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RATINGS: 154   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Pour at Scott’s saison tasting, pour is hazy yellow with thin white head gusher out of bottle. Aroma brought notes of sour lemon with lactic acid notes, touch of white wine, flowers, grass, some honey, tart fruits and slightly funky and musty. Taste is nice sharp lemony lactic, hints of wine, tart fruits, touch of floral, honey and grass notes, touch of funk with a dry tart finish. Very, very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012
At Tria Fermentation, poured a hazy golden straw yellow with a small creamy white head and active carbonation. Aroma is wonderfully complex with notes similar to a fine oaky chardonnay including grass, golden delicious apples, pear, kiwi, and guava joined by slight dusty barnyard funk. First sip is clean and crisp with flavors of citrus and tart fruits, tangy lemon, grassy hops, and wonderful wheat grains. Exceptional mouthfeel with the carbonation dancing on the tongue and the flavors lingering on the palate. Best saison I’ve had to date.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9036) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a clear yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, barnyard, citrus and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, citrus, light horseblanket and light spice with a crisp dry tart lingering funky citrus finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 Bottle @ Scott’s Summer Saison tasting. Thanks so much Scott! The best of Scott’s epic tasting. Muchas gracias! Gusher. Fairly clear, golden appearance with a bubbly white head. Spicy, well carbonated, mango/pineapple citrusy aroma that very nice. Quite tart and funky, pineapple, lemon, mango, tangy, somewhat spicy. So very tasty. (4.6)

Bottle with Jetson in Vail for Christmas. Batch 2. Pours a fairly hazy/cloudy, golden orange appearance with a white head, not as good of retention as Art. Vanilla, funky, dry vinous, big tropical fruity, tart mango aroma. Tart, juicy, pineapple, mango, dry wheat malty, vanilla, super refreshing flavor. R u jokin or wat, bro? Fuck yeah. (4.7)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2012
From notes. Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a tulip. Flora pours a dark golden color with a nice white cap. The aroma is lemony, a little bit like a gueuze. Dry crackery malt and some funk add depth. The flavor is dry, with crackery malt up front, some wild sour flavors next, with a lingering lemon tartness. There are some pear, green apple, and grassy notes in here as well. The finish is fairly clean. The body is dry, with medium carbonation and a lighter body. Overall I felt this was a nice beer, pleasantly tart in a style that I do not normally enjoy as much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar. Pours slightly hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that doesn’t leave much trace or lacing while dissipating. Smell is sweet, spicy and funky with dusty barnyard, hay, green grapes, cloves, white pepper, tangerines, orange zest and hints of sweat. Taste is sweet and sour with dark grapes, lemon zest, dry soil, wood, barnyard, red wine, dandelions, brett and subtle hints of cheese. Mouthfeel is smooth, tiny dry and medium bodied. Finish is sweet, sour and tiny bitter with hay, cheese, grapes and barnyard. My first Hill Farmstead beer and considering the quality of this I’m sure I’ll track down many more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2012
(Bottle) Pours hazy pale golden with a white head. The aroma holds doughy yeast, tart white wine, tart fruits, sweaty horse/horse blanket, bread, crackers, citrus, herbs, flowers, dust, wood, cheese and subtle spices. The flavour is near dry and light to medium acidic with a hint of bitterness. Notes of citrus, wine, tart grapes, mild funk, tart fruits, herbs, cheese, crackers and a touch of dough. The mouthfeel is soft, round and tart with a light carbonation. Tart, citric and a bit funky finish. Light to medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3015) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Compliments of Jale at Flossmoor’s pre-DLD night. Calling this a funky saison is pretty weak. Maybe I could italicize, bold, underline and further highlight the funky somehow to make my point. Really cool saison fellas. nice work.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (2731) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2012
Bottle, 75 cl. Hazy pale Beer with a dense, lively white head. Dry yeasty, floral, almost vinous aromas of apples, white wine, brett, wheat and flowers. The taste is citric, with a light floral malty sweetness, flowery hops, very crisp and fresh, light body. Elegant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
Batch 1 - What a difference a year makes! I remember trying this a year ago and being unimpressed. I imagine part of that is my palate changing, but am sure that the wild yeast has gone to work and improved this beer quite a bit. Pours out a beautiful slightly hazy golden yellow with a pillowy, frothy white head. Nose is impressive, lots of brett, some lemon zest, a bit of pepper, floral yeast, and a bit of earth. Feel is excellent, light, crisp, dry, frothy. Taste follows the nose - complex, earthy, a touch of lemon, and a bit of malt.


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