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Civil Disobedience #2 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 21.25%
Wants: 50
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

95%+ Clara plus a hair of Edward - not barrel aged. Spiked with funk from dregs of our favorite bottles.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 10-16-2011)
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Reviews by KickInTheChalice:
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -23.7%

From notes. From notes. Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a tulip.

This has a dark golden color with a huge frothy white cap.

The nose is dry and solventy. There is a little bit of lemony soap in the aroma. It tastes like a dry saison with lemony dish soap. Maybe it is from the combination of Brett, lemon, and the base beer, but this is definitely off-putting, to say the least. It is very artificial and tastes like chemicals.

It has a dry character with full, crisp carbonation.

I had about a sip of this and then dumped the rest. It is bad.

07-02-2013 02:28:28 | More by KickInTheChalice
More User Reviews:
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joel66

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-15-2013 03:12:41 | More by joel66
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kingcrowing

Vermont

2.48/5  rDev -32.4%

750ml bottle poured into a HF tulip.

Pours a hazy straw color with a small white head with some thin white lacing. Nose is funky and tart a bit of grassy early flavors.

Taste is soap, lavender, and Brett all day. Super dry and bretty on he finish. Its just not quite there since it was fresh. Has nothing on the first one.

01-07-2012 00:42:30 | More by kingcrowing
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

05-03-2014 18:08:19 | More by Gonzoillini
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SpdKilz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-25-2014 01:08:35 | More by SpdKilz
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-28-2013 13:39:05 | More by mendvicdog
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WeisGuy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

01-14-2012 16:18:24 | More by WeisGuy
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9%

06-28-2013 04:01:55 | More by oline73
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%

Reviewed from notes from 1/11/14
Thanks for sharing Skrip!

A- Pours a bright, hazy orange with a huge plume of white foam that leaves lots of lacing. Head retains great!

S- Smells intensely of brett funk, horse blanket, and wheat. Some subtle bright citrus as well. A touch of spiciness.

T- The brett funk and spiciness are really what dominate here. The barnyard hay funkiness and horse blanket are big players, along with a lot of wheat and spice. There's only the slightest hint of citrus, but really all the flavors are pretty subtle.

M- the mouth feel is super carbonated, medium thickness, and very dry.

O- Overall this was a very nice blended saison, but it could have been a bit more bold/complex flavor wise. I know saisons tend to be subtle, but this was almost bland at points. It was still very pleasant and easy to drink.

02-15-2014 01:24:53 | More by SadMachine
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9%

01-31-2012 16:16:44 | More by phingdong
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9%

03-13-2012 06:52:58 | More by ygtbsm94
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Huge thanks to imagineiii and aapp for bottles of this. Can't wait to see how it evolves.

Served in a Hill Farmstead long-stem tulip.

Pours a slightly-hazed light golden color with a huge, frothy white head with great retention and really nice lacing on the way down. Sheet of lacing. The nose brings some light acidity and lemon plus a bit of citrus. Some tropical fruit and wheat as well. The flavor has a nice bit of earth and light funk plus a very faint lemony acidity. Great hop presence and a bit of Brett. Really fantastically blended. Simply awesome.

11-17-2011 00:42:24 | More by Thorpe429
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

12-26-2011 01:12:52 | More by nathanjohnson
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AgentZero

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.3%

02-05-2012 23:55:21 | More by AgentZero
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kels

Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +28.1%

Thanks to my awesome fiance for picking this up for me on his last trip to Vermont. Nice to try something special that I don't get to see everyday.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with tinges of warm orange. Completely opaque with a decent bit of sediment floating low in the glass. The most notable feature, however, is the huge, airy, rocky, porous head - it's at least 4 fingers tall and started in the bottle when it was opened, flowing over the sides. It's practically sculptural and stays around for at least a few minutes before collapsing on itself. Tons of thick foamy lace sticks to the walls throughout the whole drink.

Nose is full of tangy, fruity yeast. Soft notes of lemongrass are cut with the notable presence of a slightly sour funk of wet hay.

So complex but still soft and balanced somehow. The effervescence is out of this world and perfect with the flavors on the beer. It's so light and full. It's very herbal, like lemongrass and chamomile and parsley. The yeast is fruity and pungent, and the slightest bit of funk only serves to fill out the body rather than dampen the flavor. Exceptionally tasty for such a light body. The finish is pleasingly drying and clean.

Could definitely drink this all day. It's refreshing and tasty and fragrant with such a nice contradictory simple complexity. Would love to have another opportunity to enjoy this one. It's so drinkable that it's hard to savor.

04-08-2012 01:38:59 | More by kels
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oregonskibum

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

06-17-2014 02:25:39 | More by oregonskibum
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

03-12-2012 01:27:26 | More by nmann08
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Khazadum

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

03-31-2012 21:27:32 | More by Khazadum
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ScottO

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-14-2013 14:27:02 | More by ScottO
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-11-2014 02:36:16 | More by chippo33
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-20-2013 12:46:25 | More by InspectorBob
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

4/5  rDev +9%

10-03-2013 18:22:40 | More by VTBeerTrade
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POTABLE83

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

03-16-2014 19:28:15 | More by POTABLE83
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

05-28-2012 01:49:41 | More by Mebuzzard
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stevec32

New York

1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

05-26-2014 03:10:52 | More by stevec32
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Civil Disobedience #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.