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Civil Disobedience #3 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 16.96%
Wants: 60
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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starrdogg

District of Columbia

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

Big thanks to SneezyAchew for sending me this one.

Beer pours a cloudy light yellow with a pretty substantial fluffy white head. Smell is fantastic, I'm getting a lot of wine and oak primarily. The taste isn't nearly as vinous as the nose would suggest, however. It's a bit more vegetal than I expected and slightly bitter (due to the dandelions?), but still a very good tasting saison, just not as outstanding as I'd hoped. Mouthfeel is light-bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, I'd say that this is a slight disappointment after having some of the other HF saisons, particularly CD1, which was amazing, but it's still a very good beer, but after the smell, it didn't quite live up to expectations.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 23:37:35 | More by starrdogg
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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-24-2014 19:37:54 | More by kscaldef
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05-27-2014 15:06:19 | More by vonnegut21
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

05-26-2014 03:11:21 | More by stevec32
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -25.2%

05-25-2014 23:50:23 | More by ScottP
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-25-2014 01:09:04 | More by SpdKilz
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-04-2014 22:03:24 | More by TurdFurgison
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-03-2014 18:18:26 | More by Gonzoillini
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-18-2014 01:37:42 | More by Satchboogie
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Vermont

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-19-2014 17:56:07 | More by dunix
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-16-2014 19:28:35 | More by POTABLE83
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-27-2013 02:37:44 | More by djrn2
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-15-2013 01:11:35 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Vermont

4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-03-2013 18:22:50 | More by VTBeerTrade
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CelticAleMan

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

09-24-2013 06:25:32 | More by CelticAleMan
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 21:51:08 | More by Alieniloquium
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Bottled Winter 2011.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with floral, spice, and wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with an interesting floral presence in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 15:44:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
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California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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

South Carolina

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

A~ bright glowing neon yellow/orange with a nice white fluffy head and a tad of lacing.

S~ lemony tartness, black and white pepper, bready saison yeast and white wine barrel funk on the finish.

T~ pretty much follows the nose with some floral notes here, probably from the dandelions from Vera Mae. not too much else going on.

M~ amazing carbonation, very smooth, but definitely a little thin...

O~ not bad but definitely the worst i've had of the series. i have a feeling these weren't aged in the bareel for very long. the wine barrel funk isn't as present as i would like it to be. don't know why its so thin as well but i've never had the 2011 versions of either Arthur or Vera Mae. but the more recent version of Vera Mae is my favorite seasonal saison for sure so this is all very surprising to me.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 03:36:08 | More by Skrip
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ScottO

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-14-2013 14:27:26 | More by ScottO
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 04:44:20 | More by cfrances33
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New Hampshire

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Civil Disobedience #3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.