Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 11)

4.4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20

Picked this up @ Hill Farmstead 2 weeks ago. Enjoyed at 40F and allowed to warm. Split 4 ways. Bottled 5/2014. Thanks Shaun.

A – Great clarity. Looks very similar to Anna, Arthur and other saisons. It lacks that shiny golden look mostly because it hasn’t sat upright very long. Poured with a 1 finger head.

S – Aroma is bursting with white grape, honey, lemon zest and some orange peel. There is a definite hop bitterness, a slight leather rope or burlap but it’s not intense.

T – Amazingly soft palate, perfect drinkability. Has all of my favorite body of Arthur, Anna, great hop bitterness. The wine barrel and microflora comes through really well. Fruity, kiwi, papaya and mango. Soft brett presence with citrus.

M – Not explosive body, a bit oily, lingering tart woody citrus notes.

O – Well, this is possibly my favorite Civil Disobedience since 4, 5 and 6. Incredible. Perfect.

Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 11)

Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 11)

Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 11)

Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 11)

 

We had this along-side Flora w/Blueberries which was bottled in April of 2014. I’m really impressed with how this beer is evolving. Tons of jammy fruit, still very earthy (like most Blueberry beers) and the sour has increased since we first had it in June of last year but it’s not unmanageable. Very good.

Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 11)