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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (275) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into tupip: Pours lemonade yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, funk, grass, and wheat. Taste is a refreshingly smooth wheat base, lots of lemon, and a well balanced Belgian yeast funk. So easy to drink, light body but lots of flavor. Tasty saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Anthony during the muff tasting. Thanks bro! This is getting redundant, I know, but this man knows what he is doing. This one is a bit on the lemony side of things—perhaps from the wheat addition. I dunno, but its good saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2013 bottle at Farmhouse Tap and Grill, 2/7/14
Deep copper-amber hued body is topped by a small white head that shows moderate retention. High clarity, thankfully the bartender poured very, very slowly and carefully (I get nervous as hell when others pour bottles for me).
Very spicy in the nose both in part from the yeast phenols and the hops. Dry, cut grass leads to a more lemon-orange citrus, with a touch of vanilla-cream from the wheat and pale malts. Really like the dry white pepper phenol character that builds up as it warms. No alcohol or flaws in the nose.
Supple texture is provided by the wheat and creamy, tight carbonation. Tons of spiciness from the yeast, maybe an ever so slight touch of tartness and a lightly bitter lime-like note from the hops keep everything quite dry. Still, the malt is well-extracted and attenuated and everything is nicely balanced. Great by-the-books saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1477) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle I popped open during the post-grand tasting muff party at RBWG. Pale cloudy yellow pour. Nose has plenty of lemon rind and wheat. Clean flavor profile with lemon and wheat goodness. Lingering lemon tartness. Very tasty. The whole is even better than the sum of its parts.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1334) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pour is a pale hazed straw yellow with a white head. The nose has lots of yeast, a little messy yeast, peppery, fairly strong dusty note, Lots of lemon in back. Taste isn’t as bright, lemon really fades out. A bit of messy yeast, light Saison notes, fairly dusty. Strong carbonation, lighter body, a bit uneven on palate. Lemon and grassy hay like hops through the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1007) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle pour cloudy light yellow. Nose Belgian ester, light spice and fruit. Taste slight tart up front, then mild spice and fruit. Tart finish. All in all well balanced but on the subtle side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4835) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Sampled at rbwg in someones room. Hazybyellow gold. A white layer. This is lemony with some funk. Nice malts. Mtaerness. Earth is gentle. This is pleasant. Not at over powering in any way but just nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9464) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, pear and apple, straw notes, earthy and spicy hops with farmhouse yeast notes. Flavor is spices, light malt, hops and bitterness with farmhouse yeast and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3856) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From the 750 bottle. Saison all the way. Yeasty. Bit hits of lemon and that nice distinct hop presence. Another excellent beer from HF.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (925) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours a straw yellow with a billowing white head. Notes of horseblanket, banana and clove. Finishes tart and somewhat sour and lactic.


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