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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
This poured a cloudy orange like color with an off white head. Aroma is of light spices, vineous, some tropical fruit too, very interesting. Flavor was very smooth and a grand blend of barrell, vanilla, marshmellow spices and pineapple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20303) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2011
Bottled@Yespr’s blindtasting. Hazy yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, yeasty, earthy, mildly wooden along with some farmyardy notes. Flavour is fruits, wood, earth and some mild vanillaish notes. Quite pleasantly balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
750ml bottles, Batches 1 and 2. Yellowish-golden in color with a small white head. Batch 2 has more head and retention. Both batches have a nice aroma, but Batch 1 is better. Wheaty, mildly bretty, with citrus/ white peach/pineapple notes. Batch 2 is a bit yeastier and more wild. The flavor on Batch 1 is citrusy and floral, nice and yeasty with mild acidity and wheatiness. The flavor on Batch 2 has a strong Brie cheese note (which I like) and more acidity. Both have a good light palate with average carbonation and a mildly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, Batch 1 is great and Batch 2 is decent. Overall good though. A for Batch 1 and B for Batch 2. I’ll score it the average.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8264) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle at Capone’s at RBSG. Pours semi cloudy gold. White head. Nose/taste of wheat, yeast, grassy hops, lemon zest and pineapple citrus. Some vinous notes. Light oak in nose. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 Tap at Capone’s for RBSG Philly 2011/Philly Beer Week. The pour is a clear straw with a healthy white head. Nice retention and lace. Nose at first is sort of like sweet kettle corn (salty, caramel, butterscotch) then opens up to huge Brie cheese rind and salty caramel. Later the nose gets funky and geuzey with lots of complexity like fresh grapefruit and white pepper. Taste is fresh, doughy, zesty, lots of brie cheese cream and rind, Bretty dry and grassy, salty caramel. Pretty hefty carbonation. Very nice. 6/6/2011 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

750mL thanks to j12601. The pour is a bright, glowing gold. Nose has mild Brett, fresh lemongrass and sourdough. Taste is dry and a bit powdery. Loads of cracker, pale malt coming across as bland. Refreshing, but didn’t have the same softness and complexity as I found on tap.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
(Draught) Pours a yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, salt, oak, white grapes, leather, and vanilla. Flavor of florals, lemon, white wine, oak, and pineapple.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2353) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2011
750 ml bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours a cloudy yellow golden honey with a medium sized white head. Aroma of oak, wine barrels, light floral notes and yeast. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2011
On Tap at Hill Farmstead 1st Ann. Pour is glowing murky golden, with a full white head. Aroma is nectar fruit, lemony leather, a touch of cheesecake and some dry brett. Flavor is more nectar, woody with some light vinous notes, lemon, more funky cheesecake that Ive begun to associate with the wild yeasts that find their way into these rustic, funky HF beers. Finishes crisp and dry with some residual funk. Yum.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31121) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and funky. Crisp fruity, slight citrusy and smooth hoppy. Sweet and fruity. Slight bitter and citrusy. Ends sweet and funky.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 30, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2013 On tap at Hill Farmsteads first anniversary celebration. The first beer I had at the event, and one of the best. Delicious blend of fruity dough, lemon, nectar, and brett funk. Palate is so perfect for a summer sipper. My god.


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