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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.


3.9
   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 (2342) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1601) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
tap at farmhouse fest. pours neon yellow with some white lacing. big sour aroma. taste is very thin bubbly and a little too funky for me

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2012
Draught at the Festival of Farmhouse Ales. Glowing pastel yellow with a fine head. Nose of lemon, yogurt, nice lactic character. Big lactic acid flavor, lemon, vanilla, alka seltzer. Soft, spritzy, clean, and lovely. Great wild character.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1627) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Every element of a perfect sour blonde is present in this sneaky, complicated saison. It’s bright and funky with all the tart-but-deep characteristics of wild yeasts; cherries, pineapple, vinegars, and dusty cheeses. The white wine flavor of the barrel seems to be a perfect complement to the so lightly spicy, brisk flavor of the wheat. Punchy but still somewhat soft palate, arresting in tartness but reticent and friendly in a slow finish; masterful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 bottle. Pours gold with white foamy head, aroma floral pepper citrus honey flavors are sweet honey, pepper, florals, acidic finish, pretty good.3.7. another pour at hill farmstead in 9/2012, pours blond with big white head. aroma has great tart and floral notes. flavors are tart, floral, lemony, crisp. very solid saison.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4204) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Scott at Deans poolside. Poured a hazy murky yellow body with a large dense foamy mostly white head. Aroma of dusty citrus, light wheat, some spice and pepper, funk and lemons. Medium to thinner bodied with softer carbonation and a slight sourness. Flavor runs very softly on the sour side of the spectrum, almost reminds me of a berlinerweiss, lemons and light wheat round this one out. Not getting a whole lot of the French oak that this was aged in.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2847) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle shared at Muckfest III, no idea on the batch - Pours straw yellow, hazy with a foamy white head. Nose is light white pepper, dry spiciness, with light herbal and floral hopping. Taste is nice juicy tropical fruit, herbal hops, floral notes, with a soft, mineral finish. Smooth and bubbly carbonation--feels like velvet in the mouth. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 12, 2012
On tap at 2012 Hill Farmstead Festival of Farmhouse Ales. Big funky lambic-like nose, with a nip of manure and a tiny hint of baby diaper. Very raw and horsey. I like it. Sour. The grapefruit acidity was intense and delicious. Finishes with some great floral qualities. The most sour beer I had at the festival. I love the complexity of this. It reminds me of the awesome lambic-Saison hybrid Fantome La Gourmand. My festival favorite.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2540) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle shared much thanks to Scott. Pours out a cloudy, golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of earthy notes, citrus, some lemon. Taste is of some nice tartness, lemon grass, lingering fruity notes, mild funk. Lots going on for the lower ABV


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