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Civil Disobedience #10 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Civil Disobedience #10Civil Disobedience #10

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of barrel-aged beers including 2.5-year-old Art, Sankt Hans primary fermented in Phenomenology of Spirt barrels et al.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by Skrip:
Photo of Skrip
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.4/5  rDev -25.6%

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.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.71/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.55/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
4.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.13/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of Ace1117
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.87/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ajlvt
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TWStandley
4.32/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Rutager
4.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awwwwww yeah, montrealbcr89. Bringin' the good stuff.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.22/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of KCBeerNerd
4.67/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of JeanJacketLover
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mtomlins
4.82/5  rDev +5.5%
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!

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Photo of mendvicdog
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of xdtfx
4.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAKeeler
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of mgr78704
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Civil Disobedience #10 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 149 ratings