Mary | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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MaryMary
BA SCORE
4.09/5
Exceptional
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
 
 
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28
Gots:
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Ratings: 540 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of reebtaerG
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to jhavs for this one. 12oz can poured into shaker pint. Poured a lightly hazy bright yellow color with about an inch of white head that had decent retention and lacing.

The aroma had nice grain and floral hops.

Very similar on the tongue, with a touch of bitterness on the back end.

The body was smooth and even, with a crisp, dry finish.

Drinkability was very good, i could see knocking off a couple these at a sitting. Overall, a very nice example of the style. Worth your time if you have the chance.

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Photo of Vidblain
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've had a bone to pick with pilsners for a few years now, particularly given the prevailing trend to hop them to death and back - thankfully, Hill Farmstead received my psychic plea and did NOT do the same with Mary. It's light, fresh, crisp, and quite refreshing. There is a hop presence, but it's not overwhelming, and it does not bother me like it does in Founders Pils or other similar beers.

Eminently crushable. Excellent lawnmower beer.

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Photo of GregSemenza
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vivs85
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

very crisp and clean, grainy malts, slightly spicy/herbal and some nice grassy hops. light bodied and solid carbonation, goes down very easy. would love to have a bunch of this in the fridge for any hot summer day!

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jgmiller829
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcel371
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yanzo
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Choppin-Banana
2.29/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very light with not much flavor, wouldn’t order it again

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3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 atrocity
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a clear golden color pilsner with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of clean cereal notes with light dry hoppy notes. Taste is a nice easy drinking mix of clean cereal notes with some light leafy hops notes with well-balanced level of residual sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. I loved the clean cereal notes and the well-balanced level of residual sugar.

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Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from a 12 oz can into a JK Snorkel snifter.

Appearance: Golden sunshine colored body with some sediment in suspension. Tiny islands of lacing left on the glass like frozen crests of waves.

Aroma: Cracker malts and small hints of lemon.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Lemony and with some grains with a light mouthfeel.

Overall: A really lovely tasting beer and definitely not one of my favorite styles, but a great beer nonetheless. Would I drink more? Oh, Hell yes! Should you? Oh Hell yes!

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

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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