Civil Disobedience #2 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

Civil Disobedience #2Civil Disobedience #2
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Civil Disobedience #2Civil Disobedience #2

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
95%+ Clara plus a hair of Edward - not barrel aged. Spiked with funk from dregs of our favorite bottles.

Added by HopHead84 on 10-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 18
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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of kingcrowing
2.53/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle poured into a HF tulip.

Pours a hazy straw color with a small white head with some thin white lacing. Nose is funky and tart a bit of grassy early flavors.

Taste is soap, lavender, and Brett all day. Super dry and bretty on he finish. Its just not quite there since it was fresh. Has nothing on the first one.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
2.86/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

From notes. From notes. Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a tulip.

This has a dark golden color with a huge frothy white cap.

The nose is dry and solventy. There is a little bit of lemony soap in the aroma. It tastes like a dry saison with lemony dish soap. Maybe it is from the combination of Brett, lemon, and the base beer, but this is definitely off-putting, to say the least. It is very artificial and tastes like chemicals.

It has a dry character with full, crisp carbonation.

I had about a sip of this and then dumped the rest. It is bad.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Fux
3.07/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Hazy golden yellow with quite a fuzzy head

S: A bit sour with lots of citruses (lemon, lime, etc.), fruity. Interesting nose.

T: Way too much lemon inside this brew. Very overpowering. Some floral aromas help balancing a little bit, bu overall not very enjoyable.

M: Not very long on the palate. Quite refreshing but the finish is a bit watery and fuzzy.

O: Interesting nose but very disappointing after that. I almost felt drinking washing-up liquid. I will probably not have this again.

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3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours clear gold with a large rocky head. A shade darker than CD 3. Nose is a bit bready with some apple, pear, not as citrus forward as CD 3, and a bit of weird plastic/medicine. Mouth is pretty bitter throughout, kind of medicinal up front and even into the finish. Minerally and a bit phenolic. This one is only 4.5%, there isn't much to cover up that off flavor. I'm not sure if this is an off bottle but it's not close to the beer that CD 3 is. Still some enjoyable fruit and hops going on but I don't think it's something to really seek out.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MasterSki
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Another AshleyMiller joint. Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - Looks pretty similar to CD#1. This one was a slow gusher, and there's a tad bit more foam. The roused yeast results in a slightly murkier body, and it's a shade lighter as well.

S - Smells like lemons - I'm guessing as a result of the hops and brettanomyces-laden Jolly Pumpkin dregs. Unfortunately it's a slightly artificial and chemical lemon flavor that I associate with Pledge. There's some residual herbal hop flavors, suntan lotion, as well as a earthy, dirty funk - perhaps a hint of soiled diaper.

T - The taste thankfully loses some of the chemical lemon character and replaces it with grainy pale malt flavor - guessing that is from the Clara? The flavors seem to coalesce better here, with a decent combination of wheat, dusty brett, lemon, and herbs. Somewhat understated, although relatively flavorful for such a low ABV beer.

M - Nice medium body heft considering the ABV. Super dry, with pleasant, soft carbonation. Even though the flavor profile is a bit of a miss this is still quite nice on the palate.

D - Not a bad beer, by any stretch, but a disappointment considering its pedigree. The worst of the series, and probably the only Hill Farmstead beer I've had that actually had off-putting elements in play. I'd rather have Clara, Edward, or Jolly Pumpkin beers on their own.

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3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Civil Disobedience #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 68.3% out of 100 with 60 ratings
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