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Civil Disobedience #7 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 150
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: scotv on 10-16-2013)
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Reviews by rodkin:
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4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From the bottle, picked up yesterday at the brewery.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a small, soapy head. Spotty lacing.

Smell is incredible. Huge blast of musty funk, lemon rind, green apple, slight sweetness, and oak. I overheard someone saying that this is about 80-85% Art, and 15-20% unblended Cantillon lambic (full disclaimer, I have never had Art on its own). However, based on smell alone, I would have thought it was closer to 50-50. Really great funky lambic notes. Other than maybe Saison du Fermier, this is the best smelling saison I've ever had.

Taste is a little less funky, a little more fruity. Oak and green apple upfront, followed by citrus, which creates a really nice sour-sweet balance. Barnyard funk follows, with a drying, slightly tannic finish. The sweetness is super refreshing, and the finish just begs for another sip.

Mouthfeel is light, with spritzy, lively carbonation. Very dry. Kind of tickles the tongue. Spot on, perfect for the style.

This thing is dangerous; I could drink it by the gallon. Really impressive, and well worth the trip up here. I've enjoyed every Hill Farmstead beer I've ever had, but I'd say this is the first one that really justifies the Greatest Brewery In The World hype.

rodkin, Oct 19, 2013
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Civil Disobedience #7 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.