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Civil Disobedience #4 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

166 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 166
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 21 | FT: 3
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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ThatsThatDude

New York

5/5  rDev +22%

01-05-2014 18:31:35 | More by ThatsThatDude
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amnesia85

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22%

10-28-2012 08:54:41 | More by amnesia85
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

5/5  rDev +22%

01-05-2013 04:41:17 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-31-2012 19:52:02 | More by dtx00
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coreylag

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-21-2012 02:32:59 | More by coreylag
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-12-2012 03:52:44 | More by funkyaudio
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nkeckhar

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-12-2013 18:12:58 | More by nkeckhar
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CervezaPorFavor


4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-16-2012 02:55:05 | More by CervezaPorFavor
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-19-2012 14:16:07 | More by InspectorBob
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awotupski


4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-25-2012 22:06:17 | More by awotupski
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Takeanotherswing

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

03-06-2013 03:05:02 | More by Takeanotherswing
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kehustler14

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

12-02-2012 01:54:02 | More by kehustler14
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pawpaw

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-08-2012 06:40:32 | More by pawpaw
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nasastrums

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

02-14-2013 22:07:53 | More by nasastrums
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laxer8811

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-15-2012 03:08:07 | More by laxer8811
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead stem.

Pour: Deep, deep brown, almost black. Brown edges on the glass. Nice three finger tan head that hangs around for a while, and leaves really nice lacing.

Smell: Kinda light on the nose. I get some tart pears and musty red grape skin up front, followed by a light roast. Some funk. A light brett yeastiness on the end.

Taste: Wow. Beautiful tannic red grape skin up front, accompanied by a very nice funky tartness. A nice bretty funk next. More clean tartness, characterized by pears. Finishes with a lemon zest, and a really nice roasted malt. Amazing that this is a black saison, because while it has a deep roasted character, the saison and barrel qualities own the taste.

Mouthfeel: Beautiful carbonation, and with the tartness provides a nice prickle on the tongue. Super drinkable and light, despite the malt bill. Refreshing, astonishingly.

Overall: In my opinion, this beer redefines black saisons. Roasty yet light. The wine barrel character really takes this beer to another level.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 02:58:18 | More by cfrances33
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abuliarose

New Hampshire

4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Hill Farmstead glass revealing a finger or two of tan head over dark brown body. Caramel and smoke on the nose along with a bit of lemony funk and a stone fruit floral essence. Taste is slightly tart and evocative of grilled unripe plum with some smoke and woodiness on the finish. Earthy underneath. Lively carb on the tongue, medium-bodied. Overall very refreshing and deliciously complex.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 22:29:41 | More by abuliarose
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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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Skrip

South Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Noda snifter

A~ dark hazy brown with a head that keeps on giving all the way down.

S~ as soon as i opened the bottle i got a strong peppery, sour aroma. tart, pepper, citrus, and lots of oak. almost like really good smoked bbq.

T~ oh it just keeps getting better! lots of tartness up front followed by smokey roasted malts and tart citrus and pepper on the finish. theres a Twilight of the Idols thing going on as well. soooo damn tasty!

M~ nicely carbonated and oh so smooth.

O~ i really didn't know what to expect from this one, having never had any CD before. this is just fantastic. the perfect amount of tartness balanced out by roasted malts, how could you go wrong!? i've always been in love with darker sours. i'm so happy i have half a bottle left! =]

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 04:20:00 | More by Skrip
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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

Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

The beer is opaque, a deep, dark shade of chestnut brown. The head is over an inch thick, receding quickly and settling in at around a half inch. Copious lacing all over the vessel.

The aroma is funky, earthy. Notes of wine are evident from the start. Tart fruit, perhaps currants.

Great flavor. Everything comes together beautifully. Delicious. What a complex and fantastic beer. Lots of tartness and wine barrel notes. Dark fruit character.

Medium bodied and smooth. Lingering sour, lactic, tart feel on the palate.

Overall, yet another fantastic brew from Shaun and the folks at Hill Farmstead.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 02:02:24 | More by Huhzubendah
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-18-2012 00:43:51 | More by jaminjohnson
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-13-2013 20:16:18 | More by doremite
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leschkie

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-10-2013 03:33:57 | More by leschkie
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KMcG

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-14-2012 22:39:24 | More by KMcG
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bum732

Lesotho

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-10-2013 17:13:52 | More by bum732
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Civil Disobedience #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.