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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Flora Rustica is a Northwest-style saison that use yarrow and calendula flowers along with a handful of our favorite Oregon grown hops to produce a strongly aromatic beer. It’s very sparking and dry and makes an excellent aperitif as well as an interesting companion for certain foods like herbaceous and bitter salads or strong and fatty fish like mackerel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5641) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
Bouteille verte de 750 ml partagée avec MartinT et Beerbuzzmontreal. Arôme: Odeur de pêche avec une pointe d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’une moyen col mousseux et d’une dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et d’herbes avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement sèche. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #3204)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle from 16th St. Liquor in West Vancouver. Pours a slightly hazy gold. Aroma is pungent and slightly floral. Flavour is dominated by yeast, orange peel, with some delicate spiciness. Coriander and clove linger in the finish which is dry and satisfying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2610) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Sampled at the Dog Days of Summer Tasting. Hazy orange pour. Citrus, Belgian yeast and funk aroma. Smooth crisp malt, herbal and citrus hop taste. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2010
Trade via Googzoid10. golden color, thick white head. aroma, lots of floral elements, yeasty and citrus. flavors, saison yeast, mild bitterness, grainy with some wheat, palate is light and some nice citrus hops aromas. Finish is dry with enough carbonation to highlight the floral side of the beer, perfectly balanced with not too much hops to overtake the saison aspect. Really enjoying everything by Upright, they found a perfect niche in the saison style and have refined some wonderfully well crafted brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5582) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Herbal floral nose, nice lemony undertones with soft yeast spice/sweetnes in there as well. Pours hazy golden orange, fluffy foamy off white head. Nice lace as well. Lemon freshness, nice herbal undertones, nice and floral, crisp and refreshing with lively carbonation. Clean lingering herbal and lemon notes. Solid saison, super drinkable. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle from a trade with SuzyGreenberg. Pours hazy golden color with white head. Strong floral aroma. Flowery and spicy flavor with some lemon. Light to medium body witheffervescent carbonation. A great saison. Thanks Ben.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This perfumy, floral Saison quenches with its dry rusticity, citrusy fruitiness and herbal bitterness, an intricate flavor profile delivered by the soft effervescence inherent to the style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam coats the hazy straw blond.
-A little more pils malt character and this would be absolutely world-class.
-This was less bitter and less sweet than Southampton’s Cuvée des Fleurs which we had just before. Both were amazing brews.
-Some tartness accompanies the citrus fruit character.

Bottle; thx Stephen!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Orange body, white head, aroma is floral and herbs, flavor is more herbs and a little hop bitterness, yeast esters and crisp refreshing end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5944) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
In short: A nice smooth, floral and moderately wild Saison.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed relatively fresh a few months after the beer release. Sent to me by after4ever. Thanks a lot Tom.
The look: Cloudy dark blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose of old living room carpet, banana yeast esters, floral hops and camomile. Taste is tropical fruits, lemongrass, hay, dandelions, lemon muffin, medium wildness, garden flower petals juice. Nice full cushiony body with a smooth carbonation. This beer is not intense beer. It is a smooth session beer that offers a lot of complexity to those who take the time to dig into it. Another super nice Saison. I love Saisons! I love Beer! My girlfriend hopes that I will love children as much as I love beer. I hope not, I don’t want to spend the rest of my life in jail.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (2527) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Orange-apricot body with a massive white head. The body is a bit cloudy and the head is thick and fluffy with superb retention. Sheet like lacing down the glass from start to finish. S: Rich floral/herbal notes up front. Fresh grass, tea like notes from the flowers, a bit of funk, and a nice green apple tartness in the back end. Truly impressive. T: I’ll be honest, the first sip was a disappointment. I think I spent so much time sniffing the beer my tastebuds weren’t quite ready for what was to come. With each progressive sip layers of flavor emerged. Grass, earl grey tea, flowers, some spice, horse blanket, green apples, honey, lemon. M: Smooth, light bodied. Perhaps a touch thin for the flavor profile. Good carbonation. Clean, refreshing finish. Nice low ABV saison. O: This is a f’ing impressive beer. When it comes to floral saisons it manages to outclass the incredible Southampton Cuvee de Fleurs... I have a bottle of Four and Seven in the fridge... if they come anywhere near this I will have to consider moving to Portland.

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