Mary | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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
Ratings:
494
Reviews:
64
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
8.17%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 494 |  Reviews: 64
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4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeanJacketLover
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerk88
4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brad007
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml nearly exploded in my face. Purchased on 7/7/17. Pours a bright whitish gold hue with a thick frothy head into my glass. Sweet and fluffly upfront with a modest hop presence. Sweet, chewy 2 row malt with a decent touch of bitterness. Somewhat doughy in the finish. Clean. Crisp. Well worth the purchase. Check it out.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.34/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeff1973
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a semi-hazy medium burnt orange color with a thin white head that quickly dissipated. The smell started with some sweet grassy hops, light sweet bready malt, subtle lemon. The taste copied the smell and added in a nice light spice to blend nicely. Aftertaste copies the same flavor. Quick sweet finish. On the palate, this one was light bodied with a spectacular sessionability about it. Carbonation rides fairly light. Overall, I’d say this was a really nice German pilsener, I’d have this again.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUBrew
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Do I get swept up with the HF reputation when I go there during I can't help but wonder if that colors my reviews or not? And in saying that I generally am not a huge fan of pilsners but when I had Mary yesterday it was wonderfully smooth and drinkable. It surprised me how much I liked it and would buy it again. THIS pilsner will likely get me to try a few more. Thanks HF.

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Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roy_Hobbs
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased a growler earlier today and am now getting a chance to enjoy it. Very authentic representation of the German pilsner style. Clean and refreshing, with just the right amount of hoppy flavor. Is this likely to blow anybody away and become their new favorite beer? Maybe not, but those who appreciate a wide variety of styles of beer will recognize this for what it is, which is a very well done pilsner that reminds us that stouts, sours & IPAs aren't the only quality beers out there.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Philcassella
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trio2shine
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

750ml growler, freshly filled, poured into a Hill Farmstead willibecher glass. Enjoyed on 9.6.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a bright golden color, copper hues with nice clarity, lively activity in the glass with a nice foamy white head, great retention and lace. The aroma is very nice, plenty of earthy noble hops, pine, grass, lightly floral and herbaceous with crisp, pale, pilsner malt that is lightly bready. The flavors follow very nicely, assertive malt bill, bready and light, cereal grains and pilsner malts, green noble hops, floral, light spice, pine and grassy with some herbal and floral qualities. The mouthfeel is excellent, coating, lighter body, very lively, smooth yet crisp and dry at the finish.

Verdict: An exemplary American Pilsner from Hill Farmstead. Crisp, bright, refreshing, really hits the spot on a summer day and continues to prove the level of mastery Hill Farmstead has on nearly any style.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mary from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.16 out of 5 based on 494 ratings.
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