Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 4)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A blend of 5 beers from Four Select Oak Barrels.
Civil Disobedience, our non-violent protest against the homogenization of flavor, comes in the form of a spontaneous, circumstantial, and unpredictable series of beer releases. We relinquish control in favor of an anarchistic collaboration of microbial activity. This is the expression of our conscience, our opposition to oppression, and an act of creative freedom.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, fruity, moderate yeasty, saison yest, fruity, wine, wood, pepper, brett, brett - smoke notes ? Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, yeast, peppery, tart, rubber notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121116]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Thanks as always to Leighton for keeping us in Hill Farmstead. Hazy dark red - brown beer, Big pale cream coloured head. Light fluffy palate, semi dry. Light sourness. Mildly tart fruits. Touch of malt cream. Semi dry finish. Not bad! Drinks well below its abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Draft courtesy of oteyj, thanks! Murky maroon color. Aroma of old funk and coffee grounds. Taste is sour dark toast. Definitely an interesting combination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - big thanks to Momma Smith for picking this up and to Sister Nellie for bringing it to London (via Cluj, Romania). A moderate gusher! Pours dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Good and tangy berry aroma, big funk, leather, grapes. Light sweet flavor with some sweat, leathery dark fruits, ripe berries, sturdy wild funk. Light to medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Fairly tangy to finish, some acetic bite, more sweaty and leathery fruits. Another great one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18734) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, thanks to Nellie then Leighton, 26/06/13. Murky mahogony brown with a tan head that clears to a film. Some little floaty friends make themselves known! Nose is sour cherries, tarte berry fruit,oaky wood notes, light smoke, burnt straw. Taste comprises tarte berry fruits, touch of yeast, grass, funky, famyard, light herbals. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry crisp finish. Solid enough stuff but came over more as a sour than a saison to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (16651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a deep dark brown / near-black with a large beige head. Nose is very complex, full of farmhouse notes, deep earthy notes, oak barrels, some wood tannins, a little roast, and a touch of dark fruits. Flavour is remarkably complex, full of wood tannins, oak barrels, a strong earthy farmhouse dominance, some mild lactic notes, light-to-moderate sourness, yeast and some dark fruits. A blend of stunning complexity here, with all the notes working in incredible harmony. I feared the carbonation would be too lively, as has been the case in many other black saisons Ive had, but this is perfectly suited. One of my favourite Hill Farmstead beers and one of the best black saisons. Remarkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (16587) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle, 8% @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, citrus, spices, oak and brett. Flavour is malt, yeast, spices, smoke, little citrus, berries, brett, oak and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15951) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle shared by GOTC. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, saison yeast, sour cherry, grape and cocoa. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15913) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, November 2012. Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Nose is brett, funk and oak. Deep and inviting. Flavor is likewise. Some whitewine and fruit. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14022) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle shared by the HF ex-pat, Leighton. It pours cloudy, darkest mahogany brown with a thick beige head. The nose is wood, toast, vanilla, sour berry, dark fruit, mustiness, mustiness, cocoa and toffee. The taste is mildly sour, tart berry, mild roast, toast, lemon, granny smith apple, copper, earth, vinous, sherbet and light acidity with a dry, tart finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Hides abv pretty well. More like a sour brown than a saison. Pretty nice stuff whatever it is!

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