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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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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

375ml capped bottle, courtesy of Ruth...Thanks!

Pours orangey copper with a half inch head of white. A partial skim coat on the surface with stringy lacing for the duration of the glass.

Vineous funk and mild barnyard notes lead off the palate. Winey overtones with shades of pineapple skin, citrus fruit, apples, and pears.

Light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Carbonation is light for the style.

Ripe fruit and a light tartness start the palate. Wine-spritzed apples with some drying tannins and an oaky dryness.

Finishes quickly with a flash of ripe fruit, warming wine notes, and extremely refreshing and quaffable.

Great balance to this one, just complex enough to keep things interesting but insanely drinkable. It would be nice if the carbonation was higher though to help release all those aromatics.

08-29-2013 00:20:22 | More by brewandbbq
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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.