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Civil Disobedience #4.5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Civil Disobedience #4.5
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 5.43%
Wants: 8
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% 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 09-23-2012)
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Reviews by jaasen64:
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First beer during the VIP Harvest Festival. Almost a full pour into my HF stemmed tulip. Reviewed from the notes I took while drinking the beer waiting in line for another pour. Like yourefragile said this is a blend of Simcoe, Clara, and Arthur.

A- Pours a hazy yellowish orange golden with about a finger of white foamy head (I noticed some pours had much more) that has decent retention but slowly fades to just a very thin layer leaving behind fairly thick spotty lacing.

S- Surprisingly a lot of melon, cantaloupe, hops from the simcoe that provided some grapefruit, pineapple, and a tiny bit of lemon zest. A hint of funk and tartness in the background. A little bit above average aroma strength.

T- Again a mixture of cantaloupe and other melons balanced with the simcoe presence of pineapple, grapefruit, and other tropical hop flavors. A hint of very light tartness and some bitterness on the finish. Nicely balanced without anything dominating too much. Definitely a unique flavor.

M- Fairly light, refreshing, easy to drink.

O- This was definitely an interesting blend. Out of the VIP blends it was probably one of my favorites, however there are plenty of other HF non-blended beers that I would definitely take over this one. For a blend it definitely provided a unique flavor that was fairly enjoyable but nothing that made it stand out too much. The melon presence definitely surprised me a little bit. If I had to sum this beer up I would call it a hoppy simcoe saison that had a refreshing, lightly tart melon presence that was balanced with tropical and lightly zesty simcoe hop flavors. Given the chance I would definitely try this beer again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2012 19:18:21 | More by jaasen64
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I was pumped to be able to try this, and had a few glasses. A really cool experiment from HF that worked really well for me. The Simcoe hops were light enough to let the Arthur and Clara come though. Good stuff!

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Civil Disobedience #4.5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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