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Civil Disobedience #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 183
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

A single barrel blend of Ann, Art, and Flora.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-24-2012)
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Reviews by starrdogg:
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District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev -8.4%

Huge thanks to Prost76 for sending this my way.

Beer pours a hazy light yellow with a thin white head. Aroma doesn't hit you over the head, but still is pretty impressive, though a little more subtle than I would've expected. It's a nice mix of oak, some unidentified fruit and funk. Flavor is very nice and complex, but I think I was expecting a bit more. I'm certainly getting the oak of Art and light tartness of Flora, with a hint of funkiness, but it's got a bit of an odd woody flavor in the finish. Whatever fruit (grape?) that was in the smell certainly comes through here as well in a nice way. The flavors, unfortunately, aren't as bright as I expected. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side too and carbonation isn't huge to give it more life. tOverall, another nice saison from HF, but this one isn't as outstanding as the earlier reviews would indicate. It seems to be less than the sum of its parts.

11-17-2012 02:43:47 | More by starrdogg
More User Reviews:
Photo of joel66

New York

4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-07-2013 02:07:04 | More by joel66
Photo of standardcherry


4.8/5  rDev +8.6%

Bottle served into a teku.

A: Hazy golden colored beer with about an inch of white, foamy head.
S: Smell is super funky. Lots of fruitiness, grape and oranges. White wine aroma. Some spicy pepperiness. Smells amazing, kinda like a lambic/saison blend going on here.
T: Wow. I have to say this is one of the best beers I've tasted so far. Starts off with funky grapes and white wine. Lactic acid character, lemony, tart fruits. Must be the bugs used but it reminds me a lot of Juicy/Mimosa. Finishes with oak dryness paired with wine and brett earthy/mustiness. A bit of a sweet malty/bready flavor close to the end as well.
M: Very nice clean, lemony tartness. Not overpowering though, very well done. Nice, medium mouthfeel with nice carbonation. The dryness at the end is great.
O: One of my favorite Hill Farmstead beers and one of my favorite overall. This is a very well done soured saison. I'm glad I have another bottle left, I will be trying it down the road to see if the funkiness develops into something nice.

03-21-2013 04:49:52 | More by standardcherry
Photo of doremite


4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-21-2014 01:33:49 | More by doremite
Photo of jeonseh


3.99/5  rDev -9.7%

Bottle shared by schooner12 at NWI Super bowl tasting

A - Very light lemonade with a slight hazy white to it. It looks to have a thicker body for the style. Not much of a head but did have lots of white foam on the side

S - Smells like a sour saison. Tart vinegar, slight blue cheese, grassy, lemon, and slight pepper

T - Tart vinegar, lemon rind, light green apple, and slight pepper initially. There is also a blue cheese and farmhouse funk that makes itself known near the end and lingers on in the finish

M - Light body with good carbonation. There is a dry finish to it

O - Solid slightly sour saison that has good flavor throughout. it's nice to get the mix of tart and funk together.

02-18-2013 03:58:04 | More by jeonseh
Photo of acurtis

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

11-24-2012 02:37:38 | More by acurtis
Photo of SpeedwayJim

New York

4.1/5  rDev -7.2%

Big thanks to Kyle for this one. 375ml bottle into a Hill Farmstead flute. Shared with schen9303.

A bit of a gusher. Pours a .25 finger coarse white head with poor retention. Beer is a clear, pale gold. Lacing is stringy and web-like with good cling. Very nice.

Nose is lemon zest, yeast, barnyard funk, and a lively tartness. Moderately aromatic. Solid.

Opens tart lemon zest and slightly bitter yeastiness. Middle is coriander, more lemon tartness, and a clean bittersweet spice. End is hay, wood, and yeast. Finishes messy and yeasty with a tart, sticky aftertaste. Great balance. Just really enjoyable.

Light bodied with high carbonation. Lively and aggressive in the mouth and goes down foamy and yeasty. Messy and accented finish with a lingering aftertaste. Real drinkable.

