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
Ratings:
704
Reviews:
103
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
7.3%
 
 
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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 7irondave
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spoild
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Photo of mscudder
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle is 4 months old, pours a nice brown body, when held up to light you can see through it, not cloudy even though it's unfiltered. Tan head, lacing is impressive. The beer has a nice dose of roastiness in the aroma and taste. The caramel malt comes through as well. Very well balanced, light hop character, maybe a touch of vanilla notes. Very drinkable, great mouthfeel, medium light body

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Photo of professorchow
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: dark brown w/ 2 finger tan head.
S: malt, brown sugar, smoke, bread.
T: toasty malt, w/ hints of chocolate and pleasingly bitter finish.
M: light medium, very smooth, thus very drinkable.
O: I often find Brown Ales underwhelming--not close to my favorite style--but this one's delicious.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a bit of haze while pouring it into my tulip glass, ruby tinged when held to the light and topped with a finger of beige head. Moderate carbonation.

Smells of coffee, chocolate, slightly smoky, with earthy notes.

Tastes of chocolate, cocoa, dark, earthy notes, toasted rye bread, coffee, hints of plaster scene, and plastic yeast notes.

Medium body, a little on the light side, with moderate carbonation.

Got at Hill Farmstead in Vermont in October 2016, drinking January 18th, 2017 in Chiang Mai. Love the name as my Great Grandfather was also George. Really delicious brew, all round excellent.

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Photo of shoegueuze
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zythophile
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle Date: 9/13/16 (it looks like)
Palate Contaminants: other beer

It's a beautiful, clear dark brown, with a little red. Usually, if there's this little light coming through it's because of opaqueness, but this is just dark. Good amount of fine head, plus lacing.

The smell is toasty without being burnt. It's a bit like Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout.

The taste is everything that was in the smell, plus one can add in some non-sweet dried fruit. Prunes and figs. There's also some coffeeness in there. The flavors all integrate nicely. As it warm up, there's more cocoa powder, but it's not bitter or sweet. It's lactic, even.

The carbonation is a little coarser than I prefer, but otherwise it's fairly smooth. The aftertaste is more bitter than anything before, but there are enough echoes of the good stuff.

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Photo of Trio2shine
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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2.96/5  rDev -28%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you CanConPhilly for this
500 ml bottle poured into a teku

A- A clear dark brown with ruby red highlights and a three finger light tan head.

S- Roasted malts, slightly nutty, faint caramel malts, toasted bread, just enough earthy/piney hops and a touch of citrus.

T- Roasted malts, slightly nutty, some bakers chocolate, mild citrus hops, earthy finish with hints of pine, touch of caramel melts.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A tasty brown ale that's nice balanced. Definitely different than HF Saisons, but still worth trying if you like brown ales.

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4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spinrsx
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the brewery for around $8. A tad metallic and a touch too sweet. A decent beer buy pretty boring for a Hill Farmstead product. Overpriced for what it is.

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George from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.11 out of 5 based on 704 ratings.
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