Civil Disobedience #11
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Civil Disobedience #11Civil Disobedience #11
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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
not listed
Score:
99
Avg:
4.62 | pDev: 6.28%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
126
From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  58
Gots
  6
SCORE
99
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Civil Disobedience #11Civil Disobedience #11
Notes: Composed of Anna aged in barrels that previously held Mimosa, E., and Juicy, blended with Anna that was aged in barrels that previously held Civil Disobedience 3 and 5. Delicate, elegant, complex, and effervescent.
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 126 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of rudzud
4.3/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear gold with a thin head.

S - Aromas of light honey and little stone fruit.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of sweeter honey and wine. Still bright.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy.

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Photo of jlindros
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light fizzy head, little lacing, hazy bLond colour

Nose light funk and sour, saison spices and light fruits, little barrel, juicy tart

Taste more juicy fruit little tart funky, big barrel oak, little sour funk, saison spices and fruity esters, big oak , vinous wine

Mouth is med bod, decent but lighter carb

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Photo of dar482
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The aroma hits of lemon seeds, funk, hay, fresh grass, old attic, unripen stone fruit, honey.

The flavor follows with bright lemons up front, honey sweetness, biscuity malt, dry on the finish with an subtle underlying funk. Medium tart quality with lemons, vinegar, lime zest.

The beer offers complexity and balance like almost no other saison.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.64/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I shared this beer with good friends over the course of an evening at a Civil Disobedience tasting.

L: Pours a hazy golden hue with overflowing effervescence and excessive head. This one was a gusher.

S: There is not much going on here. A little barrel, a little citrus, but mostly just muddled scents.

T: A citrus blast, masterfully contained within the confines of barrel flavors, first presenting with the sweetness of mikans, slowly transitioning into the bitter zest of lemons and grapefruits, then lingering on the palate for a good minute after the final sip is consumed.

F: The best mouthfeel of any Hill Farmstead beer I have ever had. Super thick, full bodied, dense, and invasive on the palate. Truly a unique beer that makes you rethink what is possible as a result of skilled blending and barrel aging.

O: CD11 is a terrific beer. It is a sensory experience like no other that makes you say, "Wow!"

The only real flaws I see in this beer are in the initial over carbonation of the beer (about 10ml overflowed onto the kitchen counter) and its lackluster nose.

Overall, pretty amazing.

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Photo of CTJman
4.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Barrel Aged Anna and them some. I would could see people compare this to Ann. Slightly different but no better no worst. This beer delivered. Great barrel charactersitics, Slightly hazy color, Hill's character funk and super easy to drink.

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Photo of Rutager
4.78/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tom!!! Wtf!!! Can't believe the .rar waelz tonight and this one takes the cake! Srs, bro, thanks for the opportunity. Nice wine barrel and very fruity. So delicious and one of those beers that I could smell forever.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. Served in a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass.

Pours a slightly hazy, darker yellow-orange body, one finger white head with good retention; not much lacing. Thin collar. Smells of lemon, grapefruit peel, wheat, oak, a little bit of that Vermont funk that I'm accustomed to. Citrus-forward, not a ton of funk. Flavour is similarly straight-forward; red grapefruit peel, citrus, lemon, wheat, oak, not a lot of funk. It's a bit musty, but not what I would call funky. It's straightforward in the grapefruit and citrus peel department. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit lighter than expected, good carbonation, extremely easy to drink. Overall, a very tasty blend of barrel aged saisons. I'm not sure I can imagine Ann being much better than this, so I'll stop here and be happy.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.73/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Pour is hazed yellow with a tight white head. Nose has a fair bit of oak, some white grape, nice leathery brett, a bit of mineral, decent citrus, light bitterness. Flavor is a bit sweeter, still lots of oak, honey, citrus, assertive white grape, some leathery brett, light mineral, herbal hop bitterness. Very delicate body, nicely carbonated, very soft body.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.15/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a medium head with OK retention. Aroma of funky yeast with light lemony notes and some acidic notes are also perceptible. Taste is a mix of vinous notes with some light acidity and funky notes with light vinous feel. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Easy to drink with great mount if complexity.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.82/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy orangey, yellow color, thin fizzy head falling to a bit of a white collar. Big nose, lots of funky character, yeast, and some nice bright citrus notes. On the palate the funk is prominent with some nice vinous notes, soft acidity balanced with some light malt in the background. Long complex finish! Light and surprisingly drinkable. Fantastic beer and maybe my favourite of the CDs (that I have been lucky enough to try ;).

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Photo of Skrip
4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip.

A~ like orangaide haha light glowing orange/yellow, slight head and no lacing at all.

S~ minerally at first hmm... tons of citrus, lemon, lime and dat funk on the end! ohhhhh!!!

T~ sooo much funky wine barrel goodness! barnyard, gueuzey cheese. all followed by a plethora of citrus! finishing with dry, peppery saison like yeast.

M~ real nice carb, definitely a bit dry but still refreshing.

O~ yup this is awesome! its definitely different than Ann but with a lot of the same characteristics. its a lot more funky probably from the older barrels. drink if you want it but this ones gonna age great!

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Photo of Jwale73
3.94/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden-orange hue with a hazy clarity and a loose white head that dissipates towards the edges. Nose expresses grapefruit, rind and yeast. Taste follows nose with a slightly salty quality. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a lively carbonation, a slight astringency and a residual acidity. Overall, the verdict is this beer is quite tasty.

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Photo of nmann08
4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle, pours a slightly hazy yellowish color with a light ring of white head.

The nose is yeast, citrus, brett, a little barnyard funk, white oak, and wood. The flavor is alot of orange, wheat, some honey, a little more wet wood, brett. This is really tasty, but where did all the orange come from? The barrel before?

This is amazingly good, how can they continue to be this good?

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Photo of RRtransvestification
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this one side by side with Clover

This was such a complex Saison. A subtle hint of funk and a more pronounced but not extreme tartness give way to a citrus flavor that is clearly from the Mimosa barrel. Absolutely incredible.

I'd have to say that I like this better than Clover, which is an amazing Saison in its own right.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.

Sunshine yellow, hazy body with a thin white collar. Citrus, grass, floral notes, oak. Incredibly smooth, drinkable, delicious. Honey sweetness. Awesome.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden yellow in color. Clear in appearance. Tart, crisp, green apple and white grapes. Real good white wine character. Very Solid. Not earth shattering.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.11/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very hazy bright orange. Medium white head.

Smell - White wine. Smells like it was dry hopped. Tropical fruits. Some honey, I think. Lightly doughy.

Taste - A little herbal. Then tropical and citrusy. Sharp white wine and a light tartness. Wheat and some pale malts in the back end. Very oaky in the back, too.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Light sourness. It's a little intense in the finish.

Overall - The sourness became grassy and a little intense as I drank it. Didn't quite grow on me.

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Civil Disobedience #11 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 126 ratings