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Civil Disobedience #6 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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259 Ratings
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.38%
Wants: 113
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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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

10-02-2013 14:31:59 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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Clonies720

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

375ml bottle served into a Cantillon degustation glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow. Fizzy off-white head. An aggressive pour creates only about a 1-finger sized head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: A mash-up of juicy tropical fruits and sourness hit the nose first. Followed by a warm, pleasant woody undertone. Touch of lemon and mustiness. Finishes with a spicy, earthy funk aroma.

Taste: Masterful balance of sweet and sour work in tandem to create one of the most balanced beers I've ever had the pleasure of drinking. The beer is bright, yet packs a slightly mouth puckering quality. Decent amount of funk and mustiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation pairs up perfectly with a silky smooth medium body.

Overall: This is truly an impressive beer. The first Hill Farmstead I've drank that I actually liked. I thought a few other beers were overrated, but this deserves every bit of praise. Combines the qualities of a saison with characteristics of a gueuze, and it's a lovely match-made-in-heaven.

The wine barrel aging is very slight, and if you're not looking closely enough like I was, you'll miss it.

08-17-2013 17:37:50 | More by Clonies720
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SkiBum22

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-07-2013 00:58:32 | More by SkiBum22
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joel66

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-29-2013 11:59:57 | More by joel66
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-27-2013 23:40:00 | More by standardcherry
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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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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.9%

08-11-2013 22:58:01 | More by Janeinma
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-02-2013 14:11:06 | More by doremite
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -20.5%

Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience from a 12 oz bottle to a small snifter.
Has more clarity than expected but a weak head.
Wild ale here, but not challenging (as many are for me). Very Tart. Fruity (non-specific). Slifght hint of vinegar.

O: excellent for style.

10-09-2013 01:18:43 | More by chinchill
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

10-11-2013 02:36:15 | More by stereosforgeeks
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BobbysLiquors

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-27-2013 17:13:15 | More by BobbysLiquors
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-28-2013 22:45:04 | More by acurtis
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-10-2013 16:24:15 | More by roostor07
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-30-2014 00:33:23 | More by mdaschaf
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-02-2014 19:34:39 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.33/5  rDev -1.4%

People are getting real lazy with the "Had" function. I'm the first review! Shared by schen9303. 375ml capped bottle into a Hill Farmstead taster.

Pours slightly flat. Very slight white ring that dissipates quickly. Lacing is patchy and web-like with good cling. Beer is a clear, light bronze-orange. Decent but not the best.

Nose is pretty subtle. Nose is citrus, caramel, cane sugar, cake batter, oak and a light, creamy tartness. A great mix of sweet and tart. Mellow though.

Opens pineapple, starfruit, and citrus. Pretty tropical. A light yeasty bitterness mixed with tart oak and citrus. Your typical HF Saison yeastiness at the end. Slightly sweet, cobweb-y, with the lightest bit of funk. Finishes accented and tart with a foamy but ultimately clean aftertaste. Good complexity and great balance. A real nice beer.

Light bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Prickly, bubbly and lively in the mouth and goes down abrasive and clean. Finishes accented with a spritzy, foamy aftertaste. I like it.

A real nice blended sour Saison from Hill Farmstead but at this point, its expected. CD6 is a nice beer that I think will develop for a while. It should gain carbonation and I hope the flavors evolve a touch. There's a lot to like here and I'm glad I have some to age.

06-29-2013 03:54:57 | More by SpeedwayJim
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leschkie

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-24-2013 19:49:23 | More by leschkie
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-01-2013 11:21:21 | More by fiedler84
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-28-2013 02:49:48 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -10%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 5/2013.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange, almost amber. Decent white head. A few surface islands.

Smell - Wine aroma. Strong malty aroma. A little bit acidic. Yeast aroma.

Taste - Very winey. Strong white wine. Malty again, with a bit of sweetness. Tartness builds slowly. Some caramel back there.

Mouthfeel - A little heavy. Malty and tangy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Greater than the sum of its parts. Not my favorite Civil Disobedience, but damn good nonetheless.

09-24-2013 01:08:26 | More by Alieniloquium
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mobius387

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

10-05-2013 22:10:02 | More by mobius387
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Kinsman

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-15-2013 00:51:04 | More by Kinsman
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-26-2013 17:38:21 | More by JSBILK
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-25-2014 01:09:33 | More by SpdKilz
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-26-2014 15:53:02 | More by waddellc2
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Civil Disobedience #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.