Civil Disobedience #21 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.35/5
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Civil Disobedience #21Civil Disobedience #21
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:
Civil Disobedience, our nonviolent protest against the homogenization of flavor, comes in the form of a spontaneous, circumstantial and unpredicted series of beer releases. We relinquish control in favor of an anarchistic collaboration of microbial activity. This is the expression of our conscience, our opposition to oppression and an act of creative freedom.

Civil Disobedience 21 is composed of beers from a diversity of barrels ranging from 10 to 25 months of age—including Anna, Elaborative 4 and a mélange of Leaves of Grass—then bottle conditioned for over 10 months, resulting in a delicate yet complex beer that represents its individual elements as a seamless panorama.


Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-26-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
46
pDev:
5.06%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
Trade:
2
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4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml capped bottle. Served in a HF stemmed glass. Lighter caramel body, or a darker orange body, take your pick. One finger white head, plenty of lacing, fair retention. Smell is freshly squeezed lemon, citrus zest, light honey, a bit of white wine grape, mild lactic tartness, touch of caramel. It's essentially a different take on a blended saison; a bit more lactic on the palate than other Hill Farmstead beers which usually tend to skew more towards acetic. Lemon, grapefruit zest, sweet caramel, a touch of wheat, slight leathery Brett. A nice complexity to this. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft and appropriately carbonated, very easy to drink but also mildly difficult to just chug your way through this without pondering it. Another well-executed blended saison from Hill Farmstead. Not their best in the series, but overall a very good Vermont saison.

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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Clear golden with a small white head. Smells of white wine, some stone fruit acidity, and vanilla oakiness. Taste follows suite. Strong white wine and stone fruit tartness. Wine flavor builds and there's a spike in fruitiness and oak in the back end. Medium body. Excellent, but strong barrel character.

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4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev -3%
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3.69/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, stamped #21, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 11.12.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a hazy copper color, golden hues, light amber with a loose finger of white head that offers little retention and spots of lace. The aroma is nice, lightly funky, lots of wine barrel character, mildly grainy, pale and soft with plenty of fruity esters and a touch of candied hop and a hint of spice but quite tart and berry forward. The flavors are very nice, pleasant wine barrel, sweet yet tart stone fruits and mineral water with some citrusy and earthy noble hop character with pale doughy grain and a lingering vinous and floral finish. The mouthfeel is okay, a bit thin and undercarbonated yet it coats well and has a nice heft to it and finishes tartly.

Verdict: A good farmhouse ale from Hill Farmstead. Perhaps a bit undercarbonated, but still a nice expression of the base components and there is a nice wine barrel character in this beer that really brings out some nuance and complexity.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -6%
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4/5  rDev -8%
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Civil Disobedience #21 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 46 ratings