Civil Disobedience #16 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Keeping with the theme of dark beers landing on 4 in the series, this is a blend of five beers, aged between 8 and 30 months in oak barrels.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-06-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
127
pDev:
5.69%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
29
Trade:
4
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Photo of AMCimpi
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally found that “occasion” to open this beer - got thirsty for a HF beer. Go figure. Stored for a couple years in appropriate conditions.

Light brown hue with a minor effervesce. Little white head fades quickly. The brown hue speaks to the oak conditioning...or more likely brown is the color that emerges when blending multiple multi-hued vintages.

Aroma is green apple, oak, purple grapes and light cherry.

Dry, wine-like tannins and an earthiness beneath. Crisp and lightly tart. Balanced. Amazing with food.

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Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown burgundy with a large beige head leaving tons of cobweb lace.

Smell is red wine oak with a little toasty char, cherry and grape gummies, and green apple.

Taste is almost like a sour brown, slightly nutty, except for a substantial lean into mature red wine, oak and tannin, with a hint of toasted cocoa and fruity grape, cranberry and cherry.

Body is medium with a nice crisp froth and a dry, red wine-like finish. This becomes exceedingly drinkable as it warms, becoming a tad less potent in flavor, and a bit thinner--both of which are developments that are quite unique to my experience with the style.

Originally tasted at DLD '17, but I have since had my own 2015 bottle on 9/26/17, so the review has been updated to reflect that more thorough experience.

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

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

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4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks Chris!

11/06/2016

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of brewmeister1984
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic sour from Hill Farmstead. One of the best brewers when it comes to wild ales etc. Nice tartness with a bitter finish and extremely drinkable.

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Civil Disobedience #16 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 127 ratings