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Civil Disobedience #4 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Not Rated.
Civil Disobedience #4Civil Disobedience #4

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

166 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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kscaldef

Oregon

1/5  rDev -75.6%

11-19-2012 00:12:56 | More by kscaldef
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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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digita7693

Germany

2/5  rDev -51.2%

11-19-2012 00:28:36 | More by digita7693
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -39%

05-03-2014 18:58:16 | More by Gonzoillini
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GRG1313

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

01-07-2013 02:32:53 | More by GRG1313
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jmilo64

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

06-26-2013 02:35:17 | More by jmilo64
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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

11-30-2012 03:20:13 | More by chippo33
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Shmeal

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

11-18-2012 19:18:57 | More by Shmeal
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HitchSlap

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.8%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-23-2013 14:33:37 | More by bauermj
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Holland

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

09-30-2013 01:30:08 | More by Holland
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jbuddle

New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

01-22-2013 21:28:19 | More by jbuddle
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

09-08-2012 18:30:39 | More by heddar33
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MrVonzipper

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

01-24-2013 03:33:15 | More by MrVonzipper
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

01-13-2013 21:40:54 | More by spycow
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

10-16-2012 23:57:49 | More by Urbancaver
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

01-08-2013 14:46:53 | More by Sean9689
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

05-18-2013 06:47:15 | More by beernads
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Pete27lax

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

08-08-2012 15:35:10 | More by Pete27lax
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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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BAstoutsNsours

Florida

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

Had on 12/21/2012, served in a tulip.

A-Looks like a black lager with a high inch of white head which recedes slowly.

S-Very wine forward, smells like a spoiled red wine, but not so much in a bad way.

T-Very odd, I get roasted malt mixed with tart black cherries and a hint of bitter chocolate, somewhat sour.

M-the mouthfeel was consistent with other HF saisons I've had, not bad, nice and prickly.

O-Meh, I wasn't impressed at all, maybe I just don't care for black saisons. Although I would favor this over the others I've had.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 02:34:25 | More by BAstoutsNsours
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brystmar

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mac = the man!

Beautiful pour is typical of a HF brew; dark brown/black body with copious tan head. Great retention.

Aroma smells infected. Phenolic and muddled, sour yet slightly riddled with infection. Hmm, not the greatest.

Dark fruits against the saison background. Still a touch phenolic, yet the blend of flavors seems to (kind of) work. Creamy body might be the best part of this beer.

Disappointing for a HF brew; everything else they make is among the best of style. Speaks volumes about your brewery when a better-than-average brew is a massive disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 00:54:04 | More by brystmar
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Callmecoon

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-19-2013 03:20:47 | More by Callmecoon
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

09-03-2012 05:49:09 | More by acurtis
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-13-2013 04:24:35 | More by oline73
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Civil Disobedience #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.