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Civil Disobedience #7 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 149
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scotv on 10-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A blend of Art (2 years in wine barrels) and 2 year old unblended Lambic.

Blended with 2 year old Cantillon lambic. Bottled in July of 2013.
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Ratings: 147 | Reviews: 15
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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers, franklinn. Cellar temp (just asking to paint the ceiling, right?) and into a cantillon tumbler. #kindavaguelyproper

Appearance. Pours a rich gold with a touch of orange, a ton of bubbles rising from the depths in streams, and a finger of frothy, almost creamy white head with great retention that pretty much paints the sides of the glass. Great stuff so far.

Smell. Big ripe pears, peaches and white grapes, funky old lambic barrel, slight powdery sweetartz. Man, this smells great.

Taste. Lemon juice and zest, dry funky brett and tart orchard fruits. Some funky barrel.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, smooth medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Fantastic stuff. While not exactly an authentic tasting classic lambic ...or gueuze since it's blended ...but both 2 years old!?! Hurts my brain more than it should. Anyways, it does hit many of the right lambic-gueuze notes with another layer of fruits and dry funk.

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1/5  rDev -76.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look 8/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 90/100

Part of me feels like this beer is so far beyond my comprehension that I don't even know what to enjoy. It's a tad sour for me. Which is personal preference. Tartness is very pronounced. It's a blend of farmhouse ales aged in assortment barrels. Almost as if Shaun Hill may have over killed here. One sip seems complex. The next seems muddled. Taste like lambic and white wine. I can not seem to pull much oak out of it. Acidic Lemon, Citrus and Grass are the lead notes. Too much acid, sour and tartness for me to rate this amongst the other Hill Farmstead brews I had. Seems to be a miss by their standards. Again, I'm not being sarcastic when I say, this beer might literally be beyond my comprehension of complexity~

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.34/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a pale yellow to dull orange. Small white head that leaves a slight lacing along the side of the beer. slightly cloudy and almost opaque

Smell: white wine. Earthy sour vinegar. Wheat grass.

Taste: opens with lemon and strong vinegar. White wine comes in of the back of the sourness. the end is comprised of an earthy farmhouse yeast

Mouthfeel: the sourness on this one is fairly strong, along with an acidic dryness. leaves a barnyard coating.

Overall: not overly impressed with this one. very vinegary and vinous. I wish I could have picked up on some oaky flavors or something to increase the complexity a bit

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Civil Disobedience #7 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.