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RATINGS: 138   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. Itís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Where the Wild Beers Are, 2012. An unusual aroma of flowers with yeast, and also basil and oregano. More yeast in the aroma, mildly sweet. A cloudy orange beer. The flowers work very well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Now this is nice. First really nice saison Iíve had in a while. Aroma is floral but also yeasty, and a note of sweetness and lemon. Apperance is a bit cloudy with a white head that doesnít linger very long. Taste is sweet/ tart and a backend of bitter and floral. Palate is thin/ dry. Overall this is flavorful and easy drinking. A really nice refreshing saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
bottle... murky medium gold, lots of copper, nice big bright white head... the aroma is to herbaceous for me, lots of aloe and eucalyptus, honey and floral finish, unique and good but not my thing... the aroma is very different, malty, less bitter flowers, aloe becomes more of an accent, lotion finish... ok but I canít drink much of this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Bright orange in color with a tall off-white head. A nice floral note to it, maybe some fruit notes of apple and pear. Some grass and yeast, plenty of biscuit malts, maybe white pepper. A more bready flavor than I imagined. Doughy biscuits with lots of cracker. Still heavy on the apple, yeast, and white pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Pour thanks to Scott at his tasting! Pour was nice hazy orange-yellow with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, biscuit, dry tart lemon, orange, citrus oils, going into nice sweet and tart floral notes, hints of spice in there as well. Taste was a nice combination of tart lemon and citrus notes with some sweet white fruit with some peach, pear, going back into tart and sweet floral notes, finishing dry. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9948) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2011
750 ml bottle shared with Doodler and company poured a hazy gold with a small lasting offwhite head. Aromas of straw, floral notes, citrus and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, citrus, light floral notes and light barnyard with a crisp dry lingering funky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle with Doodler and Co. Thanks everyone! Hazy golden yellow appearance with a white head. Floral, mild orange citrusy, rose, hibiscus, lemon aroma. Mainly floral, tangy, orange citrusy, dry flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
(750ml bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew) clearish gold with a big voluminous head and excellent lacing. Nose of raisin, earthy grain, sweet malt. Taste of grains of paradise, dry grain, low sweetness, watery, lacking in flavor in general. Maybe it was old, not sure, but given the high ratings and my previous affinity to Uprightís beers, I think I need to try this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
This pours a rusty gold color with a thick off-white head. Pretty good retention and lacing. The aroma initially is rather floral. Iím thinking rose and/or dandelion but it definitely has that wildflower smell. Grass, dusty funk, orange blossom, peach, and yeast all mix into a very nice scent. This is really my kind of Saison; light and refreshing but with so much seemingly going on. There are some sweet fruity flavors of melon and lemon and perhaps other tropical fruit, flowers, with a crisp dry spice thatís assertive but not overdone. Slightly tart yeasty notes gives this some light puckery funk but with a pale malty grainy sweetness to balance. I like how everything blends in here as I canít pinpoint anything thatís out of place. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Huge thanks to a few generous BAs for getting bottles of this out to me. Served in a Mikasa tulip glass. Pours a brilliant light orange-copper with a three-finger white head. Crystal clear. Good retention before falling into a thick collar with a thin cap. A bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose is quite intriguing. Everything blends together at first, revealing only that it is a saison. As it warms the first thing to come through is a bit of spice, mostly white pepper and a bit of coriander. Along with that is faint citrus, including a moderate amount of orange peel. Faint floral notes and a generic herbal quality are there as well. What must be the yarrow really rounds thing out. The flavor is a bit different than the nose, but just as interesting and complex. The orange peel comes through with a bit of rind-induced bitterness. Herbal character is there throughout. Light coriander, though the pepper isnít quite as strong. The mouthfeel really takes the beer to the next level. Light-medium in body with moderate carbonation. A very nice dryness to the finish. Not very bitter, but borderline puckering in the way it dries out my cheeks. Explosive and addictive, this is a fantastic beer.

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