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Civil Disobedience #6 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

273 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.38%
Wants: 112
Gots: 45 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A blend of wine barrel aged and wild versions of Sankt Hans, Clara, Flora, and Juicy.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-25-2013)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thank you to franklinn for this treat.

Appearance. Pours gold-orange with almost a finger of frothy white head.

Smell. Funky old red wine barrel and yellow grapes, orchard fruits, some light sweet tropical fruit.

Taste. Wine and musty old oak barrel, sour light orchard fruits again, a very light grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel. Light+ body, light+carbonation. Could use a little more in both areas.

Overall. Sour, fruity, wine barrel? Nothing to hate here. Interesting but lacking something that I can't put my finger on.

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4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Hill Farmstead stem.

Pours light bronze in color with orange highlights when viewed in light. Small almost non-existent head. Tiny white ring of froth left around the edge of glass. Given this is barrel aged it's not surprising and also not a big hit to the appearance as it can be expected.

Aroma is huge on the wine and grapes. Berries, pear, apple, and oak deeper in. Deep citrus much like blood orange but certainly not citrus heavy. Overall just very vinous with a raw, tangy honey like sweetness.

The flavor is really clean with more of those grape notes teetering between white grape juice and a heavy Chardonnay. Lots of cider qualities showing up with crisp pear and apple juice concentrate as the main players showing forth. Flighty orange peel and lemon come through late palate. Really exquisite yet clean. I feel as though this may have been bigger on flavor when fresh.

Mouthfeel is light, low carbonation, again leaning towards cider like or next day sparkling wine pour realm of things. Though it's pleasant, I am missing some more bubbles.

Overall a very tasty brew and it exudes sophistication while refraining from blowing my mind. I could drink a lot if this beer and would not tire. And it's a beautiful representation of the profound possibilities on what beer can be. Such versatility and Hill Farmstead feeds on that. Great to have had this.

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Civil Disobedience #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.