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Civil Disobedience #3 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

74 Ratings
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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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rpstevens

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +24.4%

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

Vermont

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-21-2011 18:50:28 | More by GatheringBrews
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aapp

Vermont

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-03-2011 22:07:12 | More by aapp
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +24.4%

01-29-2012 21:32:29 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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emdawg

New York

5/5  rDev +24.4%

01-04-2012 01:42:09 | More by emdawg
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-26-2011 02:51:52 | More by Rochefort10nh
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at the hill farmstead event At armsby abbey. This beer pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a large fluffy white head that lasts. The smell is grassy with vinous notes from the barrel aging. There is a hint of funk but very light in the smell. The taste is again grassy with a touch of funk and notes from the barrel as well as a slightly lemony tartness. The mouthfeel is light and dry with a lot of carbonation and a nice tartness. Overall this is the best saison I have ever had and I look forward to seeing how this ages

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 13:05:21 | More by rowingbrewer
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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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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2011 00:03:15 | More by jlindros
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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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ejl4

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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


4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-20-2012 00:07:23 | More by awotupski
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-05-2013 04:07:52 | More by Kelp
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-31-2011 19:06:12 | More by Reagan1984
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xenjoiii

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-17-2014 21:00:40 | More by xenjoiii
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
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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DenverLogan

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light yellow pee pee color...small lingering head with some big bubbles...oooh!! Barnyard lemon aroma. Big carbonation with rich flavors different from many saisons. Horse blanket, fruit rind, tobacco, minerals, rich herbs, grass...not much malt or sweetness. Tasty and complex...would enjoy a 10 oz glass most any time!!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 21:24:25 | More by DenverLogan
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in South Central , Mass.

Appearance is a burnt orange tone with a bit of clouds. Its` nose has earthiness, funk, citrus. While the taste has flora, spices, oak and brett present. Mouthfeel is easy going, finishes crisp. The balance of everything is impressive in this saison. Quite a few of them produced in the US miss the mark, but this one is damn good.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2012 01:35:08 | More by mltobin
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scottfrie

California

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into HOTD tulip. Thanks a ton for sharing this one, Michael.

A: Pours a cloudy, glowing, chalky straw color with a finger of bright white head that faded into a long lasting film that left great streaks of lacing down the glass.
S: Chalky yeast, wheat, pale malts, light funk, citrus and light spices. This beer smells amazing!
T: I get notes of citrus rind, melon, sweet fruits, light grassy hops, chalky wheat and yeast, bubblegum, clove, mint, pepper, spice and a hint of vinous oak. Just as complex as I was hoping.
M: Fuller body, soft and creamy carbonation, with a soft medium body.
O: This was an extremely good saison. HF does this style right. I am really glad I got to try this one. Thanks again SneezyAchew.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 02:24:55 | More by scottfrie
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at the bottle release day on 11/19/11. Two bottle limit. Believe this was a blend of Vera Mae? and Arthur then aged in wine barrels.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a beautiful summer sunshine yellow (dandelion) with a nice white two finger head that fades to leave nice side lacing and a nice creamy blanket. Its worth noting, this bottle did slowly foam up upon cracking and as result there is some light yeast sediment in the bottom of my glass.

S - There is a light floral aroma at the start with some subtle barn funk along with light lemon/citrus. Light pepper too along with more light white grapes and a ever so slight oak.

T - Starts off light and sweet with some nice vinuos qualities (grapes, some oak), more light floralness, dandelion, some slight herbal brightness. No real lemon or bitterness. Super mellow and bright.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated but not overly aggressive. More of that smooth mellow unassertiveness that works quite nice. Super pleasant slightly funky vinuos on the finish. Definately has that "wine aged" mouthfeel with none of the ill side affects.

O - Overall this was a rather tasty saison from Hill Farmstead. Nice appearance and aromas, flavour was delicious with a nice mouthfeel. This was a very nice, very limited saison offering from these guys. Guess I was expecting a bit more from it? Still, delicious and worth the money. Glad I have another bottle left!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 03:56:07 | More by rudzud
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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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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-24-2013 06:25:32 | More by CelticAleMan
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Civil Disobedience #3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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