Civil Disobedience #10
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Civil Disobedience #10Civil Disobedience #10
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
not listed
Score:
99
Avg:
4.6 | pDev: 7.17%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
149
From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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SCORE
99
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Civil Disobedience #10Civil Disobedience #10
Notes: A blend of barrel-aged beers including 2.5-year-old Art, Sankt Hans primary fermented in Phenomenology of Spirt barrels et al.
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.34/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Blend #10. Served in a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass. Pours a darker copper, slightly orange hue, one finger white head, good retention, not much lacing. Smell is tart vinegar, light roasted malt, HF microfloral funk, oak, vinous character, citrus and leather. Interesting nose, especially following Clover. Flavour is a nice combination of funk, white vinous character, citrus, caramel, a bit of zest, light graininess, touch of roast. It's an interesting blend with the Phenomenology of Spirit contribution being unmistakable. The Art seems to sit in the background providing some complexity, but certainly not as funky as the actual Art (which we had after this) or Clover. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft carbonation, rich yet drinkable, with a moderate tartness on the backend. Overall, an interesting blend of saisons which seems to somehow diminish the Art yet elevate the other components to create something unique.

Jun 04, 2017
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Tan gold color with soapy textured lacing.

S - Citrus.

T - White grapes, some oak, and funky tang.

M - Puckering, dry on top of the tongue but makes the rest of the mouth water.

O - Enjoyable.

Dec 15, 2016
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

POured out as a hazy yellowish orange color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer has a little funky tartness to it, some subtle citrus wine like notes in there too. The flavor is pretty soft with some acidic tartness in the finish. The feel is light bodied and well carbonated. Overall it's a nicely done saison.

Jun 11, 2016
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rodmanfor3 from Vermont

4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I received this bottle as a generous gift from my intern on her last day of work about a year ago.

Opened at a Civil Disobedience share with close friends tonight.

L: The beer pours an amber orange with medium head that quickly dissipates. Minimal lacing.

S: This smells like a citrus gueuze. Wonderful stuff.

T: Take every flaw that Arthur and Sankt Hans has, mask it with terrific barrel character and tartness, reduce the carbonation and add a bit of fruit sweetness to the beer, blend everything carefully, and label it CD10. Just terrific. As the beer warms, the sour and citrus notes pop, making for a better beer with each sip.

F: The body is a bit thin, a bit under carbonated, and a bit too dry on the finish.

O: This is a fantastic beer, perhaps one of the best I have sampled from the Hill Farmstead lineup. The aromatics, the balance, the simplicity in execution, and the delightful flavor make this a stellar beer.

Sep 10, 2015
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.13/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Chris for this one. 750ml capped bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Reviewed from notes 7/19/15.

Pours a 1 finger foamy white head with moderate to low retention. Beer is a cloudy apricot with spotty and sparse lace that lingers around.

Nose is citrus, lemon zest, foam, fresh wood and some grassiness. Lightly tart and spritzy on the nose. Very appetizing and lively.

Opens spritzy. Citrus and lemon zest tartness on the palate. Funky oak tartness in the middle with hints of lemon, sour apple and a bit of starfruit sweetness. Cobwebs and foam on the end with a puckering aftertaste. Enjoyable.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and aggressive on the tongue and dry going down. Clean, dry finish with a puckering, dry aftertaste. Fits the mold of Hill Farmstead.

I'm not sure I can put my finger on it but while CD10 is very good, there's just a bit of a vibrant quality missing here. Perhaps this is past its prime but as a very good beer now, I wish I could've had the chance to visit this one earlier on.

Jul 20, 2015
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Phyl21ca from Canada

4.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a hazy dark golden color ale with light foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of funky yeast notes with light lemon and acidic notes. Taste is quite complex with nice mix of acidic notes, funky yeast and grassy notes with light white wine notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Another complex mix from HF with long finale.

Jun 19, 2015
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mtomlins from Canada

4.82/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to iguenard for sharing the bottle!

Pours a hazy, amber color with a short, fizzy head that left spots of lacing. Big nose with lots of funky character, citrus and vinous notes. The palate has a nice gueuze character without being too acidic showing excellent balance with a touch of residual malt sweetness. There is no finish, it just lingers forever! Light on the palate and easy to drink considering the funk and acid levels. Overall, this is a stunningly delicious beer!

Jun 08, 2015
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, shared from a friend. orange-gold in color, medium body. interesting flavors - some fruit, citrus, wine, acid. just too sour for my personal tastes.

May 25, 2015
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NHbeerfishing from New Hampshire

4.87/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

It was just so good. It had everything I've ever wanted in a beer of that style. Elegant, vinous, fruity, wood, with an aftertaste that continued to deliver. My favorite HF to date.

