Civil Disobedience Persimmon
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
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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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3.41/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

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
4.39 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on May 23, 2019
4.81 by bubseymour from Maryland on May 23, 2019
3.96 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Apr 29, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

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
4.1 by Trio2shine from California on Feb 27, 2019
4.25 by Philcassella from Massachusetts on Oct 05, 2018
4.09 by stevec32 from New York on Sep 09, 2018
3.75 by oline73 from Maryland on Sep 07, 2018
4.18 by CTJman from Connecticut on Aug 21, 2018
4.25 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Aug 02, 2018
4.28 by doremite from Vermont on Jul 15, 2018
4.02 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Jun 26, 2018
4 by petermethot from New Jersey on Jun 22, 2018
3.79 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jun 21, 2018
4.19 by xtonytx from Connecticut on Jun 15, 2018
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jun 15, 2018
4.4 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Jun 09, 2018
Civil Disobedience Persimmon from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 18 ratings