Florence Wheat Saison | Hill Farmstead Brewery

Florence Wheat SaisonFlorence Wheat Saison
BA SCORE
4.21/5
987 Ratings
Florence Wheat SaisonFlorence Wheat Saison
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Florence (1915-1967) was our grandfather’s sister, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this Belgian inspired Wheat ale is crafted from American malted barley, Organic Vermont wheat, European and American hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Soft, cloudy, and fresh, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Florence.

Pale Malt; Vermont Organic Wheat; American and European Hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

Added by skivtjerry on 08-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,079
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
987
pDev:
7.6%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
188
Trade:
25
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Ratings: 987 |  Reviews: 146
Photo of ManapuaMan
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Barley, wheat, hops, yeast and water. In the hands of Hill Farmstead they make this complex field beer that runs the gamut from light, crisp, tart, effervescent and funky. A saison that has its place any time of the year.

Golden, straw-colored pour with a head that starts thick but quickly thins out. Lively bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass up.

Aroma is like standing in a field of mature wheat with scents of green apple and lemon coming though on a light breeze. A citrus zephyr.

This beer is such a treat it’ll have you saying shit like “citrus zephyr.”

Taste is green apple skins, grape must, lemon peel, ripe pear and a little funk. I like tart beers so this falls on the lighter end of the spectrum, although that will vary by palate.

Light, crisp and refreshing - for all the complexity and praise the beer receives, at its essence, its a delightful way to wet your whistle.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pale hazy yellow color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of Brett notes with some floral notes is enticing. Taste is a nice mix of Brett notes with some floral notes with light tart notes. Body is light with god carbonation. Good but I feel that the Brett notes have overtaken the other flavours – this one would have been better fresh.

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Photo of dsshuck
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: darkish yellow color, minimal white head.

Smell: Tart, citrus, lemon, Clove, banana.

Taste: tangy and tart, lemon zest, some grapefruit, citrus, some banana and esters.

Feel: crisp, refreshing, excellent carbonation, sour and tangy.

Overall: glad I tried this one, really nice saison, very refreshing. Worth buying if you visit the brewery.
10/5/17
750ml bottle from brewery on 9/20/17
4.25 rating
3/2/17 bottle date

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Photo of zonker17
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour to snifter, clear light yellow, small white ring, no lacing. Nose of bright citrus. Taste very tart, clean lacto, citrus, light malt. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Griffin2
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a 7 oz pour at Snallygaster.
L - Pours a lemon yellow with a white head.
T - Smells of light lemony citrus.
T- Very smooth farmhouse ale.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Very nice drinking saison.

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Photo of ccrida
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cylinsier
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

75 cl

Pours slightly hazy lemon gold. Sugar white head retains as a film.

Smells of light grassy malts, lemon citrus, coriander, sourdough bread, and banana.

Tastes of lightly tart lemon, cracker, sourdough, lemongrass, banana and coriander.

Light to medium body, light tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Nice tasty tart ale, more sour than a saison usually is. Very bright and refreshing, definitely worth trying.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Eric

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben1313
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled March 2nd 2017, 5.2%abv. Pours a hazy straw colour, head of foam is a fine layer after a few minutes. Good lacing. Smells tart with notes of cloves, white pepper, wheat, Coriander . The tart taste somewhat overwhelms the Saison flavours but what I smelled is there. Would have been more to my liking if the base Saison shined through more. Medium body with generous carbonation. A very enjoyable Saison. I wonder if it was this tart fresh or it grew over the 6 months.

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

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phineasco
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snowmageddon
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KapitolPhoto
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy Yellow color with very light white bubbly head

Smell is sour citrus

Taste is light farmhouse wheat flavor with a primarily sour profile but not overpoweringly tart

Feel is very crisp and a little dry with some light carbonation

Overall a great summer time beer very light and mild with good flavor

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clake
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dee4maine
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours without any head and smells of mild barnyard funk. Taste is strongly tart and layers of green apple, citrus/limes comes through with a dry finish.

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Photo of xdtfx
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CayseyW
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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