George | Hill Farmstead Brewery

GeorgeGeorge
BA SCORE
4.12/5
707 Ratings
GeorgeGeorge
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…

Added by cosmicevan on 10-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,939
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
707
pDev:
7.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
71
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 707 |  Reviews: 104
Reviews by jaasen64:
Photo of jaasen64
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml growler filled at the brewery yesterday after it had just been tapped about a hour before we got there. Poured into HF stemmed glassware.

A- Pours a slightly translucent but mostly opaque dark brown with a slight reddish hue. About 2 fingers of slightly bubbly mocha off-white head that has decent retention and slowly recedes. Slightly spotty layered lacing, a little bit less lacing then most HF beers.

S- Roasted malts, coffee, slightly above average aroma strength.

T- Roasted malts, coffee, nicely balanced, not too complex but definitely tasty.

M- Medium bodied, a little bit on the light side for a brown ale, very smooth, and very drinkable.

O- This was a very tasty brown ale and definitely a good representation of the style, but for a HF beer it wasn't anything spectacular. It definitely had a nice roasted malt and slight coffee presence with a high drinkability. I enjoyed drinking this and would definitely drink it again. I would recommend trying it but not going out of your way to get it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Roguer
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
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 -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.72/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
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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George from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 707 ratings
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