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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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
In short: A rich nutty brown ale with a generous hopping. Very good
How: Tap at the brewery and then tap at Black Back Pub, Waterbury VT
The look: Cloudy dark burgundy body topped by a small beige head with good retention
In long: Nose is has toasted raisin bread, resinous fruity and wooden hops. Taste has plenty of walnuts, raisins, a bit of cacao, toasted brown bread, luscious caramel, light maple sensation and a whole lot of fruity and wooden hops with a resinous character. Overall very creamy and full. Obviously very hoppy (it’s Hill Farmstead) but this one is actually well balanced and doesn’t feel like a darker nutty IPA. It does feel like a brown ale, albeit a very hoppy one. I liked it a lot. Another beer I drank during my little Vermont pub crawl the day of the Birth of Tragedy & Daybreak release, there was a lot of beer drinking involved on that day but thankfully I have my wife for designated driver, so these “Don’t Drink and Drive” ads may be successful at preventing drunk driving but I still think we live in a screwed up society when they send organ donor cards to someone like me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
On tap at the Parker Pie Company. Brown with a light creamy brown head. Roasted malts, nuts, earthy, light chocolate and coffee, hint of maple syrup and some molasses. Moderate carbonation and body, slight bitterness as it becomes more dry and nutty. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamJackson (2100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2012
"Thanks to the Three Penny Taproom for having this on tap! $6 poured into a Hill Farmstead glass. It was served a bit too cold for a honey ale. A - I’d call this a very dark Newcastle. It looks more like a porter than most brown ales. Poured a 2 finger head but quickly went away after a minute. S - Brown sugar, nutmeg, cloves, honey and fresh cut grass. I’d love to have a bottle of this on a hot summer day served super duper cold. T - Birch syrup with cedar and lots of honey. It starts light and airy but finishes with a nice birch flavor. I love the honey and syrupr flavors and how well they go together! This is a great beer. M - Heavy like a porter. Very dense but surprisingly perfect. --- O -"I think this is a fantastic beer! It’s clearly hard to find so I’m glad they had it on tap along with 5 other Hill Farmstead beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2012
draft at Eulogy, dark pour,nice roast in aroma, mild coffee notes. very balanced, medium bitterness, a beautifully made sessionable stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is roasty malt, citric hops, nuts. Tastes of roasty malt, mild notes of nuts, cacao, and a solid hop bill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2620) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Dark brown color with minimal aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Powerful flavor with roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and coffee. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a brown color, with deep amber tints, and a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, citrus, and roast. Tastes of chocolate, some coffee, citrus, caramel, and roast. Lacing left on the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of malt, nuts, raisins, hops, light citrus, light chocolate, light berry, nuts, light caramel, slight maple, and some molasses. Poured brown in color with a large, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Slightly sparkling. Decent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, hops, berries, chocolate, cherry, slight citrus, and some raisins. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, hop, berry, chocolate finish is dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Dark brown with a medium, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, light caramel, floral hops, pine, and light roast. Taste of nuts, some roast, caramel, and a sharp bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 growler... dark brown coca cola with with a watery light tan head... solid aroma of coffee with a bit of nuts and a grassy finish, unique but good... taste is not good at all, not sure if its a bad bottle or what, way to hoppy, the Columbus hops do not work at all, rough resin, off hops

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