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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2125) - 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 (5499) - 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 (1144) - 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 (922) - - 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 (364) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2032) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at Hill Farmstead Beer Maker’s Dinner at Øl & Brød October 11th. Pours a pale yellow with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, honey, funk, gooseberry, oak, elderflower and slight nutty notes. Taste is citrus, funk, elderflower, gooseberry and funk along with some roaste notes from the barrel. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry with medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2840) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Pours clear pale yellow with low white head. Aroma of grass, light elderflower, apples, light grapes. Taste is rich tart, with a mellow lightly sweet finish. Body is light and crisp with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours a cloudy yellow. Nose is bubblegum and esters. The taste is funk, citrus and sour wheat. Medium bodied. Nice Saison.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (4924) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Golden hazy pour with white head. Super fruity aromas, yeast and funk tones. Nice wine oak, yeast, fruit and juicy flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6206) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
2013 bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with small frothy white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong white wine, oak, and biscuit dough. Thin mouthfeel with nice tart white grape, funk, light dry finish. Really enjoyed this.


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