oak is concentrated into the fabric of the palate, deriving a nuanced, lingering brightness from a plush acidity profile as a mild tartness extends over the finish.

Casually complex and almost unceasingly quaffable, it carries the sessionable spirit of old-world saisons with those rounded, striking Hill accents; elegantly understated and plainly complete.

Nov 14, 2021
3.96 by mltobin from Connecticut on Oct 31, 2021
4.5 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Sep 17, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

750ml bottle poured into HF Wine Stem. bottled on date 10/24/2020.

Appearance: golden straw yellow body with bone white head.

Smell: Citrusy / Lemon and lightly floral with hints of oak.

Taste: Lots of white wine tartness. Not tasting much of "base Florence" after the Foudre treatment. Lots of well water / mineral notes. Hint of lemon / lime citrus notes and green apples. Hint of light oak.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied saison. Slippery / acidic body. Bright beer. low yet adequate carbonation. Light dryness is the finish.

Overall: 70th different/unique beer from Hill Farmstead. great saison, I think that I prefer the standard Florence aged in the bottle to add some light tartness to the saison.

Jul 14, 2021
4.48 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jul 10, 2021
4.44 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Jul 10, 2021
4.25 by aasher from Indiana on Jul 07, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a bright golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like lemons, bright citrus, wheaty funk, bready sweetness, and white wine.

This is basically Florence with a tad extra oak and acidity. It's not wildly different than regular Florence, and definitely doesn't command the $24 price tag versus the $10 price tag for regular Florence. The value of the beer in that way doesn't affect the rating here though. If the beer tastes basically like Florence, then obviously it's gonna taste delicious.

This is light bodied, clean, crisp, and vibrant, with a great drinkability. The acidity doesn't longer too strongly.

This is very nice, but in the end, not all that different than Florence. Florence Puncheon is a better in between with Florence and Flora.

Jun 30, 2021
4.5 by bouncepass from California on Jun 23, 2021
4.58 by shimmyk26 from New York on Jun 12, 2021
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4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

L: bright clear, 3 finger white head that fades quickly to no lacing
S: spice and funk almost citrus like

T: light cracker / bread notes, with touch of clove then funk hay with light tartness but more so then say Arthur

F: crisp lower carb

O on a hot 90 degree day and beautiful beer to sip

Jun 06, 2021
4.41 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Jun 05, 2021
3.91 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jun 05, 2021
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jun 04, 2021
4.29 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on May 14, 2021
4.31 by Beerbom from California on May 10, 2021
4.78 by chippo33 from Vermont on Apr 13, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

Pours a clear golden with a foamy head that quickly dissipates and no lacing. The aroma brings notes of Granny Smith, pear, Sauvignon Blanc, and peach with a light spice and some very prominent funk. The malt aroma is very clean and bready. Moving on to the taste there is a big, refreshing tartness that lays the ground for an assortment of apple and pear with some funky, grassy barnyard hoppiness and yeastiness. The mouthfeel is moderate with a crisp, dry finish. Overall, a phenomenal wheaty saison with a good bit of tartness and funk. Not much can beat sipping this while sitting in the shade on a warm spring day.

Apr 08, 2021
Florence Foudre from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 21 ratings