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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 8)

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


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Civil Disobedience #8: Single oak barrel of blended black farmstead ale. Edith et al. 1 year in oak. 375ml

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichTheVillan (4049) - 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 (1149) - 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 (1056) - 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_ (3274) - 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…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle tnx to angst. Pours dark mahogany brown with a nice lacing tanned head. Aroma is a bit funky yeasty spicy earthy a bit sweet malty barrel. Flavor is dry astringent sour fruity slightly peppery very dry, nice clean flavorful bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle at Øl & Brød - Hill Farmstead Dinner. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Funky. Dried fruity. Licorice. Fruity. Nutty. Ok sharpness. Nutty. Roasted. Sweetness. Light bitterness. Spicy. Peppery. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8443) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
375mL bottle, sent from my sugar daddy, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out notes of leather, tart dark fruits, farmhouse notes and toasted malt. Flavour is complex, with notes of leather, light tartness from dark fruits, oak and subtle farmhouse notes. Not as good a treatment as the CD#4 dark saison, but this isn’t anything less than stellar either. Quite complex, with the oak accentuating the base beer Edith very nicely. Very enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle... Pours murky and dark brown with a small, creamy, taupe head. Good retention. Not much going on for me in the nose. It’s tannic, but that’s about all I can pull from it. Probably my faulty snoot. Medium-bodied and mostly flat. The flavor is tart, fruity and bright, but is nearly as tannicly bitter and roasty, resulting in fantastic balance. Bone-dry finish. Thanks to ctipping for generously providing this bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1735) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at Hill Farmstead Beer Maker’s Dinner at Øl & Brød October 11th. Pours black with a medium foamy tan head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, muscovado sugar and some slight red berry notes along with some roasted oak notes. Taste is vanilla, funk, chocolate, coffee, cherries, redcurrant and coffee and some roasted notes. Mouthfeel is tart and crisp yet quite smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2368) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of chocolate, light vanilla, dark fruit. Taste is big sour, cherry tart, sour and slightly funky finish. Light, smooth body with average carbonation.

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