Hill Farmstead Florence

Florence

“Florence (1915-1967) was our grandfather’s sister, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this Belgian inspired wheat farmstead™ ale is crafted from American malted barley, organic Vermont wheat, European and American hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Soft, cloudy, and fresh, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Florence. 5% ALC/VOL 12º P Ingredients: Pale Malt; Vermont Organic Wheat; American and European Hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.”

Final Rating: 4.49/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a teal Hill Farmstead stemmed glass. Purchased at the brewery a few weeks ago. April batch.

Pours a hazy golden peach-orange body with a nice frothy 2 finger white head that reduces to little retention and leaves no lacing.

Characteristic saison aromas emanate from this beer – farmhouse funk, citrus, wheat, light fruitiness and banana, green apple.

On the tongue is a delicate balance of tartness and flavor – very tart upfront, sour apple and fresh citrus, on the follow through is wheat and a light fruitiness, light banana, some mineral character, finish is dry and clean. Medium-high carbonation, medium-light body with a nice refreshing, crisp mouthfeel.

This is probably my favorite HF “shelf” saison. Really balanced and drinkable.

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