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George | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.12/5
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751 Ratings
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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:
#4,070
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
751
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
76
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 751 |  Reviews: 115
Reviews by tectactoe:
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3.97/5  rDev -3.6%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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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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4.32/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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2.96/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Jwale73
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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George from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 751 ratings