George - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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432 Ratings
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Ratings: 432
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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Reviews by cosmicevan:
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3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
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!

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Blue Dog in Chalfont PA
Poured with a nice fluffy tan head. Color is dark brown and clear. Left some rings of lace.

Detected coffee, nuts, and some sweetness in the nose.

Really smooth beer. Reminded me of an FBS but lighter in every way. Has coffee, chocolate sweetness, a bit of a hop and a delicious malty, bready backbone.

Medium body with appropriate carbonation.

This is one of the best Brown Ales I've ever had. I'm going to look for more of their beers.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL growler poured into a Teku snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber. A few big bubbles. Nothing on the surface.

Smell - Nutty and chocolatey. Moderately hopped. Nice.

Taste - Hoppier than the nose implies. Nice nutty and chocolate flavor. Simple but nice. Just a bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Rich flavor. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Quality beer as always. Nothing out of the ordinary but an excellent brown.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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George from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.