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George | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.12/5
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707 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…

Added by cosmicevan on 10-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,944
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
707
pDev:
7.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
71
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 707 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 ox. bottle dated 3/30/16. Poured into Lawson's tulip glass.

L: Soapy 2F+ head with good retention, lacing, and a cap. Beer is a chocolate brown.

S: Chocolate and unsweetened cocoa, caramel, coffee, roasted grains.

T: Strong coffee and unsweetened cocoa up front, roasted grains and caramel malt take over midway through. It's good.

M: Light/medium body, light/medium carbonation. Pretty drinkable. Decent balance.

O: Definitely not one of my favorite styles, but I really like this one. As I always say, it's in the Hill Farmstead well water.

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fastestmanalive
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchipper
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of American_Hawk
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatname
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of THSmusicman
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of craft_beer_ninja
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Matthowland
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ncaudle
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of s35keith
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopley
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I liked pretty much everything about this beer except the taste - it has a touch too much roastiness for me to appreciate in a brown ale.

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Photo of tylerk88
4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robdiesel21
3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peensteen
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of gustavmahler-09
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, almost black. One finger of head. Very present smell, lingers. Rich complex taste with a very long finish. Feel is rich, creamy, smooth. Excellent balance. Great beer.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a globe.

A: Dark brown color. Fine-bubbled beige head settles quickly. Thin and wispy lacing.

S: Nutty, cocoa, crust, milk chocolate caramel chews. Some yeast. Earthy and vaguely herbal hops with a faint citrus spritz. Figs.

T: Chocolate caramel chews, nutty. Brown sugar. Roasty coffee and burnt crust soon come to dominate. Healthy hop dose brings earthy and herbal/leafy notes as well as vague citrus. Stiff hop bitterness. Grapefruit rind and citrusy bitterness on the finish.

M: Hefty medium body. Full, chewy, creamy, and with a sense of weight. Fine, prickling carbonation.

O: A big and bold brown ale. Lots of roasty coffee character from the malt and a good wallop of hops too. The heavy-handed hopping does wear on the palate a bit and contrasts pretty sharply with what the malt is doing though.

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