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Civil Disobedience #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 18%
Wants: 143
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 08-14-2011

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.
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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.

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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.

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Civil Disobedience #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.