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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 2)

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


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Predominantly Clara plus a hair of Edward - not barrel aged. Spiked with funk from dregs of our favorite bottles... maybe even a touch of lemon?

hopdog's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2012
750ml bottle. Poured a medium and cloudy yellow color with a large sized white head. Aromas of floral, citrus, spices, and some fruitiness. Tastes of citrus, spices, yeast, and subtle funkiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11297) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Pours clear golden with a giant, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma has lemons, funk, crisp malts, apple, soft tartness, pepper and a bit of chestnut. Medium carbonation, rather light and nice dry mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, citrussy, freshly ground pepper, light funky dryness. Freshly peeled green apple. Lovely drynes with a sharp dose of white pepper at the end. Incredible balance.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy straw colored with a beautiful egg white head. Aromas of white pepper, citrus fruits, barnyard and Fantome... Dry flavor with a nice acidic touch. Fantastic brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2755) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael. Civil Disobedience 1-3 side by side. The beer is hazy and pale yellow hued with a towering, white, frothy head. The aroma offers citrus, lemon, grass. The flavor brings forth a nice citrus character, with additional notes of earth, wheat, light funk. Light in body and easy drinking. A delicate hop bitterness in the finish with a bit of sour funk. Overall, I enjoyed this brew. Well done. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-02-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7776) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a super cloudy golden with a humungous, slowly-dissipating foamy white head. Aroma is very funky and barnyard, with notes of bleach and soap in there as well. Flavour is very wild and funky, very much like Clara, with almost a bleach quality from the brett, soap and loads of yeast. High carbonation, but fitting for the style. The soap and bleach are a little detracting but it drinks extremely well – super refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5456) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, citrus, hay, light toffee, floral and light grass. Taste of citrus, toffee, toasted malts, earthy yeast, and a dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2744) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle pours somewhat clear lemony with a huge foamy, creamy white head. The aroma has pepper jumping out with notes of tangy yeast and sandalwood. Flavors bring sweet saison yeast and lemon, some zesty citrus rind, and a bit of dry white wine notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
In short: A very dry and semi-wild wheaty blonde ale with flowery spiciness. I want to drink a full keg of this 4.5% beer
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when approximately 6 months of age
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body topped by medium white head
In long: Nose is mildly funky, nice rustic brett presence, countryside field flowers. Taste is dried wheat, dried countryside wild flowers, smooth bretty notes, dried coriander, lemon zest. I’m suspect something happened with time to the yeast because there was something very dusty (pleasantly dusty) in this beer. I definitely can recognize the Clara in there but it has been funked-up, dried-up and spiced up with dried coriander, dried lemon peels and more. I’m not saying these ingredients were used, just that it tastes like they were. Nothing watering or slim in about this 4.5% beer. Both the wife and I really loved this beer, but we are biased toward the style since we are two Saison whores (although my wife doesn’t like to be called a Saison whore, she prefers “Saison Escort”).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, herbs, lemon, and horse blanket. Flavor of lemon, florals, herbs, yeast, pepper, and brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle after the Hill Farmstead Saison Fest. Had this courtesy of one of the kindest and coolest guys in the beer world. As this was around a bonfire late at night with my head lamp for light and a few beers under the belt I realize this was not the ideal condition for rating this, but as this was a beer I’d missed and wished I’d tried, I figured I needed to note my thoughts anyway. Pours a lightly hazed but mostly clear gold with a medium to large white head. Big musk and funk on the nose, soft musk. Fuzzy musk with faint styrofoam and phenolic notes. Medium bodied, sweet with wheat and citrus, musk and soft wheat and toast. Musky with some herbal touches. Long musk, wheat into the finish. Musky, with a gentle sweetness and faint herbal and citrus notes. Incredible. Love to try this again in better settings but incredibly memorable either way.

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