Flora | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
96.5%
Liked This Beer
4.45 w/ 680 ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wine barrel aged Wheat Saison fermented with resident microflora.

Added by SFLpunk on 10-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#212
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
680
Liked:
656
Avg:
4.45/5
pDev:
8.54%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
614
Gots:
115
Trade:
12
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 680 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of tmbgnicu
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Casey3236
4.51/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Flora is clean, crisp, light, and tart, with smooth background tones of wine and oak. Its simple, and in it's simplicity adds meaning to all of its variants.

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Photo of jheimbigner
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BNarc
4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jzeilinger
4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gademost
4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of micropale
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SuperDavidC
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of xtonytx
4.09/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masters
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DangerDawg
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.13/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light pink, strawberry hue
Wonderful nose, somehow vinous but not wine-like, fresh berries and funk and oak
Lightly tart and fruity, fantastically restrained flavors, not particularly sweet nor overly sour

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of KevBot89
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wonothesane42
4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tblack4d
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petermethot
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gcamparone
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 6. Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Hill Farmstead stemmed wine glass.

Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a big frothy white head that leaves spotty lacing and a layer of retention.

Aromas are mesmerizing, citrus and tart green apple, funk and oak, brett, peppery saison yeast. As it warms the aromas get more potent and inviting. Can't wait to try it.

On the tongue is a balanced, delicate tartness, citrus and dry tart fermented fruit, delicious funk, peppery yeast, moderate oak presence on the follow through. Easy drinker, crisp and delicate, medium carbonation and light but flavorful body.

A true showcase of how micro-flora can work to make a beer world class. Amazing.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours golden with nice carbonation. Rim of white head. Nice wine barrel aroma. Great lemon character with some vinous grapey undertones. Touch of wheat on the finish. This is such a delicate beautiful beer. I wish that Shaun brewed straight up regular Flora more often.

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Flora from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 96.5% out of 100 with 680 ratings
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