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Civil Disobedience #8 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Single oak barrel of blended black farmstead ale. Edith et al. 1 year in oak.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
91
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 12
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3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml Bottle - Served in a HF Globe

Appears Dark Brown almost black in color, no haze, minimal tan head. Smells like a HF saison, delicate tart acidity, lots of cherry, a hint of chocolate and leathery oak. This beer is surprisingly good, despite the dark maltiness this beer remains refreshing and wonderfully complex, nicely done.

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Photo of hillvt4me
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TampaRainman
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thin dark reddish brown. Smells of funked cherries dark bread and figs. Tastes like malty sour cherries and plums with a fairly tart funky finish. A real decent dark sour.

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4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers franklinn.

Pours a Deep dark brown with half a finger of khaki head. Lemony sourness and a touch of malt vinegar hits the nose first, followed by leather and dark fruits, roasted nuts, and bit of cocoa powder and caramel. Similar flavours as in the nose, lemony sourness (very little vinegar that I got in the nose), dark fruits, dank old wood and leather that lingers on the tongue. Getting some red wine as well. Interesting stuff.

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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours pitch black with dark brown hues at the edges when held to the light. A finger of tan head slowly recedes to a solid film and leaves some laving.

S- Smells of toasted oak, nuts, lightly tart apple, and a firm barnyard funk. The walnut is wonderful and reminiscent of Elaborative #1. A subtle smokiness brings complexity and pulls the aroma together.

T- There is sweet and nutty malt at the front, followed by oaky tannins, smoke, and finally a puckering tartness on the finish. Walnut, green apple tartness, and oak are the primary flavors here, with light smoke and sweetness bringing complexity and Roundness to the flavor.

M- Incredibly smooth with light, prickly carbonation. Puckering in the finish.

O- What can I say? Another fantastic and eclectic beer from Hill Farmstead! So complex, strange, but wonderful!

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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed during a CD4-10 tasting. Pours a dark black with slightly off-white bubbly head and some spotty lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, grapes, cherries, dark malts, light char, and a hint of black chocolate. Tastes of black cherries, grapes, lightly tart wine, oak, lightly charred malts, and a light black chocolate.

Overall this was a great blend that lives up to the other blends in the series. You definitely get the Edith however I think the barrel smoothed it out nicely and added an additional complexity and tartness. Wasn't my favorite of the series and was slightly below CD4 in terms of black saisons, however I think this is better then a lot of people give it credit for.

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Civil Disobedience #8 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 91 ratings
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