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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
htnicholas (50) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
From 375mm bottle. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Awesome. Tart, spicy, incredibly balanced. Lingering flavors of citrus. Incredibly crisp finish. Just an incredible beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (810) - - JAN 25, 2015
Batch 5. Golden pour, white head. Tart vinous nose, a lot going on. Taste however is just huge oak barrel, way too oaky, some white grape, tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (325) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
750ml bottle, batch 6. Poured on New Year’s Eve 2014, my last beer of the year, but also my first beer of 2015! Pours a vibrant golden-honey color. One finger fizzy white head that slows breaks into spotty lacing. Aromas of tart citrus, white grapes, wet oak, light hay, some barnyard. Taste is a bit tarter than I expected. Nice barrel notes gives this an acidic edge that I enjoy more than the fruited Flora’s. Nice wheat/grain gives this a medium body and a sweetness onto it’s own. Another dose of tart/funk hits towards the end as vinous notes harmonize with some oak sweetness that gives this a medium-dry finish. Delicious stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1676) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2285) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (3991) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4500) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5670) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1304) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3753) - 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.

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