Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Ranked #12
Ranked #11,486
4.03 | pDev: 4.96%
May 06, 2022
May 13, 2018
Very Good
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Rated: 4.14 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

May 06, 2022
Rated: 3.6 by khurtwilliams from New Jersey

Apr 28, 2022
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Enjoyed a pint as beer #1 at Whippoorwill Farm 4-16-22 for $6.50.

This is a solid clean Maibock that offers a clean taste profile that does not offer up a whole lot phenolicly but has a very clean finish. Is a nice lager if you are looking for something like this. I did as i do not see much in lagers outside of pilsners any more so i usually will jump on one when i see it. Enjoy if you are able to try!
Apr 16, 2022
Rated: 4.07 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Apr 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Diving into a 16oz can while I wait out the latest "Blizzard of the Century" here in southern NH.....

It's a rich, slightly hazy medium-golden color. Has steady, energetic carbo racing topside, towards the fluffy, rocky, off-white head. The foam lasts well, with nice lacing left behind. Has a bready, malty nose, with some crackery action and mild pale fruit. The feel is pretty smooth, overall, with a body hitting the middle range of medium.

The taste falls in line with what I'd expect a Maibock to be... Slightly sweet with bready, crackery notes, plus some cookie dough. Has subtle, mild notes of pear and green apple, with a smidge of florality in the dry finish. Not a killer Maibock, but solid nonetheless. Prosit!

4.02/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 29, 2022
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jul 02, 2021
Rated: 3.72 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

May 21, 2021
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours darker than expected for a maibock, but with a nice full finger of head and strong aromatics. Leans on the sweeter side, with plenty of bready malts and whiffs of wildflowers, honey and straw. Occasionally some crisp pilsner-like notes on the nose and old-world hop accents on the midpalate.
May 15, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

May 15, 2021
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Reviewed by DarkLordScott from Wisconsin

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A pour into a pint glass reveals a brilliant, light pale color with a delicate foam that disappears quickly. A moderate carbonation and aroma of faint apricots present to the senses. A clean, quick taste fades quickly and without issue or assertiveness. This is a unassuming Maibock, an average take on a traditional flavor. Drink on May Day and keep cold, as the notes change subtly as it warms.
May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Mostly clear amber with a thick white head and light lacing. Getting aromas of apricot, caramel, light floral and ester notes with sweeter grains. Taste is more botanical than the smell let on: spring time grass, flowers, leaves and pollen dance on the caramel malts, light cracker emerges as it warms. Feel is malty yet bright and sneaky sturdy, easy drinking on a warm spring day. The wife liked it
Apr 29, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 4 by Skabiski from Maryland

Mar 21, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by scbeerman from South Carolina

Oct 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can 5/3/18 poured into a pint glass. A clear copper orange with a finger of head that dissipates within a few minutes. Smells of bread/grains, caramel malt, light florality. The taste is right in line, almost octoberfestpesque with the balance. Carbonation levels come in about medium, the feel is medium light. A solid maibock on the maliter side.
Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by tbryan5 from Louisiana

Jun 24, 2018
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Jun 17, 2018
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours in a half liter stein a rich full golden with a fluffy quick to fade white head atop.Big caramel and sweet dough in the nose,not overly sweet but more like a sweeter challah note,not much hop presence to be found,there is a bit of crispness in the back end.Grainy with a light to medium feel in the mouth.Starts out with a buttery caramel note up front on the palate followed by a drying breadiness and a slash of spicy hops that keeps it from getting overly sweet.Not a bad rendition of the style.
Jun 07, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jun 01, 2018
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear medium golden copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate medium golden yellow + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy (almost pillowy) light beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of cereal grain + toasted malts with a moderate amount of grainy sweetness and light to moderate aromas of light fruit (apple + pear + white grape) yeast and spicy + earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of cereal grain + toasted malts with a moderate amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of light fruit (apple + pear + white grape) yeast. Finally there is a light flavor of spicy + earthy hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades quickly leaving a relatively clean finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a light amount of dryness and a hint of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: A solid example of the style from an NC brewery with nice malts flavors, fruity yeast, and light hoppiness. Enjoyable and relatively easy to drink.
May 24, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

May 20, 2018
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: It pours dark golden and is very clear. It has a white head with moderate head retention.

Smell: It has a grainy sweet aroma with a bit of toast. It is moderately spicy with hints of fruit in the background.

Taste: It is grainy sweet initially. A moderate spiciness develops throughout the tasting sensation. There is a very slight bit of pepper in the background.

Feel: It has a moderate body with moderate carbonation and a very dry finish. There is a slight bit of alcohol warming.

Overall, a very solid maibock with plenty of spicy and grainy sweet flavors.
May 19, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by baklo from North Carolina

May 13, 2018
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