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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2013
750ml bottle @dmac’s shared by Scott-dissipating white-hazy gold. A-spice/mint, lt malt. T-tart fruit, spice hops, lt malt, wood.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2138) - JAPAN - APR 14, 2013
Excellent wild wheat beer. Sweet but only residually, rounded body. Drinks big for 5%. Long, dryish finish. Top notch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (5889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
750 ml bottle shared at Cam’s tasting- thanks again! Pours a clear, pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of bretty and light fruity funk, white grapes, oak, lemon, and oak; the wine barrels are very apparent here. The flavor is tart, with barnyard, bretty funk, white wine, lemon, and oak. Light-bodied, with a tart, vinous, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice beer. Easy to drink despite tartness and complexity. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2065) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draight from brouwerij lijn. Golden shiny pour white head. Zesty lemon with floral and fruits. Dry finish. Real good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeeben (36) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Poured into my HF taster. Bryan decided to share. Pours a lovely light blonde color. Subtle grass on the nose and hints of herbs. Thin head quickly dispersed. Smooth and easy drinking.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seth_lfod (322) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Poured into a mini snifter. Smells of chardonnay and a bit of tropical fruits. Taste is fantastic.... chardonnay and a nice zesty bite. Super dry finish. I want more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourefragile (136) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Batch 2, capped but not corked 750 mL bottle share by Mr. Thorpe. Tasted with Art, Arthur, et al. Color is cloudy, pale golden with a thick white head. Head fades quickly to a collar of bubbles with nice sheets of lacing. Aroma is a pleasant blend of funk, citrus, wheat, pale malt, straw, and grass. Some oak, but not as much as Art. Flavor starts similar to Art. Light saison yeast; more sweet than spice or funk, before some fruit and wine transition into a dry, wheat and yeast based finish. Lemon, grassy and herbal with subtle wine and oak tinges. Brett funk is present throughout, but not as strong as others have mentioned. Very unique and enjoyable. Similar body to other HF saisons, medium thick with a crisp, dry finish. Haven’t tried both batches yet, but Number 2 is drinking well right now.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7789) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle shared, unclear of the batch number. Pours with a clear yellow hued body with a small white head. Aromas are of tropical fruit, funk, floral, white wine, chamomile, lightly zesty and grainy. Bone dry, medium phenol. Flavors are of tropical fruit, chardonnay, toasted oak. Nicely funk phenols and esters, bone dry. Lively carbonation. My only complaint is a slightly overbearingly tannic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle with gold cap shared in Vail. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a hazy golden color. Malty, lemon, citrusy, slight tart aroma. Lemon, white wine, spicy, yeasty, floral flavors. This is a mémórâblè liquid!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (4551) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a fluffy white head. The aroma is dry with a moderate funk, yeast, vinous white wine, citrus, pepper and earthy tones. The flavor is dry grass, citrus, white wine, yeast, pepper, and very tasty. Would like to have this again sometime.


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