Civil Disobedience #1 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
17.4%
 
 
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136
Gots:
6
For Trade:
2
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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes from 1/11/14
Thanks Skrip for sharing!

A- Pours a hazy straw yellow with orange hues. A medium sized white head of medium-large bubbles that retains well and leaves good lacing.

S- Straw and wheat are in the fore-front of the aroma. Spicy, moderately funky, and juicy brett. Light tartness and a bit of citrus and lemon grass.

T- This is like a slightly less tart, more spicy version of Arthur. Nice citrus notes in the middle, followed by hay, wheat, and spice. Very bright and pleasant. Moderate funk reminds you that this is indeed brett fermented.

M- The mouth feel is highly carbonated, medium bodied, slightly puckering, and quite dry. Fits the style nicely.

O- Overall I really liked this saison. I would have loved a little more tartness and citrus, but it is still quite nice!

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4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

A~ glowing yellow with a nice head and a little bit of lacing.

S~ lots of citrus up front, lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit. followed by some peppery saison yeast. all leading into some hay/straw like brett funk.

T~ once again the taste is more subtle than expected like CD2. pretty much follows the nose to a T. definitely a lot more citrus going on here though, oh its the little bit of Mimosa!

M~ a lot thicker than i expected but in a good way. still super smooth and refreshing. nice carbonation as always.

O~ such a nice treat! i love to see how all these brews blend together. you can really tell that its 2 versions of Arthur surprisingly, if that makes sense haha. and i'm gonna say the little bit of Mimosa adds that nice citrus of course, and more! this really held up better than i expected, still worth drinking if you have a bottle!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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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4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to metalgdog for sharing this bottle...

A: Pours a great light yellow straw with light orange hues around the edges. The head on this beer is ridiculous. Even when pouring just a bit into my tasting glass, there is about a full finger of foam.

S: The nose is citrus (more orange than lemon or grapefruit) with a mix of brett and rose hips. There is also a good amount of peppery spice. In the background, I'm getting a bit of light malt. Mmm.

T: The beer starts out with it's funky notes right up front. A bit of brett and pepper mix on the palate for a few seconds. The light citrus and comes on next as the peppery notes linger. A punch of orange peel and light malt shine through in the finish.

M: Light bodied beer. It starts out wet and engaging, but finishes really dry.

O: This is a really good beer. The funk, pepper, citrus, and malt are all working together on this one to make the experience really enjoyable. However, I think I liked Anna a bit more.

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Civil Disobedience #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.31 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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