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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 5)

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


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 4.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A single barrel blend of Ann, Art, and Flora, our favorite saisons. Wine Barrel Aged.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Bottle, shared by NJ Alan, had a bottle of this but sent it to a trading partner, stoked to finally try it. Pours cloudy, hazy gold, hues of orange mixed in. Aromas and flavor of lemon sorbet, brett, light barn, blood orange, oak, peach nectar, lime zest, and lemon skins. Light carbonation with a medium to fuller body. All kind of dried fruit along with the super dry finish. Easily one of the best b.a. saisonsí I have had the pleasure of tasting. Had a similar body and appearance to Mimosa and Juicy Amazing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler (3878) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2012
375ML Bottle. Acquired at the HIll and enjoyed at 58 Degrees F in an HFS tulip with Ahi Steaks and salads at home.

A - Upon uncapping, the gushing starts but I was expecting it after GoM did the same. Bright golden yellow with a hint of haze. Cloudiness grows as you get to the bottom of the bottle. I love the dregs. 2 Finger pillowy white head that fades fast.

S - The nose is fantastic. Bright, citrus, orange peel and vinous characteristics. Hints of honey and lavender.

T - Exceptional taste. Tart up front, Sauvignon blanc dry finish. The middle is akin to tangerines, bready notes and brett.

M - Light body, uber bright and mouth-filling carbonation.

O - Another winner from Shaun. A fantastic saison. I only wish the bottle were bigger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 25, 2012
From a new style 375 mL bottle purchased at the brewery. Hazy golden pour with a frothy white head. Vibrant nectar fruits and musty funk ŗ la vintage 3F with the balanced honey oriented funk from Ann, the puckering lactic character from Flora, and the raw brett onslaught from more recent Art. Beautiful tropical fruits and quenching acidity give way to a super dry finish. Medium body with caressing carbonation and a pillowy mouthfeel. A super fun and almost obvious blend of 3 flagship funky farmhouse ales. Might be cool with a splash of Vera Mae as well. I loved it and hope to see it again sometime...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2012
375 ml. Bottle pour. Yellow color with a nice light white head. Nice well balanced tart and refreshing. Nice beer Iíve had in a while. Light citrus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
375mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a hazy blonde / yellow with a medium white head. Very aromatic nose, full of complex wild yeast, white wine barrels, rustic farmhouse notes, and some citrus zest. Flavour is supremely complex, full of white wine, wild yeast, rustic farmhouse notes, a touch of barnyard and a little citrus zest. Incredible depth to this, with a wonderful blend of the different flavours. Everything really works together in perfect harmony. The finish is very vinous, wild and zesty. Exceedingly high drinkability as well. A saison of remarkable depth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
In short: A very funky, oaky, dry and tart blonde ale. For the Extreme-Saison lovers.
How: Bottle 375ml, a few times, this rating for a bottle consumed 7 months after the beer release.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a medium white head with good retention.
In long: The surprisingly strong nose is intensely wild, a whole lot of white wine barrels, a fruity tartness, fun notes of aged cheddar and other lactic stuff. In mouth the beer feels very lively, an expansive carbonation filling the mouth. Taste is a wet-dream for the dry funky tart beer lover. A strong farmhouse personality. More funk than in a James brown concert. Plenty of mouth drying oak. Dry cereals flakes. Quality aged cheese and yogurt. Mild tannins presence. No sweetness to be felt, this very dry and somewhat astringent too. An assertive fruity tartness (tart white grapes, lemon and others) that unfortunately prevents from taking big sips. First time I had this beer fresh and I noted some honey but a slightly aged bottle had no honey and a lot more funky tartness, this beer has developed quite nicely. Wonderful beer, one of HF best. This rating has been rated PG-13 for brief offensive language, this is a fucking great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (539) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2015
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Originally reviewed 3/4/2013. Quite a clear yellow golden body. Nice white head. Nice retention. Clings to the glass. Complex aroma. Some acidity. Honey. Musty grapes and white wine. Slightly peppery. Yeasty. Much more sour than any of the base saisons, but still more tart than sour. Grainy malt. Sweet, but less honey. Peppery flavor in the back. Less complex, but excellent. Just shy of crisp. Excellent tartness. Well carbonated. I can see the comparisons to Ann. The flavor isnít quite as complex, but itís excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steve_0 (3584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at home, all by myself. Pour is slightly hazy golden in appearance with a bright white head and decen lacing. Bright citrusy and floral aroma, with notes of honeycomb, band-aid, medicinal characteristics, light wood, somewhat funky, lemon verbena, and straw. Taste is lemon peel, lightly tart, spice, biscuit, herbal, funky, waxy, flowers, and wood with a crisp, dry finish. Crisp body with medium carbonation. Very bright, lightly acetic, with great balance and spice. Tasty saison and quite possibly one of my favorite HF beers. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2 375 ml bottles opened at Camís tasting. Thanks again, guys! Pours a hazy, pale yellow gold with a small white head. Aroma of white wine, lemon, apricot, oak, herbs, farmhouse funk, and yogurt. Flavor of white wine, tangerine, lemon, pears, grapefruit, and some lighter grass and herbal notes; really fruity and citrusy. Sneaky tartness. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a tart, funky, vinous mouthfeel. Complex and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichTheVillan (5199) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle during HF CD night; hazy straw yellow pour with a thin creamy white head, aroma has lemon, taste has sweet honey, yeast, grape, zesty citrus, apricot.

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