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Civil Disobedience #8 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Civil Disobedience #8
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 45
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 02-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Single oak barrel of blended black farmstead ale. Edith et al. 1 year in oak.
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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 9
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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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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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A- Pours pitch black with dark brown hues at the edges when held to the light. A finger of tan head slowly recedes to a solid film and leaves some laving.

S- Smells of toasted oak, nuts, lightly tart apple, and a firm barnyard funk. The walnut is wonderful and reminiscent of Elaborative #1. A subtle smokiness brings complexity and pulls the aroma together.

T- There is sweet and nutty malt at the front, followed by oaky tannins, smoke, and finally a puckering tartness on the finish. Walnut, green apple tartness, and oak are the primary flavors here, with light smoke and sweetness bringing complexity and Roundness to the flavor.

M- Incredibly smooth with light, prickly carbonation. Puckering in the finish.

O- What can I say? Another fantastic and eclectic beer from Hill Farmstead! So complex, strange, but wonderful!

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Dark burgundy pour, deep and opaque, topped with a small cap of foamy beige head that retained as a ringlet through the entire session. The fluid left some thin legs on the glass. Great aroma, dark fruits, red wine, funky wood. This really didn't resemble a saison in any way, and I'd say this is a full-blown wild ale. I actually haven't had Edith (the base beer) yet, so I'm not familiar with that to compare it to this, but I just know CD8 was notably more like a wild ale and less like a saison. A firm tartness in the taste up front, notes of black cherries, red wine, raspberries, with a minor citric sourness, bretty funk, a slight barrel profile, somewhat overwhelmed by the fruitiness and tartness of the beer, but still subtly present. Also a slight dark chocolaty malt element, fleshing out the body and giving more of a rich mouthfeel, balancing out the tartness. Very well balanced, medium-full body, lush mouthfeel despite the acidity, and a dry finish. Really liked this one a lot.

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Civil Disobedience #8 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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