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Hill Farmstead Flora - Satsuma Mandarin

Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Saison
Greensboro, Vermont USA
Serve in Tulip


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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. At the end of a summer day, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Florence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtafro (4696) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with some bubbles. Light citrus, mandarin other fruit aromas. Brett, light saison tones, mandarin, fruit and other flavors. Very juicy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Frank. Pours a cloudy yellow with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong mandarin orange, oak, wood, funk. Thin mouthfeel with nice wine, mandarin orange, funk, with light dry finish. Very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
38cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, with mandarins, thx alot to Koen for sharing!, complex sour fruit brew, sour/fruity and slightly woody/floral, easy to drink, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2709) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
July 2013 bottle thanks to the local group for sharing. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a small fizzy head that fades to nothing. Aromas are lemon candy, citrus juice, musty barnyard, and wet hay. Taste has a big intense barnyard funkiness that mixes very well with the big juicy citrus. Long finish leaves a lemon candy taste. Perfect moderate sourness. Great mouthfeel, smooth carbonation. Doesn’t seem like a saison at all but whatever it is, it’s delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5567) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of heavy citrus/orange, light sweet tarts, faint lemon, and a hint of cotton candy. It pours a hazy dull yellow with the small white head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus/orange. The finish has moderate sour lemon and light sweet tarts. It’s light bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to our ever dependable LKS for this one. Hazy pale gold beer, residual white head. Palate is very light and crisp. Light lemony sourness, touch of floralness. Very light mandarin. Light sherbet before the light finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (12590) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle at the Black (IPA) Friday tasting, big thanks as always to Leighton, 09/05/14. Hazed orange with little in the way of a head. Nose is bitter orange, straw, mandarin, tangerine, light spice. Taste comprises tarte orange, tangerine, spice, grass, light herbal notes, orange pithdom, light yeast. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying grass laced close. Super solid saison, lots of flavour for 5% ABV, crisp and clean, super drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle @ Chez Bruce. Hazy gold, tight white head. Very musty. Plenty of mandarin orange and lemon peel. Cotton candy. Countryside summery yeast. Woody. Taste is very tart. American saison sourness. Bugs, lactic funk. Citrus, peach skin. Light body, soft carbonation. Yeasty, ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13835) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours clear, pale yellow with a creamy, white head. Super clean aroma, nice lemony citrus, a bit of hay, light floral notes. Light sweet flavor with lightly juicy lemon, mild acidity, slight bitter hay, a bit of jammy mandarin orange. Light bodied with average carbonation and airy mouthfeel. Nicely drying on the finish, good moderately tart lemons, slight bitter straw. Well balanced, refreshing. Very clean. Delightful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (8817) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours hazy pale gold with a tiny white head. The nose is fresh, juicy, orange, sherbet, marmalade, mandarin, and some fruity tang. The taste is crisp, light tartness, sherbet, orange peel, mandarin, floral, some acidity and decent crispness with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Crisp, dry and quaffable.

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