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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottled sample (batch 1) via and shared with oakbluff. Pale gold in colour with medium carbonation. Somewhat odd aromas of crabapple and white grape juice, cut grass, and iron. Flavors are of tart lime rind, hothouse flowers, and unbuttered popcorn. Extremely dry and light bodied. Tasted good as is, but I wonder if we hung onto this bottle just a little too long.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (3291) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
(Batch 2013): Arôme bretteuse, vineuse et florale, très effervescent et pointu. Les arômes se transposent en bouche de façon admirable, l’équilibre est impressionnant. Finale sèche et vineuse et présence acétique, buvabilité naturelle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
12/4/2013. Hazy pale yellow with no head at all. This was almost like pouring soda. The head disappeared immediately. It may have been a bad bottle, but I’m a bit disappointed. Bought this one at the brewery. Flavors were tart, sour with a bit of oak showing through, but I can’t say I truly enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
htnicholas (50) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
From 375mm bottle. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Awesome. Tart, spicy, incredibly balanced. Lingering flavors of citrus. Incredibly crisp finish. Just an incredible beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (513) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours a hazy blond with a sticky soft foam head. The aroma is of light oak, wine, citrus, very floral, and yeast. In the flavor I got a weak vinegar taste, citrus, lemon, minor white grape, yeast, and wheat grains. The beverage is kind to the palate. The finish was pleasant and left a refreshing aftertaste. Overall a solid drink, very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Recent batch poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks Danny! Beautiful, hazy straw-colored body yields copious white head & lace. White foam overstays its welcome, littering my glass after the liquid entered my belly.

Soured grain meets funky microflora barrels. Lemon-lime citrus peel among the Brettyness; funky all over. Just the right amount of tartness. Hay, grassy, earthy qualities are all present without stealing the spotlight (as they often do in this style). So smooth, so well-made.

Dammit Shaun, this is awesome. Cheers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Pours a hazy blond color with three fingers of fizzy white foam. The nose is light and spritzy with aromas of dew covered straw, floral grass and some zesty citrus and light notes of tropical fruit. The palate si fizzy and bright with lots of carbonation almost seltzer like with nice minerality and acidity... fuzzy lemon, hints of barnyard funk and floral wheat notes round out the palate and creates a soft complexity that is like no other beer Ive ever had. Beautiful beer.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Hazy yellow, white frothy head. Mild fruit flavor, lemon, citrus peel. Blows satsuma out of the water

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cfrances33 (35) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Batch 3 and batch 4 bottles, about a week apart, poured into a Hill Farmstead glass. Flavor profiles and review notes were checked and were nearly identical for both batches. Pour: A hazy, glowing light orange with a nice two finger white fluffy head. Head is pretty sticky and leaves very nice lacing. Body is quite radiant. Smell: Tart lemons and pear skin up front, followed by a light funk and light breadyness. Some white wine notes in there as well. A really nice oak comes through as it warms. Taste: Tart lemons, pear juice up front, and a white grape must. A light funk, and some bready sweetness. A little bit of oak towards the finish really rounds everything out. Finishes tart with lemon juice and is quite dry. Mouthfeel: Insanely drinkable. The beer is supremely refreshing. Very juicy, yet equally dry. Begs you to have another sip right after the first. Overall: This beer is perfect. More simplistic, yet more elegant than Juicy. More drinkable and flavorful than Civil Disobedience #5. Fantastic. If any difference between batch 3 and batch 4 were to be noted, batch 4 had a slightly greater wine barrel presence, potentially due to the longer maturation in the barrels

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (2285) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a hazy golden with a nice white head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is composed of freshly cut hay, brett and citruses. Taste is tart (but not sour) and rustic. Fruity and winey, really nice! Light and refreshing, I could drink this all day. Awesome, really! I need more of this...


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