Civil Disobedience Persimmon
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
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4.14 | pDev: 7%
Dec 16, 2019
May 12, 2018
Notes: For this small, unique batch, we blended and aged George and Arthur in a bourbon barrel for nine months, and then further aged the blend atop fresh, local persimmons sourced by nearby Elmore Roots Nursery. 375ml.
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.41/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
375 mL bottle. Deep brown body. Smells of slight coffee roast, persimmon, herbal notes. It leans toward green pepper. Tastes of roasted malt, lemon tartness, hefty oak, and less defined persimmon. Wine finish. Medium body. It's a little weird. I can't put my finger on why, but the persimmon doesn't blend well with the base saison.
Dec 16, 2019
Rated: 4.39 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

May 23, 2019
Rated: 4.81 by bubseymour from Maryland

May 23, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Apr 29, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a dark-ish rusted brown color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing. It's not a great look.

On the nose, the George part of the blend comes through very strongly, much stronger than the Arthur part of the blend. There's some spicy fruitiness, honey, citrus, caramel, smoke, and bourbon.

This is probably the weirdest blend made for this series yet, but it strangely works. I'm not super familiar with persimmons, but I do get a fruit character that feels spicy, dark, and slightly citrusy. There's some honey and caramel sweetness from the George, and a nice dose of bourbon spice on the finish. The Arthur comes through slightly with this nice funk on the back end. It's an intriguing blend that works really well.

This is medium bodied, slightly creamy, with a good level of drinkability.

This is very odd - I honestly don't know how Shaun Hill dreamt this one up. With that being said- it really does work. It's a unique treat.
Mar 14, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Trio2shine from California

Feb 27, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Philcassella from North Carolina

Oct 05, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by stevec32 from New York

Sep 09, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by oline73 from Maryland

Sep 07, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by CTJman from Connecticut

Aug 21, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Aug 02, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by doremite from Vermont

Jul 15, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Jun 26, 2018
Rated: 4 by petermethot from New Jersey

Jun 22, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jun 21, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Jun 15, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jun 15, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Jun 09, 2018
Civil Disobedience Persimmon from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 18 ratings