Flora - Satsuma Mandarin
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
5%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.55 | pDev: 8.57%
Ratings:
229
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 16, 2016
Added:
Aug 15, 2013
Wants:
  252
Gots:
  34
SCORE
100
World-Class
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Notes: Farmstead wheat ale aged in oak barrels with satsuma mandarins. Flora is the wine barrel aged version of Florence (1915-1967), our grandfather’s sister as well as the name of our wheat farmhouse ale. In her honor, amidst the fleeting days of summer, we chose to fill French oak wine barrels with Florence and store it away. After many months, a Biere de Table emerged.
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4.1 by aasher from Indiana on Sep 16, 2016
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4.62/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by HumanParaquat from Indiana

This was awesome fresh. It's still pretty good now but just a shell of its former self since the oranges have almost completely faded away with age. Rating is based on 2013 tasting.

Mar 29, 2016
 
4.49 by Mesa512 from Connecticut on Jan 26, 2016
 
4.75 by ChrisP802 from Vermont on Jan 23, 2016
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4.15/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by rlee1390 from Indiana

Tart, with oak. The oranges are there, but can tell they have faded. Would not make a priority to try. I can only wonder it was like fresh. The base flora was still good, but the added oranges imparted little flavor.

Jan 04, 2016
 
4.94 by wehabeertrader from Connecticut on Dec 31, 2015
 
4.5 by petermethot from New Jersey on Dec 31, 2015
 
4.66 by arusso13 from Connecticut on Nov 07, 2015
 
4.9 by Davelucas88 from Delaware on Oct 23, 2015
 
5 by BGsWo22 from Texas on Oct 22, 2015
 
3.99 by EB1 from California on Oct 02, 2015
 
4.35 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Aug 30, 2015
 
4.75 by threedaggers from Kentucky on Apr 20, 2015
 
4.48 by Kurmaraja from California on Apr 10, 2015
 
4.5 by Darwin232 from New York on Mar 24, 2015
 
4.1 by MenardMa from Connecticut on Mar 06, 2015
 
4.74 by moarmare from Missouri on Jan 26, 2015
 
4.75 by rondufresne from Pennsylvania on Dec 15, 2014
 
4.43 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut on Dec 14, 2014
 
5 by Respirologist from Massachusetts on Dec 14, 2014
 
4.75 by ncaudle from Virginia on Oct 27, 2014
 
4.5 by SpasmWaiter from Vermont on Oct 22, 2014
 
4.8 by obiwan from California on Oct 03, 2014
 
4.64 by Iparedman from Texas on Sep 27, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Seanniek91 from Rhode Island

Served from a 375ml bottle into HF stemmed Tulip.

Pours a very clear gold with quick finger of bubbly white head that leaves no lacing. Smell is straight up funky brett and citrus. Some mild Tangerine and orange is present. Don't know about Mandarins though. Taste is beautiful. Definantly some Citrus, but I still get tangerine and orange. Barrel flavors are vanilla and oak with light grape and green apple notes. Quite sour. Mouthfeel is intensely carbonated and quite sour with a lingering dryness akin to a nice Champagne.

Overall an absolutely beautiful beer that reminds me of a Geueze. Should have drank this last October when I got it, but never the less, it's still pretty awesome.

Sep 24, 2014
 
4.5 by nathanmiller from New York on Aug 21, 2014
 
4.5 by Takeanotherswing from New York on Aug 20, 2014
 
4.5 by goldspire from California on Aug 20, 2014
 
4.25 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on Aug 14, 2014
 
4.5 by greenspointexas from Texas on Aug 10, 2014
 
5 by uncccegr from North Carolina on Aug 10, 2014
 
4.25 by 1424IpA from California on Aug 09, 2014
 
5 by AndrewSmith from Texas on Aug 07, 2014
 
5 by deparker from Vermont on Aug 05, 2014
 
4.5 by nkeckhar from New York on Aug 01, 2014
 
4.75 by tjmodica from Texas on Jul 29, 2014
 
4.75 by Jones153 from Canada (QC) on Jul 28, 2014
 
4.77 by Dicers from Colorado on Jul 27, 2014
 
4.75 by mrebeka from Michigan on Jul 15, 2014
 
4 by Woody1180 from Massachusetts on Jul 15, 2014
Flora - Satsuma Mandarin from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 229 ratings