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Civil Disobedience #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 185
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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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-24-2012 02:39:25 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 17:27:28 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

11-24-2012 02:37:38 | More by acurtis
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-13-2013 21:28:21 | More by spycow
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MasterSki

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 05:49:20 | More by MasterSki
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-10-2013 21:45:40 | More by Rochefort10nh
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-13-2013 18:25:46 | More by imperialking
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 02:46:26 | More by yourefragile
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-03-2014 21:26:31 | More by zestar
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-03-2014 18:27:41 | More by Gonzoillini
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-13-2013 22:32:04 | More by Mebuzzard
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.5%

05-04-2014 22:04:19 | More by TurdFurgison
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 00:37:23 | More by Alieniloquium
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

11-30-2012 03:20:52 | More by chippo33
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 19:59:15 | More by cpetrone84
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-08-2013 14:35:00 | More by Sean9689
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

06-24-2014 19:38:40 | More by kscaldef
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.5%

04-29-2013 22:21:43 | More by tom10101
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-19-2013 01:20:07 | More by millerbuffoon
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seeswo

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

11-05-2012 12:43:39 | More by seeswo
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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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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-26-2013 19:22:03 | More by thewimperoo
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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-24-2014 00:44:14 | More by jegross2
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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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vonnegut21

New York

5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-27-2014 15:03:41 | More by vonnegut21
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Civil Disobedience #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.