Civil Disobedience #4 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by Gosox8787:
4.48/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 750 mL bottle opened by myself. I got this at the release a month or so back. Served chilled and poured into my Kate the Great tulip.
Appearance: Apparently chilling this so thoroughly worked well as I got zero gush (as can be the case with some HF beers I have found). Not quite black, more like dark brown. Pours a substantial three finger head that holds very well. Extremely light and cloudy.
Aroma: Some coffee and char upfront, but really nice fruit, green apple and tart lemon in particular, breaks up the monotony nicely. There is definitely an oak component in here as well. Some earthy and funky tones really balance this out well.
Taste: The dark malt notes hot first, but the sour kick of green apple and lemon really brighten this up quickly. Plenty of oak tannins throughout. The earthy quality from the yeast really brings this together. This is definitely a Hill Farmstead saison. The balance of sour and funk really reminds me of a lot of Shaun's other beers.
Mouthfeel: Light, full carbonated and smooth. Very refreshing.
Overall, black saisons can be hit or miss with me, but this one is probably my favorite of that style. Great balance of the dark malt and saison yeast plus really nice oak notes. Incrediby balanced and really refreshing. This was a really pleasant surprise. I could drink this all day and not get sick of it.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2012 02:39:12 | More by Gosox8787
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4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A-Black in the glass, deep ruby when pouring, three finger off white head that leaves some lacing.
S-Dark fruits, cherries, plums, oak and some funk.
T-Starts with roasted malt and darker fruits. Good deal of oak and nice funk as well. All balanced together very well.
M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation and rather creamy.
O-Another knock out from HF. Amazing balance, a great dark saison.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2014 00:43:40 | More by rlee1390
Civil Disobedience #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.