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RATINGS: 161   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle from gnosis.. thanks.. Bottle back to back with Arthur.. Pour is paler yellow with same 3 finger head. A bit clearer than the Arthur. Lemon, pepper, cloves, sage on the nose..a bit more herbal and lighter smelling. Wow.. buckwheat, honey, citrus, mint. More carbonated and less tart than the Arthur. Same creamy feel but slightly crisper. Prefer the Arthurís tartness but the Florence nose.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle, shared by Ben - thanks! Pours Hazy gold/yellow with some frothy head. Aroma: bubblegum, mineral, pineapple juice/citrus. Taste: tart; wheaty. Palate: slick texture, soft on the mouth but feels a bit thin. Overall: this is nice. Iím a little irritated I didnít rate this sooner when the memory was fresher, because these notes (transcribed nearly word for word) kind of suck. Iíll do better next time?

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Hazy to cloudy yellow color, large pillowy white head. Nice aroma of rising rye bread dough, light funky and perfumy citrus. Taste has softly sour and funky lemon, straw, hay. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1735) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle..Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is some nice floral notes, nice tangerine zest. barnyard, fresh, fruits..Taste is nice spice, barnyard, wet hay, beautiful mango and citrus notes..

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours thick unclear zesty lemon with a nice bubbly white head. Aroma is awesome with some pleasant sweet and floral funk so balanced in the nose. Flavor is still delicious as well with pleasant floral saison yeast so balanced on the tongue and going down so smoothly.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2179) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to tectactoe for sharing. Cloudy yellow-orange pour with a small head that fades to a thin film. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy. Tons of citrus and flowers with hints of musty yeast, wheat, and light brett barnyard. Tastes fairly dry and bitter but that doesnít mean itís not delicious. Lemon peel, orange peel, flowers, leather, wheat, and some prickly yeast in the finish. Light to medium body. I love saisons from Hill Farmstead.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (905) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle from unknown. Pours a pale straw color, lots of fluffy head, which dissipates quickly. Aroma grain-forward, but with some funky, earthy undertones, some lacto. Body full and fluffy, with a tart, juicy finish, perhaps a bit of copper as well. Not at all what I expected, but very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Courtesy of tectactoe

Bottle: The aroma consists of big heavy citrus, orange peel, lemon, florals, and a touch of musty tart apple. It pours a cloudy dull orangish-yellow with a one finger white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a moderate-heavy tangy oranges. The finish has moderate tart lemon, must, and light florals. Itís light-medium with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, another super tasty Saison from Hill Farmstead.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2300) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
Bomber. Thanks to mike12da. Nose has streams of light pungency and citrus zest. Hazy pear juice, with a beautiful fluffy white head and good lace. moderately tart fruit, light celery. Gets a bit salty or minerally. Citrus continues on through final. Light body, tingly and tart. Well-made and very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2014
25/X/14 - 75cl bottle @ The Autumn Gathering formerly known as RBBAG Mons (Gent) - BB: n/a, bottled: VII/2014 (2014-1256) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!

Cloudy pale yellow milky beer, small creamy white head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: artificial brett notes, lemony, floral, citrus, bit soapy. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish, lemony, artificial brett, bit soapy, lemon peel, sourish. Aftertaste: very soapy, again the artificial brett (Wyeast package?), sour, floral touch, dry, some acidity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keir (172) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from bmart. Thanks Brian. Yellow with big white head. Nose of citrus, a hint of mustiness. Taste of citrus, wheat, straw. Mouthfeel is clean, refreshing. An excellent beer.


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