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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Tasted on 2/6/15 from a capped 750mL bottle that I shared with the group. Pours cloudy straw with a huge thick head that very slowly recedes to messy lace. The nose is spicy saison, green apple skin, lemon pith, a touch herbal, very complex. The flavor is all of the same complexity, really great tartness. The body is fairly light with lively carbonation and a long tart apple skin and touch of spicy lemon peel finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3643) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2011
Growler pour from Mike at the Ephraim event. Pour is a clearish blonde. Zero lacing and very bare head. Carbonation is very mellow. Aromas of belgian spicy yeast, bannanas, clove, apples, honey, pumpkin guts. Taste is herbal crisp, with coriander, orange peel, cedar, pumking, peppery lemon. Finishes crisp and delicious with a halloween aftertaste. Great refreshing witbier/saison hybrid from Hill Farmstead. They haven’t let me down yet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10037) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Clear gold pour, white head. Crisp aroma, guava, saison yeast, wheat, soft spice notes. Flavor is a wonderful mix of saison notes and wheat. Lightly herbaceous hops, orange peel, wow. Just wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2013
effervescent lemon, puffy large-bubbled white head, spidery lacing. Incredibly delicate nose is slightly spicy, wit-est aspect, grainy, doughy, and monstrously bright. Lemony flavor mule kicks with husky wheat, esters indistinguishably low, hazy dough end. Carbonation kicks ass. Stunning.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4700) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2014 Obtained in a trade. Thx! 750 ml. bottle split by 4 @ “The Tasting formerly known as Mons RBBAG I (2014)”. Bottled on 07/2014. Hazy citrus with no head. Nose is citrus, lightly tart, brett, sour bacteria, very HF, unique mix. but not best possible one. Taste is straightforward, lightly sour, tart citrus, tad lactic sorbet, wheat, lemon drops, brett, strong wheat presence,… Low carbonation & very easy to drink. Quite lovely but overrated all the same as usual.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (5348) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2014
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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. It’s light-medium with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, another super tasty Saison from Hill Farmstead.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (466) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
I thought this was a very good beer. The nose is great and while the taste is a bit mellower and not as complex, it is very good. Well worth checking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4325) - Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Growler bought today from hf. Beautiful beer. Like a weinstephaner hefeweizen and an Arthur blended together. Perfectly hopped

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (3262) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 On tap at skinny pancake. $5.46 for a 40cl HFS glass. Poured a gorgeous cloudy straw appearance. Big carbonation. Bright yellow appearance. This is gorgeous. Huge wheat and lemon scent. Bready Belgian yeast. Taste is so nicely balanced. Darnit Shaun. Stop being so awesome! Big dry fresh wheat taste. Insanely dry finish. Lemon grass and hay. Funky farmhouse finish with fleeting light hops. Light body. Very excellent finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3963) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Draft @ Skinny Pancake, Montpelier. Served in a HFS chalice. Very lightly hazy yellow. High carbonation, producing bubbly head. Fantastic nose has my taste buds salivating. The nose and taste mimic each other. Yeast, barnyard, orange zest, maybe coriander spice?? Light and refreshing mouthfeel. Light /soft texture. Big citrus notes make it perfect for a warm day. For me it’s Wit beer meets saison. Two styles I love and wrapped up into one great farmhouse style brew. If I didn’t have bills, I would quit my job, and beg the brew master to let me be his apprentice! One day, I strive to brew a Belgian wheat beer that tastes this good and has no imperfections. I have sampled many examples of this style from all over the world, this brew hangs near the top of the style. If I could get this in Southern NH, I would drink this all summer long. Artfully crafted.

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