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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 1)

Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Saison
Greensboro, Vermont USA
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Civil Disobedience, our non-violent protest against the homogenization of flavor, comes in the form of a spontaneous, circumstantial, and unpredictable series of beer releases. We relinquish control in favor of an anarchistic collaboration of microbial activity. This is the expression of our conscience, our opposition to oppression, and an act of creative freedom. Civil Disobedience (1849), Henry David Thoreau’s moral call to action, is a perennial challenge against the contemporary sopor of individual political conscience... "It is not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize." Question. Act. Evolve... Civil Disobedience #1: A blend of two different batches of Arthur and a bit of a beer called ’mimosa’, a saison brewed with orange zest and brett clausenii. All stainless. Not barrel aged.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle at THE Sour and Saison Tasting, London. Another contribution from LKS. Pours hazy, shiney gold, effervescent, with a lively, white foam head. Great funk in the nose with suggestions of fruits (citrus, lime) and socks. Light to medium sweet flavor with some dough, bread, big brett funk, mellow bitter grass, wet blanket. Light to medium bodied with high, lively carbonation. Bit more sweetness to finish, with rich white bread, cleansing dryness, socks, dough, very modest grass. Quite wonderfully balanced and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (12007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle thanks to Leighton at THE sours & saisons tasting (part 1). It pours hazy light orange, with a thick white head. The nose is spice, freshly baked farmhouse bread, brett, earth, citrus fruit (particularly tangerine) and some subtle tartness. The taste is smooth, spice, peppery, tangy citrus, zesty orange, tangerine, dough, light tartness, earth, faint astringency, bitterness and brett, with a long, dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Well balanced and flavoursome. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeatty (1241) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle, 10/16/2012. Light golden orange pour, fluffy creamy head dies down slowly, thick soapy lacing left behind, sparkling carbonation. Aroma is a cloud of soft yeast and brett, tangerine, light lemon wheat, mild herbal hops, barnyard funk. Taste still great but a bit less complex- orange, tropical fruits, little spiciness with herbal hops, brett and light funk. Dry, sparkling palate. Definitely one of the best saisons that has crossed my path so far.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (13502) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
Rating #3000. 750mL bottle, pours a cloudy yellow with a voluminous white head. Aroma is very rustic, with loads of yeast, a bit of barnyard and lots of brett. Flavour is very complex with loads of the brett character now fully revealing itself, some regular yeasty notes, and moderate funk. All the qualities that a saison should have, in my book. Super drinkable, with perfect lively carbonation. One of the best and most complex saisons I’ve had. Beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3138) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Pours hazy light yellow with a big foamy white head. The aroma brings very light funk and sweet fruity malty notes. The flavors brings white grapes and it is juicy at first, but then a dry pleasant ending comes in a classy manner as the brewer would brew with such a special beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6014) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Lightly hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, light honey, vanilla, toast, orange, citrus, and light bacteria. Taste of citrus fruits, vanilla, toast, orange, and a tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2012
750ml bottle. Poured a medium yellow with a large sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, ’green’ peppery, some funk, and fruits. Tastes follow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, floral, citrus, herbs, pepper, and barnyard. Flavor of herbs, grass, orange, vanilla, brett, and grain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Lightly cloudy yellowish pour with a light head. Nice yeast and tropical fruit aromas. I get some fruit coctail, fragrant hops and a light dusting of a pepper note. Flavor is tropical, soft on the tongue, yeasty, a bit of wheat, dry and juicy at the same time. How do they do it!?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle shared at RBSG Grand Tasting, 2012. A pinkish-white, really interesting color. Nose of lychee and tropical fruits. Interesting yeast. Really tasty. Soft, fruity, citrus and tropical. Really great body. Really tasty.

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