Civil Disobedience #8 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
08-10-2014 00:30:18 | More by Stevedore
4.11/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
07-13-2014 19:27:33 | More by smakawhat
4.31/5 rDev +2.1%
a highly refined, and very vermont brew right here, this is quintessential hill farmstead, and is an appreciably different dark saison/sour type that shows its oak well. more brown than black in color, with a spotty but reappearing tan head, soft as a cloud. the nose here is tartness first, more than the usual brett, approaching the sour realm, with lactic lemon acidity and a died straw complexion. the malt depth doesnt really show in the nose like it does to lead off the taste, ashy and raw and laden with cocoa and hot tar. a woody middle to this wild ale, the yeast starts to come out too, super complex and different, but not out of line. the flavor at this point takes this beer to the top of its class, with a subtle rolled tobacco hint, and an almost tart blackberry property, from the grain and yeast combined i imagine. layered is an understatement, this thing comes in set waves one after the other but never abrasive or fierce or sharp. rather unwinding and evolving. soft carbonation teases acidity, but the finish remains mellow, oak driven, and worthy of the allure surrounding this highly intellectual and expertly crafted ale. worthy of the highest praises, i am lucky to have friends who care enough about me to share bottles like this. life is good.
06-03-2014 04:09:41 | More by StonedTrippin
Civil Disobedience #8 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.