Civil Disobedience Citrus | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.05/5
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Civil Disobedience CitrusCivil Disobedience Citrus
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:
Comprised of Arthur and Florence, which were aged in barrels for between 10 and 24 months and then conditioned atop a variety of fresh organic citrus for many months. Bright, lightly tart and delicate, this enlivens the memory of spring citrus as we wend our way towards cooler temperatures.

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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-30-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
73
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of AMCimpi
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTJman
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dloschiavo
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle. Golden body. Smells of tangerine and lime. Acidic and a bit of white wine. Tastes of all citrus up front. Quite tart. Lemon and lime with some faint orange. White wine in the back end. Dry and oaky finish. Some sort of citrus flavor lingers that I can't place. It's not what I expected. All citrus and not much subtlety. Not the best from HF, but it's still a good beer.

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Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of angrybabboon
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 6/17/18

A: Deep gold with some yellow and orange highlights - nicely clear - pours with a medium sized white head, fades to a few wisps and a small collar, leaves some streaks and spots of lacing

S: Aroma seems more reminiscent of a cocktail than a beer - tons of citrus, with loads of orange, grapefruit, and lemon rinds, zest, and some juice - ripe undercurrents of saison and barrel funk - some lactic notes, but the emphasis is on acid - acidic funk and some citric acid - some sharp barrel - smells somewhat boozy, but I'm pretty sure it isn't, but again... it kind of smells like a mixed drink with a lot of triple sec of something along that line

T: Sharp citrus for days - tons of citrus, with a lot of orange, grapefruit, and lemon zest, rind - floral citrus and some spicy citrus - again, the amount of citrus is intense, as the name of this beer implies - some saison funk, with some notes of pepper - some light lactic funk notes, but it's mostly acid - lots of barrel and oak - puckering sour and tart notes - some light sweetness, with lingering acidity

M: Medium body, low carbonation, sharp acidity

O: Yo dawg I heard you like citrus

This is quite possibly the weirdest Hill Farmstead beer I have ever had... At least to the extent that it does not taste like a "typical" Hill Farmstead beer. It's a citrusy cocktail. It's worth a try, but I don't think I need to try it again.

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Photo of ScottP
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeB51982
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Montanabeerz
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevanb
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle, undated, "A blend of barrels aged on a blend of citrus" stamped on the label, poured into a 12oz wine glass.

The beer pours a very bright golden color, clear with a faint haze and a foamy finger of white head, loose bubbles that has good retention and yields plenty of soapy lace. The aroma is very citrus forward, tangy and tart, strong lemon rind, grapefruit juice, yuzu and lime, it's kind of all over the place with a bit of underlying saison, wine like acidity and funk with a bit of grain. The flavors are very peculiar, incredible amounts of citrus, strong and bitter rind, earthy but with bright and tart lemon, yuzu and grapefruit, excellently expressed, fleshy and ripe with some seediness and some wine like oak and funky floral character. The mouthfeel is interesting, moderate carbonation with a crisp and lively body, tart and dry that feels very soda like and finishes with a bite.

Verdict: An interesting saison from Hill Farmstead, extremely tart and citrus forward with hardly any saison base to be found. The citrus comes across a bit harsh and acidic, one dimensional and it tastes and feels a bit like a soda rather than a beer.

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4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ace1117
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of judkinst
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pisano
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a bright yellow color ale with a medium white foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some oak and some 5-alive citrusy notes. Taste is a mix tart notes with light acidic notes also noticeable with some oak presence with fresh citrusy notes reminiscent of 5-alive. Body is about average with good carbonation. I actually quite enjoy this one and I like how the citrusy flavours offset some of the acidic notes.

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Photo of stevec32
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Civil Disobedience Citrus from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 73 ratings