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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

hopdog's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11653) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jc1762 (847) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Thanks Huhzubendah for sharing the bottle! Poured into a taster into a hazy dull yellow with sparse white foam lacing. The nose shows lightly tart notes of tangerine, brett, and a light vanilla background. The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Highly tart with flavors of bright and dry tangerine and light brett funk. No acetic edge with light citrus. Finish is a resurgence of refreshing citrus and tangerine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borup (12088) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2016
Sample from at bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus, yeast, spice, vinegar, funk and tartness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (3577) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2016
September 3, 2016. Bottle, batch 6.
Hazy pale yellow with a medium sized white head that sticks to the glass while dissipating. Aroma is fruity, funky and herbal with gooseberries, orange, lemon, some floral notes, menthe. white pepper, oak, white wine and oak. Taste is light sweet, funky, fruity, light bitter and slight tart. Finish is fruity and tart with lemon juice, gooseberries, dry oak and grape skin notes, some earthy herbal and floral notes, brett, overripe fruit notes, hints of barnyard. Light to medium bodied, crisp, slightly dry mouthfeel, average carbonation.
Great, great balance between the base beer and the barrel notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2016
Sample shared at 1st Lambic & Sour Sunday (at Bierhalle Deconinck in Vichte). One of Hill Farmstead’s classic farmhouse ales, intended as a saison, but ’soured’ with ’wild’ fermentation agents and ageing on wine barrels so in practice a true New World sour ale rather than a genuine saison. Moussy, bubbly, snow white head, hazy straw blonde colour with a lime greenish hue, looking a bit like a witbier. Aroma has a wealth of fruity and funky impressions: sour cream, yellow raspberry, vanilla-like oak, lime zest, butter, soggy white bread, dry hay, white grapes, yoghurt, gooseberries... Tart, very fruity and estery flavor, lots of green plum, ripe gooseberry, peach, pear, spritzy but perfectly dosed carbo, supple and smooth, bit creamy mouthfeel. Lemony sourness cuts through it all without being sharply acidic; bready core, soapy wheatiness evident, rounded and complexely and dryingly tart finish with ongoing juicy fruitiness as well as drying wood notes, light wine flavor after swallowing. Beautifully balanced and delicate beer, but as said, much more a modern sour ale than a classic saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2016
Due to artificial lighting, arbitrary rating for Appearance Peaches, lactic acid, lemon, unripe stonefruit. Sour-fruity, peaches, lactic acid, wheat, Bretts in the good way. Quite carbonated, lipsmacking acidity, but mals . Finally an American sour that remains easily drinkable. Txs to M & L V!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2906) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
Sample @ Hill Farmstead Tap Takeover, Warpigs. Cloudy light yellow body with a small white head. Floral, light yeasty, fruity, some tartness. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Speko (226) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle 0,375. Pours hazy amber. Sour, fruits, hay, barn, hint of strawberries, gooseberry, blackberry, blueberry. Medium body and average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty funky flavor. Has a fruity malty sour tart yeasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016
[5/12/16] Bottle at Warpigs in Copenhagen. Cloudy pale yellow. Funky aroma, cobwebs, fruits, a bit of vinegar. Tart flavor, funky, fruity, oak. Medium-bodied. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (8726) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle sample big thanks to the Malmö Crew@Hill Farmstead Day, Warpigs, Copenhagen (12/05/2016) - fuzzy yellow pour with white head. Prominent floral and lemon zesty aroma and taste, straw, hay, medium acidic, wood, some bretty notes into the finish.

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