jkwood04 (3851) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of oranges, tartness and sourness, oak and wine, some wheat and pale malts, and light fruits. Flavor a great blend of oranges and the wine and sour/funky notes. Average to smooth texture. Another great HF beer.
Reynolds314 (2278) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden orange with no head. Aroma is funky lactic and basementy with some sharp citrus/orange. The orange is less prevalent on the taste but a sharp citric acidity is present. Really nice beer but not quite as good as regular Flora.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Dry as the desert, this citrusy and tart Saison evokes summer-y flavorscapes amongst the gentle prickling of natural carbonation.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam clings to the sides of the glass around the misty pale gold.
-The nose is not as complex as their Arthur’s, or many of their other Saisons for that matter.
-A touch of wood adds depth.
-Brettanomyces flavors are well leveled with the rest of the brew’s talkative profile.
-Salt crackers are perceived in the aroma.
Huhzubendah (2495) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer is clear and pale yellow with a soft white head. The aroma offers lemons, funk, oranges, tangerines, floral notes, oak, white wine. The flavor is beautifully balanced. What an elegant beer. Simply terrific. Sweet, fresh oranges complimented by delicate tartness and light funk. So smooth and easy to drink. A fantastic beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JulienHuxley (2991) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear pale gold pour with no head. Aroma is quite fruity, nice light citrus aroma, fruit salad, sour wheat notes, tons of white wine, oaky. Taste is tart with a mild fruity sweetness, light orange-ish flavors, again quite reminiscent of white wine. Palate is dry, light carbonation. Very easy drinking.
rbrazell (1621) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Arin! Hazy golden pour with a frothy white head. Fruity citrus aroma, a lot of orange coming through, wood, yeasty vibrance and oak. Bright refreshing flavor of mandarin oranges, lemons, yeast, oak, yeast funkiness and hay. Light, refreshing and delicious.
jbruner (2285) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to Arin! Pours a hazy pale yellow with no real head or lace. Aroma of sweet maple, hint of wood, orange, and slight sour. Taste is way more sour with lots of tart orange. Amazing! Hardly a saison, but very nice.
Ernesto987 (3664) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow!!!!! Amazing orangy flavor really makes the flora just take off, indescribable, the funk and bugs perfectly blend with the fruit to make essentially the perfect beer
cfrances33 (34) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead wine stem.
Pour: Crystal clear pale straw body with two fingers of frothy white head. Great effervescence. The head recedes to a rim, and leaves beautiful, light lacing.
Smell: Bright, juicy tangerines, lemon, and zesty oranges. A clean white wine vinousness. Some musty funk, and a touch of oak. Wow.
Taste: Acidic and tart tangerine and lemon up front, and that mellows out seamlessly into white wine and smooth oak. Beautiful funk midpalate. Some citrus zest. Through the finish, lightly acidic and tart tangerines, lingering white wine, and drying oak.
Mouthfeel: Perfectly carbed. The mandarins added a lovely acidity to play off of Flora’s typical tartness. Refreshing, and supremely drinkable. Flavors linger long enough that this is able to be savored for quite a while.
Overall: What can I say… I thought Flora was near perfection, and this bettered it. Well done Shaun, this is a work of brewing art.
Godofthecellar (667) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 Poured a hazy apricot color with no head or lacing
Nose was citrus, brett, grapefruit
Taste of wine barrel, tropical fruit and a burst of grapefruit. Lemon peel and light bread