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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39
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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

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

Photo of ipc2000
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

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

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

Photo of Nomis
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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Photo of JohnnyB
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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Photo of TomMorris
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Philcassella
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 20holmbrew
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewski
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-draught @ One Mile House in the Bowery, NYC.

Overhopped for a brown ale, but tasty.

B- / WORTHY

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

Photo of edthehead
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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