Marie | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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67 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unfiltered Helles Lager

Marie-Ange (1907 - 1996) is our maternal great-grandmother, fondly remembered as Mémé. Born in Quebec, she emigrated to the Northeast Kingdom with her husband Edward J. Fournier. In her honor, we brew a beautifully soft, unfiltered Helles lager. Lightly hazy, naturally carbonated and truly enjoyable, this is the beer we dream to have shared with Marie.


Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-11-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
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0
Gots:
7
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

B+ / VERY GOOD

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3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Prohibition Pig, June 30, 2017.
This was poured into a becher pint glass, close enough, I realize brewpubs don't keep lager glasses on them, so I figure this is closest respected glassware for the style.
The appearance was a nice clean sturdy hazy burnt orange color with no transparency about it, which I didn't mind for me, but have often seen the German ones with a bit more transparency, no harm no foul, I just figure it's Shaun Hill's creative take on a sturdier looking color.
The aroma takes the clean malt bill of smooth semi-sweet biscuits to play with a sly earthy to grassy hop component.
The flavor leaned into the biscuits initially and then developed a finer blend of those qualities of the earthiness and grassiness. Mild biscuit sweet smooth aftertaste that was super nice and clean.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seemed to sit just a touch under but I'm getting fabulous vibes on it's smoothness running along my tongue. Carbonation felt light and appropriate along with the ABV feeling just as good.
Overall, a very well done Munich Helles Lager well worthy of many more pours and am now wishing I had some Bratwursts to go along with this beer!

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4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml growler filled at the brewery. Served in a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw yellow body, two finger white head, settles down in a reasonable amount of time, medium film and collar, plenty of lacing. Smell is biscuit, touch of grain, bread, floral and slight lemon, very clean lagery flavour. Flavour is also quite clean and keen with a good bit of biscuit, touch of honey, touch of spice with floral notes. It's not flavour overwhelming, but it's clean and flavourful, just about what you'd expect. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft but even a bit crisp, with the finish subtly making you want a bit more to drink. Delicious Helles, and I think it encapsulates a clean, flavourful Helles I would want to drink regularly.

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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Marie from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.17 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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