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Civil Disobedience #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 179
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

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4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

4oz pour from bottle on 07/03/2012

A: white golden color with a nice 1/2 inch head which recedes slowly

S: nice funk, white grapes, hay, fresh baby diaper

T: funky white wine mixed with fresh white grapes. lemon peel, fresh cut wood. tart

M: nice carb with medium body

O: Really liked this, best CD I've had, I'm going to seek this out again. I feel it fell under the radar with the Juicy release. Awesome!

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4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thank you Bill for bringing this
Pours a beautiful golden yellow with a nice toothy white head. Looks great!
Smells oak and yeasty. Lots of great spicy saison aromas. Smells like a blend of Ann and art...
Tastes very solid. Maybe not as solid as Ann. Certainly reminiscent of Art in a lot of ways. Very tasty beer.
Mouthfeel a great. Well carbonated and solid overall.
It's beer is very solid. One of hill farmstead's best barrel aged saisons yet.

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4.78/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Civil Disobedience #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.