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Civil Disobedience #3 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 59
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

A blend of wine barrel aged Arthur and Vera Mae.

(Beer added by: rudzud on 11-21-2011)
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +5%

Pours a pale straw yellow with a large rocky head. Nose is a bright collage of juicy citrus fruits, grain, faint wine barrel. Mouth is dry up front but quite barrel forward. Round flavor expression somehow, I think that's from all the dryness this barrel imparted, which is neat. Apple and citrus carry through, as does a dry brett (this is bretted right?) Carbonation is pretty sharp and tight. Dry and crisp, fresh, enjoyable. Barrel is restrained and works well, hops are lightly bitter throughout and on the finish. Nothing very novel is happening here but this is a good example of a fresh wine barrel saison that stays sharp and integrated.

12-23-2011 00:09:52 | More by JAXSON
More User Reviews:
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kingcrowing

Vermont

2.35/5  rDev -41.5%

750ml bottle poured into an Allagash tulip.

Pours a hazy yellow color with a small which the had with tons of lacing. Nose is all dish soap and lavender, it is not good.

Taste is crisp and soapy, tart funk and fruit. Mouthfeel is crisp and sharp it has a bit too much soapinss. Overall its not very good.

02-19-2012 03:24:04 | More by kingcrowing
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-18-2012 03:16:10 | More by twowheelssoar
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-03-2014 18:18:26 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.86/5  rDev -4%

750 mL bottle poured into a plastic cup.

Appearance - Pale golden orange. Big white head. Laces beautifully even in the plastic cup.

Smell - Wine barrel. Yeasty. Some pale malts. Some light fruitiness.

Taste - Light tartness. Very yeasty, almost bitter. Pale malt. Some mild grassiness. Wine barrel is fainter.

Mouthfeel - Medium high carbonation. Lightly tart. Drinkable I suppose.

Overall - Doesn't reach the heights of complexity that the othet Civil Disobedience beers do, but good.

09-01-2013 21:51:08 | More by Alieniloquium
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-25-2014 01:09:04 | More by SpdKilz
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

03-30-2012 03:04:48 | More by wesley14
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-06-2012 03:09:46 | More by mdillon86
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MaBamba

New York

1/5  rDev -75.1%

07-26-2012 16:02:55 | More by MaBamba
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-31-2012 16:16:59 | More by phingdong
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +24.4%

01-24-2012 16:36:31 | More by rpstevens
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-13-2012 06:55:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Thanks to Starr for sharing this bottle. Served in a tulip.

Pours a clear yellow-golden color with a good white head and some nice lacing. The nose has really nice wine notes, especially while it was cold. As it warms, there's more dandelion coking from the Vera Mae. Flavor has good wine notes and wheat i'm the background. Light spice. Light body and a really dry finish. Mild oak. Excellent as always.

01-25-2012 23:59:23 | More by Thorpe429
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +13.9%

Tap at Armsby Abbey Hill Farmstead takeover.

Light fizzy head hint of lacing, hazy golden wheat colored beer.

Nose brett funk, light saison malts, hint of floral dandelion, light honey sweetness, dry rustic farmhouse and funky barnyard, bit of vanilla and oak, slight hint of citrus and wheat, little vinous, bitter floral and light citrus like lemony hops.

Taste wow, some Brett funk, barnyard funky flavors with light horse blanket gives way to farmhouse dry rustic saison, light wheat and pale malts, juicy malts and light floral lemony hops. yeast brings in light citrus with the funk, more fruits like pear and lemon zest, with a bit of bitterness. Saison rustic flavors linger with the dry finish, funk fades and bitterness stays for a little while.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, plenty of carb.

Overall great, amazing funky saison, perfect balance of farmhouse saison and funky barnyard Brett beer, nice malt and hop balance with the yeast.

12-31-2011 00:03:15 | More by jlindros
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3/5  rDev -25.4%

04-17-2012 16:45:12 | More by nathanjohnson
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-06-2012 00:08:20 | More by AgentZero
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-25-2013 07:03:05 | More by drewone
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oregonskibum

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

06-17-2014 02:25:57 | More by oregonskibum
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-12-2012 01:27:19 | More by nmann08
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ejl4

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-31-2011 13:23:07 | More by ejl4
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +10.7%

Bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead taster.

Pour: Pale, hazy orange with two fingers of fluffy, sticky white head. Lots of lacing through the glass.

Smell: Big funk up front, with an almost blue cheese like aspect. Very earthy and some barnyard notes. Quite a bit of white pepper and a touch of white wine. Finishes with a light lemon and pear

Taste: Bright lemon tartness and white wine up front that immediately mix with white pepper and some floral aspects. Lots of earthy funk through the finishes mixes with oak and a light lemon tartness.

Mouthfeel: Really quick drinkable, and supremely dry. Light tartness.

Overall: This was really enjoyable, but definitely not as good as CD5.

04-15-2013 04:44:20 | More by cfrances33
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ScottO

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-14-2013 14:27:26 | More by ScottO
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-30-2012 03:20:02 | More by chippo33
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

08-19-2012 14:16:40 | More by InspectorBob
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-03-2013 18:22:50 | More by VTBeerTrade
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Civil Disobedience #3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.