Civil Disobedience #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by cfrances33:
4.95/5 rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead stem.
Pour: Hazy yellow-orange, with two fingers of white, fluffy head. Head hangs around a bit, and leaves superb lacing. Per the usual, this Hill Farmstead beer looks flawless.
Smell: Wow. White grape must up front, followed by a nice pear and green apple tartness. A slight touch of lemon in there. Sweetness is light and yeasty.
Taste: At first, a twang of pear tartness, followed a lemon tartness and then a more complex white grape funk. Lots of white wine comes in next as this beer flexes its barrel treatment. Finishes with a biscuit sweetness, and a really nice oaky dryness. A light white grape must lingers on the palate.
Mouthfeel: Tartness is beautiful, but not acetic or puckering, just clean and lemony. Sweetness is just barely there. A little doughy through the middle to finish, but the oaky dryness makes the finish here beautiful.
Overall: Hands down the best saison I’ve ever had. Super clean, and incredibly delicate. The flavors from Ann, Art, and Flora really meld together here beautifully.
Also, it feels weird to review all of these beers from HF so highly, but seriously, there are no complaints with this beer. The slight doughyness in the mouthfeel was nitpicking at best. Another beautiful beer from HF. Thank you Shaun!
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2012 00:54:36 | More by cfrances33
More User Reviews:
4.74/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
375ml, Autumn 2012 release
HF wine glass
*** 1,000 BA review! Even though there have been many more.... Been holding this for a little while.***
A: Cloudy bright golden yellow color. High carbonation. Streaming bubbles from the bottom. Sticky lacing sheeting.
S: Smells fabulous. Very vinous. White grape. Some horseblanket. Some lemon zest and slight pepper hints.
T: Again, very vinous. Really get that oak aging and wine character. It's a delicious Saison. Getting that pepper spice. That grassy grainy character. Also, white grape and slight green apple flavors. Very dry and refreshing. Enjoying on a warm summer day.
M: Medium bodied. Round mouth from aging.
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2013 15:00:48 | More by inlimbo77
Civil Disobedience #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.