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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Florence (1915-1967) was our grandfatherís 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 12ļ P Ingredients: Pale Malt; Vermont Organic Wheat; American and European Hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1524) - 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 thatís just my personal taste, and thereís nothing I can find thatís 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 (3624) - 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 (1523) - 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 (3362) - 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. Itís 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. ITís 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 Iím a sucker for these beers? I donít 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 (2343) - 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 (2676) - 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 (2337) - 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 (3896) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a veiled straw with a short lived white head. Aroma is lemon, yeast, pear. Flavor is yeast, vanilla cake. Finish is lemon and lime. Light to medium body, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2489) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle "14 release. Clear yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Mild wheat and yeast aromas. Smoothness from the wheat blends nicely with the somewhat tart lemon and citrus notes. A bit on the tangy side with bread and floral back beats. A really solid saison. Above average body and mouthfeel.


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