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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 Thoreauís 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 ímimosaí, a saison brewed with orange zest and brett clausenii. All stainless. Not barrel aged.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting - Ulfborg ].

Unclear matt medium yellow colour with a large to huge, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy yeasty, citrus - orange, spicy, coriander, fruity, light peppery yeast. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120218]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is mild citric and smooth peppery yeasty. Smooth floral, fruity and light brett. Mild peppery. Smooth fruity, brett and mild citrisy hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of lemons, spices, pepper, straw, yeast, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, yeast, malt, pepper, spices, lemons, and malt, leading to a dry and slightly tart finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a cloudy opaque yellow with a frothy and lacing white head. Subtle Bretty aroma with a little citrus zest. Medium body, very smooth mouthfeel, yeast, fruit and spices. Ends dry with very downplayed hops. Very subtle and easygoing. 180212

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
19th October 2012
THE Sour and Saison tasting. Again thanks to our Hill Farmstead pusher - Leighton - for another rare HF beer. Hazy gold beer with big off white head. Light milky nose. Light airy palate with minerally carbonation. Super mild citrus, mild brett. Airy finish. Itís all a bit ephemeral and reminds me of some of the early HF Saisons that were nothing special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle from the release, shared the next evening with Chris, Greg & Niel at Ebenezer Kezarís. Bright hazy golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of meadows, flowers, citrus. Taste has light spice, straw, pineapple. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (15762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle, 75cl. A hazy, orange-golden beer topped by a finger-thick, lacings leaving creamy off-white head. The aroma has oranges, pale malts, some sourish hints, spices, a peppery touch, pine cones and resins, a faint farmyard touch and some lemon hints. Itís smooth on the palate, medium bodied. The flavor is equally complex as the aroma, with more emphasis on the oranges. Lasting finish with a nice bitterness, as well as all the flavors found initially. A beauty indeed. 120218

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (15413) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Huge frothy head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, elderflowers, orange, citrus and other fruits and malt. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (15381) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14927) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle @ Fastelavnssmagning 2012, Ulfborg. Pours hazy yellow with a frothy white head. Fresh, citrus fruity and crisp. A bit of brett. Medium and smooth body. Dry end.

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