Apr 12, 2015
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle shared by Curran last night.

This pours a light amber-pinkish, surprisingly, but that might be the Sankt Hans part of the blend. There's a fizzy small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like fairly tart lemon, tart citrus, oak, musty funk, and just happiness.

This is one of the most purely delicious sours I've ever had. The tartness and acidity is absolutely perfect- definitely there, and definitely strong, but also light enough to let more complexities come out. There's a good amount of amber malty sweetness underneath, that likely is from the Sankt Hans. There's a small amount lactic acid/vinegar character, but it's not too strong, luckily.

This is light and airy, a complete ease to drink, with a crisp and juicy mouthfeel. The carbonation level is high but not overly so.

This is a masterful blend of beers, together they make one of the tastiest beers I've ever had.

Feb 14, 2015
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dar482 from New York

4.99/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a copper orange color.

The aroma explodes out of the glass with heavy funk, lemon tart qualities, vinegar, a good amount of gueuze character

The flavor follows with lemony tart up front, heavy mustiness and funk throughout, then there's a punch of white wine and a sprit barrel flavor, then onto an oak drying. Soft and nuaned flavors throughout with wonderful barrel character.

Not far from a traditional gueuze. Up there with the best bottled beer I've had from HF.

Feb 12, 2015
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zoober911 from New York

4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L - Pours hazy yellow. Bone white head forms. Quickly fades away.

S - Wine barrel. Funk. Citrus.

T - Funk. Wine barrel. Some sweetness to it. Crisp.

F - Light. Pleasant. Carb is spot on.

O - This is incredible...can't imagine something better than this.

Feb 09, 2015
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -26.1%

Pour is clear caramel colored with a good bit of tight white head. Nose is woody, light herbal notes, white grape skin, fizzy brett. Taste is overly sweet, tons of grape and some grape skin. Barrel is in there, some lemon notes, lots of sugar and caramel malt, a bit thin in the flavor. Medium body, soft carb.

Nov 30, 2014
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Skrip from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

750ml bottle poured into a "Where The Wild Things Are" snifter.

A~ very clear copper orange, slight head and a little lacing. i was hoping for a darker color from the PoS barrels but its all good!

S~ tons of lemon, hay and barnyard funk! gueuze like in many ways but it mostly smells like straight up aged Sankt Hans. hmm... no surprise here! haha

T~ pretty much follows the nose with more oaky notes. i really love how pretty much all aspects come out, lemony tartness and amber malt from Sankt Hans and the great wine barrel funk of Art. just not getting where PoS comes into play but i expected that. overall way more tartness and funk here.

M~ thicker than i thought it would be, nice carbonation, pretty dry and puckering!

O~ definitely up there for me in the CD series. i'm still a huge fan of the dark blends but this might fall right behind them! this is just a great example of how Sankt Hans is tasting, if you're hanging on to some, crack them! absolutely amazing right now!

Oct 02, 2014
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AlanBeerMan from Vermont

5/5  rDev +8.7%

750 mL bottle into a Cantillon tulip.

Somewhat darker than I'm used to seeing from HF, almost a burnt orange color, topped with a pillowy white head. The nose immediately signals how sour this one is going to be; lemon, vinegar, white wine, and bretty/lactic funk. More of the same on the palate, but with the oak coming out much more clearly and lending a splintery, almost tannic dryness. This beer unfolds after a few minutes in the glass and presents just a stunning complexity. It's heavily vinous and vinegary, but you can pick up a lot of classic saison character underneath it -- spice, straw, subtle malt. The pronounced white wine character reminds me of Ann, but this is definitely sourer than Ann (at least when I last had it, over a year ago.) The mouthfeel is classic HF -- that seductive, creamy minerality -- and the carbonation is strong but pillowy.

This beer definitely straddles that saison/sour line, maybe too much for some people. But to my palate, this is easily the best of the series to date, and quite possibly the best saison Hill Farmstead has ever made. Truly next-level stuff. I'm kicking myself for not getting more than one bottle of this one.

Sep 14, 2014
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.2/5  rDev -8.7%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep hazy orange. Nice white head and some lacing.

Smell - Orange and lemon citrus. Wine aroma. Kinda bretty. Some toasty malt.

Taste - Very woody. Lemon and orange tartness. A bit of caramel and musty toastiness. Brett is strong. White wine lingers.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Pleasant tartness. Well carbonated.

Overall - Excellent. The base saisons really come out.

Sep 09, 2014
Civil Disobedience #10 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 149 ratings