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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Florence (1915-1967) was our grandfather’s sister, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this Belgian inspired Wheat ale is crafted from American malted barley, Organic Vermont wheat, European and American hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Soft, cloudy, and fresh, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Florence. 5% ALC/VOL 12º P Ingredients: Pale Malt; Vermont Organic Wheat; American and European Hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2511) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
750 ml bottle purchase at the brewery on August 21, 2014. Hazy yellow, small head. Sour wheat aroma, with notes of lemon and light herbs. Sour lemon and herb taste, notes of apple juice, sour dryness. It taste like summer in Vermont!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1291) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Thanks to Mike for sharing @ Borefts. Hazy pale yellow with a good pale head. Aroma is funk, lemon zest, stone fruits, citrus. Light bodied. Tart on the palate, well balanced with a lightly citric finish. Taste is lemon zest, lime zest, wheat, funk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1393) - Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2014
750 ml bottle received as an extra from a killer trader. Thanks buddy! Pours very light yellow, almost perfectly clear, with a huge fluffy white head on top. Aroma of lemons, grass, barnyard funk, yeast esters, strong hop presence, spice, some definite tartness. Flavor is tart fruits, lemons, grapefruit, grass, some hop bitterness, somewhat acidic, major funk, dry, with a crisp finish. Light bodied, prickly carbonation, and tart dry finish. Interesting brew--only my 2nd from HF--and not what I expected. The tartness note here is pretty unique and very nice. Worth a try, though I was hoping for a little more sweetness and spice from this one. But that’s just my personal taste, and there’s nothing I can find that’s wrong with this. Crisp and super clean brew. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3337) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
At BBF14 . Pours unclear yellow , no real head . smell is bit butter-funk , bitterness. Taste is bit bitter, some herbal aspects . Natural, bit grainy . Rather common taste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1334) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
750ml, 2011 bottle. Thanks Jeremy. Saisonnny, tart. Lemon pepper, touch of funk. Similar to Anna, Arthur etc.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3310) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a sunny yellow with a medium sized head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is floral and lemony. It’s got what I would best describe as a rich, or multi layered funk with some hay & some general farm animal character.

The flavor is dry but nicely bright with a decent fruitiness throughout. IT’s earthy and tart with some lemon and some great light peppery and floral notes. The bitterness is fairly low but well employed. This is about as balanced as funky saison gets.

Maybe I’m a sucker for these beers? I don’t know, seems like this is pretty great though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2261) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Hazy straw colored pour. Bright. White head, little lacing. Fruity, citrusy aroma. A slight funk to it. Earthy. Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2580) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Sample at First Sunday. Another subtle and well made beer here. Fruity lemon aroma. Finish is a little sour and funky. Earthy grass and hay hop aromas and flavors are most prominent but all complementary and well rounded.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1943) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle: Hazy, bright golden body with a soapy & bright white head that leaves lots of blotchy lacing as it recedes. Sour wheat aroma, white grape, pear skins, light musty cotton, some mildly barnyardy funk, tart lemon. Little bit of vibrant yeast & hay. Nicely tart up front; lemon, white grape, citrus. Sharp, dry with a good dose of musty yeast, mineral water, & pale malts. Tart, dry finish, very clean with a lingering grape & pear flavor, leaves you craving more. Delicious beer, drinkable as hell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3646) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle thanks to Neemo. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium frothy white head. The aroma is strong yeast, floral, wheat. Medium mouthfeel with nice wheat, light oak and tartness, easy to drink, very nice.


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