Civil Disobedience #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.43/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
03-05-2013 00:37:23 | More by Alieniloquium
3.99/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
02-18-2013 03:58:04 | More by jeonseh
4.39/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
01-27-2013 03:39:56 | More by claaark13
4.45/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
01-09-2013 02:49:03 | More by montrealbcr89
Civil Disobedience #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.