Civil Disobedience Plum
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
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4.59 | pDev: 4.36%
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: 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.
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a golden pinkish/reddish color, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

This smells like spiced/mulled wine, juicy plums, earthy funk, candy, oak, and some light citrus.

This is a pretty special beer. There's lot of plum, and it's a complex funky fruitiness - with spice, oak, even some cinnamon, maybe? There's red wine too, tannic and jammy, with just a hint of that citrusy Arthur goodness. This is funky plum city and I'm here for it?

This is light bodied, crisp, and with a slight lingering acidity. The sourness is overall mild - maybe 4 or 5/10.

I've been really excited to try this for a long time now. It's certainly worth the type I had built up in my head about it.

Oct 01, 2019
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this was absolutely fantastic. first of all what a beautiful looking beer, that color is stunning. it has bright fruity acidity and funky complexity throughout, classic farmhouse flavors are grassy, earthy, and dried hay. there is a robust fruity character, plummy for days, tart fruity candies, grainy throughout. another delicious plum offering from Hill, more plum character and less sour than Art and Flora plum.

May 20, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
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

Nov 24, 2018
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kevanb from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Apr 10, 2018
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Dec 09, 2017
Civil Disobedience Plum from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 29 ratings