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George - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Reviews: 73
Hads: 524
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 31
Gots: 22 | 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:
Beer added by: cosmicevan on 10-27-2011

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…
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Reviews: 73 | Hads: 524
Reviews by cosmicevan:
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3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz generously sent from baconsausage (thanks a ton!)...shared with yagman3000.

a - opened the 32oz growler and filled 2 oversized snifters. aggressive pour gives a decent finger sized head that evaporates relatively fast leaving an almost bubble bath look on the surface. deep chestnut brown to the light, has a hint of red on black when set on the table. sparsely sticky lacing. swirling the glass rebuilds some of the head.

s - all malt with some brown sugar splashed in. more sweet than earthy. candied nuttiness.

t - classic brown ale with a bitter side-kick. earthy malts. nutty. the bitterness is strong at first, but once my palette got used to it the brown ale showed it's true colors. the brown ale is subtle with a great malt sweetness mixed in...but the bitterness really leads. i find myself wishing it was toned down a bit.

m - vibrant. leaves a tingle. medium to light bodied. cooling.

o - solid brown ale. comes with a bitter blast that is a bit counter to the seemingly great brown ale beneath. if you are a fan of bitterness you will probably love this one. (1,082 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Roguer
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful dark brown brew, creamy beige head with great retention and lacing.

Hoppy and roasty aroma, balanced and inviting.

Flavor follows: bitter and roasty, but smooth. Coffee notes and extremely bitter chocolate, almost like Baker's. Balanced with earthy, almost spicy hops with a lasting hint of citrus peel.

Extremely lively, medium full feel; smooth, with a very long, semi-dry, bitter finish.

Fantastic brown ale, reminds me of a lighter but more bitter Everett. (474 characters)

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4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.72/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler into a NEBCO 668 tulip.

Pours a 1 finger light coffee colored head with moderate retention. Beer is a dark, nearly opaque mahogany. Lacing is stringy and patchy with good stick. Solid.

Nose is roasted malt, walnut and chestnut shell, some caramel, and a touch of molasses sweetness. Surprisingly robust and pretty aromatic. I like this a lot!

Opens nutty. Brown sugar, walnut and chestnut shell and caramel towards the middle. More dark malt flavors float in towards the end. Finishes with a touch of booze and some molasses bittersweetness. Same in the aftertaste. Real rich. Great combination of flavors.

Light bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Slick and smooth in the mouth and goes down slick with the slightest bite. Slightly messy finish with a short, sticky aftertaste. I love it!

I'm actually a huge fan of brown ales in general. However, I have a strong preference towards robust browns that are less roasty with a bigger malt presence. George delivers on all fronts here. Its sweet and not too bitter, with a light feel that is, at the same time, full and very smooth. This is certainly a top tier brown! (1,142 characters)

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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a glass at Proletariat. It's a dry brown with giant citrus hops that come off with a cracked pepper effect. The malts and mild with a light roast that's largely overpowered by the hops — I'd have liked more malt character to complement the hops. Expect an India brown ale. (278 characters)

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George from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.