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Civil Disobedience #6 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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world-class

262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.38%
Wants: 114
Gots: 47 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Saltee, Oct 22, 2013
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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.

Clonies720, Aug 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

SkiBum22, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

joel66, Jul 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

standardcherry, Aug 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

MicroBeerMan1980, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Janeinma, Aug 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

doremite, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of chinchill
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.

chinchill, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

stereosforgeeks, Oct 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

BobbysLiquors, Aug 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

acurtis, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

roostor07, Aug 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

mdaschaf, Jan 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
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.

SpeedwayJim, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

leschkie, Aug 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

fiedler84, Aug 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Gonzoillini, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, Sep 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

mobius387, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Kinsman, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

JSBILK, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

SpdKilz, May 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

waddellc2, Jan 26, 2014
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Civil Disobedience #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.