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Civil Disobedience #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 181
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%

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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
4.43/5  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.

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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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4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
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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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of montrealbcr89
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden-straw like colour. Poured slowly, minimal head.

Smell: A little funky, citrusy, oaky. Very nice smell, very "soft", if that makes any sense.

Taste: Very nice. Funky, saison-like character is there. A bit of citrus. Very refreshing. Oak is definitely there.

Mouthfeel: This is where I feel the CD 5 is different. It has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel unlike the crispness of other saisons (Arthur, Anna, etc). I would credit this characteristic to the blending and the barrel.

Overall: I drank this in celebration of attaining a internship with an organization I had wanted to become involved with for years. The beer did not disappoint. Was it the best beer I've ever had? No. I really liked it, but I believe I would still consume Arthur more regularly if both were released on consistent basis.

I bought this beer on a trip made from Montreal to HF. Everyone should visit if they have the chance. It's a great experience.

Civil Disobedience #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.