Civil Disobedience #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.86/5 rDev +10%
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!
07-04-2013 23:28:19 | More by BAstoutsNsours
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
4.51/5 rDev +2%
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.
03-24-2013 17:27:28 | More by Thorpe429
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
4.31/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
03-18-2013 05:49:20 | More by MasterSki
Civil Disobedience #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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