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:
#1,942
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
707
pDev:
7.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
71
Trade:
5
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As far as American brown ales go, this sets the benchmark.

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Date: 4-17-14
Location: Hill Farmstead Brewery
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Brown and fairly opaque. When the beer is half done I can see to the bottom of my glass. The carbonation is off white brown and pours about a thumb width high. A ring of carbonation in present throughout and whisps lie a top the beer.
Aromatics: All the aromas are mild and so very well blended together. The first scents that hit me are flavors of semi sweet chocolate and lightly roasted coffee. After that I get a number of earthen flavors like nuts and wheat.
Flavor: The flavors like the aroma blend so well making this beer so delicious. As with the aroma the chocolate and coffee flavors are first. The malts are add a touch of bitterness there but some extra sugar comes in to balance the whole thing out.
Mouthfeel: The beer is medium in body. Lightly viscous and coats my tongue very smoothly. Immensely drinkable.
Notes: Bottled 4/9/14 at HF and consumed on the suggested drink by date of 4/17/14. Poured into a HF 2L growler.

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Draft pour into a pint glass for $5.00. Sampled 1/11/12.

A: Served with a 1 1/2 finger creamy foamy head, light brown in color. Medium retention and coating the glass with proficiency as it falls. Semi-broken concentric rings after each sip. The body is medium-dark brown with dark amber edges and decent clarity.

S: Cocoa and water chestnut with a nice toast. A small amount of fresh coffee pokes through. All of these aromas work incredibly well with the unexpected hop bill (Cascade, Centennial and Columbus) and the balance couldn't be any better.

T: Flavors follow the nose closely and just a hair less impressive. Again, dusted cocoa powder, toasted chestnut and coffee mingle with a deep grassy resinous hop character. Bitterness lasts long throughout the finish.

M: Slick, smooth mouthfeel with medium body. The carbonation is perfectly lively and continues as long as the taste does.

O: Of the few ABAs that I've had AND thoroughly enjoyed, George is easily the best. Something about that hop schedule puts it in another league.

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Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is unusually pronounced for a brown ale with tons of chocolate supported by roasty grains, dark coffee and just a hint of hops. Taste is mostly roasted chocolate/ semi-dark grains on the front end with a nice hop balance towards the finish. I may be getting hints of oatmeal in the finish as well. The grains are so predominant that some can be picked out (brown malt, dehusked black, medium roast crystal, maybe some toasted oatmeal) and each one presents itself without muddling the others. I used to think HF was all about the IPAs but George makes me realize that Shaun Hill's dark beers should be as highly regarded as any of his other creations. If you like this you will like Everett and vice versa.

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George from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 707 ratings
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