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Civil Disobedience #2 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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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1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

stevec32, May 26, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

kscaldef, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of vonnegut21
2/5  rDev -45.5%

vonnegut21, May 27, 2014
Photo of kingcrowing
2.48/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

kingcrowing, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of nathanjohnson
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

nathanjohnson, Dec 26, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

oregonskibum, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Khazadum
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Khazadum, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of ScottP
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

ScottP, May 26, 2014
Photo of KickInTheChalice
2.8/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

KickInTheChalice, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of AgentZero
3/5  rDev -18.3%

AgentZero, Feb 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

chippo33, Jun 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

bauermj, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Fux
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Hazy golden yellow with quite a fuzzy head

S: A bit sour with lots of citruses (lemon, lime, etc.), fruity. Interesting nose.

T: Way too much lemon inside this brew. Very overpowering. Some floral aromas help balancing a little bit, bu overall not very enjoyable.

M: Not very long on the palate. Quite refreshing but the finish is a bit watery and fuzzy.

O: Interesting nose but very disappointing after that. I almost felt drinking washing-up liquid. I will probably not have this again.

Fux, May 14, 2012
Photo of JAXSON
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours clear gold with a large rocky head. A shade darker than CD 3. Nose is a bit bready with some apple, pear, not as citrus forward as CD 3, and a bit of weird plastic/medicine. Mouth is pretty bitter throughout, kind of medicinal up front and even into the finish. Minerally and a bit phenolic. This one is only 4.5%, there isn't much to cover up that off flavor. I'm not sure if this is an off bottle but it's not close to the beer that CD 3 is. Still some enjoyable fruit and hops going on but I don't think it's something to really seek out.

JAXSON, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mendvicdog, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of CummingsK21
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

CummingsK21, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Another AshleyMiller joint. Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - Looks pretty similar to CD#1. This one was a slow gusher, and there's a tad bit more foam. The roused yeast results in a slightly murkier body, and it's a shade lighter as well.

S - Smells like lemons - I'm guessing as a result of the hops and brettanomyces-laden Jolly Pumpkin dregs. Unfortunately it's a slightly artificial and chemical lemon flavor that I associate with Pledge. There's some residual herbal hop flavors, suntan lotion, as well as a earthy, dirty funk - perhaps a hint of soiled diaper.

T - The taste thankfully loses some of the chemical lemon character and replaces it with grainy pale malt flavor - guessing that is from the Clara? The flavors seem to coalesce better here, with a decent combination of wheat, dusty brett, lemon, and herbs. Somewhat understated, although relatively flavorful for such a low ABV beer.

M - Nice medium body heft considering the ABV. Super dry, with pleasant, soft carbonation. Even though the flavor profile is a bit of a miss this is still quite nice on the palate.

D - Not a bad beer, by any stretch, but a disappointment considering its pedigree. The worst of the series, and probably the only Hill Farmstead beer I've had that actually had off-putting elements in play. I'd rather have Clara, Edward, or Jolly Pumpkin beers on their own.

MasterSki, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of joel66
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

joel66, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

SpdKilz, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ScottO, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

InspectorBob, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

duceswild, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jbuddle, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Sean9689
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Alex. Poured into tulip.

A - Pours a mirky orange/yellow color, white head, spotty lace.

S - Pretty funk & yeast-foward, big bretty saison, nice herbal and bread notes, some citrus in there too. This is a funky brett bomb with some of the other notes really secondary to the yeasty funk.

T - Light bitterness that's pretty much gone now, lots of funk, hay, grass, citrus lemon/orange peel. The herbal and floral notes are a little more prevalent on the palate when compared to the nose, which is nice. The finish is slight lemon peel/citrus and herbal notes that balance out nicely.

M - Light body, high carbonation, clean/dry finish.

O - This is a nice blend, but not quite as good as I was hoping for. The carbonation is a little too much right now, but I imagine that's the bugs doing their work. Looking forward to see how this continues to evolve over time. Good stuff.

Sean9689, Feb 09, 2012
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Civil Disobedience #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.