Civil Disobedience #7
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Civil Disobedience #7Civil Disobedience #7
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
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4.34 | pDev: 11.98%
Apr 23, 2018
Oct 16, 2013
Civil Disobedience #7Civil Disobedience #7
Notes: 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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Rated: 4.39 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Apr 23, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by Samact from Vermont

Sep 08, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina

Mar 09, 2017
Rated: 4.42 by edthehead from Maryland

Mar 05, 2017
Rated: 4.67 by Philcassella from North Carolina

Jan 25, 2017
Rated: 4.8 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Jan 20, 2017
Rated: 4.77 by acread from Vermont

Jan 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Tommo from Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
So delicious. Had it from the bottle at HF, dec 2016. Poured with a ton of head, this is bursting with lambicy goodness. Im not sure how much of the art im picking up, but it really doesn't matter. Tart, with great good body and flavor with a deep hop flavor on the back. This is masterfully crafted, a beautiful collaboration beer that is absolutely delicious
Dec 29, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by bootdown21 from Connecticut

Dec 07, 2016
Rated: 4.9 by Stefko from Ohio

Jul 26, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Jul 25, 2016
Rated: 4.7 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 4.7 by clay23 from New York

Jul 19, 2016
Rated: 4.52 by Lucoli from New York

Jul 19, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by SkiBum22 from New York

Jul 15, 2016
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Reviewed by PHBoiler from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very wine-like. Light blonde body with minimal head. Nose includes some oak and vanilla but turns toward white grapes and lemon. The acidity is reserved, likely given the age. Wine & lambic. Grape skin. White table grapes. Oak tannins. Hay and funk.
Jun 13, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

May 12, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by backbaybrewer from Massachusetts

Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 4.57 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Jan 20, 2016
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Rated by NHbeerfishing from New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Give it some more time and maybe the butter will go away. Wish it had another 6mos-year for the battle to rage on in the bottle.
Dec 14, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by distantbell from Massachusetts

Aug 14, 2015
Rated: 4.36 by Kurmaraja from California

Jul 05, 2015
Rated: 4.56 by Dicers from California

Jun 17, 2015
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Pour is hazed yellow with a tight white ring. Nose has a good bit of barrel with a hint of buttered popcorn and strong citrus and tangerine notes. Taste is stronger citrus with lots of orange pulp and a faint barrel with a lingering citrus bitterness. Light body, flavor is short, a hint slick with assertive carbonation.
May 22, 2015
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Reviewed by BoldRulerVT from Vermont

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I can't believe this has been sitting quietly in my basement for 22 months.
Poured from the 375 ml bottle into a snifter glass.
Pours a slightly hazy dark to mellow golden hue with half a finger of head that recedes.
Aromas are incredible. Full lambic presence, notes of sugary sweetness, notes of light spring flowers in the nose.
Taste is full of lambic tartness with hints of honey, just a hint of sugary candy.
Mouthfeel is fantastic, with perfect carbonation.
This beer is insanely well crafted. It's not a sour bomb. It has full lambic tartness. But the flavor is round, and complex. This beer is world class.
May 15, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by KCBeerNerd from Missouri

Apr 22, 2015
Rated: 4.32 by sirsteve42 from New York

Mar 31, 2015
Rated: 5 by Kirk from England

Mar 12, 2015
Rated: 4.93 by lonewolfcry from Minnesota

Mar 08, 2015
Rated: 4.46 by robgage from Pennsylvania

Jan 16, 2015
Rated: 4.47 by jaasen64 from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2014
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Reviewed by Rutager from Canada (BC)

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
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.
Dec 24, 2014
Rated: 1 by ChrisStoneIPALover from New York

Dec 09, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Morey from Pennsylvania

Dec 06, 2014
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Reviewed by ClePaul from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
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~
Nov 08, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania

Oct 26, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by HitchSlap from Colorado

Oct 18, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by blckout20 from Connecticut

Oct 17, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by JAHMUR from Connecticut

Oct 16, 2014
Rated: 4 by AlanBeerMan from Vermont

Oct 15, 2014
Civil Disobedience #7 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 173 ratings