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Civil Disobedience #8 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Civil Disobedience #8
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

66 Ratings
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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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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.