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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Poured from a corked 750 ml. bottle thanks to Eric for sending this. Light golden color with a bit of haziness. Thin but nice white head. Aroma off the top is lemon, wheat, yeast, and funk. Light in body and some prickly carbonation. Interesting mix of flavors with a flowery herbaceous quality along with hints of the Pinot barrel. A definite funky quality with maybe a slight acetic bite. The hop presence is there as well. A good beer and unique but maybe not my favorite HFS Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14669) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
1st October 2011
Bottle shared at the Kernel Brewery. Thanks to tendermorsel for sharing - Cheers Mike! Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light dry palate, light dry malt - somewhat wheaty with a whisper of banana. Mild honey and a trace of citrus lemon-lime. Dry minerally finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle at Kernel Brewery tasting. It pours golden yellow, with a small white head. The nose is bread, light spice, yeast, lemon sherbet, candy and kiwi fruit. The taste is vanilla ice cream, peach, nectarine, Granny Smith apple, lemon, kiwi, yeast, farmyard and light pepper, with a juicy citrus finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Massively drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3640) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Bretted saison, had at the hill farmstead tasting, only Slightly worse than art, a little rougher

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2011
750 mL purchased from the brewery in July. Pours a somewhat hazy and bubbly gold with long-lasting white head. Smells very pungent and acidic, like you’d expect a biting wine to taste. A flowery yet vinegary smell and taste to it. Flowery is really a good way to put it. Almost dances on the tongue...really tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Clean gold pour with a fluffy white head. Brett, cereal grain, esters and floral notes. Light acidity, great barrel character and moderate funkiness . Awesome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, achetée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de boisée et de fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales avec une pointe de chêne et de citron. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3811)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
750ml Bottle: Aroma of Brett, wheat, Pinot Noir, light fruit, light hops, yeast, wheat, light oak, and leather. Poured yellow in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, rocky, slightly off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium tart. Tastes of wheat, Brett, oak, leather, and yeast. Light to medium body. Thin texture. Average to lively carbonation. Brett, wheat, leather finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4259) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 on tap and bottled. hazy pale yellow with a very nice white head, strong lacing. crisp pale malts, wheat, bretts, dry, winey, citric and lactic, minty. bright carbonation, light body, dry bretty and floral finish. excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured pale, golden/straw with a thin head. Fruity and eatery with some earthiness and floridness. Yeast tartness, oak, wheat malts, wine-like oak and woody tones, and a hint of tangy sourness.

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