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Civil Disobedience #6 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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world-class

254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.38%
Wants: 114
Gots: 46 | 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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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-28-2014 03:34:08 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Dicers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-27-2014 22:05:29 | More by Dicers
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Nuggetz

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-20-2014 06:42:46 | More by Nuggetz
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MarcWP

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 01:24:24 | More by MarcWP
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-15-2014 20:28:50 | More by jbriggs7
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour is transparent golden amber with a white head. Nose is bright, juicy, apple skin and some malt. Taste is dry, soft carbonation and a light body. Apple skin, pear, some malt complexity with a moderate tartness but a fair bit of sweetness.
Check with the guys, struggled to come up with descriptions.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 15:51:54 | More by cpetrone84
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-24-2014 19:38:48 | More by kscaldef
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Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-21-2014 13:37:50 | More by Bjorn2bWild
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-19-2014 16:04:44 | More by anteater
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oregonskibum

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-17-2014 02:37:16 | More by oregonskibum
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my_knew_craft

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-05-2014 23:54:29 | More by my_knew_craft
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-28-2014 00:06:08 | More by bootdown21
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-27-2014 01:08:25 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-25-2014 21:43:08 | More by SadMachine
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-25-2014 15:19:26 | More by AOShabaz
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-25-2014 12:37:30 | More by shehateme
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-25-2014 01:09:33 | More by SpdKilz
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Fitze

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.9%

05-19-2014 12:28:24 | More by Fitze
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Takeanotherswing

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-16-2014 21:21:12 | More by Takeanotherswing
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-16-2014 19:15:53 | More by -NESTO-
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-16-2014 13:10:35 | More by MattXT
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 05 2013 batch 6

Pours a hazy and very dark golden yellow color with orange/banana colored hues and a one finger white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

The aroma is kind of bland with a decent spice and earthy funk presence. Subtle oak and earthy funky along with barnyard, grassy hops, straw, peppery spice and light fruit. Opens up a little as it warms but the nose isn't too inviting.

Much more interesting than it smells with soft carbonation and a nice balance of oak barrel, musty, grassy funk, zesty spice, sweet citrus and light fruit. Dry oak/toothpick but it's not overwhelming with hints of white pepper and ginger, citrus zest, apple and pear. Well balanced and easy to drink. Pretty complex and much better than anticipated.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 04:27:26 | More by corby112
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-12-2014 15:32:45 | More by BeRanger
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-06-2014 16:39:16 | More by KCBeerNerd
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-06-2014 13:43:49 | More by Thishops4u
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Civil Disobedience #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.