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RATINGS: 136   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy golden with medium white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of malt, flowers, pepper. Taste is of bretts, malt, flowers, pepper. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Pretty good. Nice saison.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle shared by Hoppypocket, thanks! Pours a hazy golden with a small white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is fresh, floral and full of belgian yeast. Taste is fruity with a weird bitterness (did they bitter this with the dandelions or some other herbs that are in there?). Higher carbonation level, prickly even. A bit too much for me I think. Overall the beer was good/great but I believe the carbonation killed it a little for me.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
bottle @ cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours hazy golden orange with a very nice white head, very good retention and lacing. floral brettiness - very yeasty, oranges, dandelions, seven-up, herbs, spicy graininess. complex microflora. bright carbonation, light body, very nice dry bretty and herbal-forward finish. excellent!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2781) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by hoppypocket, thanks! Hazy straw color with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma of farmhouse yeast along with spicy and floral notes. Taste is yeasty with some spiciness/peppery notes and interesting floral presence. Light to medium body. Lively carbonation. Slightly dry. Good spicy Saison. This bottle was 1+ year old, I would be curious to try it fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
750 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours an opaque yellowish orange with a resilient white head. Aroma is floral, oldish, grains, grapefruits. Flavor is peach, pear, fresh cereals. Finish is floral,oldish, barn, with a good, hoppy punch (grapefruit). Lingering dusty-oldish flavor from what I believe to be the yeast. Light body, medium to strong carbonation. Very good saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle from last years batch. Pour is hazy golden with white head and little lacing. Aroma is floral, brett, honey, peppery. Taste is floral, light spices, fruityy, pepery, dry and bitter finish. Low body and lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6020) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head.A light herbal and floral nose, big lemons. The flavor is similar with honey, dry flowers, vanilla, more lemons and a bit of lavender. Really nice and despite the unusual dominating herbal/floral elements, it is really drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stchloe (789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Primarily herbal and vegetative notes, overall a light bodied herbal ale that is incredibly flavorful, finishes with a well balanced light hop.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle at the source with ajax25g. Cloudy golden straw color, fluffy white head, solid lacing. Aroma of dusty, funky, earthy, peppery lemon. Taste is barnyard straw and hay. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergeek23322 (2263) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
January 2012. Bottle while in Portland, OR. Pours cloudy straw yellow with a foamy white head. Bread, spice, yeast and grassy notes. Dry, crisp finish with lots of hops showing through. Fantastic saison.


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