Southern Saison
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
4.11 | pDev: 6.81%
Aug 13, 2019
Apr 25, 2015
Brewed with black tea, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
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Rated: 4.05 by Spenceto9 from North Carolina

Aug 13, 2019
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Jun 22, 2019
Rated: 3.76 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jan 15, 2019
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours cloudy yellow orange. It has a white head and head retention is low.

Smell: It has a high spicy aroma to start out. There is also a moderate orange flavor to it. It has a low herbal quality in the background. The grainy charter is in the background.

Taste: The flavors have orange with various spices that are balanced. It has a pepper like quality in the background.

Feel: It has a moderate body with a somewhat dry finish.

Overall, this is good saison highlight by orange and spicy flavors.
Dec 22, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by kjkinsey from Texas

Nov 18, 2018
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hazy pale orange with ample foam and minimal spotty lacing.
Earthy minerally aroma, citrusy lemon zest. Dry tea leaves surface later.

Taste is unique, it has a lemon and tea impression, slightly sweet though thankfully it finishes dry and crisp. Earthy saison yeast subtly weaves around a mild lemony tartness. Light to medium bodied, crisp and dry.

Overall it’s a pleasant beer that successfully delivers on it’s concept.
Arnold Palmer-esque.
Nov 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Benish from Utah

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Popped this bottle open and foam slowly gushed out, but not like champagne. The appearance is a bright yellowish peach with no translucence. Very hazy with a white half inch foam.

Smell: very floral and fragrant with a lemony scent. As it warmed up, there were notes of black paper and pitted fruits.

Taste: flavors are mild and herbal. It starts out lemony with subtle pitted fruits and yeast. There was just a touch of black pepper and an essence of tea. I would have no idea black tea was in this if it wasn’t for the label. I find this slightly sweet, tart, and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: very light bodied and refreshing. Lots of carbonation initially but after my second pour an hour later (it was corked and in fridge) carbonation fell off quickly.

Overall: this was my post-run beer and it was perfectly suited. Or drink this outside when you are enjoying the weather. The low ABV really suits this beer well.
Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by jak from North Carolina

Aug 06, 2018
Rated by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
2018 Bottle Thanks Sammy
Aug 05, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
neat beer, a cleanish saison brewed with black tea and lemons. for me it was a little overly subtle on the extra ingredients, the wheat took up a lot of the palate, and it didnt quite have the dryness or effervescent pop i like in the style, not flat or anything, but not as jovial and active as i think the flavors would like. cloudy with some sediment from the bottle, head fades fast and vinous, tangy, citrusy, summery aromas fill the glass, its hearty in the grain for being so low alcohol, but still dry at the same time. a little bready in taste there, a flash of pils type malt too, crackery and raw though, and then more of the lemon than the tea. i actually am left wanting more tea, the bitterness and the crispness it might add would clean this up a little i think. the yeast isnt as interesting as it is in their best beers, but it does have just a little twangy funk to it, before the beer dries up. orange notes more than lemon as it warms, familiar too, less distinctive than a lot of theirs are, but in the end delicious, drinkable, and right for this time of year. i really love what fonta flora is doing, and i want more of it!
Jul 22, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Jun 25, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jun 18, 2018
Rated: 4 by Sticksroom107 from North Carolina

Feb 03, 2017
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Rated by Marius from Netherlands

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled at CBC 2016 - day 2. Hazy golden with a white head. Floral hops, yeast, lemonade, farmhouse funk, some green tea.
Aug 22, 2016
Rated: 4 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina

Jun 13, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by dcmchew from Romania

Jun 09, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

May 23, 2016
Rated: 4 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by DontTellMom from North Carolina

Mar 31, 2016
Southern Saison from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 32 ratings