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Mary | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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MaryMary
BA SCORE
4.1/5
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524 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:
#2,315
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
524
pDev:
8.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 524 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
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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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chefduff2
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CHickman
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Lark, pours crystal clear gold color with a 1 finger bright white head that faded average time and left basically zero lacing.

We've got ourselves a hoppy pilsner here with the nice mix of toasted grains, graham cracker, light caramel, zesty citrus hops, peppery spices, sweet fruit like rotting pear or green apple, grapes, champagne and a mix of fruit. Enough malt backbone to balance the hops and make it easy drinking. Nose was basic but had more fruit and hoppy aspects than usual, but still smelled as I expected it to. Nice session beer, but perhaps a bit over-hyped since it's from Hill Farmstead.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Quite the exceptional Pilsner. Wish I could get regularly.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nubza
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of socon67
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wasatchback
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Exactly to style yet with the trademark HF silky mouthfeel. I've not had a ton of pilsner's but this stands out. Wonderful beer and seemingly perfect in execution. Germany would be proud.

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

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Larueminati
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tank880
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uvm2003
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mgm54
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Coorsy
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBonez477
3.3/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mary from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 524 ratings
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