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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 6)

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


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A blend of wine barrels that held 1+ year old Juicy, Flora, Sankt Hans, and Clara from the spring 2012 brewing season.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Spicy and fruity saison yeast, light lemony citric sweetness, some nice woody barrel character, and faint spices. Super drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
2014-08-16. Hazy dark yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma has mild citrus up front then cedes much of the character to the Chardonnay barrel. 7+ Flavour is lightly sour, with woody vinous barrel character. Mild citrus and fruit. Average bodied palate, soft eff carbonation. Decent, I am curious if the barrel was as dominant when the beer was younger. Bottle, Batch 06 2013, at Campground Brewdown

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2043) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle shared at Jeff’s. Clear gold pour with almost no head. Aromas are musty oak, white wine, sour lemon, light brett and black pepper. Taste brings slightly sour lemons that come off a little pulpy even. Lots of wood and white wine too. Slight tartness in the finish with lingers wood and wine. Pretty solid but not as great as I was hoping for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2020) - Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Beaming amber with moderate clarity, the white film is gone in seconds, not even a collar is left. Aroma has lovely notes of white grape, white wine tartness with light oak, lemon, fresh yeast, some lacto-esque tartness, & a nice dryness throughout. Taste is a little less tart, but is super juicy with hefty notes of white grape, lemon, hay, a very mild barnyard twinge, & very nice inclusions of vinous, dry oak that sifts in & out throughout the entire sip. Lovely dry finish with lingering vinous grape, wet oak, & faint yeast. Just a small hint of white pepper spice. Not in the upper echelon of Hill Farmstead saisons, but still a very delicious saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Courtesy of umich03jm

Bottle: The aroma consists oof citrus, lemon peel, floral notes, brett, and white wine. It pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with citrus with a touch of peach. He finish has lemon/lemon peel, brett, white wine, and a hint of floral notes. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1447) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pour is transparent golden amber with a white head. Nose is bright, juicy, apple skin and some malt. Taste is dry, soft carbonation and a light body. Apple skin, pear, some malt complexity with a moderate tartness but a fair bit of sweetness. Check with the guys, struggled to come up with descriptions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle shared by pantanap. Thanks, buddy. Pours a orange golden hue, gentle haziness with frothy whitish head atop. Mellow ring sticks around, laces small. Aromas are nice touches of white grape, gentle apple and pear, some yeastiness and spice. Touches of citrus, bready malts and cereal. Some melon, touches of oak and mellow funk. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a bit dulled with touches of gentle melon, faint citrus. Dulled carbonation and gentle funk. Some cobwebs, yeasty spice and mellow oak. Middle is a touch deadened, faint metalllic element. Some funk, gentle tartness. Backend shows some tart white grape, earth and bready malt. A bit tart, gentle funk and yeastiness. Finish is dry, gentle earth and funk with cobwebs, faint pineappple, and cobwebs. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (824) - - JUN 25, 2014
Gold pour, fairly large head. Aroma of funk, lemongrass, white wine, oak, yeast. Fairly tart up front, barnyard, white grape, lemongrass, white wine, oak, pepper, some hop bitterness in there as well. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Quite lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2597) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle from a trade a while back and shared with the crew. Light yellow muted color. Wafting aroma with yeast and lemon and grassy hops. Funky for a saison. Very noticeable pepper flavors. Finish is a little yeast and slight band aid hops/yeast combo but faint and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1784) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle shared by jrob21 and drank with the group. Wow if it wasn’t for Sante Adarius, this would have stole the show on a day where the lineup was absurd. Bright lemon peel, some white wine notes, funk, superbly dry, oak. Damn damn good stuff

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