Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Ranked #223
Ranked #6,504
4.19 | pDev: 6.44%
Jun 25, 2023
May 14, 2017
A foeder-fermented, mixed-culture table beer.
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Rated: 4.99 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Jun 25, 2023
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Rated by fehrminator from North Carolina

3.57/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Interesting but I get a big pickle juice vibe from this one that doesn’t work for me.
Apr 24, 2023
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Another score from the gas station (Speedway) in rural Northern Nevada.

Pours a lightly cloudy/milky kind of light yellow straw color and consistency. 1/3" white head. The aroma has a light lemon yogurt and straw vibe to it. Gets that tang smack in the mouth going alongside a green apple, light hay and alfalfa presence.

The taste is quite the enjoyable summer experience when consumed out on the river. Its like everything Corona markets lifestyle wise, but with a nice tasting table saison instead of carbonation and corn. Has that citric smack and wheat aspect that doesn't overwhelm the table saison aspect with its mixed culture sourness. Of course the abv being so low helps make this even more crushable. Where lesser wild/saison blendy mixed culture beers have a wild ale masquerading vibe and massive acidity, this remains enjoyable and easy to drink throughout.

$5 a bottle isn't my favorite price point for 12oz bottles, but I don't regret the purchase. Bring this down to $3 a bottle and it becomes a summertime staple.
Nov 04, 2021
Rated: 4 by edthehead from Maryland

Sep 26, 2021
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Reviewed by mntlover from Tennessee

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow with a small white head that disappears oh so fast.

Aroma is musty, funky, light citrus notes lemon, white grapes, light earthiness and some pale malts hints of sweetness underneath it all.

Taste is like the nose nice funky lightly tart lemon and white grapes good amount of barnyard let horse blanket notes. Nice easy drinking and refreshingly complex for a low abv brew.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp tasting but carbonation is mellow almost like the crisp is coming form that tartness.

Overall maybe this early morning is just a saison kind of mood, but either way this is an enjoyable treat.
Aug 20, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Murky pale golden body, sudsy white cap. Just a great table beer with sweet tartness from the foeder, wonderful funk, flowers, and amazing citrus too, especially lemon and lime. Accenting pear, green apple, minerals, wild yeast and pale malts all there. Smell is the same but more musty but less fruity and complex with the funk. Feel is brighter and crisper than expected, but playful sourness and light body fit the specifications of the style well. Great for spring and summer for sure
Jul 10, 2021
Rated: 4 by robotic_being from Illinois

Jun 11, 2021
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pale, straw yellow body, mildly cloudy; thin yet persistent white head. Light horse blanket smell; green apple. Excellent flavor; tart and tangy; more green apple and lime-like citrus presence . Light body; tart, acidic, and bracing.

This beer delivers some exciting, low-ABV beer fun. It has punch and pizzaz, and (assuming a wild / farmhouse type of beer is to your liking) is quite easy to knock back.

Poured at 54 F. Bottle label note - 100% bottle conditioned: Alive Inside!
May 30, 2021
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a relatively clear pale golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amount of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint bright yellow + straw yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall fizzy foamy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of tart lacto lemon citrus + earthy hay-like funkiness over the top of light to moderate aromas of wheat + pale malts with a hint of light fruit (white grape + pear) sweetness. Light aromas of slightly spicy saison yeast. Hints of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of wheat + pale malts with a hint of light fruit (white grape + pear) sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of tart lacto lemon citrus + earthy hay-like funkiness. Finally there are light flavors of slightly spicy saison yeast and hints of grassy hops which impart a very light amount of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving a lingering light lacto tartness.

M: Light bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly crisp with a light to moderate amount of acidic prickliness and a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with the lower ABV and well hidden alcohol and quite approachable with the lighter funky tartness. Very enjoyable and very well constructed - I could easily drink this one all day long. Perfect for the warm spring weather. Enjoyably complex.
Apr 15, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Nov 23, 2020
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Drinking this at The Fonta Flora Brewery Morgantown NC.
Appears golden yellow with a nice white foamy head that dropped quickly to a thin cap.
Smells fruity, yeasty, sweet, slightly sour.
Taste follows the nose nicely.
Mouth feel is medium light for the style.
Overall a nice Farmhouse Ale, with a light mouth feel that I would definitely order again.
Nov 07, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by kjkinsey from Texas

Nov 18, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Oct 29, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by emerge077 from Illinois

Oct 28, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Aug 31, 2018
Rated: 4 by atrocity from Virginia

Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Philcassella from North Carolina

Jun 09, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

May 14, 2017
Errday from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 20 ratings