Land Trust
Fonta Flora Brewery

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From:
Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 7.27%
Ratings:
36
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 18, 2019
Added:
Dec 29, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  3
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: Appalachian Apple Saison brewed with local @wncmalt grain, house smoked local barley with local apple wood from #foxgapfarms and fermented with our mixed saison culture. Fermented a second time with the addition of hand pressed, certified organic apple juice from Fox Gap Farm and aged on locally foraged spice bush twigs. Fermented a third time in the bottle for a beautifully conditioned saison.
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4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Oops we have a gusher (2 year old bottle) that settles down eventually and pours a cloudy honey color with a one finger head that leaves a lot of splashy lacing (would rate higher but for the overflow)

Smell: Lightly smoked wood, green apple and phenolic yeast tones

Taste: Tart green apple combined with the smoked applewood flavors; tart, lemon citrus tones, through the middle, with a spicy, moderately sour finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: An interesting twist, with the lightly smoked flavors complementing the green apple; very rustic

May 18, 2019
 
4.24 by baklo from North Carolina on Feb 19, 2018
 
4.14 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Feb 10, 2018
 
4 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Feb 03, 2017
 
4.44 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jan 30, 2017
 
3.9 by ha-sheem from North Carolina on Jan 17, 2017
 
3.63 by Gregf51 from Ohio on Dec 31, 2016
 
3.85 by 22Blue from Kansas on Nov 11, 2016
 
3.75 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Oct 25, 2016
 
3.75 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Oct 24, 2016
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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by rlee1390 from Indiana

Not much apples. Tart. Wheat.

Oct 04, 2016
 
4.25 by djgustafson from North Carolina on Sep 09, 2016
 
4.25 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Aug 31, 2016
 
4 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina on Jun 13, 2016
 
3.75 by oline73 from Maryland on May 28, 2016
 
3 by ADTaber from South Carolina on May 16, 2016
 
4.1 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on May 15, 2016
 
4.15 by jbwimer from Kansas on Apr 25, 2016
 
3.94 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Apr 16, 2016
 
4 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Apr 07, 2016
 
3.8 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Apr 07, 2016
 
3.99 by DontTellMom from North Carolina on Mar 31, 2016
 
4.5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Mar 20, 2016
 
3.93 by aleckpa from North Carolina on Mar 16, 2016
 
3.97 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts on Mar 14, 2016
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4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Thanks Chris!

Yellow body, hazy, with a soapy white head that coats the tulip with sticky lacing. Super funky apples, apple skin, funk, assorted stone fruit, brett, oak. The best sort of funk. Why we the ratings so low? This is great stuff. Unique and tasty.

Feb 28, 2016
 
3.69 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Feb 24, 2016
 
3.68 by IrishColonial from Texas on Feb 22, 2016
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3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by jason3125 from Vermont

The smell took me a few minutes to identify. I am getting gourmet pickles, little off putting but interesting. Flavor is tart pickled apples with pickling juice. I am curious to see if anyone else is getting the same thing. Curious Farmhouse Ale for sure. I will not be revisiting.

Feb 21, 2016
 
4.25 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina on Feb 21, 2016
 
3.75 by JamLand from District of Columbia on Feb 21, 2016
 
4.14 by chippo33 from Vermont on Feb 12, 2016
 
4.16 by GDawgs34 from Georgia on Feb 01, 2016
 
4.23 by CraftEyeDoc from North Carolina on Jan 18, 2016
 
4.25 by Jamato14 from North Carolina on Jan 17, 2016
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4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Tgmckinn from North Carolina

Another delicious beer by Fonta Flora. I was hesitant at first because I'm not huge on cider or that characteristic present in beer, but this is delightful. The apple is subtle and complements the beer adding extra tartness and complexity without taking over the beer. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel.

Jan 17, 2016
Land Trust from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 36 ratings