Civil Disobedience Plum | 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:
Comprised primarily of Arthur, aged in barrels for over 24 months, and then conditioned for many months atop multiple varieties of fresh, local plums from Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, Vermont. This beer seems to evoke winter holidays with its rich ruby hues, subtle, spicy nose, and pleasantly tart and festive finish.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-02-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
25
pDev:
4.16%
 
 
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Photo of AMCimpi
4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
4.55/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed at GAB bottle share

Light fizzy head fades quickly, hazy pink reddish color

Nose big plum and fruit, candy spices, unique winter green mint note, quite a bit of fruit

Taste fruity, deep plum, raw plum fruit, little blood orange like, candy fruit, little malty and tart funk, mild acidity, flemmy note

Mouth is med bod, nice carb mild acidity

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Photo of Philcassella
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CTJman
4.79/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.93/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Brennan for sharing this. What a view!

This is the example of how to showcase plums in a beer.

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Photo of Trio2shine
4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IrishColonial
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kevanb
4.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle, dated January 20, 2017, poured into a 12oz wine glass.

The beer pours a bright blood red color, purple and ruby hues that is fairly hazy with an off white head, about a finger tall that has good retention and yields plenty of spotty lacing. The aroma is great, tons of ripe plums, juicy, tart, fleshy and fresh, dark stone fruits with beautiful funk, oak wine barrel and mineral water. The flavors are fantastic, beautiful expression of plums, tart, fresh, ripe, juicy and earthy, spanning the spectrum of bright berry to deep stone fruit flavors, nice funk, soft oak, light wine acidity, lemon rind, mineral water and soft grain. The mouthfeel is great, medium body that has a nice and crisp texture, very tart that coats well and finishes with a bubbly and dry kick.

Verdict: A very good wild saison from Hill Farmstead. An incredible expression of plums that really comes to life as it warms up. The tartness is quite nice and not overly sour and the beer is so bright and delicate, extremely well made.

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4.42/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ace1117
4.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.39/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of happyreefer
4.66/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
4.14/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Arober22
4.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acurtis
4.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Resuin
4.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served from a bottle at the brewery Tap Room on day of release.

Pours a magnificent maroon body with a small white head that reduces to a ring and leaves spotty lacing.

Aromas are straight fruit, berries, plum, raspberry, oaky and grassy.

On the tongue is tart fruit skins, Citrus, light oak and lemongrass, finishing very dry and Puckering. Nice easy mouthfeel, medium body and low carbonation.

Reminds me of art plum but less sour.

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Civil Disobedience Plum from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 25 ratings