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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 8)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Civil Disobedience #8: Single oak barrel of blended black farmstead ale. Edith et al. 1 year in oak. 375ml

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (378) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2015
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Originally reviewed 9/8/2014. Black body. Medium off-white head. Thick collar. Aroma is light fruitiness. Roasty. Light acidity. Sharp tart taste. Toasty malt moves into deep roasted malt. A bit of lemon. Yeasty. White wine peaks out behind the roast. Medium body. Well carbonated. Tough to pull off the dark saison. Not the best in the series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Drank on my birthday last year. From the backlog. Dark tobacco raisin. Angelfood cake, cherries, cranberry, raisin. fig, lactic acid and red fruits. Medium body with amble carbonation and a super dry finish. Typical Hill FUNK. Get chu some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6507) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Seth. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is roast, cocoa, wood, licorice. Thin mouth, rich malt, roast, cocoa, vanilla, oak, dark fruit, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10169) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle @ Steve_0 during my 10k tick fest. Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. Dark chocolate, pine, mint, funk in the nose. Medium light body. Light citrus, lemon, pine, spruce tips, dark chocolate, and some funk. This is pretty interesting but doesn’t blow my mind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3496) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and great lacing. Funky, acidic, tannic, somewhat tangy, woody, light roast, caramel, and brown sugar in the aroma. Taste is tangy, grapey, caramel, brown sugar, tannic, orange juice, hay, and dark fruits with a medium sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Pretty good - just not a huge of dark farmhouse ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8759) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pour out of 375mL bottle, thanks Aaron! Dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of oak, cocoa, roast, some slight vinegar, slight red fruits into a bit of earth. Taste was a mix of dark fruit, oak, earth, slight yeast into a bit of grain, slight dark cocoa, finishing fairly tart, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichTheVillan (4883) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle during HF CD night; hazy coca cola pour with a frothy beige head, dark fruit aroma, taste has cherries, vinous action, some wood, roast malts, some brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1224) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle, 1/1/2015. Pours a black color, light tan head fades to a haze on the surface, small curtain of lacing left around the glass. Aroma of tart cherries and other dark fruit, with dusty, nutty chocolate and roast notes; vanilla, light barnyard and wood notes in the finish. Taste has more pronounced vinous notes, tangy tart dark fruit, citrus and oak, roast bitterness offsetting in the finish. Light body. Very nice dark saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1259) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2014
375ml bottle pours dark brown black with a finger of tan head. Nose is dark dried fruit and cherry, some dark dusty cocoa, red grape, oaky funk, light vanilla, soil, nutty, leather. Taste is tart fruity cola, vinous dark fruit, earthy forest wood, cherry, grape, funk, light chocolate. Finish is dry tart dark fruit, funky berry, dark grain, touch of dusty roast, oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3728) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Pours hazy blackish wooden brown with a small blackish gray head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty, fruity and funky with toasted malts, sourdough bread, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, moist soil, leather, hay, barnyard, moist wood, liquorice root and hints of burnt toast. Taste is sour, slightly malty, fruity and funky with roasted malts, burnt toast, caramel, pineapple, dark grapes, lemon juice, sour cherries, sour milk, moist wood, moist soil, hay, barnyard, leather and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, tart, tiny astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour, malty, slightly fruity and funky with roasted malts, caramel, lemon juice sour cherries, cocoa, moist soil, hay, lather, burnt wood, kumquats and lemon zest. Tasty sour dark saison! As expected I guess…

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