Very good, but overall, as a Hill Farmstead saison, this one's a bit of a disappointment. The body and nose are nice enough but the flavor is a bit plain. There's nothing that stands out to me in CD5 that separates itself from its brethren. That being said, this is still Hill Farmstead and therefore, a more than enjoyable beer.

04-14-2013 01:08:13 | More by SpeedwayJim
Photo of leschkie


4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-10-2013 07:58:23 | More by leschkie
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-03-2014 18:27:41 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of Alieniloquium


4.43/5  rDev +0.2%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Quite a clear yellow golden body. Nice white head. Nice retention. Clings to the glass.

Smell - Complex aroma. Some acidity. Honey. Musty grapes and white wine. Slightly peppery. Yeasty.

Taste - Much more sour than any of the base saisons. Tart without being sour. Grainy malt. Sweet, but less honey. Peppery flavor in the back. Less complex, but excellent.

Mouthfeel - Just shy of crisp. Excellent tartness. Well carbonated.

Overall - Maybe not as good as Ann. The flavor isn't quite as complex, but it's excellent.

03-05-2013 00:37:23 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of GuisseppeFranco

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-27-2013 20:12:25 | More by GuisseppeFranco
Photo of mobius387


4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-23-2012 21:12:42 | More by mobius387
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-03-2013 22:53:25 | More by buffs9
Photo of claaark13


4.39/5  rDev -0.7%

Split with mongo a couple weeks ago, poured into a HF tulip at cellar temp. Thanks jedwards, the HF you send never gets old!

A - Light orange body, good white head. Nice lacing.

S - Slightly tart with Saison spices, hint of citrus, lemons and oranges.

T - Soft Saison spices with mildly tart lemon. The lemon bites and then a malty finish comes through.

M - Light side of medium.

O - Pretty good overall, which is what I've come to expect from HF Saisons. The only thing that I'd change would be the finish.

01-27-2013 03:39:56 | More by claaark13
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

10-14-2013 02:20:55 | More by SpdKilz
Photo of Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +2.5%

Big thank you to montrealbcr89 for this treat from Vermont!

Appearance. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a finger of frothy white head.

Smell. Very light belgian yeast, lightly funky. There's some honey, woody chardonay, and a bit of orchard fruits and blossoms.. Smells very refined and very delicious.

Taste. Lightly funky, woody white wine and saison yeast, light sourness, some fruit blossoms and a touch of honey. Again, very refined and delicious.

Mouthfeel. Lighter body with fairly lights, delicate carbonation which suits this beer well.

Overall. A fantastic saison. Delicate and delicious. Thanks again, montrealbcr89. A nice way to celebrate the end of a great year, and the start of another.

01-01-2013 04:04:47 | More by Rutager
Photo of Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2013 01:34:08 | More by Psychmusic
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-11-2013 19:35:00 | More by rondufresne
Photo of jegross2


4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-24-2014 00:44:14 | More by jegross2
Photo of ib21


4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-20-2013 18:12:36 | More by ib21
Photo of montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +0.7%

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden-straw like colour. Poured slowly, minimal head.

Smell: A little funky, citrusy, oaky. Very nice smell, very "soft", if that makes any sense.

Taste: Very nice. Funky, saison-like character is there. A bit of citrus. Very refreshing. Oak is definitely there.

Mouthfeel: This is where I feel the CD 5 is different. It has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel unlike the crispness of other saisons (Arthur, Anna, etc). I would credit this characteristic to the blending and the barrel.

Overall: I drank this in celebration of attaining a internship with an organization I had wanted to become involved with for years. The beer did not disappoint. Was it the best beer I've ever had? No. I really liked it, but I believe I would still consume Arthur more regularly if both were released on consistent basis.

I bought this beer on a trip made from Montreal to HF. Everyone should visit if they have the chance. It's a great experience.

01-09-2013 02:49:03 | More by montrealbcr89
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-17-2013 22:44:00 | More by HopsHopenstein
Photo of Jacob007

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -9.5%

09-23-2013 23:05:18 | More by Jacob007
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

06-13-2013 14:30:27 | More by Cascade77
Photo of SourinQns

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2012 03:52:03 | More by SourinQns
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Civil Disobedience #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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