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George - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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466 Ratings
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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 7.77%
Wants: 25
Gots: 19 | 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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2.82/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at Capone's.

Pours a dark, but not opaqure, dark brown shade with a thin head. The nose is just...absent. Maybe my sniffer is operating under less than full capacity, but I don'g get anything at all. Very muted nose indeed. I don't know what it is I'm tasting, but I'm not digging it at all. Very roasty with some dark fruit going on. Figs, plub, cherries. A bit smoky. Yeah, not my bag. The mouthfeel is the bright point here. Smooth, highly carbed, with a slightly bitter finish. Overally, this is a rare miss for HF where I'm concerned. I just didn't think this came together very well.

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3.23/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA.

Pours pitch black with mahogany edges and a half finger light beige head that slowly fades into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Sweet, vinous aroma with dark fruit, licorice and anise along with sweet chocolate and dark malts.  Theres also a sweet citrus hop character. Really unique aroma.  

Medium bodied with an odd medicinal feel and weird combination of sweet and roasted malt, spice and citrusy hops.  Hints of licorice, anise, sweet chocolate and vinous dark fruit. Finished slightly bitter with citrusy hops and a lingering unpleasant aftertaste.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Growler courtesy of Sean. Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - A finger of light tan foam settles to a thin collar, some wisps on top, and tiny spots of lace. Ruby brown body with some transparency to it.

S - Aroma is...odd. A mix of typical brown ale flavors - nuts, toasted malts, brown sugar, and cocoa - with dank, piney, and herbal hops. There's a *tiny* vomit note mixed in.

T - Again, it's a mix of nutty and sugary brown ale flavors with herbaceous bitterness and hop flavors. Exactly as described, but a strangely contradictory and clashing flavor combination for me.

M - Zesty, slightly harsh, carbonation. Medium body, toasty texture, dry finish, and some residual resinous hop oils. No obvious alcohol.

D - The combination of brown ale and Columbus hops just doesn't work for me, and this is by far the least enjoyable beer I've had from Hill Farmstead. The flavor profile is exactly what you'd expect from the description, but the concept seems problematic. Oh well, even Mozart wrote the occasional bad piece - perhaps this beer would pair nicely with the Flute & Harp Concerto K. 299.

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3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on draft at The Farmhouse Tap and Grill in Burlington Vermont.

a: Brown to black, half finger off white head receded to thin patchy surface foam and slight lacing.

s: Mild dark chocolate.

t: Mild black coffee with a vaguely soapy note throughout..

m: Moderate, more body than Everett.

o: Not sure where the soapy note came from, possibly the tap line or the glass. Otherwise, not as tasty as Everett but with more substance.

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3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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George from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.