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RATINGS: 153   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (5352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium white head and loads of orange sediment. Aroma of white wine barrels, barnyard funk and a bit of brett, though certainly dominantly characterized by the wine barrels. Flavour mirrors this, with a dominating white wine barrel presence, some tangy tartness, a little wheat and some yeast. Very vinous, with loads of depth. Highly drinkable and complex. Most excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2256) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike. Served along side Hill Farmstead Art, Arthur, Civil Disobedience, and McKenzie Irma Extra. The beer is yellow and hazy, with a sizable white head that leaves ample lacing on the snifter. The aroma brings brettanomyces, oak, citrus, pale malts, grain, yeast. The flavor is pretty good. Heavy on the brett character, and a bit unbalanced. Still, a tasty and enjoyable beer. Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Good beer. I would have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-02-2011

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2701) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Deep honey pour with a fluffy ivory head. Citrus, yeast, spice, oak, and vanilla in aroma. Coriander, spruce, grapefruit, pepper, and some funky barnyard qualities are there. Fruity and floral. Buttermilk biscuit. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2012
750ml bottle. Batch 1 (corked). Poured a yellow color with a large sized white head. Aromas of citrus, wheat, cereal, some lighter funkiness, and a trace of wood. Tastes of citrus, vanilla, the same lighter funk, and some lighter fruitiness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sweetone (32) - USA - SEP 27, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2012 750ml. Batch 3. Pours cloudy yellow gold w/ thin white head. Very nice retention & lacing. Aroma is lemon zest, wheat, light funk, & a hint of sweeter fruit. Smells wonderful! Tastes of lemon, lactic, wheat, apple pie made w/ good tart apples, white wine, yeasty goodness, & faint wood. Delicious! Carbonation is very fine and finish is dry & wine like. I dig wild ales so this easily places amongst my favorite saisons.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Very light scent of doughy yeast and what I would describe as wet hay. Color is a hazy gold with a thin very light tan head. Taste is very sour with a light sweetness. Has a thin oily texture with soft carbonation. I’m currently not a fan of sour beers, but this one is extremely well made and may change my mind.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle shared by Sam. Golden hazy pour with lovely white head. Hoppy notes, wheat, and citrus all going on, with nice saison yeast and a hint of tartness. Unique mix of hefe-like notes, saison features, and the tart kiss of funk from the barrels.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle a home with my wife, poured into my HF stemmed wine glass. Appearance is a glowing golden color with a small white head and great lacing. The aroma is funky, lemon peel, citrus, light spice, yeast, cheese and medicinal. Taste is tart lemon, wheat, honey, pepper, wax, barnyard, cheese, funky, and easy drinking. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Smooth, tart, herbal, spicy, and refreshing ending medium sour with a long-lasting tingly feeling that leaves my lips yearning for more. Really reminscent of a gueuze. A very delicious beer and well worth seeking out. Cheers!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Big thanks to Sam for sharing another HF bottle with us! Beautiful pour, golden, forthy, and inviting. Prickly but not excessive carbonation. Nose is scrumptious, with plenty of dry hops, earthy wheat, and modest tartness in what promises to be a really distinctive saison. Taste follows through with this impression, and I love the way that the wheat brings out the more breadlike qualities of a saison without crossing over into biere de garde territory. Too, the subtle wine barrels create a twofold effect that’s both tartly fruity and almost hefe-like in places somehow. Very good, very quirky.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Tap @ Festival of Farmhouse Ales. I love beer that reminds me of lemonhead candy & this one hits it spot on. Great wheat & lemon tartness, that signature light mouthfeel. Wonderful!


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