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
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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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4.04/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pour is a transparent pale yellow with a thin white head. Nose has a faint farmhouse note to it with a balance of wheat malt. Light oak and some white grape/tannic notes, a bit of lemon, some lacto, and a touch of citric acid. Taste is fairly subtle, nothing overpowering. I thought the citric acid would provide a light burn but it does not. Mostly white grape with hints of tannins. The citrus flavors don't add much, the farmhouse notes have mostly vanished, the lemon comes out stronger as does the lacto. Palate is quite soft with a nice level of carbonation and a dry and fairly sour finish.

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4.07/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale yellow with a slight haze. Small white head.

Smell - Lemony. White wine. Citrus. Mild citrus, but its there. A little acidic.

Taste - Lemony tartness. White white follows. Some oak. Minimal grain. Citrus takes over. It's not super strong, but it's enough to dominate the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp. Nice tartness. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The citrus masks some of Flora's complexity. Still a very tasty beer.

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