Flora - Satsuma Mandarin | Hill Farmstead Brewery

Flora - Satsuma MandarinFlora - Satsuma Mandarin
BA SCORE
98.3%
Liked This Beer
4.55 w/ 229 ratings
Flora - Satsuma MandarinFlora - Satsuma Mandarin
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Rochefort10nh on 08-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
229
Liked:
225
Avg:
4.55/5
pDev:
8.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
257
Gots:
33
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 229 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of aasher
4.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HumanParaquat
4.62/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.94/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.99/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.64/5  rDev +2%

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4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Flora - Satsuma Mandarin from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 98.3% out of 100 with 229 ratings
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