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Civil Disobedience #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 184
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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franklinn

Vermont

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-21-2012 01:10:02 | More by franklinn
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zadams1

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-23-2014 19:17:15 | More by zadams1
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wildcats10

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-10-2013 19:13:54 | More by wildcats10
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bahnfire

Vermont

5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-29-2014 03:59:08 | More by bahnfire
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SupremePie

Vermont

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-05-2012 21:49:25 | More by SupremePie
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vonnegut21

New York

5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-27-2014 15:03:41 | More by vonnegut21
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-07-2013 23:05:14 | More by savagepm
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cfrances33

Illinois

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
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BAstoutsNsours

Florida

4.86/5  rDev +10%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 23:28:19 | More by BAstoutsNsours
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 00:51:35 | More by Urbancaver
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 04:49:52 | More by standardcherry
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ib21

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-20-2013 18:12:36 | More by ib21
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

11-03-2012 22:57:14 | More by phingdong
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scotv

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

04-01-2014 01:50:04 | More by scotv
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thezoobrew

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-13-2013 18:31:17 | More by thezoobrew
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mistakebythelake

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

11-06-2012 04:01:19 | More by mistakebythelake
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POTABLE83

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

01-15-2013 22:53:11 | More by POTABLE83
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stevec32

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-26-2014 03:12:52 | More by stevec32
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

12-12-2012 00:49:37 | More by CypherEnigma
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-25-2014 23:46:12 | More by ScottP
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grachdar

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-31-2013 17:11:26 | More by grachdar
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-07-2013 07:48:23 | More by dhbiker0889
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xenjoiii

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

08-27-2013 14:54:07 | More by xenjoiii
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inlimbo77

Delaware

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
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 04:04:47 | More by Rutager
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Civil Disobedience #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.