skrip (223) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017 Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Civil Disobedience #1. "[A] blend of two different batches of arthur and a bit of a beer called ’mimosa’ . . . a saison brewed with orange zest . . . and brett clausenii."
Opened up on September 1, 2011. Huge thanks for this, Jesse.
I only let this sit for a day or so, and the pour is a hazy golden straw with two fingers of white head that leaves intricate webs of lacing.
Bright and pronounced tangerine and citrus, lemon zest, pineapple, and soft floral attributes. There’s a touch of that typical Hill Farmstead saison earthy, mineral component on the nose; combined with the orange/citrus and straw backbone, it reminds me of the scent of wet stone, like chalk cliffs after the rain.
Very soft sourdough bread graininess with just a hint of citric tartness on the tip of the tongue on the front of the palate. Fairly fruity and sweet through the mid-palate - green apple, tangerine, pear - though there’s a bit of spiciness (especially white pepper) on the mid-to-late-palate. The finish expresses both a light fruitiness and the ’wet stone’ mineral and earthy bitterness. It’s a step down from the nose, but it’s pleasant and complex enough.
Medium, medium-light bodied with medium-high carbonation. Champagne-like feel. Fairly dry on the finish, which stretches the bitter-sweet mineral note for a few seconds.
Based on the description, I was hoping CD1 would feature a brighter orange component than it does. Nevertheless, even a slightly disappointing blended saison by Shaun is a superb example of the style. I’m really glad I got the chance to try this.
750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.
A~ glowing yellow with a nice head and a little bit of lacing.
S~ lots of citrus up front, lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit. followed by some peppery saison yeast. all leading into some hay/straw like brett funk.
T~ once again the taste is more subtle than expected like CD2. pretty much follows the nose to a T. definitely a lot more citrus going on here though, oh its the little bit of Mimosa!
M~ a lot thicker than i expected but in a good way. still super smooth and refreshing. nice carbonation as always.
O~ such a nice treat! i love to see how all these brews blend together. you can really tell that its 2 versions of Arthur surprisingly, if that makes sense haha. and i’m gonna say the little bit of Mimosa adds that nice citrus of course, and more! this really held up better than i expected, still worth drinking if you have a bottle! RichTheVillan (8026) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle during HF CD night; hazy golden amber pour with a frothy white head, zesty citrus aroma with light funk, taste had some light aroma, mellow lemon, a hint of grain, some barnyard. jkwood04 (5452) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 12, 2014
750ml bottle in an HF tulip. Pours hazy golden with a big, lacy, white head. Aroma of a lot of Brett and light funkiness/tartness, some pale and light caramel malts, some light citrus, and light fruits/spices. Flavor a really cool blend with a lot of Brett. Average HF light saison texture. A cool beer that I’m glad I got to try. AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2014
This is a beer I’ve been trying to track down for a while. I met a Ratebeerian in California who wanted to share some beers. He gave me a choice between a 2001 3F Oude Gueuze or a Civil Disobedience #1. I chose this because I’m a weirdo. While the Gueuze may have held up better, this was a real treat!
JStax (6995) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
A - Insanely cloudy but most of these traveling beers are. Although, the hint of Mimosa may have led to this being a bit cloudier. More of a dark yellow, fluffy head and huge carbonation. Not a gusher just a lot of carb on each pour which is a very welcome thing.
S - Smells like Vanilla and Cream Soda with a tiny bit of wet cardboard and ropy leather. Nice grassy notes but clearly showing its age.
T - Taste was good and improved as it warm dup throughout the evening. Taste is loaded with a ton of funk and Brett and really hearty ropey leather. Finish is nice. Slightly cheesy and bitter orange peel and spice at the finish. Cardboard and funk lingers
M - Great mouthfeel, full bodied lemon meringue texture.
O - This beer was probably excellent a year ago but a Summer 2011 beer may not have just fallen off but who knows how well it was stored and how many hands it changed over the years. Still, it was great to try this. Thanks CheepBeerBuzz for sharing!
Small format bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass. Pours a translucent copper with a thin white head of foam. Fruity, yeasty, a little herbal. Mildly tart and acidic. Finishes dry and acidic.
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Great Lacing
S: Lemongrass, Yeast, Pepper
T: Lemongrass, White Pepper, Yeast
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Spicy, Yeasty
Overall, a decent yeasty saison with a nice spicy nose and flavor. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
pour is clear yellow, bubbles flowing throughout, pure white head. Nose has fair bit of Saison, light pepper, hints of citrus and maybe a faint touch of barrel. Taste is similar, Saison yeast and light pepper, a bit sweeter, citric and lemon with a bit of malt showing. Still rather dry and highly carbonated. Not as bright as Ann, a bit less deep and a touch sweet in the finish but still extremely drinkable with gentle barrel integration. JAXSON (607) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Light hay pour, eggshell white head. Nose is bright citrus rind, dry white wine barrel, slight eggy sulfuric note. Mouth is saison yeast, light biscuit, less barrel than expressed in the nose. Lemon rind, Belgoan yeast, grass, black pepper. Barrel influence is minimal, more of a pleasant Dupont like saison than something you would really ponder over. Nice. madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
19th October 2012AcctError96987 (3722) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
THE Sour and Saison tasting. Again thanks to our Hill Farmstead pusher - Leighton - for another rare HF beer. Hazy gold beer with big off white head. Light milky nose. Light airy palate with minerally carbonation. Super mild citrus, mild brett. Airy finish. It’s all a bit ephemeral and reminds me of some of the early HF Saisons that were nothing special.
Bottle shared by starrdogg. Thanks Matt.
Served along side Hill Farmstead Art, Arthur, Flora, and McKenzie Irma Extra.
The beer is hazy and yellowish orange in color with a thick white head that leaves some nice lacing on the snifter. The aroma brings some wine, brett, oak, funk. Good flavor, with brett and oak notes. Well balanced and tasty. Medium bodied and smooth. Really nice mouthfeel. Overall, a solid beer. I would have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-02-2011