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George | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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…

Added by cosmicevan on 10-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,979
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
714
pDev:
7.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
75
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 714 |  Reviews: 104
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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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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattybuchs
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Michaelpro824
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Coronaeus
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Malt, hops, lightly sweet. If I'm rating to style here - George is a fucking prince. Hill Farmstead crafts beautiful and delicious beers, and this is no exception.

Had it on tap because the other HF beers were kicked, so I went into this feeling like I was ordering a consolation prize. WRONG. Darker shade of brown, nearing black. Nice pourus head that lingers. Usually brown ales are defined by an "earthy nuttiness" but George has more to offer. Aroma of toffee, light roasted coffee, caramel malt and freshly baked brown bread. Taste is right on queue with toffee, brown bread, light roast coffee, brown sugar and grassy hops. The hops really balance the beer. Smooth and creamy - just a tad below nitro.

Brown ale is one of those easily forgettable styles but, no surprise, Hill Farmstead brings grace and dignity to the proceedings.

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4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft

Pours a deep brown color with a small creamy khaki colored head that leaves some lacing behind. Smells of nuttty toasted malt, chocolate. Tastes is nutty chocolate, followed by some earthy and herbal hops, the finish gives more nuts and chocolate. Medium body and carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and finish. Outstanding nutty chocolate with a hop bitterness to balance

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

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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

I am normally not a huge fan of brown ales but a friend gave this to me. I will never turn down anything from HF. I was pleasantly surprised. This was far and away the best brown ale I've ever had. Great flavor, look and feel.

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3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Whole Foods Columbus Circle in NYC. Notes from 3/22/2017.

Dark brown color with a small tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, and a touch of smoke in the aroma. A little pine and citrus from the hops. Smooth malt flavor with caramel joining forces with the roasted malt. Medium bodied and overall just an easy drinking brown ale with great flavor. It gets close to porter/stout territory but never fully crosses over.

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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Had this on tap. dark brown pour with a nice tan head that leaves some pieces of lace. notes of dark chocolate, roasty coffee, espresso, some green and slightly bitter hoppy notes come through. really awesome malt profile, creates this super roasty nutty coffee awesomeness ... everything I want from a brown ale! mouthfeel is medium bodied, very smooth texture. overall this is an excellent brew - I dont drink brown ales that frequently, but this is a beer I could enjoy every day.

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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
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4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on draft in a nonic pint glass

very dark brown in color, tan head that fades. nice malty caramel and toffee aroma. taste is balanced with some hop bitterness. medium bodied.

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George from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 714 ratings
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