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Civil Disobedience #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 147
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A blend of two different batches of Arthur and a bit of a beer called ’mimosa’, a saison brewed with orange zest and Brett Claussenii. All stainless. Not barrel aged.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 08-14-2011)
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VelvetMonkey

Florida

1/5  rDev -75.7%

06-24-2012 23:33:09 | More by VelvetMonkey
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chippo33

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -45.4%

05-23-2014 04:37:52 | More by chippo33
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ScottP

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -45.4%

05-25-2014 23:49:00 | More by ScottP
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stevec32

New York

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

05-26-2014 03:10:23 | More by stevec32
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vonnegut21

New York

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

05-27-2014 15:05:18 | More by vonnegut21
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -27.2%

02-27-2014 04:51:06 | More by largadeer
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SpdKilz

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

05-25-2014 01:08:27 | More by SpdKilz
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Quackus

New York

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

02-15-2014 14:04:47 | More by Quackus
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

05-04-2014 22:02:30 | More by TurdFurgison
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oregonskibum

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-17-2014 02:25:16 | More by oregonskibum
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-24-2014 19:37:32 | More by kscaldef
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jbuddle

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9%

01-22-2013 21:27:43 | More by jbuddle
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koopa

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at Hill Farmstead's Saison Event a few weeks ago.

Appearance: Pours the classic hazy straw yellow with a nice 3 finger white crown composed of fine carbonation bubbles that display medium retention and nice lace.

Smell: Classic, albeit very nice, saison yeast flavor with the faintest hint of spice....ginger perhaps and something a touch floral? Whisper of sulfur gives it that nice egg shell quality that works so well in both saisons and belgian wits in my humble opinion. Also a hint of green grape/white wine character that blends seamlessly.

Taste: A surprisingly down hill departure from the appearance and smell...Some of the same notes detected in the aroma but also a grainy characteristic, almost a bit of fusel alcohol like presence, and some honey. Hops seem a touch floral but also add a touch of harsh bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thin side of medium bodied with a sweet finish and carbonation that's actually a bit prickly.

Overall: The taste needs some work and the mouthfeel could use some improvement but the appearance and smell are wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 22:29:39 | More by koopa
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jh1982

Nevada

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-27-2012 00:59:40 | More by jh1982
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-03-2012 21:27:19 | More by BeerFMAndy
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-09-2012 23:56:57 | More by ygtbsm94
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MaineMike

Maine

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-24-2011 14:03:14 | More by MaineMike
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-05-2012 23:40:54 | More by AgentZero
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour is clear yellow, bubbles flowing throughout, pure white head. Nose has fair bit of Saison, light pepper, hints of citrus and maybe a faint touch of barrel. Taste is similar, Saison yeast and light pepper, a bit sweeter, citric and lemon with a bit of malt showing. Still rather dry and highly carbonated. Not as bright as Ann, a bit less deep and a touch sweet in the finish but still extremely drinkable with gentle barrel integration.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 20:00:37 | More by cpetrone84
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-19-2014 17:55:30 | More by dunix
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-16-2012 04:32:29 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by starrdogg. Thanks Matt.

Served along side Hill Farmstead Art, Arthur, Flora, and McKenzie Irma Extra.

The beer is hazy and yellowish orange in color with a thick white head that leaves some nice lacing on the snifter. The aroma brings some wine, brett, oak, funk. Good flavor, with brett and oak notes. Well balanced and tasty. Medium bodied and smooth. Really nice mouthfeel. Overall, a solid beer. I would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 18:25:29 | More by Huhzubendah
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow was this carbonated. The head just kept growing and growing, but to be fair, we had some coffee porter in the same glass before the pour (tailgating does not lend itself to ideal glassware situations, but thanks to jh1982 for taking care of that). Citrus and bready aroma, some wisecrack about SF Lemon Sourdough.

Really excelled in the flavor department, a chunky bready mild tang and sour thing going for it, so clean, not having this in a barrel may have lent this a cleaner vibe instead of the horse blanket with spoiled expensive cheese aroma flavor thing. All the better says I, I've tended to notice that my favorite saisons are almost indistiguishable from berlinner weisses as to my favorite qualities in the better examples of them. This was light, yet substantial, sour, citrus, tangy kind of beer. Man, these must be awesome to drink around a pool.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 04:47:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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vfgccp

New York

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A – Pear-gold body. Pillowy white head leaves a rocky lace with great topography.

S – Yeasty with crisp, white-fruit flavors like pear, white peach, and tart apple. Subtle, fresh washed lemon citrus. Reminds me of a dry Riesling.

T – Lemon, yeast, green banana, white grape, pear, and a mild under-ripe white peach tartness. The tart note ebbs sour right before an acidic, semi-sweet finish.

M – A medium body with surprising smoothness and breadth holds level throughout the profile.

O – Refreshing, bright and fruity.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 01:05:14 | More by vfgccp
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by starrdogg. Thanks Matt.

Beer poured into a tasting glass, beer is yellow with a slight haze, lazy head, low carbonation, no lacing, looks fine.

Aroma is Brett c with a mild grainy sweetness. Minimal lactic acid, perhaps some Brett b.

Beer is light and pretty bitter on the back end the bitterness is accented by the dryness of the beer, thin bodied, nice yeast character, overall enjoyable, basically it is a brett c / brett b saison but I'm more betting on c at this point. More pineapply in the palate than funky. Funk is there, i'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 04:02:57 | More by drabmuh
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Civil Disobedience #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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