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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 6)

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

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of wine barrels that held 1+ year old Juicy, Flora, Sankt Hans, and Clara from the spring 2012 brewing season.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (5559) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle shared with Nelson, at the tasting room, on 5/4/16 (Art Release).
Lovely, deep copper-amber body readily shows the SanktHans in solution. Big white head atop is very well-retained. Great clarity to the beer, as well.
For how disappointing the bottle of CD5 was a week prior to this, I was very happy to find a vivacious nose alive with lush grains and a wonderful, bright balance of bacteria and yeast. No heavy wood/wine influence here though some acidity is present. Strong honey tending lightly caramel-like balances everything, while nicely reserved funk slowly, inevitably takes over, with breathing/warming.
Baguette-like malt qualities open up the flavor, joined immediately by a bright fruitiness of nectarine, pineapple, cherry and apple. Can definitely taste a lot of the Sankt Hans, though itís lighter, fruitier and obviously with the addition of funky yeast and bacteria. Very low tannin and just some light oak for good measure, with a malty but well-attenuated texture as one expects from HF. Light citrus and plentiful lactic notes keep it crisp and drinkable. Fantastically creamy, tight carbonation and no alcohol or flaw.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thepatrickman (714) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2016
On site at Hill Farmstead last week. One incredible beer. Itís pretty mellow, and all of the flavors have melded together really well. Thereís some light acidity, but this is far more funky than sour. Really this is just waves of pure "Hill Farmstead Brett funk aroma". Exceptionally good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1103) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
375ml 2013 bottle drank onsite at premise. Aroma: nice funky, citrusy, oaky, winey with some apples. App: cloudy golden, medium head, not much retention, good lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, soft carbonation, moderate tart dry acidity a tad astringent and sweet finish. Overall: pretty good. Really dry and fruity. Sweetness helps balance the acidity and dryness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MacBoost (1735) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Vintage offering, 375ml bottle at Hill Farmstead, $25. Pours a clear, dark gold with a generous head. Aroma of wine, tart citrus, oak. Taste is moderately tart. Some vinous notes, but no dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Very dry. Mind = blown. Guess you have to be at HF to really understand this one...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours a hazy and very dark golden yellow color with orange/banana colored hues and a one finger white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. The aroma is kind of bland with a decent spice and earthy funk presence. Subtle oak and earthy funky along with barnyard, grassy hops, straw, peppery spice and light fruit. Opens up a little as it warms but the nose isnít too inviting. Much more interesting than it smells with soft carbonation and a nice balance of oak barrel, musty, grassy funk, zesty spice, sweet citrus and light fruit. Dry oak/toothpick but itís not overwhelming with hints of white pepper and ginger, citrus zest, apple and pear. Well balanced and easy to drink. Pretty complex and much better than anticipated.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (4023) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle. Nose smells tart and woody with some citrus fruit. Fairly clear with minimal head. Taste is light in citrus and fairly flat in the malt flavor. Just kind of ok. Nothing great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2514) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle. Pale amber with a faint white ring. Somewhat dank wine cellar aroma with tannins, dry, tart, oak, yeast moderate body and carbonation, acidic with some vinegar, becomes thinner on the finish but enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1126) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2015
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 5/2013. Originally reviewed 9/23/2013. Hazy deep orange, almost amber. Decent white head. A few surface islands. Wine aroma. Strong malty aroma. A little bit acidic. Yeast aroma. Very winey taste. Strong white wine. Malty again, with a bit of sweetness. Tartness builds slowly. Some caramel back there. A little heavy. Malty and tangy. Medium carbonation. Greater than the sum of its parts. Not my favorite Civil Disobedience, but damn good nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2015
(375ml, Batch 06, bottled 05/2013) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of mustiness, grain, yeast, light lemon, and vinous. Flavor of yeast, herbs, light lemon, grapes, florals, oak, and caramel with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle @ Steve_0ís HF party. Thanks Stephen! Pours a cloudy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Peach / apricot, white wine, lemon funky nose. Kind of juicy. Light body. Somewhat tart. Light cheese, tropical fruit, and a ton of orange. Good but maybe a bit faded.


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