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Holger Danske - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Holger Danske
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 37
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Smoked Brown Ale

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 11-14-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

JRod1969, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jmmy3, Nov 04, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Hill Farmstead. Reviewed while in line for growler fills. Review written from notes. Consumed on 11/2.

A - Brown approaching black. Pour yielded 1 finger head of whitish head. Left lacing as liquid receded.

S - No doubt about it... smelled of smoke.

T - Also dominated by a smoky flavor with a lasting tart finish.

M - As with all HF beers, outstanding quality. Clean and crisp.

O - I say this with respect for HF products, but a "smoked beer" seems more of a novelty to me. The smoky flavor was clearly represented in the mouth, but not something I would seek out. It was worth a try though.

Duane_Opfer, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

BGsWo22, Nov 03, 2013
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ZEB89, Nov 02, 2013
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starrdogg, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

bootdown21, Nov 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

msondel, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ChrisMyhre, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

DrewGingras, Oct 28, 2013
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jeff1973, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

facesnorth, Oct 27, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown. Small khaki head. Gone quickly. Transparent.

Smell - Woody and smokey. Malty, but I can't smell any real sugary components.

Taste - More malty. Less intense on the smoke. Very woody. Deep caramel malt, but again no sweetness. Smoke gets stronger throughout. A little chocolate in the back. Ashyand woody finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very strong and bitter finish.

Overall - This is intense, but very strong. Much more caramel as it warms, but still strong verging on rough.

Alieniloquium, Oct 26, 2013
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scotv, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

cw13, Oct 14, 2013
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Holger Danske from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.