Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
American Brown Ale
Ranked #24
Ranked #5,492
4.12 | pDev: 7.52%
Nov 25, 2023
Oct 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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Rated: 4.25 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Nov 25, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Oct 30, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2023
Rated: 4.32 by MJSFS from Florida

Aug 14, 2023
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Canned on 12/29/2022; consumed on 2/23/2023

Pours a ruddy chestnut hue with subtle maroon accents and capped with multiple fingers of rich, fluffy, off-beige foam; good head retention yields a rocky layer of cap, slim, frothy collar, and a multitude of chunky rings of webby lacing encircling the walls of the glass.

Aromas of walnut husks and malt char ease to a milk chocolate silk interwoven across the bouquet, with a dark fruit inflection throughout phasing to shreds of caramel on the back end.

Taste offers black toast and hints of milk chocolate upfront soon ceding to tones of burnt coffee grounds through the mid-palate as a healthy char lingers onward through the finish.

Mouthfeel brings a body on the lighter end of medium sporting a silky frothy of moderate-full carbonation; definitively pillowy textures peak to a creamy mid-palate as residual bittering lingers to a prickly char culminating on a drying finish.

Latent silk meets extensive, lasting char while a sweeter subtlety persists as a quiet form of mediation; at its intermittent highest points, this is the apex of what can be expected of the American Brown Ale style.
Feb 24, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

Nov 23, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by not2quick from Missouri

Nov 07, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Sabatinis in Exeter pa earlier this afternoon.

Looks very good. Dark body with reddish highlights. Small off white head shrinks to a ring and covering, rings of lacing.

Strong roasted malt aroma.

On tasting, comes off more of a stout or black ipa than a brown ale. Hardly any sweetness. Good honest roast does battle with the hop bitterness. Some coffee notes.

Mouth between medium and full, finish a dry bitter roast.

Overall, as a brown, not enough sweet malt. Drink itself is quite enjoyable.
Nov 05, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Oct 26, 2022
Rated: 4.11 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Sep 20, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Hallertau from Wisconsin

May 21, 2022
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

May 01, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by shelby415 from Oregon

May 01, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Dec 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can, canned 6/30/21, courtesy of the G’s in VT, a dark brown with ruby highlights, a one finger head that dissipates quickly with good lacing retention on the side of glass. Aroma of nuts, faint chocolate malts, anise. Flavor is right in line, faint roasty-ness and cold brew elements. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium heavy, carbonation medium low. Great brown ale, recommended.
Sep 20, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Sep 10, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Aug 19, 2021
George from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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