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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2016
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with loads of citrusy pulp, light tropical fruits, resinous and piney hops, light mineral notes, grassy character, very nice. In mouth, a nice tart sweet fruity malt with lemony notes, citrus pulp beautiful and delicious. Bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (848) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
A: Yellow coloured with a thin white lacing N: Grapes, juniper berries, lemon T: mandarine orange, lime, lemon O: Nice and fresh with loads of citrus! Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (4208) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Juicy tropical fruit box nose. Reddish purple deep color. A drying mouthfeel at first with a lemon flavor and hay. Some tart berry cherry flavor as it warms. A very drying finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (3490) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle thanks to tectactoe for sharing. Aroma is huge lemon candy with light brett, light yogurt and tropical fruit. Tastes awesome. So smooth. Great balance of lemon-y sweet tarts, brett, yogurt, stone fruit, and hay. Big tartness in the finish. Balanced, delicious and crushable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MacBoost (1744) - Penfield, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
R U Jokin or wat? Just had this back to back with CD15 and this is just a touch behind. God nectar. Tart, funky, bacterial, oak. Lightly vinous. This is excellence on every level.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlandersNed (394) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2015
25.4oz bottle - B6. Hazy yellow hue. Dry hopped saison nose. Very well balanced wood/barrel, hops, yeast, wine/dry white grape, taste. Medium-body and full carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1346) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2015
750 mL bottle. Batch 3. Originally reviewed 6/28/2013. Golden orange. A little hazy. Big white head that leaves a bit of lacing and large surface wisps. Aroma has Earthy notes, akin to brett, without ever being bretty. Lemon zest. Wheat grain. Wine and a hint of acidity. Strong white wine flavor. Much more acidic, but not sour. Grainy. Bright lemon tang. White wine lingers in the aftertaste. Light, but the flavors linger well on the palate. Well carbonated. Lacking the complexity of the other barrel aged saisons, but still the barrel adds a great deal. I’ve learned to appreciate its simplicity, though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (6404) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Courtesy of tectactoe

Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate florals, lemon, lemon peel, and faint sweet tarts. It’s a hazy dull golden-orange with a small white head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tart citrus. The finish has light-moderate lemon, sweet tarts, and a touch of funk. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2866) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden with a medium sized white head. Nose has pepper, grapes, must, wood, cellar. Flavour follows. Medium body. Very musty and rustic. This is a very. Very. Good rating. I am an expert.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4496) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
Hazy golden colour, white head. Spicy aroma, vanilla, sour lactic acid, somewhat musty. Sweetish flavour, sour, quite spicy, peach notes. Bit herbal finish, light sweetnes, spices. Cool to have drunk batch #1, but think it was a bit on the old side.
(from 75cL bottle @ ACBF 2015, Vichte. 2011 vintage, batch #1. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!!)


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