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RATINGS: 129   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Growler thanks to GT. Cloudy pale straw pour with a white head. Lemony aroma, some white pepper, coriander, and orange. Doughy malt, biscuit, and cracker. Notes of pear and banana, too. Maybe a bit of sulfur? Kind of pedestrian. Flavors of lemon and orange peel, pepper, coriander, and pear. Has more of a witbier character than saison. Dough, biscuit, and cracker malt notes. Just okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
750mL flip-top growler 2-Day aired to me thanks to jbeatty. Pours a full haze white with hefty white foam and sharp carbonation. Nose at first is heavy phenolics, diaper and solvent. Thankfully it brushes off with some aeration and gains a bright coriander/white pepper and lemon zest along with backseated witbier esters. Taste is rich, clean, mild sweet cream butter, a Hill Farmstead house yeast byproduct, with big dough and light plastic. Palate is aerated, fluffy, quenching. But comes across more as a witbier than a saison. I guess a 3.4 is an Asian F for Hill Farmstead. Would like to try out of a bottle and re-rate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1010) - New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Growler from the brewery, listed at 4.3%, 07/28/2013. Pours hazy, golden straw color, creamy white head, lacing clings around the glass. Aroma is floral wheat, yeast, light lemon and subtle fruity overtones, soft earthy pepper. Taste is hay, lemon, peppery yeast, grassy hops and spices. Light body,bright, crisp and super refreshing. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThirstyBird (1454) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2013
Thanks to jwale73 for this bottle!! Pours super hazy pale yellow with a white crown and lumpy lacing. Smell is pepper, spice, lemon. Taste starts of peppery then it is citric flowing into sourness from the brett and it all ends very dry and citric. Light in body and smooth...slightly slippery. A splendid beer - my friend said that it reminded him of a berliner weise...I think there is truth to that.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1115) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2013 A - pours super light effervescent golden straw with 1 finger fluffy white head that hangs out like egg whites. S - nice light wheaty, hay, light egg funk. Subtle banana esters and biscuity malts. Simple light and subtle. O - nice light tart bright mf. Effervescent and lively carb. Light but substantial body. T - nice tart lemon juice, grass/alafalfa with sweet citrus fruit juices on palate. Nice subtle wheat, banana esters and quiet spices on the end. O - nice quiet lightly tart subtle sweet saison. 4.2

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1591) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2013
bottle at chopkofest pours hazy yellow with a white head, nose of hay, flowers, earth. taste adds some lavendar and a nice bread note. excellent saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3740) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 750ml bottle in a Hill Farmstead glass. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of light wheat, hints of tartness, floral hops, and a nice light fruit/spiciness. Flavor the same with a great blend of everything. Fluffy texture like all of the HF beers. Another great Hill Farmstead beer... Can you do no wrong? Edit: bottle on Jan. 4, 2014. Still amazing. Nicely tart and greatly balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks Ariel. Pours an hazy yellow with a nice head, aroma is pretty green with green tea, peppers and yeast, flavor is sour and clean with lemon, tea and pickles juice, medium bodied

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1706) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle shared by adnielsen, thanks man! Poured almost white with some white head. Lots of grass on the nose, carbonated. Some peppery spice on the tongue, really nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1372) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Hazy white pour. White head. Floral and grassy nose. Lots of carbonation. Almost a spiciness to the taste. Nice.


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