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Civil Disobedience #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.24%
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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Ratings: 112 | Reviews: 22
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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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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of MasterSki
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by schooner12 at NWI Super bowl tasting

A - Very light lemonade with a slight hazy white to it. It looks to have a thicker body for the style. Not much of a head but did have lots of white foam on the side

S - Smells like a sour saison. Tart vinegar, slight blue cheese, grassy, lemon, and slight pepper

T - Tart vinegar, lemon rind, light green apple, and slight pepper initially. There is also a blue cheese and farmhouse funk that makes itself known near the end and lingers on in the finish

M - Light body with good carbonation. There is a dry finish to it

O - Solid slightly sour saison that has good flavor throughout. it's nice to get the mix of tart and funk together.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split with mongo a couple weeks ago, poured into a HF tulip at cellar temp. Thanks jedwards, the HF you send never gets old!

A - Light orange body, good white head. Nice lacing.

S - Slightly tart with Saison spices, hint of citrus, lemons and oranges.

T - Soft Saison spices with mildly tart lemon. The lemon bites and then a malty finish comes through.

M - Light side of medium.

O - Pretty good overall, which is what I've come to expect from HF Saisons. The only thing that I'd change would be the finish.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Civil Disobedience #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.