Civil Disobedience #22
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
not listed
Score:
95
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 4.5%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
56
From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  4
SCORE
95
World-Class
Notes: Civil Disobedience #22 is comprised of various vintages of Florence and Arthur, aged in wine barrels for up to 18 months and then bottle conditioned for an extended period, totaling more than one year, to allow for its full maturation and development.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 56 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of rudzud
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin blanket.

S - Big aromas of funk and wine barrel. Light citrus zest.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with lovely barrel notes.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, spritz.

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rudzud from Massachusetts, Jun 15, 2019
Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light fizzy head decent retention, hazy golden color

Nose fruity, citrus tropical mango, fair funk and sour, Brett, farmhouse, peachy and wine

Taste more funk, Brett and little souring bacteria, big wine and oaky battery, tart, idle base malt, touch flemmy acidity

Mouth is med bod, lighter carb

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jlindros from Massachusetts, Jun 15, 2019
Photo of Stevedore
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Hill Farmstead. Stemmed glass. Slightly hazy, mild yellow lemon body, one and half finger white head, good retention. Not much lacing. Smell has a fair bit of wine barrel to it. Has a nice light oak, mild wet grain, touch yogurt, a mild bit of acetone. It tastes a bit rougher around the edges, almost grainy in a blurry way. It's not as clean as other saisons from Hill Farmstead. Medium lighter bodied, good carbonation. As good as always, but certainly not at the level of some of the other saisons from the same brewery.

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Stevedore from Wisconsin, May 24, 2019
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.7/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Golden body with a big white head. Smells of oak, white wine, sharp acidity. Tastes of lots of oak, sharp sourness with a little stone fruit flavor, and a long wine finish. Medium body. It smells nice, but it's a very sharp barrel character that dominates the flavor profile.

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Photo of Rristow
4.74/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy gold with white head. Nice floral and funky fresh aroma. Flavor is grassy, farmhouse refreshing funk. Very crushable. Nice light and floral. Excellent.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a some what hazy Straw Yellow with a thin white head that recedes quickly. It has medium carbonation. The beer smells of lemon, grapefruit, apples, hay, and funk. It tastes lightly tart, with lemon, apples, hay, and light funk. It has a light body with a dry finish. Another good blend from Hill Farmstead.

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Phineasco from Massachusetts, Jun 18, 2018
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4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours a lightly hazy yellow color, with a small head, and a small amount of lacing.

This smells like sour citrus, lemongrass, hay like funk, grassy hops, white wine, and stone fruit.

This is a great, great blend here. I get more Arthur tones than Florence tones- with the big citrus and stone fruit thing going, and that underlying grassy funk. There's some sour wheat, a bit of lemon, and just a hint of oak, with a tannic wine-like finish. This is excellent.

This is medium bodied, crisp, and very clean, with a good level of carbonation for the style.

This one of the better entries in this series in recent memory. I can never turn down a new Hill Farmstead beer.

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GreesyFizeek from New York, Feb 20, 2018
Civil Disobedience #22 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 56 ratings