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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 4.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cfrances33 (27) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2013
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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2013
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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2013
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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (2847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle shared with and compliments of Alan, thanks man. Pours a light hazy gold color with small white head, went away immediately. Aromas of heavy oak, lemons, barnyard blanket, tangerine, mandarin orange funk, Cali orange bud, and white vino. Flavor is insanely bright and juicy with mandarin, sour peach, and grapefruit zest working together with the horse funk, oak, and earthiness. Light to medium body. Another gem from HF.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2051) - Petaluma, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle shared at the Collected Works tasting. Pleasant overripe clementine fruitiness melding well with rindy grapefruit notes. Yogurty lacto offsets some of the marmalade character of the fruit, giving a really nicely rounded overall impression. Back to back with regular Flora I say this one wins.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (701) - - OCT 1, 2013
Hazy blonde pour with a small head. Barnyard funk, brett, yeast, citrus zest aroma. A lot going on here, lighter citrus fruit, rinds, barnyard funk, musty, oak, white grape. The mandarins are more noticeable while im drinking this. Quite tart. Lighter body, medium carbonation. With every drink i notice something new.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Brilliant. Clear yellow straw with low carbonation. Geuze like must and cheesecloth meats juicy mandarin orange an clementine. Juicy and vibrant with assertive and pleasant funk. Mouthfeel is fluffy and quenching with a super dry finish. A tiny bit low in carbonation, but great. Stellar, no doubt.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (1737) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours a hazy blondish yellow golden color with two fingers of fizzy white noise. The nose is soft and complex with tingles of citrus, foggy grain and traces of barnyard must. The palate follows with a little bite of acidity and mandarin juice on the front end that falls into the rustic foggy graininess that gives flora its real character. Nice complexities of musty wine barrels and a touch of barnyard funk. Great balance with amazing drinkability !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle share. Pours cloudy grapefruit. White head. Nose and taste of mandarin, oak, white wine, wheat malt, soured lemon, grapefruit and soured orange peel. Medium body. Refreshing tartness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1445) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
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.


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