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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9999) - 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 (3424) - 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 (2344) - 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 (1859) - 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 (7879) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2757) - Ocean County, 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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