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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle.Pours with a hazed orange hued body with a large and foamy white head. Aromas are floral and phenolic, peppery, melon, estery, black pepper, grassy. Flavors are lightly sour, floral, pepper,y rustic, white pepper, elderflower. Bitter, light lemon verbena. Mildly tart. Fuller carbonation, lighter body. Lasting floral bitterness.


3.4
fiery1 (1500) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2017
750ml bottle @ Kelly's cabin. Pours a slight hazy golden amber colour with a medium white head. Nose is fruity, some wheat, and herbal. Flavour is very herbal and floral, with some light hay. It is medium to light bodied, with a somewhat rough herbal character to it. I definitely prefer the barrel aged version.

3.5
Ernest (7747) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, rocky, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of grains of paradise, sage, medicine, plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, medicinal. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Well, this starts off well with an easy 5 for appearance with a big, lasting, clumpy, meringue-like head and sticky lacing that rivals most beer from Belgium itself. Absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately that's the best thing about the beer, but happily it's still quite enjoyable in the other aspects too. The aroma is clearly adjuncty...rather medicinal and tincture-like, almost approaching Vicks Vap-o-Rub but never really becoming unpleasant. Smells more spiced-and-herbed than flowered, but perhaps that is indeed what the two flowers in question lend. In the mouth it's reasonably well-balanced, albeit again rather medicinal and needing a bit more bitterness. Nice fluffy mouthfeel helps a bit. As with Saison Vert, it's pretty solid despite the adulterations, but once again the additives are more of a distraction than anything...I still find myself wishing they had just left the base beer alone. Very cool that it's only 5.1%, though, and non-sour...I can strongly get behind both of those aspects, because there's wayyyyy too few classic saisons being made in this country.

3.8
j12601 (12979) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a softly hazed golden amber with a soft brown hue with a medium sized white head. Soft wheat and a touch of fruit on the nose, a bit of sweetness. Lemon verbena, a bit of herbal and softly woodsy floral tones, soft hay. Medium bodied, lightly floral and herbal, herbal notes don’t cover, but they are the dominant flavor here. Musk, soft yeast and a bit of funkiness slowly developing. Feels like a year or so in wood would be awesome on this.

3.1
Johnsense (1711) - - MAR 3, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2017 Orangeish pour, thumb sized rocky white head. Funk, fruity aroma, yeast, flowers. Taste seems muted, flowers, funk, but watered down almost. Surprisingly watery body, low carbonation and a herbal aftertaste. Will chalk this one up to cellared far too long.

3.7
McWorta (1633) - 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.

3.7
caesar (7165) - 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.

2.9
Benzai (16226) - 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 it’s a good beer with a solid herbal / spicyness, but it’s just not my thing.

3.6
piscator34 (2577) - 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.

4.2
ciocanelu (2800) - 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, it’s fresh, floral and tasty.

3.9
dnicolaescu (2642) - 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.


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