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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1261) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Aroma is dominated by flowers with a phenolic note to help balance the floral note. Lots of calendula with a spicy yarrow note. The phenolics have a light pepper and coriander note. There is also a bit of citrus and a light fruitiness. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a big pillowy white head that slowly but steadily recedes. Huge lacing. Flavor starts with quite a nice floral character along with some citrus that creates a bit of a citrus blossom note. A bit of a sweet honey note. The citrus has a nice lime characteristic to it. There is a bit of a grainy astringency mid palate that lingers a little in the finish. There is a bit of a pepper and coriander note mid palate but this finish is lime and flowers. Medium low bitterness that finishes fairly dry. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Medium low alcohol warmth and medium to medium astringency. Overall an interesting saison with tons of floral aroma and flavor. That being said, the floral character is a bit overpowering and the astringency is about high. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3686) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2015
750ml bottle pours out a straw color topped with a fluffy white head. Nose is a mix of floral spice perfume and and yeast notes. Taste is more of the perfume floral spices and lots of herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8103) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle - Sweet herbal malts, light honey and citrus and more sweetness. Clear gold with a rich white active head. Much like it smells, pretty sweet and well carbonated. An interesting drink for sure, I can see this going very well with food, but on its own a bit sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7264) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 26, 2015
a little over active on the foam and carbonation, but otherwise without fault. loved the dry yeasty flavor and the abundance of florals, especially in the flavor. a little hoppy as well and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1528) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2015
750ml bottle, been staring at it long enough that I finally caved. Hazy gold pour with miles and miles of pillowy head. Damn, my pouring technique isn’t the best but it’s about 4 inches of head for 1 of liquid. Aroma: lemon zest, creamcicle, ginger. Not nearly so botanical as BA version ... Until I take a sip. Botanical herbal medicinal flavor dominates everything. Like I’m in a naturopathic drug store (I’ll disclosure: I’ve never been in such a store, this is just what I imagine) and they’re bringing out the big guns. Light pepper and bitterness at the end. Rather dry. I’ve gotta admit, I don’t like stuff that’s this botanical, so maybe I just don’t get this beer, but I’m going to have a hard time finishing this bottle. Calling in help -- any locals who see this tonight, come over to help me finish the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2112) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2014
December 24, 2014 - bottle from Everetts. Clear golden pour with huge amount of head that sat around for a long time. Aroma was spice and flowers. Taste was consistent with aroma, but also had some citrus / lemon. Dry and spicy in the finish and bubbly carbonation. Light to medium body and maybe a touch watery at times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle, pours hazy orange with huge white frothy head. Aroma is grassy with light flora hops and light spices. taste is pretty similar to the nose, less intense spices, creamy body and dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1/3 of 75cl ][ Tasting ][ ][ Tulip ][ 11.29.14 ]
Murky gold, ultra-active head, lasts forever. Salty dough-crust nose, extremely mineralic with heavy yeast, moderately floral. Overly floral front palate, gravel dryness early alongside grassy bitterness, doughy finish absorbed by dryness, cliff-like end, lips stuck together. Burping carbonation minutes later.

[ 11.28-29 Tasting Ranking ]
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02. RR Temptation (b004) – 4.8
03. Orval (03/2014) – 4.7
04. RR Temptation (05/30/2013) – 4.5
05. Blue Lobster Little Lobster on the Prairie – 4.4
06. F&M Dochter Seizoen – 4.3
07. HF Le Serrasin – 4.2
08. F&M Lunaire – 4.1
09. F&M Paradisaea – 4.1
10. HF Arthur (01/2014) – 4.0
11. RR Sonoma Pride Amasa – 4.0
12. HF Flora (b4) – 3.8
13. HF Nordic Saison – 3.8
14. De la Senne Crushable Saison – 3.8
15. RR Sonoma Pride Dauenhauer – 3.8
16. Prairie Puncheon – 3.7
17. Upright BA Flora Rustica – 3.6
18. SARA Stenciled Pages – 3.6
19. RR Sanctification (b005) – 3.5
20. Upright Flora Rustica – 3.4
21. HF Convivial Suarez – 3.4
22. SARA Cask 200 – 3.3
23. TH Paraguesia1 – 3.3
24. Upright Rose City Seven – 3.3
25. TH The Emptiness is Not Eternal – 3.2
26. Wicked Weed Bretticent – 3.2
27. SARA Saison Bernice – 3.0
28. HF Civil Disobedience 10 – 3.0
29. TH Handfarm b4 – 2.9
30. Wicked Weed Serenity – 2.8
31. Almanac Reserve Citrus – 2.4
32. Hopfarm Margo – 2.2
33. Almanac Sourdough – 2.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1722) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pour is dark hazed amber with lots of tight white head. Nose is very floral, lots of spicy flowers, a bit green, fair bit of pepper, some farmhouse notes, faint lemon. Taste is similar, tons of floral herbal notes, a fair bit of pepper, some lemon, grassy hop. Light body, softer carb, gentle feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (4070) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Itai. Pours yellow to brown with a small head, aroma of flowers, herbs, fruits, flavor of hops, herbs, lavender, floral notes, sweetish, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1677) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
The beer is a medium yellow gold with a puffy white head. Good lacing and retention. The liquid is quite cloudy. Fairly strong floral character, somewhat medicinal. Nice fresh grain and saison yeast underneath the flowers. Taste is moderately bitter for the style. Grassy, herbaceous, vegetal in a funny way. Again, the saison base seems very nice, earthy, soft and gently sweet, but the floral flavor is a bit strong and kinda off for me. Mouthfeel is creamy and full but still pretty light. Interesting twist on their normal stuff but I’m not a big fan of the specific flower addition. Just too much of that herbal, medicinal flavor.

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