Civil Disobedience #6 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by justforrazors:
4.75/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A- Golden orange, slightly cloudy with a soapy white head about two inches thick. It quickly fades to a ring around the glass, leaving excellent lacing behind. Carbonation appears slightly low for style, but apparent either way.
S- Tons of earth, barnyard, and mustyness (I can't think of a better word, maybe wet earth?) followed by a huge blast of agressive citrus, specifically lemon acidity. It smells VERY sour.
T- This was deceptive, I was expecting a sour bomb, but it has incredible balance. Musty barnyard that contrasts the acidity, as well as a sweet note that balances the beer. I was expecting more acid from the nose, but it is present in just the right amount. There is also some characteristic HF yeast, followed by a long finish of oak and lemon.
M- Incredibly easy to drink, I could down a couple of pints without realizing it. There is no alcohol presence whatsoever. Velvet soft mouthfeel and moderate carbonation support the complex flavors. The oak is very present, but it doesn't give you cottonmouth or anything to that effect. The dryness is definitely very apparent, and it lasts with the lemon flavor for well over a minute after drinking.
O- Top 5% kind of beer for sure, once again another home run from Hill Farmstead. The word that comes to mind when drinking this (like many of their beers) is balance. Nothing overwhelms the other, all elements are just in the right amount to work together and make each other shine. Nothing is muddled or dull, everything pops individually to create an insanely good beer. I wish I had a case to see how this beer ages.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2013 02:22:22 | More by justforrazors
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3.9/5 rDev -11%
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
Civil Disobedience #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.