Civil Disobedience #9 | 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:
A single wine barrel blend of farmstead ales aged for nearly a year. Pale, citrusy and pleasantly tart.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-10-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
7.58%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of cpetrone84
3.33/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pour is hazed golden amber with a small amount of tight white head. Nose has a strong bit of vinous notes with a hint of cheesiness. Has a light saison yeast and a fair bit of citrus. Taste is a bit more flat in the flavor, still tons of wine with a cheesy note and a faint touch of farmhouse yeast. Finish is a bit thin, soft carbonation, gets slick in back.

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Photo of nh_hawkeye
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of LambicKing
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtomlins
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to pushkinwow for sharing the bottle!

Hazy, golden orange color with a fizzy head, dissipating quickly. Funky, grassy with some citrus and a bit of cat pee. Again, big funky taste with some light vinous notes and acidy. The finish is a bit thin and falls off quickly. A tasty beer, but pales when held next to its counterparts.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of nrs207
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of ScotNH
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a very thin light, white foamy head with little retention. Beer is a clear pale orange that reveals ample carbonation. Spotty lace with little stick. Average.

Nose is citrussy and floral. Hints of mandarin, cane sugar, coriander and a woody tartness. Nicely aromatic.

Opens citrus and other tropical fruit. Starfruit, pineapple and grapefruit tartness balanced by a foamy, funky oak presence. Dry and puckering in the middle with coriander, peppercorn and other spices. Finishes the same with the addition of a light, peppery bitterness. Aftertaste of lemon and citrus rind. Really good.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and foamy in the mouth and dry and puckering going down. Clean, dry finish with a slightly lingering, coating aftertaste. Really drinkable.

Although the flavor is distinctive, pleasant and well integrated, its the mouthfeel that really carries this one. Incredibly drinkable with a bone dry end that is just perfect. Certainly worth trying!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a medium white head with light retention. Aroma of funky yeast with vinous notes is quite interesting. Taste is a mix of vinous notes with some citrusy notes and some barnyard notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. I really enjoyed the barnyard notes in this one but I would prefer it even more if the acidity was more subdued.

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Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WTKeene
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A bottle shared courtesy of my ever generous beer buddy Abbbp, poured into a prairie Teku glass.

Appearance: Yellow with hints of amber orange. No head, but significant spotty lacing and a persistent bone-white crown.

Smell: Smells like a Hill Farmstead saison. Lots of brett, some vague fruitiness (perhaps berry, or maybe peach?), and a significant vinous quality. I don't really expect this to be all that sour based on what I've smelled.

Taste: As expected, no real sourness here apart from a vague lemon, citrus character. Loads of brett, some crackery malt on the finish. Some faint bitterness too as well as a decent amount of white wine, perhaps a hint of oak. Nice, but I don't know if it does much to distinguish itself from the countless other saisons out there with the same flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Not particularly dry, and carbonation could stand to be a bit higher, although it has been sitting a while.

Overall: There are a million American, oak-aged saisons that taste like this. Hill Farmstead brews a few of them. They're good, but with a market like that you really need to stand out from the pack, and I don't think this one does.

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Photo of facesnorth
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rutager
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewGingras
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of canadianghetto
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of SupremePie
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of ncaudle
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Civil Disobedience #9 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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