George | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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 STATS
Ranking:
#3,977
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
749
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
77
Trade:
5
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Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler procured yesterday at HF. 28 hours old.

A: Pours a nice dark brown with a huge light brown head. Head retention is fantastic as it does not even seem to budge for several minutes. Huge thick walls of lacing after it finally does settle down.

S: Toasted malt for sure. Nutty to boot. Get a punch of hop aroma but not much, just a nice hit of citrus I'd say.

T: Taste is hoppier than the aroma. Sharp citrus up front, grapefruit especially. Get some pretzel and some nuttiness following that, along with some lingering hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste is clean and crisp and dry with some of that citrus and pine still hanging around.

M: Medium bodied, dry and bitter.

O: Not a bad brown ale. On the dry/hoppy side versus the more common sweet and/or rich with nuttiness. Clean and refreshing with just enough bite.

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Photo of smi69
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rogacks
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours mahogany brown with a reddish tint, nice tight tan head that settles to a rocky cap. Strings of lacing don the glass.

Aroma - Great nose brown sugar, hazelnuts, roasted malts, caramel just sweet roasty goodness.

Taste - Great roasted malts up front along with light caramel, nutty, toffee, brown sugar light hoppiness. very smooth flavors are well balanced.

Feel - Medium bodied nice carbonation slightly dry finish.

Overall - A really well done brown ale that is on another level. The flavor just mesh and work so well together.

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Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This has been a long awaited beer for me to have finally found.
On tap at Three Penny Taproom.
This was poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a nice dark brown color with a fairly lasting head - extremely slow to dissolve, in which I really liked! Then a nice looking lacing starting to spiderweb just as nice!
The aroma was absolutely majestic. Though brown ales aren't always a go-to style for me in the Summer, this well I looked past. There was brown sugar meshing with slow roasted nuts, coffee and dark chocolate melting into some citrusy rind-like hops.
The flavor yielded slightly towards the sweet side yet probing slightly into the bitterness of those hops. In turn, what an amazing balance. Even the aftertaste was thrilling with a superb balance of citrusy to piney hops to bready, dark chocolate, slow roasted nuts and coffee.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionable to semi-sipping quality. Carbonation and ABV felt on par. Ah, what a finish - what a smooth roasty to bitter toned body of bready toasty malty coffee-esque flow rolling along my tongue, incredible, just incredible!
Overall, what an absolutely amazing American brown ale as it packs in just enough hops to say it's American and showcase the malty to roasty to chocolate to coffee qualities extremely well!

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mlatvakokko
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of y2kawakami
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Wonderful dark brown pour with about 2 fingers of thick, creamy foam head which was really slow to dissipate

A: Roasted malt, coffee, slight hop aroma

T: A really slight bitter bite with roasted coffee, toffee/caramel hints to it

M: A little thin, if I had to nitpick. Slight carbonation.

O: Definitely one of the better brown ales that I have had. This was enjoyable.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gbiello
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lic217
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kevanb
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750ml growler, freshly filled, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

The beer pours a nice deep brown color, light burgundy hues, fairly opaque but with a touch of clarity and a bone colored, head about two fingers tall that has fantastic retention and incredible lace. The aroma is excellent, dark brown grains, a bit nutty, toffee and caramel with a bit of brown sugar, light stone fruits linger nicely. The flavors are nice, robust brown bread, smooth grains, light caramel and toffee, brown sugar, a touch of nuttiness and stone fruits with a light amount piney hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is great, silky and smooth medium body, thick and chewy that coats very well with a creamy finish.

Verdict: An exceptional brown ale from Hill Farmstead. Beautiful malt bill, dark brown bread, smooth and grainy but robust with a nice piney and earthy hop bite. Balanced well and so easy going, top notch beer.

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

3/24/2018

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Photo of Kurzman
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tony210
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful dark brown, beige foamy head sticks around for a while. Great roasty aroma. Absolutely delicious brown ale. Carbonation is perfect.

3/19/18
16 oz can from brewery dated 2/12/18 - thanks Adam!
4.25 rating

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Photo of Wasatch
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to Satchboogie for this brew.

12 oz. Can
Canned: 02/12/18
Drink By: 03/26/18

Poured into a Tree House glass a very nice dark brown color, with some very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus tan head, which also leaves some really nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, with some really nice chocolate/toffee, vanilla, nice roastyness. The taste is malty, hoppy, really nice chocolate/toffee, vanilla, very nice roastyness. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew, proabably one of the best American Brown Ale I've had to date. Thanks Kyle!

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

Photo of RT-Kris
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
2.08/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Can into a snifter appears brown with a light khaki head that fades leaving spotty lace.

Aroma of minerals/carbonic character smelling of pocket change and metal. Slight caramel to bready toasty grain sweetness and herbal hops.

Tastes pretty much the same as it smells but excessively roasty/bitter too.

Medium to light body, modestly carbonated and quite a disappointment/forgettable brew. I poured this down the drain, HF shits the bed again.

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George from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 749 ratings