Mary | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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MaryMary
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4.09/5
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540 Ratings
MaryMary
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mary was Edward's mother and our great-grandmother. A German-style pilsner brewed with our well water, American 2-row malt, our favorite German hops, classic German lager yeast.

Added by yourefragile on 01-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,647
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
540
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
41
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Reviews by danedelman:
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Disclaimer: fanboy coming through, and to make things worse I try to rate by style. This being said - Mary is a damn tasty beer and a hell of a Pilsener. 64 oz. growler filled on Saturday, enjoyed on Wednesday.

Golden pour with a big 'ole frothy head that lasts for the entire glass. Creamy bitterness personified. Sparkling clarity in the body.

Aroma is bready, doughy and floral: toasted white bread, cracker, spicy and floral hops. Pronounced and aromatic; clean and well-defined. Toasted malt is front and center, herbal grassiness on the backend.

Taste is doughy cracker, toasted bread, slightly sweet biscuit, grassy and spicy hops with a kiss of lemon.

Clean, like a puppy after a bath. Crisp like an arctic wolf pup after an ice bath. Drinkable as all hell. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tectactoe
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Magister_Beav
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of butters_mcgee
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BranfordBound
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had at the Hill Farmstead brewery on Saturday, 9/26, poured into a wine glass. Pours a somewhat clearer gold color with hints of haze. Some nice pilsner malt on the nose, not really hoppy at all. Starts the flavor with a nice doughy sweetness, some grassy notes in the middle, finishes bitter and dry with some graininess. Feels very light and has a lot of carbonation, easy to drink. Overall not too impressed with this considering the other options here, but a solid American Pilsner nonetheless.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of LXIXME
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbthom123
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Guess2814
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Light foggy look
Light taste

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Photo of weonfire
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 5 day old HF growler and still perfect. amazing.

A - Straw yellow, full finger thick fluffy head, patchy lacing, carbonation rising continuously

S - barley, grain, biscuit, earthy, grass

T - Grain, barley, wheat, lemon, grass, earthy

M - Wow. full, thick, frothy as can be, viscosity is med/high.

O - Best 'German Pilsner' i've ever head. very refreshing. mouth is outstanding. malt and yeast flavor is fantastic. at 4.7 ABV I could easily drink this all day. love it.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Dive Bar in Manhattan.

I was expecting this to be hazy and it wasn't, which I appreciate.

It's really true to style, from appearance, to nose, to flavor. Crisp, refreshing and light and really distinguished by a floral, lightly sweet honey finish that lingers. I like that little flourish, however HF achieved it.

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Photo of Mattybuchs
4.96/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JoeB51982
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mary from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 540 ratings