Civil Disobedience #13
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Civil Disobedience #13Civil Disobedience #13
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Belgian Saison
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4.6 | pDev: 5.87%
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Civil Disobedience #13Civil Disobedience #13
Notes: A blend of various beers from Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 primarily consisting of wine barrel aged Society & Solitude 3 with fragmented threads of other farmhouse ales.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 63 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Beer4B
4.76/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drank at HF onsite: this isn't a style myself or my friends with get excited about...

Really remarkable beer. The nose was fantastic with depth of farmhouse and barrels, some floral notes. The taste is what really shocked us all. Such a wave of fantastic flavors all working together. The barrel comes through well and doesn't overpower. So easy to drink that I regretted sharing with my close friends!

Would love try this one again.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at the brewery. Shared with Paul. What a great trip.

Translucent orange body with a thick white cap. Aromas of funk, oak, wine, assorted citrus. Vibrant saison character with orange and lemon notes. Brett funk and wine characteristics with juicy citrus. Complex and delicious.

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

Amazing beer. Split with my Wife at the tasting room on an unseasonably warm November day. Funk and wine dominate the nose and tongue, a fantastic beer and an awesome experience in the locale of HF. Wish it was available for takeout.

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Photo of rudzud
4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the new tasting room, split with Kyle. Worth noting that this bottle is only available in the tasting room and for onsite consumption.

A - Poured into a hill farmstead tulip a hazy golden orange hue with a fat two finger white head that fades to leave sticky lacing and good blanket

S - Aromas of nice light funk, good house yeast, very nice wine barrels.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, light funk, lightly tart citrus notes. Pleasant wine aspects. Light bitterness (citrus peel) on the finish. The finish has light lacto creaminess and soft vinous.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, lightly fluffy, very gentle carbonation. Slight flemmy notes on the finish.

O - Overall this beer was just tasty. Quite pheasant with good soft wine notes. Really well crafted

Serving Type: Bottle

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.63/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle split amongst three friends. Poured and enjoyed on-site at the Hill Farmstead taproom. Revisited two weeks later with even more friends.

CD13 tastes great and drinks incredibly smooth. Perhaps the most balanced of the CD group.

Being able to track it down on premise without having to trade for it actually make it more enjoyable.

Overall, not quite as good as CD10, CD11, or CD 14 but still fantastic in its own way.

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Photo of Resuin
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a stemmed glass. On site at Hill Farmstead. This was bottled 07/2014.

Pours golden and leaves a couple fingers of white head. Nose is citrus, kiwi, peppercorn, white wine. Same in the taste, along with maybe a hint of honey. Finishes dry. Quite nice and balanced. Creamy medium body. Pairs quite well with cheese.

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Photo of Bsquirrelbrewer
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 bottle enjoyed on site at the source!

Pours a brilliant golden color with a tall creamy head that quickly dissipated, leaving a thin ring and bubbles on the side of the glass.

Smell is sunshine in a glass. Milf funk, hop aromas, and apricot.

Taste starts tart, then hops arrive. It finishes smooth and clean.

Full bodied and dry. Overall, another great offering from one of the world's best breweries!

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

750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass at the brewery.

A~ copper like glowing orange, pretty big head and a little lacing.

S~ holy hops up front! tons of tropical fruits, guava, lemon, lime, and a little orange. all followed by awesome bretty horse blanket funk.

T~ definitely follows the nose with some amber malt presence coming through. a lot more orange peel here and the continuation of amazing brett funk on the back end! perfectly rounded!

M~ really nice carb. super smooth and a little dry.

O~ really incredible! i'm glad i made the trip up to try this beauty! definitely one of the most interesting of the CD series. i still prefer the darker ones but thats just me! if you like Sue and E you're gonna be amazed by this!

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Photo of Damian
4.97/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from a 750 ml (1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz.) bottle at Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro Bend, VT
07 2014
Batch 13
Served in a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass

Review #1075

Hazy, glowing mustard yellow appearance. The chill haze soon dropped and the liquid turned a nearly clear, brassy yellow color. The beer was topped by an inch-plus tall head that fell to a thin ring. Spotty lacing tricked along the glass.

Outstanding aroma. Fantastic interplay of funk, wine barrel and crisp saison character. Quite sour with loads of lemon and funky brett notes. Very citrusy and bright. Orange peel was noticeable. Somewhat candy-like. Lots of musty hay and grass. Nice balance between the fruity sweetness and dry farmhouse yeastiness. Fragrant white wine notes also came through strong. All in all, really interesting and complex.

The flavor profile was just as spectacular as the aroma. Quite tart yet balanced. Very lemony. Lemon rind was apparent. Loads of brett. Crisp and dry yet also semi-sweet. Hay-like. Citrus notes came through strong. Like the in nose, the wine barrels played a big role here too. Oaky Chardonnay came to mind. Slightly dry and tannic. Citrusy hop notes lingered after the swallow. Good amount of rind-like pith. Moderately bitter.

The mouthfeel was flawless. Pillowy soft and supple. Ultra creamy and smooth. The liquid was highly effervescent and remarkably fluffy, yet it still had a decent weight on the palate.

Civil Disobedience #13 is definitely the best saison I have ever tried. I can only imagine how amazing Anne must be.

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4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle at the brewery on Saturday 10/3/15.

Somewhat translucent orange color with a big white foamy head. Massive wine barrel and Hf yeast aroma. Smells very tart with some citrus notes nosing through, but mostly wine barrel dominant. Pleasant and somewhat unexpected mix of sweet and tart mingling with the wine barrel, which is up front and unapologetic. The finish is somewhat dry but leaves a lingering sweet tart/Flintstones vitamin aftertaste. Reminds me of a bolder version of Sue, with some of the more tart elements of CD10 sneaking in.

I would rank this my 3rd favorite CD so far, behind CD 11 and CD 10, but ahead of fresh CD6 and CD4.

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Civil Disobedience #13 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 63 ratings