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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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9133) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1595) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at Hill Farmstead Beer Maker’s Dinner at Øl & Brød October 11th. Pours a pale yellow with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, honey, funk, gooseberry, oak, elderflower and slight nutty notes. Taste is citrus, funk, elderflower, gooseberry and funk along with some roaste notes from the barrel. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry with medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2215) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Pours clear pale yellow with low white head. Aroma of grass, light elderflower, apples, light grapes. Taste is rich tart, with a mellow lightly sweet finish. Body is light and crisp with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours a cloudy yellow. Nose is bubblegum and esters. The taste is funk, citrus and sour wheat. Medium bodied. Nice Saison.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Golden hazy pour with white head. Super fruity aromas, yeast and funk tones. Nice wine oak, yeast, fruit and juicy flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
2013 bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with small frothy white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong white wine, oak, and biscuit dough. Thin mouthfeel with nice tart white grape, funk, light dry finish. Really enjoyed this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
(750ml bottle) cloudy bright gold, swirling makes little tiny carbonated bubbles appear, soapy white bubbles on top. Nose of wine barrel, lemon, micro flora, white pepper, complexity beyond description. Taste is slightly funky, spiced, red wine barrel, lemon, citrus pulp, deliciously complex and refreshing. Excellent palate linger.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1251) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
A- pours a mostly clear straw yellow, with a flighty white head. Good lacing. S- decadent white grape, lemon zest, pineapple all tingle the nose. Brett notes, white pepper, wheat, pear, grass, soap and sweet cream butter on warm biscuits all collaborate on a full aroma. M- light to medium body with a bitter light to medium palate and sharp dry end. Good carbonation. T- minerals, lemon juice, tea are all forward. Pineapple and cobweb mixed in. Mid palate is salt, oak barrel funk, white grapes, brett, dust and light pepper. Ending is sharp and dry like the aroma and lingers towards a amicable but fulfilled end. Fresh cut grass, zinc, butter, grapefruit and sharp cheddar hold the end. A good way to wrap up the day.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3509) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2014
750 ml bottled in July 2013, batch 5. Perfect crystal clear gold pour with correct level of carbonation. Aroma is indeed white wine with a wheat note underneath.

Flavor is dry white grapes in the front of the sip with the Florence wheat base. For me personally Florence is my favorite HFS brew. This puts that base beer into another tier of flavor. Dry white grapes, light oak funk, wheat and a nice mellow tartness makes this a perfect summer brew. Simply fantastic, no need to ramble on. Like white wine? Like wheat based brews? This is a great marriage of the two.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (917) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2014
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours cloudy pale straw yellow gold with a finger of head. Nose is musty tart lemon, citrus, damp oak, barrel, touches of rustic fruity yeast, a little funk. Taste is pillowy soft, tart lemon, citrus, pale grain wheat, dry woody oak, some dusty rustic yeast funk. Finish is dry and tart, earthy fruity yeast, golden apple, lemon. Spectacular!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1262) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle shared at the CMLSG14 cellar tasting. Pours light yellow with a steady white head. Lively aromas of lemon zeste, white pepper and a hint of that typical spicyness in American saisons.. Light body with a nice dry finish. Lots of peach in the after-taste. Enjoyed this one very much.


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