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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Flora(Barrel aged Wheat Saison) is our Wheat Saison (Florence), brewed with Butterworks Farm Organic Vermont Winter Wheat, aged for 8 to 14 months in French Oak wine barrels and complimented by the terroir of our resident microflora... Batch 1: Corked. Blend of barrels. Batch 2: Gold Cap. No cork. Blend. Batch 3: Silver cap. Blend of barrels. Inoculated with culture from our coolship experiments. Batch 4: #4 written in box. Batch 5: Dated. Batch 4: Silver cap. Same brew day/batch as Flora 3 - but the beer progressed/rested longer in the barrels.

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4.1
koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at a share up at Huffman Lake with some good dudes the weekend of September 30 through October 01. 750 mL bottle from the November 2016 release. The pour is a lighter golden orange, relatively clear, with a nice thick cap of white head that falls down to a thin ring with a little lace left behind it. The aroma is good. There is a light tart wheat and a hint of funk. A light citrus zest follows it up with a bit of a funky barnyard going on. This is pretty damn good. There is a delicateness to it, but it’s got the distinct Hill Farmstead nose. The flavor is even better. The tartness on the wheat works well with the yeast and light funk. There is a great citrus to it and a light vinousness that I really like. The mouth feel is lighter medium bodied with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly tart wheat and yeastiness. This is a damn good beverage. 8 4 9 4 16

3.9
Theydon_Bois (20612) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle split at Leighton's 20K, big thanks to the deviant himself for this Juan, 01/03/17. Golden blonde with a decent off white head that retains well. Nose is lemon rind, hint of lime, damp straw, grassy vibes, light spice pinch, mellow barrel tunes. Taste comprises damp straw, light funk, vinous, green berry must, on the turn melon, grains. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid well balanced saison.

3.8
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2017
Oxford tastings; bottled November 2016
Hazy blond color. Sour beer with nice lemon character, strong acidity, hint of acetic acid, balance and enough complexity.
Very good (not worth the price point though).

3.6
fiery1 (1665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2017
750ml bottle @ Alex's. Bottled on 2016-11
Pours a very hazy golden colour with a small white head. Nose is lightly funky, with hints of fruit. Flavour is fruity and funky brett of a moderate amount with an overall sour aspect. It's clean easy, smooth drinking, that's quite refreshing.

4
Ferris (16497) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2017
Bottle - Nice funky notes, oak and lemon. Clearish pale yellow gold and a decent white head. Soured lemon, nice funk and a clean finish. Well balanced and nice.

4
Oakes (18794) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2017
Hazy, blonde. Thin head. Nice bretty aroma, with a touch of pedio, some dusty barrel notes. On the palate, dry, earthy, tart, a bit dusty, then woody notes come through. Brettanomyces accents throughout. Lemon juice tartness. Nice balance. Still some sweetness left in the beer. Refreshing and complex.

3.8
beerplace (2040) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2017
750ml bottle at Alex's (thx, Jonathan J.!). Bottled on 2016-11. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is funky, fruity, barrel, bretty. Similar taste. Quite good, but I liked Sue much more.

3.6
ljthiessen (1438) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 26, 2017
Bottle. Pinkish orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is tart and zesty, plenty of fruit notes, nice.

4.2
jc1762 (1609) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Well filtered neon yellow and a finger of clean white foam. The nose shows lightly tart notes of juicy plum. The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Moderately tart with flavors of juicy plum and bretty funk.

4.1
skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
4/29/2013 750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. batch 4 A~ crazy multiple hues of glowing orange. nice fluffy white head and a tad bit of lacing. S~ lots of lemony tartness up front followed by some nice peppercorns. then of course the bready saison yeast on the finish. T~ pretty much follows the nose with way more wine funk. heavy citrus and lots of pepper. just an all around great saison! mmmm....! the tartness! M~ i love how wine barrels seem to give a thicker, slight oily feel. other than that, nice carbonation all around and a slightly dry finish. O~ oh how i love HF saisons! i would drink any of them every day if i could! this one is aged in wine barrels so of course its a little superior =] overall i’d say... DELICIOUS!


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