Marie | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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87
very good
28 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:
28
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
6.08%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

great looking brew, lots of lacing. very enjoyable and refreshing but nothing to blow you away ... sometimes its nice to have something that is relatively simple, clean, and easy drinking. overall well executed and brings typical bready/grainy malts, touch of grassy hops come through bringing some hints lemony/citric notes and a mellow herbaceous hits. nice stuff!

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Photo of blisscent
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skrip
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler poured into a Other Half pint glass.

A~ golden with a slight haze, huge head, a ton of bubbles and a lot of lacing. oh this is gonna be good!

S~ pils malt, sweet honey, bready yeast and some fruit on the back end. cantaloupe and a little lemon.

T~ extremely clean! more malt backbone here that stays with you. same fruit on the back end, finishing with some white and black pepper.

M~ super smooth and crazy refreshing. perfect carb for the style as well.

O~ its not easy to find an amazing Helles in the states but this one is spot on! if this is available next time i'm up in VT i might have to fill up a case!

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Photo of 7irondave
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ScaryEd
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy straw color with 2 fingers of creamy white head. Nice retention and solid lacing.

The aroma is full of bread and grass up front, with a back end of spicy hops.

The taste follows the nose: Grassy, herbal, with tons of bread and cereal grains. The hops are a bit overpowering on the finish, and there's a subtle tart lemony note in the aftertaste.

The feel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp and quite refreshing.

Overall, a solid helles lager that is a bit too hoppy for my tastes. That said, it's incredibly drinkable and definitely something I'd love to have on a hot day.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of swanfungus
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smb71481
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a fresh growler into the test glass.
A - Excellent clarity, goldenrod colored backdrop, gently carbonated, but boy what a frothy cap!
S - Pilsner malt, great floral thread, with summer grassy element.
T - Right down the middle, malts a sweet, warm wheat bread, biscuit, hops add just a beautiful herbal taste, mint, a hint of orange citrus.
M - My god, so well constructed, carbonation is near perfect, gentle coating and a delightful crisp finish.
O - A year round offering I hope. this is supremely constructed and worth enjoying.

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Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Resuin
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zoober911
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden in color. Somewhat see through in appearance. Toasted barley, fresh grass and doughy bread. Light, crisp and refreshing. Sweet cereal grain malt profile. Decent amount of bitterness on the finish. Clean. Really good "Helles" style.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Marie from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.11 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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