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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 4)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1461) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
tap at farmhouse fest. pours dark brown with tan head. aroma is of sour berries and bitter chocolate. taste is very funky with some oak berries and coco

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Pour from a bottle thanks to Tim once again. Black in color with a robust off white tan head. Aromas were of tart dark fruit and roasty malt. Medium in body with appropriate carbonation. Flavors were of some light chocolate, wine, oak, tart and slightly sour cherry and plum. All the flavors blended and mixed together very well. Definitely some wild sour bacteria going on and very tasty. Would like this beer again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5894) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2012
Draught at the Festival of Farmhouse Ales. Dark brown, almost black with a nice, thin, fine head. Nose is a little bit of vegetables, a bit of chocolate, cocoa, lemon, lactic. Flavor is rather sour, chocolate, dark berries, cherry, creamy yogurt. Pretty interesting. Not perfect but nice. Grassy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2134) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Draft at Festival of Farmhouse Ales 2012. Pours a gorgeous rich black pour with a beige head. Nose and flavor are rife with a stunning melange of dark plum, raisin, roasted malt and bitter chocolate, tart vinous notes, dark earthy dirt and light spruce character. Touches of wood. Complex and rich in its flavor, one of the best dark saisons I’ve had. Yet another winner from Shaun.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
czar (3775) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
on tap at saison festival, 2012. pitch black with a creamy beige head, very good retention and lacing. delicately roasted malts, hints of smoke, hints of sweetness, bretts, layered in oak, light acidity. lively and soft carbonation, medium to full body, very nice medium long bitter coffee and citrusy-grassy finish. really enjoyed this one with a burger!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
There’s a faintness of saltiness in the aroma, otherwise composed of a fantome-like mixture of chocolatey bitterness, red wine, rotten fruits and animalness. Tart, and only lightly dark flavor; malts seem complicated and prevalent, but the flavors are somewhat hidden in an interesting way. Brisk, dusty palate has some body to it; finishes with a dry whisk of cocoa powder, and lasts for a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3125) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 12, 2012
On tap at 2012 Hill Farmstead Festival of Farmhouse Ales. An appreciated change in direction. Light cheese and oak aroma. The dark malts and blending nail the structure of this beer. The bigger beefier alcohol shows, but plays well off lactic acid and oak dryness. It has a nicely juicy, chewy texture that I think the dark malts help build. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Hazy brown/red with a medium sized, Light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wild yeast, light acid, vanilla, dark fruits, some roast, and a bit of spices. Taste of cherry, light vinegar, dark malts, vanilla, And a tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle at home with friends. Poured a deep brown almost black with a frothy tan head. Smell is wood, funk, brett, earth, honey, and bread. Taste is lightly tart, earthy, honey, light vinegar, dark fruit, and a hint of roast. Creamy body with medium carbonation. Pretty nice and interesting stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, is dark brownish black with off tan head, aroma has notes of caramel, vinegar, some slight funky yeast notes, touch of earth, roast and chocolate, hints of ash as well. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate and roast, lots of ash, some funky earthy notes, hints of acetic and slightly tart notes, slight vinegar, finishing fairly tart but ashy and roast. Interesting for sure.

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