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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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. Its 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 (2030) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (1594) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 11, 2017
Hazy deep golden with a large frothy white head, good lacings. Aromas of flowers, summer meadow, floral, perfume with a light touch of funk. Delicate effervescence with a light-medium body and bright texture. Fine sweetness with an intriguing fine acidity and low bitterness. Lasting rather complex floral finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6854) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2016
Fles, 35 cl sample. Lichttroebel goud van kleur, flinke scuikmkraag. Aroma heeft zeer veel kruiden, bloemige hop, kruidige gist. Droog in de smaak, kruidig. Het doet wat experimenteel aan, zoals er honderden waren vroeger bij onze zuiderburen. Prima, lekker ook, maar ik zie geen reden om dit soort bieren voor belachelijk veel geld de oceaan over te laten slepen, als dit in elke Belgische supermarkt kan staan. Tenzij natuurlijk niet al die kleine lollige brouwertjes overgenomen worden door InBev en Heineken, die er vervolgens weer zoete eenheidsworst van maken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (14784) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle shared by Caesar. Clear pale yellow color, full sized fluffy white head. Aroma is malts and herbs or spices. Taste malts, herbs and spices again, coriander, herbal spicy bitterness. Ok body and carbonation. Well, objectively seen its a good beer with a solid herbal / spicyness, but its just not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2386) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle. Clear pale gold in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of pilsner malt, wet stones, weeds, and a bit of black pepper. Flavors of floral honey, more pilsner malt, soapy citrus, and earth. Light bodied with some sharp bitterness. A little bit sucked out, but still a very solid saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (1812) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 3, 2016
Hazy bright yellow color, slightly off-white head. Aroma is really floral, slightly spicy. Taste is clean and floral, dry and refreshing. I really like it, its fresh, floral and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (2328) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 24, 2016
Shared BOTTLE 75 CL. Cloudy pale straw, big head. Dry yet slightly honey-ish with notes of wild herbs. Dry herbal flavour bitterness. Massaging carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (3198) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle at Mette and Theis. Hazy/unclear yellow with a large white head with good retention, lace and regeneration. Minerals, citrus, hay and dry flowers in the nose. Flavour has hay, flowers, minerals, light citrus, bergamot, camomile. Light body, lively carbonation, low sweetness, medium bitter, light acidic, soft and filling mouthfeel. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma consists of mild citrus, fruit, florals, and dust. It pours a dull gold with a large white head. The flavor starts with light citrus, yeast, and a touch of peach. The finish has mild light florals, dust, and a hint of lemon peel. Its light bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to pailhead. Aroma is flowers, honey and pepper. Tastes like yeast, flowers, black pepper and light bubblegum. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (4028) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle at Theis. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Dry and sweet with aromas of peach and dust. Also notes of pine trees. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Long dry finish. Good.

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