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Civil Disobedience #4 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

167 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 167
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 66
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 05-27-2012)
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Reviews by Luk13:
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 750ml. Pours a beautiful black with reddish highlights and a huge rocky beige foam. Aroma is brettamonyces, balsamic vinegar and sesame oil with light roasted malt. Taste is dark and ripe fruits with a nice lactic and slightly acetic sourness. Vinegary notes blends nicely with the ripe fruits and bugs. Very light roastiness adds another layer of complexity. Lively carbonation and light bodied. I've had this one many times now (6-7 times) from fresh to aged and this is definitly a prime example of its style and a personal favorite. A masterpiece considering how hard it is to craft succesfully a dark sour ale. 4.5+

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 03:27:27 | More by Luk13
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-17-2014 13:37:29 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-03-2014 21:26:18 | More by zestar
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, shared at a tasting. Huge thanks to Patrick for sending this one my way.

A: Clear russet body under an inch of creamy, pillowy tan head. Spectacular retention and lacing. Flawless.

S: Predominantly bretty, with earth, hay, and barnyard. Some vinous fruitiness and faint roast round things out. Very good indeed.

T: Tart fruit up front (grape, cherry, apple), funky brett midway through, and vinous oak on the finish. As it warms, the chocolate notes from the malt come through. Long, tart, dry finish. Terrific.

M: Soft, delicate body with lots of creamy carbonation. Terrific.

O: I've never been a big fan of dark Saisons in the past, but this one was truly excellent.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 15:37:38 | More by woosterbill
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-22-2014 00:24:24 | More by thegerm87
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oregonskibum

Oregon

1.75/5  rDev -57.3%

06-17-2014 02:26:55 | More by oregonskibum
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - It's a slow gusher. Consistent, but slow, sludge-like flow of foam and chunks of sediment. A very careful pour yields a medium khaki head and nice lacing.

Smell - Tons of brett. Some lemony and orange-y citrus. Not really heavy on the dark malts.

Taste - Lots of brett. It has really taken over. More dark malts than in the nose, but it isn't really strong. Tart citrus. Lemon and orange. Yeasty. Slightly harsh bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Dry, acidic, and bitter. High carbonation. A little harsh.

Overall - The brett has taken over, but it's still interesting. I expected more dark malts.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 02:11:45 | More by Alieniloquium
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-10-2014 01:22:44 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-25-2014 23:48:25 | More by ScottP
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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Shilt

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-01-2014 00:10:57 | More by Shilt
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Boski

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-28-2014 02:51:50 | More by Boski
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POTABLE83

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-16-2014 19:28:48 | More by POTABLE83
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-27-2014 17:15:41 | More by phishphorce
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HitchSlap

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-25-2014 19:17:42 | More by HitchSlap
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ThatsThatDude

New York

5/5  rDev +22%

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rlee1390

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
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
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-07-2013 21:05:25 | More by CTJman
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cfrobrew

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

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WillCarrera

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-28-2013 06:27:46 | More by WillCarrera
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Civil Disobedience #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.