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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 4)

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

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of 5 beers from Four Select Oak Barrels.
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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Pours a clear and dark brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, tart, fruit and brett. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with some bitterness. Overall a really good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle from hbmason...thanks Tim! Pours black with a thin light tan head. Nose is like a lightly sour stout, a touch of vinegar with a chocolately malt base. Taste has a bit of vinegar, medium roast, baking spice, and a long medium tart finish with citrus rind. Smooth and medium bodied with ample carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours dark brown with a huge foamy tan head...bottle gushed slightly...nice retention and lacing. Aroma has oaky tart fruit notes...like cherry...some soft vanilla and spice...vinous. flavor has lots of oakiness and vinous dark fruit...lightly tart with some black pepper creeping in...good bitterness creeps in as well. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry and oaky/peppery/bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (1220) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Brin uklar skum ingen Bær frugt kor træ fad Bitter lidt sød lidt Cremt 16/11-12@ F1

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (9837) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle, 8% @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, citrus, spices, oak and brett. Flavour is malt, yeast, spices, smoke, little citrus, berries, brett, oak and wood.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Been saving a bottle for several months now, opened it out of desperation and the childlike neediness for a good drink because the closest liquor store from my house is kinda shit. Okay, first of all, this is a motherfucking gusher... its residue leaked its way on my kitchen tiled floor and all over the counter and had created such a mess I don’t think the dog lapping it up could be the best solution. It trailed like a Sidewinder in the desert sands leaving the lip of the bottle. Excuse the obscure reference, but it pours shell cordovan with an interestingly beige head with which plenty of lace marks were made. HEY!!!!! I nosed cornmeal... did anyone else? No? Fuck! I also had nosed Nat Sherman New York Cut Original tobacco, and appropriately its ash from which a few cigarettes were enjoyed. Yeast was quite prominent on both the smell and the taste, and it’s distinctively farmhouse-based. Tastes predominately of wheat bread, poppy seeds, corn kernels, cigar ashes, hops, lightly citrused and booze. Ends with bitter, earthy notes.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
Hazy dark brown with a big off-white head. Funky aroma with cherry, grapefruit and pineapple, along with caramel and chocolate and some oak notes. Dry and citrus tart, fruity flavour with red berries, oak and tannins.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, November 2012. Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Nose is brett, funk and oak. Deep and inviting. Flavor is likewise. Some whitewine and fruit. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (735) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
Cola brown with a big fluffy and long lasting head. Aroma of a damp basement, tart red wine, smoky roast malt. Taste is very dry with some red wine flavours, medium bitterness, funk, really nice. Finishes quite dry. Goes excellent with these old Dutch ketchup chips no doubt.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2012
(Bottle) Pours near black with a creamy, nougat coloured head. The aroma holds fantastic and soft malt with notes of chocolate, some caramel, earth, bread and a touch of liquorice. Well-integrated wood butter, spices, light vanilla and the slightest hint of coconut. Undertones of hay, wet stone, minerals, grass, dew, some fruits, candy, blackberry jam, raspberries, cherries, balsamic vinegar, touch of phenols and wet tobacco. The flavor is dry, near medium bitter and near medium acidic with notes of roast, grassy/earthy hops, wood, citrus, tea and a lot of other stuff. The mouthfeel is slim yet somewhat round with a light to medium (crisp) carbonation. Light astringent. Wood, grass, minerals, citrus, cherries, raspberries , black tea and dark bread. Light to medium bodied.


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