Civil Disobedience #7 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.39/5 rDev +2.3%
Much thanks Jim. Poured from the bottle into a tall wine glass.
Slightly murky, minor gush off open like typical HF Saisons. Solid topaz gold body with a bright white head. Mild gush but head has to pour aggressive for some creation. Always leaves a puck to simple even collar. No lacing.
Large brett nose. Medium acid body, hints of green leafy herbs like sage and thyme. Large strong buttery ghee component but not diacetyl sensing. Great warmth and mild green leafy hop. Slightly indistinct herbality as it warms.
Palate hits nicely. Sharp white pepper finish, and butter thick palate feel. Chewy sensing wheat (possibly) with earth hop dirt. Perfect balance of acid with the buttery sense providing some pastry dough sweetness. Light mouthfeel but large aromatics that carry with nothing distracting. Great mouthfeel that carries the flavors nicely, with some moderate carbonation and oaky roundness.
It may not be my favorite beer that Shaun has ever made, but it's a great creation.
10-27-2013 16:06:58 | More by smakawhat
4.55/5 rDev +6.1%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 7/2013.
Appearance - Pale orange. Hazy body. Nice white head. Thick collar.
Smell - Wine barrel saison is immediately prevalent. White wine. Oak. A little bit of yogurt lactic aroma. The lambic pushes through in the back. White pepper. Some hay and funk. Lemony acidic aroma.
Taste - Has that same lactic sourness. White wine right up front. Oak and some funky cheese flavors. Grainy malt. A little bit of sweetness in the back. Lingering oaky finish.
Mouthfeel - It isn't crisp, but it is light. Well carbonated with a pleasant sourness.
Overall - Truly superb. I never quite got past the lactic sourness, but nonetheless, I really loved it.
04-29-2014 02:18:10 | More by Alieniloquium
4.39/5 rDev +2.3%
Thanks to Aaron for opening up this beer!
375 ml bottle sealed with a pressure cap.
6oz pour into a HF wine stem.
Appearance: Glowing pale straw yellow bodied beer with slight haze and thick cap of white head. Head drops down to thick ring around the glass. A gentle swirl immediately brings back the full cap if not even more head atop the beer.
Smell: brine, red wine, oak, and acetic sour in the nose.
Taste: the flavor of this beer is all about the lambic and a little bit about the wine barrel. Slight brine note with acetic sourness like an unblended lambic would taste like. Red wine barrel in middle of the beer. Minimal funk. Slightly earthy. Finishes with more acetic sourness that is moderate in intensity, oak, and a light brine note. Not as balanced as most barrel aged HF beers that I have drank, but I like the overall effect that the flavor profile delivers.
Mouthfeel: light bodied almost medium boided beer with low carbonation. The intensity of the lambic flavors tends to decrease drinkability, but I really enjoy how this beer lingers on your palate for atleast 5 minutes after each sip.
Overall: This is my first beer from the Civil Disobedience series by Hill Farmstead. CD7 wasnt really what I thought it was going to be. This beer has a stronger lambic influence and is less identifiable as a saison. With all that said... I really did enjoy it because I like lambics and saisons, so it was a win win situation. Looking forward to trying more beers from this series because it is truely a unique beer.
05-17-2014 06:51:58 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Civil Disobedience #7 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.