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Civil Disobedience #8 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Civil Disobedience #8
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 46
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Single oak barrel of blended black farmstead ale. Edith et al. 1 year in oak.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 02-05-2014)
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375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Medium off-white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Light fruitiness. Roasty. Light acidity.

Taste - Sharp tartness. Toasty malt moves into deep roasted malt. A bit of lemon. Yeasty. White wine peaks out behind the roast.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Tough to pull off the dark saison. Doesn't really work. A bit of a struggle.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into a mini-snifter 8/9/2014.

A- Dark black body, opaque with a finger's worth of white head. Was a gusher out of the bottle unfortunately.

S- Tart cherries, a bit of lacto and some funk. Sort of a plant matter thing going on here. Smells good.

F- Not quite so complex as the nose; some tart cherry and the Vermont funk with a bit of oak.. again, sort of a plant matter thing going on the finish. Nothing too special to be honest.

M- Medium in body, just right in the middle of thick and thin, good carbonation.

O- It's a solid BA black saison, but definitely nothing I'd go for again. Highly recommend Phenomenology of Spirit instead.

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Poured from the bottle into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Deep brown to near black body, hinting at dark chocolate color. Slightly one finger cream tan head. Spotty lacing and a good tan collar.

Aroma hints at moderate funk and oud bruin slight character. Mild sweetness but hitting at faint caramel and minimal sourness. Moderate acid quality and faint spicy vinegar.

Palate comes with a good sourness and moderate funk. Light toast and matching vinegar mild quality. Hints to oud bruin with less sugars and depth. Classic peppery saison yeast but with a lighter touch.

Overall a decent hybrid saison and reminds me of mild bruin quality. Not mind blowing but quite fun.

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Civil Disobedience #8 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.