“Flora is the wine barrel-aged version of Florence, our grandfather’s sister, as well as the name of our wheat farmstead ale. In her honor, we fill French oak wine barrels with Florence and allow the beer to mature in the presence of our resident microflora. After extended aging, a beautifully complex beer emerges; Florence becomes Flora. “
Final Rating: 4.5/5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Batch 6. Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Hill Farmstead stemmed wine glass.
Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a big frothy white head that leaves spotty lacing and a layer of retention.
Aromas are mesmerizing, citrus and tart green apple, funk and oak, brett, peppery saison yeast. As it warms the aromas get more potent and inviting. Can’t wait to try it.
On the tongue is a balanced, delicate tartness, citrus and dry tart fermented fruit, delicious funk, peppery yeast, moderate oak presence on the follow through. Easy drinker, crisp and delicate, medium carbonation and light but flavorful body.
A true showcase of how micro-flora can work to make a beer world class. Amazing.