George | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States | website

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…

Added by cosmicevan on 10-27-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
653
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
7.3%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
61
For Trade:
6
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Reviews by Bardwashrind:
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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler sent by way of bwmichaud, many thanks. Shared in good company on a snow covered evening of the winter solstice.

Creamy head of tan colored bubbles. Semi-dark in color but light still finds it's way through around the edges. Great aromas of roasted grains, zesty hops, coffee cake and wood kindling. Very inviting on such a night.

Very flavorful with toasted bread and bitter coffee like comparisons. There is a nice backbone of hops which add more of a residual bitterness to give the beer a great depth. While being a bit out of usual style of a brown ale, the hops are quite pleasant and even desired. Some acidity rings throughout making the beer incredibly drinkable. The high notes of slight citrus and sourdough are wonderfully interwoven. Delicious.

I have a soft spot for this style so usually overlooked. Not too chocolatey or too much in the direction of a porter, George is a solid brown ale and is right up there with Russian River if a bit more aggressive.

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Photo of Roguer
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful dark brown brew, creamy beige head with great retention and lacing.

Hoppy and roasty aroma, balanced and inviting.

Flavor follows: bitter and roasty, but smooth. Coffee notes and extremely bitter chocolate, almost like Baker's. Balanced with earthy, almost spicy hops with a lasting hint of citrus peel.

Extremely lively, medium full feel; smooth, with a very long, semi-dry, bitter finish.

Fantastic brown ale, reminds me of a lighter but more bitter Everett.

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

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3.97/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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

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

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.72/5  rDev -9.5%

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

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice, smooth, interesting flavors going on that are hard to identify for me. At 68 I don't always discern those tastes. Overall a very drinkable beer. Very glad I bought 6 the other day!!!!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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George from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.
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