George
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #14
ABV:
6%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,906
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 7.49%
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
765
From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  44
Gots
  75
SCORE
92
Outstanding
GeorgeGeorge
Notes: 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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mhksuccess from California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

Aug 02, 2013
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Roguer from Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +7%
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.

Apr 25, 2015
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oglmcdgl from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Apr 13, 2013
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mikeburd1128 from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

May 12, 2013
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DrewGingras from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Jan 07, 2014
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mltobin from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 25, 2015
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SweetChicken from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +4.3%

Sep 25, 2014
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Kword55 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

Feb 19, 2014
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tikk from Canada (YT)

4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aug 29, 2015
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Stinger80OH from Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 01, 2018
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arusso13 from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 12, 2015
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Griffith from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Jan 20, 2014
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Rekrule from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Jul 13, 2014
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smb71481 from Vermont

4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mar 08, 2019
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NittanyBeerFan from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass at Capone's tonight.

The visual appeal of this deftly crafted brew is amazing. Deep and rich mahogany in color, George also sports a creamy top hat of foam for about 10 minutes before it dissipates. With every sip, a thick ring of lace forms, connected with the previous ring by delicate spiderwebbing.

The nose is rich and quintessential for a brown ale. Raisins, brown sugar, toasted bread, and even a hint of coffee lure me in. A good amount of bitterness balances the sweetness just so. This is phenomenal. On the palate, it opens up even more to reveal a notable bitterness, but even more shockingly, a blast of tangerine throughout, which somehow works with the bready, sweet, and coffee notes that dominated the aroma.

One of the most interesting brown ales that I have had the chance to try, and I am very glad that I did. Hill Farmstead hits a delicate balance of an over-bittered brown ale that didn't just turn into a dark IPA, and their ability to infuse the citrus with the coffee and raisin bread character of the beer is nothing short of masterful.

Jan 13, 2012
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Trio2shine from California

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nov 10, 2016
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JamieDuncan from Maryland

2.96/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Nov 09, 2016
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nathanjohnson from Vermont

3/5  rDev -27.5%

Dec 20, 2011
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RAKeeler from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Aug 05, 2014
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tvghost from Pennsylvania

4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Apr 28, 2015
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Dat from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Oct 23, 2012
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heffnate77 from New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Nov 19, 2014
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woooobeer from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Feb 10, 2014
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dull mahogany hue with a loose, 1/8th inch cream-colored head that disperses towards the edges. Nose is malty with a trace of smoke. Taste follows nose with a hint of molasses sweetness. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a pleasant, even carbonation. All and all, a top-notch example of the style.

May 14, 2015
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jackrodgers77 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

Mar 04, 2012
George from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 765 ratings