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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Really good unique beer. Eminently drinkable, great with food as promised , just a delightful change of pace - get some.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1047) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3474) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1535) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3618) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1455) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3801) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. It exploded on me, but whatever. Pours a hazy golden color with a ginormous white head on it. Nose is light and citrusy with a good deal of funkiness mixed in. Taste is ever so slightly tart, with some herbs and grass coming through, and just a bit of citrus. Pretty decent and fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3048) - Gφteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Hεkan (non-RB). Pours hazy vibrant orangish yellow with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is herbal and floral with crackers, dried flowers, spearmint, hay, dry soil and orange zest. Taste is slightly bitter and floral with crackers, dried flowers, hay, dry soil, minerals, grapefruit rinds, white pepper corns, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, dry and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter and floral with crackers, dried flowers, dry soil, hay, orange zest and lemon zest. Surprising considering how the BA version played out but yet quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (938) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Difficult to pour this one, too much head. Golden hazy beer eventually. Nice herbal tea aroma, with some citrus. Spicy year, lime, herbal tea, lemon zest. Very nice but a shame I got about one pint from this big bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3483) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
750 ml bottle from Star Grocery. It pours a hazy orange color, rather dark with a white head. The aroma is floral with some strong notes of lemongrass, lemon candy, floral perfume and a very faint hint of spice. Pleasant. The flavor is similarly light and floral with some mild candy like sweetness. Some more floral perfume and hints of spice before mild bitterness in the finish. Kind of simple and devoid of the rustic character that I usually get from Upright Saisons. Still very pleasant though.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (712) - ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Hazy yellow with a small head. Spicy and herbal aroma with strong calendula and yarrow notes and some fruitiness. Sweet with mild medicinal and herbal bitterness, light fruitiness. Interesting, but a bit messy.


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