George - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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433 Ratings
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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 26
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
George was our grandfather’s brother, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings.

George is our American Brown Ale. Hopped, rightfully so, with Centennial, Cascade, and a touch of Columbus…

(Beer added by: cosmicevan on 10-27-2011)
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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Sampler in HF line, second sample tasted (after Edward). Lots of dark chocolate on the nose. Not really a lover of Brown but this was very drinkable. I found that after in warmed up a bit the cacao aroma and flavors really came out and for me it was much better.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Chico1985, didn't realize I hadn't reviewed this yet!

A- 750ml flip-top growler poured to my chalice with a dark mahogany brown body, mostly opaque with some lighter shades at the edges. Frothy tan cap with large bubbles forms to just over a finger with good retention. A large ring remains and spotty lace remains.

S- Rich toasty Brown malts and hops pretty much strike a balance half and half; certainly hoppier than other Browns but it doesn't dominate. Citrus, pine, floral and earthy tones probably from the combination of the malts and hops.

T- Very similar to the aroma as far as the general balance and major flavors go. Gently sweet grains deposit heavily toasted, nutty, milk chocolate, bittersweet cocoa and caramel. Hops provide contrast and compliment with citrus, orange, pine, earthy soil and herbal notes.

MF- Medium bodied overall leaning just below that by a tiny bit. Consistency is silky, semi-creamy and frothy. Medium bitterness falls gently with the rich grains present.

Smooth all around with a balance struck between malts and hops that provides both equally. Luscious grains with not roast but some chocolate mixes well with citrus and earthy hops.

Photo of mick303
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quite dark in colour, crisp hoppiness in aroma and a fantaatic

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3.72/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of angrybabboon
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Split with Goblinmunkey7, growler filled about 9 hours ago

11/15/14

A: Deep brown with some medium brown around the edges - pours with a fluffy, medium-sized, off-white head, fades to very little, leaves minimal lacing

S: Roasty, cooked and caramel malts - dark malts, nicely roasty and lightly burnt - dark chocolate, semisweet chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel - some brown sugar sweetness - earthy, with some minerality - some hoppiness, with some citrus elements, but not particularly hoppy

T: Dry chocolate, a respectable dessert - dark chocolate, semisweet chocolate, cocoa - roasty coffee - caramel candy and some molasses - earthy and a little grassy - something that reminds me of oats - lightly sweet, but mostly dry - very clean finish, which is not surprising considering... Hill Farmstead

M: Medium body, very smooth, very clean, very dry finish

O: It's a brown ale. It's good.

Brown ales are a bit odd. Sometimes they can be stellar, but often they are a bit dull. I feel like this could actually be hoppier, but for what it is, it is very tasty with a solid malt profile. Would drink again!

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Deep rich brown. Moderate carbonation on the pour. Head is a very light tan. Starts off dense and creamy. Drops to a vestige of a cap with a tiny collar and touches of lacing.

Smell: Solidly roasted malts. Caramel sweetness. with a deep bready element. Very slightly toasted brown bread. Hops offer a touch of citrus with some earthy elements as well. A touch of minerals, I'm assuming from the well water. Some raisin and a touch of molasses. Sweet and bready. Citrus pushes a little harder as it warms, Roasted. Just a touch burnt. Some brown sugar. Mildly floral.

Taste: Bread. So much brown bread. Slightly toasted. Solid roasted malt character throws a touch of brown sugar and molasses. Caramelized malts. Caramel sweetness as well. Warm brown bread. Hops run a touch floral with some citrus elements. Some hints of dark fruit. Touches of raisin. A vague notion of jam. Bursts of cocoa an some reasonably dark chocolate. Fruity roasted raisins smeared on fresh brown bread. Hints of something earthy with a bit of rock.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. A touch creamy. Clean finish.

Overall: Better than a grill.

It's a damn good brown ale. Hopped in good measure and definitely an American take on the style.

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George from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.