Civil Disobedience #6 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.89/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Chilled in the fridge, served at 50deg F exactly. Poured into a hill farmstead stem.
A: from a mild pour this beer gives forth a mild reaction forming a 1cm white froathy head. Tightly packed Co2 bubbles, cloud like. The second pour was more reactive and gave forth some nice big frog eyes! The color of this beer is dark for what you would think a regular saison would be. the sankt hans beer here now dominated the color. It is amber, clear yet cloudy.
A: MMM citrus melon right up in the front nose followed by a strong white wine waft. The saisons take the back end of the nose giving forth their individual qualities, and if I had time I could pick them apart. This smells fantastic, and yes I really pick up the mimosa/juicy qualities in this aroma.
T: its like a lighter version of juicy. A wet splash of melon/citrus fruit followed by the individual components of the beer. Out of all beers involved I pick up sankt hans and juicy. It does have a subtleness like clara however and I would not downplay the involvement. This beer has layers and depths.
M: Crisp, smooth, perfect level of carbonation. Initially you get a nice wave/wet splash in your mouth followed by a clean crisp sensation.
O: I loved this beer, more so than the others in the series due to the involvement of the fruiter qualities mixed with the wine barrel flavors. I thought that all the individual saisons gave forth their proper qualities and would have loved to do a formal tasting involving all partners in this beers make up! A+
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2013 03:07:09 | More by amnesia85
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
Civil Disobedience #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.