Civil Disobedience #1 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Civil Disobedience #1Civil Disobedience #1

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of two different batches of Arthur and a bit of a beer called ’mimosa’, a saison brewed with orange zest and Brett Claussenii. All stainless. Not barrel aged.

Added by HopHead84 on 08-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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1/5  rDev -76.8%

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3.23/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

obviously passed its prime by the time I got to try it. the base beers are phenomenal but 3+ years has not done this blend any favors

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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at Hill Farmstead's Saison Event a few weeks ago.

Appearance: Pours the classic hazy straw yellow with a nice 3 finger white crown composed of fine carbonation bubbles that display medium retention and nice lace.

Smell: Classic, albeit very nice, saison yeast flavor with the faintest hint of spice....ginger perhaps and something a touch floral? Whisper of sulfur gives it that nice egg shell quality that works so well in both saisons and belgian wits in my humble opinion. Also a hint of green grape/white wine character that blends seamlessly.

Taste: A surprisingly down hill departure from the appearance and smell...Some of the same notes detected in the aroma but also a grainy characteristic, almost a bit of fusel alcohol like presence, and some honey. Hops seem a touch floral but also add a touch of harsh bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thin side of medium bodied with a sweet finish and carbonation that's actually a bit prickly.

Overall: The taste needs some work and the mouthfeel could use some improvement but the appearance and smell are wonderful.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour is clear yellow, bubbles flowing throughout, pure white head. Nose has fair bit of Saison, light pepper, hints of citrus and maybe a faint touch of barrel. Taste is similar, Saison yeast and light pepper, a bit sweeter, citric and lemon with a bit of malt showing. Still rather dry and highly carbonated. Not as bright as Ann, a bit less deep and a touch sweet in the finish but still extremely drinkable with gentle barrel integration.

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Civil Disobedience #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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