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Civil Disobedience #6 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Not Rated.
Civil Disobedience #6Civil Disobedience #6

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36 Reviews
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Reviews: 36
Hads: 306
Avg: 4.32
pDev: 20.14%
Wants: 110
Gots: 43 | 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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A blend of wine barrel aged and wild versions of Sankt Hans, Clara, Flora, and Juicy.
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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 306
Reviews by justforrazors:
Photo of justforrazors
4.75/5  rDev +10%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of Clonies720
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joel66
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chinchill
3.47/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BobbysLiquors
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of roostor07
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of leschkie
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of fiedler84
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Ace1117
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of mobius387
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Civil Disobedience #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.