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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Flora(Barrel aged Wheat Saison) is our Wheat Saison (Florence), brewed with Butterworks Farm Organic Vermont Winter Wheat, aged for 8 to 14 months in French Oak wine barrels and complimented by the terroir of our resident microflora... Batch 1: Corked. Blend of barrels. Batch 2: Gold Cap. No cork. Blend. Batch 3: Silver cap. Blend of barrels. Inoculated with culture from our coolship experiments. Batch 4: #4 written in box. Batch 5: Dated. Batch 4: Silver cap. Same brew day/batch as Flora 3 - but the beer progressed/rested longer in the barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4253) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle; minor gusher on opening. Pours hazy straw, very small white head with some lacing. Aroma is oaky, Brett, horseblanket, oak, lemon, wheat. Flavor is very light sweet, light tart, just a hint of funk; clean and crisp with a light oaky Brett touch. Light body, mineral water mouthfeel. Tasty

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5849) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2015
5/III/15 - 75cl bottle @ Drunken Driver’s tasting (home) - BB: n/a, 2011 vintage (on cap) (2015-265) Thanks to Amy for giving me this bottle!

Clear pale yellowish beer, creamy irregular white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit funky, sourish, musty, spicy, some coriander, floral, bit sweet. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: very sourish, lemony start, little bitter, bit oxidized, sherry notes. Aftertaste: some cardboard, little funky, aged, bit thin, oxidized, sherry again. Too old or too barrel aged?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (6379) - Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2015
750 ml bottle to snifter (BATCH 06; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a hazy golden orange with foamy white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes good; funky brett and oak with a nice balance of pleasantly mild vinous notes alongside some yeast and a bit of citrus. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and pleasantly lively. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (995) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle 0.75l from tderoeck at Train direction Vichte to Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2015. Thank you very much Tim for giving us homework :-).Pour it hazy orange color with small white head.On the nose spices, acid.Taste and aroma of liquer, vermouth, sour on some points.Ok interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ippopotamo36 (666) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle, shared by tderoeck on a train Ghent-Vichte direction ACBF (Belgium). Thank you Tim. Pours very hazy yellow with a minimal white head which leaves only lacing. Nose: sour distinctive accent, esters, spices, cellar. Mouth: mild cellar background in the palate, a bit watery but ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1967) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle from tderoeck. Many thanks! Hazy yellow, almost no foam. Light carbonation. Fruity aroma, lemon, wheat. Bit bitter. Sour notes. Well balanced. Ok, but why do Americans call these beers saisons?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5036) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
Thanks for sharing tderoeck! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ ACBF 2015. Batch #1. Murky golden. Nose is thick lactic with some vanilla, oak, malt sweetness; Taste is sweetish peach yeast, some sweetness, vanilla, mellow funk, very mellow tart. Low carbonation. Feels like it has been open a bit too long. Not optimal but quite nice all the same.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (958) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
Can at Drunken Driver’s Tasting @ tderoeck’s place. Thanks guys. Thanks to tderoeck for opening this bottle. Pours pale cloudy yellow. Nose is sour, white wine, little oxidated, lemon. Honey, sour, more white wine, watery taste.Nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (856) - - JAN 25, 2015
Batch 5. Golden pour, white head. Tart vinous nose, a lot going on. Taste however is just huge oak barrel, way too oaky, some white grape, tart.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (353) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
750ml bottle, batch 6. Poured on New Year’s Eve 2014, my last beer of the year, but also my first beer of 2015! Pours a vibrant golden-honey color. One finger fizzy white head that slows breaks into spotty lacing. Aromas of tart citrus, white grapes, wet oak, light hay, some barnyard. Taste is a bit tarter than I expected. Nice barrel notes gives this an acidic edge that I enjoy more than the fruited Flora’s. Nice wheat/grain gives this a medium body and a sweetness onto it’s own. Another dose of tart/funk hits towards the end as vinous notes harmonize with some oak sweetness that gives this a medium-dry finish. Delicious stuff!


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