Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A fruity, tart, funky, citric-grassy blonde ale. A refreshing blonde ale of great complexity.
How: Tap at infamous Hill Farmstead 3rd Anniversary, a stormy day for the history books. Multiple samples and then some more.
The look: Yellowish-golden body topped by a medium white head.
In long: You take the excellent Flora (a funky fruity tart Saison) and then you spice it up with a slightly a lemongrassy blonde IPA. You end up with a moderately funky, moderately tart, moderately fruity, moderately citric-grassy hoppy blonde ale. I didn’t understand why this blend worked so well until I had a pint of Legitimacy the day after. In the extensive catalog of HF hoppy beers Legitimacy was the best option to blend harmoniously with Flora. I think I preferred this original creation over the regular Flora and I loooove Flora. So yes, I had a very rare blend that tasted fantastic but you won’t hear me brag about it, no sir, you I won’t brag about the fact that I drank many glasses of this awesome beer, a beer you never have a chance to drink.
sarro (125) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Special tap at Hill Farmstead’s 3rd Anniversary Celebration. One of my favorite saisons blended with a fresh, juicy IPA. The blend really adds a lot to Flora, especially with all the hops in the nose. Taste is full of melon, mango, lemon pie, sweet sauv blanc grapes, and grassy hops. Three pours later...my favorite beer of the day at their Anniversary!
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hill Farmstead during the Connoisseur session of the Third Anniversary Party. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Musk, citrus, funk with a bit of beautiful citrus infused musk. Medium bodied, soft and crisp, light muskiness. Tangy, soft musk, wheat. Crisp wheat with musk, long citrus into the finish. This was beautiful.
AdamChandler (3526) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somehow managed to get a few sips of this thanks to a very generous friend for offering me some
Off yellow, nice lacing, big tart tangerine and cherry nose. Smells wonderful much like a hoppy flora (duh). Taste is sticky, dry, sweet and a great tartness that sticks around for a very long time. Tangerine / Oranges a minor hint of pine. I love the citrus and acidity throughout.
JulienHuxley (4136) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 3rd Anniversary. Nice hazy pale yellow pour with white head. Very citrusy aroma, great blend of hoppy citrus notes with lemon juice/citric acid flavors, very light, super easy drinking. I wish it had been 100 degrees out that day, I could have appreciated it even more.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Hill Farmstead Third Anniversary celebration. Huge notes of lemon and citrus with a light acidity back through the finish. Really nice balance between the two components.
SrSilliGose (3310) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1st, 5th, and 8th pour of the day @ hill farmstead 3rd anniversary party. had the great fortune of getting down on friday with grassroots legitimacy while enjoying some mad taco @blackback. beautiful juicy clean citrusy hop character, awesome balance. sitting at a 4.4 with the legitimacy. tight beer. now flora is a long time favorite. barrel and resident microflora really take florence up a few notches. i’m @ a 4.3 on that one. so we have a great fresh clean citrusy hop IPA blended with a barrel aged wheat saison? the melding of these two worked out pretty well it seems. nose had a pleasant grapefruit, orangepeel hop character with a soft lemony yogurt and creamed wheat. on later pours a florence-esque wheated dough seemed to stick out more. which doesn’t come out much in flora, so not sure what is going on here. in any event, this was quite unique and interesting, and definitely good. but i prefer legitimacy and flora each on their own, as opposed to the blending of the two. but this surely drank just fine.
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One off blended keg (Grassroots Legitimacy IPA and HF Flora) served at the Connoisseur Session of the 3rd Anniversary Party. Coin flip on whether this or straight Flora was my favorite beer of the day.
Pours a hazed golden orange with a creamy white, retentive head. Side by side with Flora I’d give the edge on aroma to this beer with a fruity, orange peel and juice edge blending with Flora’s funky grass and lemon nose. Flavor isn’t as vibrant as the nose and lags recent batches of Flora. Effervescent and crisp, with a hoppy, bitter finish. Very good, and am tempted to try to recreate at home.