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Civil Disobedience #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
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:
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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Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dhbiker0889
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

dhbiker0889, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of joel66
4/5  rDev -9.5%

joel66, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Takeanotherswing
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Takeanotherswing, Mar 06, 2013
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.

Alieniloquium, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of buffs9
4/5  rDev -9.5%

buffs9, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of phishfoolme
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

phishfoolme, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of caguiar
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

caguiar, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of jeonseh
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.

jeonseh, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

imperialking, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of wildcats10
5/5  rDev +13.1%

wildcats10, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Retail1LO
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Retail1LO, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of GuisseppeFranco
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

GuisseppeFranco, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of claaark13
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.

claaark13, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of thewimperoo
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

thewimperoo, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Luk13
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Luk13, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Quackus
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Quackus, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of HopsHopenstein
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

HopsHopenstein, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of POTABLE83
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

POTABLE83, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Rochefort10nh, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev -9.5%

pisano, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of dunix
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

dunix, Jan 09, 2013
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.

montrealbcr89, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Franch, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Sean9689, Jan 08, 2013
Civil Disobedience #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.