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Civil Disobedience #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 22
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A single barrel blend of Ann, Art, and Flora.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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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.

Photo of rondufresne
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of leschkie
4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of joel66
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Takeanotherswing
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%

Photo of phishfoolme
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of caguiar
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

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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%

Photo of claaark13
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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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Civil Disobedience #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.