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Civil Disobedience #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 180
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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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

djrn2, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

zestar, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to phingdong for getting this one to me. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass. Pours a crystal clear straw color. Nice and sparkling with a good white head. Nice retention and lacing.

The nose has light hay and a bit of lemon. Dry and light; very crisp. A bit of lingering citrus, earth, and farmhouse funk. Flavor is very dry with hay and a very faint acidity. Touch of white wine and oak in the background. Light lemon zest through the finish. Very bright. Supremely drinkable.

Thorpe429, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of acurtis
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

acurtis, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another rarity shared by Todd. Served in a tulip at my post-dissertation defense party.

A - White foam, thin cap, splotchy lace. Milky straw body - definitely a single barrel sort of look here, although perhaps a more careful pour would have yielded better results.

S - The smell is surprisingly heavy on the honey, with a nice tropical fruit funk, and light hand lotion and lavender soap malt flavors. A bit of peppery yeast and mild phenolic character.

T - The flavor is a little more dry, oak, and slightly seltzery, with less malt sweetness and honey present. A tad soapy, with lactic lemon character, and tart stone fruits. Finish is oaky, vinous, with a bit of musty brett.

M - Dry, oaky, tannic, with soft medium-low carbonation. No alcohol presence, and medium-light in body.

D - Good beer, and among the best in the series. That being said, it seems like a bit less than the sum of its parts, as I think I like all the base Saisons just as much. Not worth a king's ransom, but certainly a well-made brew.

MasterSki, Mar 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Rochefort10nh, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

imperialking, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
3.95/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle shared by Starr. Thanks.

Pours a hazy, pale straw gol with a thin, crisp white head. Fades to a thin collar and dots of lace. Nose of oak, grass, lemon, peach, red grape, straw and light acidity though it lacks the immediate visceral punch of some of HF's other saisons. Flavor starts with citric acidity, grape, and grass. Reminds me a lot of how Art batch 1 tastes currently, with a little bit of Flora's lactic and tart presence. Honestly not tasting much of Ann other than the strong doughy base to the body. Mouthfeel is medium thin, well carbonated and a strong woody and slightly acidic finish. Very balanced and crisp, but honestly let down by what were admittedly colossal, unfair expectations. Probably wouldn't age this or trade your soul for this (I'm confident that if you pulled a Pepsi Challenge on this with new batches of Arthur and Vera Mae, well, rare wouldn't win), but still an exceptional saison as usual from HF.

yourefragile, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Gonzoillini, May 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Mebuzzard, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

TurdFurgison, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

chippo33, Nov 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

kscaldef, Jun 24, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pour is pale yellow, slightly hazed, tight white head. Nose is a bit sulfuric, notes of Saison, some sweet lemon, fairly brett forward, a bit peppery and a touch of honey. Taste is a bit less Saison, honey, sweet citrus hop, strong brett, thins out in back, a touch sweaty, not as carbonated as Ann or cd 1, a bit heavier.

cpetrone84, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

tom10101, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

akang, Aug 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Sean9689, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

muskiesman, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

millerbuffoon, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Rutager
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.

Rutager, Jan 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

thewimperoo, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

seeswo, Nov 05, 2012
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Civil Disobedience #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.