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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: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle w/ some heads at Evans going away party. Been waiting to try this sour black saison blend from HF. Pours a deep black with medium off white head, awesome lacing. Aromas are tart lactic cherry funk, earth, roasty malt. Taste is dusty oak, cocoa powder, cherry, peat, currants, and other misc berries. Perfect balance of sour and light roasty notes with a full body long lasting flavor. Very solid and tasty brew meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
750ml bottle bought off of eBay for $500...lol, just kidding. Poured a deep brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of spices, earth, chocolate, roast, and dark fruits. Tastes of dark fruits, spices, citrus, and nice funkiness. Light sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Pours a dark brown, mostly opaque, with a big beige head that leaves plenty of lace in the glass. Aroma of earthy funk, oak, dark fruits, roasted and chocolate malts, soy, and a hint of lactic funk. Flavor of dark fruits (mostly plums and berries but also currants), brown sugar, roast, oak, and lactic funk. Medium-bodied, with a medium carbonation and a tart, roasty, earthy, sweet, and dry mouthfeel. Complex and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
750 bottle pour. Black color with a lmedium head. Funky and refreshing. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1490) - 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 (6503) - 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 (2238) - 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 (4436) - 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 (1581) - 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.

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