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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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… 6% ALC/VOL 15.5º P

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuelMTL (240) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Pours a dark brown with almost no head. Nose is nutty with coffee notes and a touch of dark fruits. A great smooth coffee taste in the mouth. Strong malt body, nuttiness, and some residual sugars. Medium carbonation. Tasty beer, but by far not the best from Hill Farmstead!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (6511) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2014 growler from mathieuc, many thanks bro! pours unclear medium dark brown, dark mahogany, with a small reviving light beige cap, nice lacing. nutty, fruity and nicely browned maltiness - great malt depth, very woodsy if not woody, earthy and citrus touch, minerals - hf’s minerality, maple syrup touch without its sweetness, hint of smoked caramel - never overwhelming. light carbonation, light body - oily, dry grassy-spicy-woodsy finish. great brown ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7397) - Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Draft to taster at HF. Looks good; a translucent brown with light beige head. Smells and tastes of dark malt, chocolate, and hops with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Growler: Pretty dark brown on the pour, almost black actually, with mild translucency towards the edges. Nice gray & khaki head on top; quite foamy, frothy, & slow to recede fully. Sticky lacing. Aroma of light roast, cocoa powder, tinted caramel malts, mild earth, hints of milky chocolate, & a touch of sweetness that opens up with a little warmth. Flavor has a nice baseline of that semi-milky cocoa flavor with a timid undercurrent of roasted malt. Bigger hop presence on the palate, a little leafy, ashy, & grassy. Still not as hoppy as many others claim. Mild earthy bitterness mid-palate, leading into a finish of toast, faint pine, roasted cocoa beans, & just a small kiss of grapefruit peel. Get a little bit of that sweet underbelly, too. All around, a super-balanced brown ale, quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14530) - San Leandro, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
On tap @ Beachwood Brewing. Dark cola pour with a khaki head. Very chocolate forward and roasty. Coffee, cocoa powder, and earthy hops. Nice nutty quality, too. Slight bitterness of coffee and roast. A whole lot of coffee and chocolate. Very earthy and leafy. Hints of hazelnut and vanilla. Solid brown ale, bro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10324) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
On tap at prohibition p. Brown with lace. Sweetish brown with molasses finish. Decent american brown though nothing gaga.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Taster at HF. Brown, light/med mouthfeel. Aroma has some earthy notes. Nice grassy hops too. Taste is similar with some good malts in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1418) - Nevada, USA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at The Reservoir. Pours reddish brown with an off white foam. Nuts, toast, and light toffee flavors. Aroma is more hop forward, but this drinks like a good brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5262) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2014
6 oz. pour at Farmhouse Tap & Grill. Darker brown color with a thin cap of white head. Nose is coffee, big floral / pine hop presence. Nice Roasted and nutty flavors with firm bitterness coming from the pine / floral hops and a hint of citrus. Also have a nice earthy malt character in the beefy part of the body with notes of chocolate. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Very dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1733) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Perfect appearance, stylistically; deep garnet but glassy, and capped with lacy beige. Cedar smoke, mild tobacco, minerals and candy chocolate compose the nose, greenish and offering flashes of hops consistently. Butterscotch, hazelnuts, and Brazil nuts form the earthy malt floor.

Holly, star anise and cinnamon lead the flavor; surprisingly herbal and misty, though comfortably surrounded in earthy malt and bitter chocolate. Almond, high-sugar chocolate and vanilla offer teases of a luxurious malt flavor. This tends to remain restrained.

Super-clean, medium texture with lightly prickly carb. Wooden, dry malt finish with some needles and maple sweetness lingering. Though the hop level probably provides too much complexity and motion for the style, this is excellent.

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