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Civil Disobedience #7 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 151
Gots: 27 | FT: 3
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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Thorpe429

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.1%

05-04-2014 17:11:34 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -9.1%

05-18-2014 13:07:49 | More by acurtis
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SocalKicks

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-27-2014 06:04:24 | More by SocalKicks
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-30-2014 01:15:03 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-21-2013 16:22:10 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-13-2013 04:55:46 | More by mendvicdog
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-19-2013 23:37:39 | More by Rochefort10nh
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

12-22-2013 05:26:33 | More by yourefragile
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

12-13-2013 15:39:19 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-05-2014 03:12:10 | More by BARFLYB
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-19-2014 00:12:49 | More by Gonzoillini
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smakawhat

Maryland

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
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-02-2014 06:57:08 | More by Kelp
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

05-04-2014 22:05:02 | More by TurdFurgison
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-28-2014 16:18:31 | More by xnicknj
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-23-2013 17:27:58 | More by iL0VEbeer
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-20-2013 07:32:50 | More by chippo33
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

06-24-2014 19:38:57 | More by kscaldef
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-21-2013 18:25:07 | More by tom10101
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-17-2014 01:45:17 | More by thegerm87
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-14-2014 12:44:54 | More by stereosforgeeks
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

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
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-02-2014 12:45:56 | More by ncaudle
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akang

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-27-2014 06:05:57 | More by akang
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Civil Disobedience #7 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.