Marie | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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MarieMarie
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Helles

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
Ranking:
#3,550
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
120
pDev:
6.51%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PHBoiler
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Top of this style. Clean and crisp from start to finish. Bread and cracker malt profile. Nice carb and smooth body. Hint of bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can shared by Brennan. Thanks man.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a definite change of pace from the ipas and the wild ales these guys are known for, but a really well done and massively drinkable lager here, lender further credence to the idea that these guys really are one of the most competent and versatile breweries out there. a keller type lager here, unfiltered and clean still, pale like straw, uniformly hazy but its minimal, i can still see through this well enough, and it holds a nice white head from the tap with spider web lacing as it fades back. aroma and flavor are pretty classically german, minerals and dry rustic lager yeast on top of a very simple, earthy, biscuity pale malt base, not a whole lot to this one, but there is beauty in simplicity, and this is a fine example of that. dry in the feel, but with some body, upbeat carbonation too. notes of dried grass and hay, summer in the country, delicious grain driven pale beer, patiently lagered, and of the high quality we have all come to know and love these guys for. certainly not their most dynamic brew, but a nice addition to the lineup!

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Photo of brutalfarce
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours great semi hazy golden color. smells like a beer but tastes so much better. smooth and crisp great for a summer day

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this in front of Other Half not too long ago, never reviewing a small can from these guys before. The bottom read "MARIE" with "1335" written below that and unlike many of the beers that I have here, I didn't want this to age. I don't drink this style much but if I did, I would want it to be like this as this was quite enjoyable and smooth without feeling weak or watered-down. What else could one ask for from a beer like this?

Lovely golden hue to this with plenty of fluffy head to top it off. Not as much lacing left behind though there were a few hints of rings along the back of my pint glass. Noble hops, white cheese, grass, and cracker in the nose with all of those being present in the taste. A light citrus twang, dough, and grass came through in the taste which was exactly as it should be for a beer like this - bright, lively, and clean. Plenty of carbonation to go around and a surprising amount of slickness as well ensured that this would go down easily and smoothly.

That it did, and the low presence of alcohol was a plus as it would be easy to quaff more of this, had there been more that one can of it lying around. Lovely stuff that would turn anyone onto Lagers, let alone a Munich Helles. Nice job all-around by these guys!

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Photo of pisano
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Consumed 6/3/18

A: Light to medium gold - nicely clear - pours with a medium-large head, fades to a wispy cap, retains a small-medium collar and leaves some streaks and webs of lacing

S: Soft, light bread and some light noble hops - light bread, freshly baked bread, bread dough, and a touch of crackers - pilsner and Munich malts - light notes of hops, some spice and some grass - some light, biscuit-like sweetness, very clean overall

T: Light bread, like a slice of fresh bread, with some notes of bread dough, crackers and biscuits - touches of grain, cereal - pils and Munich malts - light hops, with some spice and grass - light malty sweetness - very clean lager yeast - just a touch of lemon, light fruit, hint of honey - mostly clean but some lingering sweetness

M: Light body,medium carbonation, crisp with some smoothness, clean

O: Straight out of Munich, mostly

I've been eager to try Marie for quite some time. Through some great fortune, I was able to buy cans when I recently went to Hill Farmstead. It's pretty much what I had hoped; it's great. Ultimately, compared to some of my other favorites in this style, it's a touch too sweet, and Hill Farmstead's house lager yeast is almost too clean (yeah, that sounds stupid), but I look forward to drinking as much of this as possible.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mikexw
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cbf94
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light green hue to the otherwise straw colored liquid. Solid and lasting white head. Wide streaks for lace.

Grainy nose with lighter pale malt. Light pepper in the background at the end of the smell.

The taste is appropriately fruity but the finish is tad bit more spicy bitter. Full bodied with adequate carbonation. The finish is peppery like the smell leaving a long aftertaste.

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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewCataldo23
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SkiBum22
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LPresant
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevindp9
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Marie from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 120 ratings