Civil Disobedience Cherry Crabapple | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Civil Disobedience Cherry CrabappleCivil Disobedience Cherry Crabapple

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Farmstead Ale aged atop Cherry Crabapples.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by stevec32:
Photo of stevec32
3.11/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of acurtis
3.26/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks beautiful, orange with nice head and retention. Unfortunately nose is massive band-aid, honey balm, burnt rubber, vick's vapor rub. Taste is more of the same, lingering rubber. glue, chemical adhesive, some blood orange.

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Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +50.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a hazy rose orange color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma had cherry crabapple hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a very nicely balanced tarty and fruity flavor
M-A medium bodied very well carbonated beer
O-A very well balanced unique tarty and sour beer

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.67/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a light orange color, fairly clear, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This kind of smells rubbery/plasticky, a little bit. I was warned about this, and unfortunately it's kind of true. There's a nice citrusy HF style funk, and a touch of wild apple aromas. I don't really know what crab apple is supposed to smell like.

Luckily the taste doesn't really have that bandaid thing going on. Even without that, this is certainly lower tier HF for sure. There's some slight apple and pear, maybe some melon and citrus, but none of the compexity of the usual HF saison or wild ale. It's slightly prickly and there's a definite off-ness I can't quite place.

This is lighter bodied, with a decent level of drinkability, and a soft level of carbonation. It's got a nice silky softness.

This is not quite as bad as people are saying, but it's still probably the worst HF beer that I've had.

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Photo of ThePerks
1.41/5  rDev -50%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I concur with band-aid aroma and taste. I also got some grandma's perfume and/or metallic like taste in the finish.

I'm bummed because it's the first meh beer I've had from HF. Through the years everything else has been incredible.

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Photo of Rifugium
1.06/5  rDev -62.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes like a burning hospital, and in no right should have left the shelves at the brewery.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
2.95/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This might be the worst Hill Farmstead offering on the market.

Medicine cabinet phenol on the nose.

Tart, one-note sour on the palate with a lingering taste of musty first-aid kit Band-Aids on the finish.

This tastes like a throwaway batch of beer that got aged on clearance aisle farmstand fruit in a last ditch effort to salvage a bad batch of beer.

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Civil Disobedience Cherry Crabapple from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 7 ratings