Civil Disobedience #19 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Civil Disobedience #19Civil Disobedience #19
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:
Release #19 is a blend of beers brewed in fall/winter 2014, consisting primarily of first, second, and third filled 225 liter and 500 liter barrels of Arthur and Florence in addition to several other fractional threads.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-18-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
96
pDev:
4.78%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
17
Trade:
5
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4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

thanks to Stephen

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Photo of Run4theRoses
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Warren2621
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xtonytx
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevec32
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Resuin
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcsbeer
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

this beer is very much a product of its threads, which sounds sort of obvious, like, of course it is, but being familiar with some of the base beers in the blend, i really taste them here, and despite being a really delicious wild farmhouse ale, its not all that different from some of the beers that comprise it, like the synergy some of the others have displayed isnt quite here, but that said, this is really tasty, leagues better than most of whats out there in the style, it just doesnt quite impress me the way a lot of the others have. hazy straw colored from the bottle with an initial rush of carbonation but then quite flat, this one certainly doesnt effervesce and sizzle like i wanted it to. the yeast aspect here is fantastic, a somewhat more mature funk to this, woodier and more developed, and also a somewhat higher acidity than i know in the base beers, like its just got a little more wild character too it, not quite so subtle, and there is all kinds of nuance here, oak tannins, light vanilla, fresh lemon, lemongrass, kiwi fruit, and a light brine thing going on, maybe even some faint herbal green tea bitterness in this, but it doesnt present itself as hoppy. lemon lime soda flavors, lots of oak, white wine, and fresh grasses, this is rustic and yeast driven, but there is a nice tangy acidity through here and a fuller body from the wheat. more carbonation would really help it for me, i want this to feel alive. really excellent beer by itself, but in the context of a lot of the other hill beers, its middle of the road, delicious as it is...

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thishops4u
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow color ale with white foamy head. Aroma of tart notes with light floral undertones is quite nice. Taste is a nice mix of tart notes with floral undertones. Taste is a mix of tart notes with oak presence and some lemon notes with nice floral undertones. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice beer with lots of subtle complexities.

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Photo of VeganUndead
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a sunny gold with a hazy clarity and a tight band around the edges. Nose expresses citrus, elements of the wine barrel and spicy notes. Taste follow nose - citrus hits upfront, followed by wood, wine and cork. Mouthfeel is light and lively with mild acidity. Overall, a very nice wine barrel presence in this farmhouse - well done!.

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Photo of stakem
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml into a matching HF oversized wine glass appears clear golden with a white cap that fades leaving soapy lace.

Smells vinous and lemony with a hint of vanilla/oak. Some earthy brett is also present.

Tastes tart, lemony lactic, vinous and bretty/wild. There is a tannic aspect to this that takes this into an earthy feel towards the finish. The oak is present with a neutral woodiness and soft vanilla addition.

Light in body, modestly carbonated. As much as I like to hate on the HF hype and hysteria that I normally dont get in their beers, this one is pretty damn good.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a bright and sunny orange, slightly hazy, with a fluffy white head, and a good amount of lacing.

This smells super distinctive, it's that classic punchy HF farmhouse yeast- biting citrus and hay-like funk, with vinous white wine, some oak, and mineral water.

This is stupid delicious. It's got a great mineral water/mineral funk character to it- it's that classic HF water coming through and influencing the yeast in the best way. There's a lot of fruit and citrus here- apricot and grapefruit, some white grape, and a good white wine character. There's an expressive floral and grassy character, too. This is stupid complex.

This is light bodied, and very clean, with a lingering acidity on the finish that demands you take another sip.

This being essentially a mix of Art and Flora certainly helps out. It's absolutely delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Civil Disobedience #19 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 96 ratings