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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1949) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
Growler sample via and shared with oakbluff. Dark brown in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of mocha, coffee, malt-chocolate candies and lightly toasted malt. Surprisingly char heavy (for the style) on the palate, but it blends well with notes of herbal hops, pale and chocolate malts, minerals, and more mocha. Fairly heavy bodied with a good roasted malt snap on the finish. Very enjoyable, especially for a style I typically don’t give a lot of love to.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Nut skins, earth and coffee greet leafy, wooden hops in this beautifully developed Brown Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the dark brown.
-The mouthfeel is comfortable, not too sweet, but not exactly lean either.
-Malt flavors are so well developed, they make this beer memorable. Which is quite rare for a Brown Ale, a style a lot of breweries seem to dial in.
-These malt flavors are almost smoky at times as well.

On tap at Prohibition Pig and Farmhouse Tap & Grill.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA. Pours pitch black with mahogany edges and a half finger light beige head that slowly fades into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Sweet, vinous aroma with dark fruit, licorice and anise along with sweet chocolate and dark malts.  Theres also a sweet citrus hop character. Really unique aroma.   Medium bodied with an odd medicinal feel and weird combination of sweet and roasted malt, spice and citrusy hops.  Hints of licorice, anise, sweet chocolate and vinous dark fruit. Finished slightly bitter with citrusy hops and a lingering unpleasant aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Draft. Pours brown with a thin beige head. Nutty sweet aroma with a touch of roasted malts, chocolate, and floral hops. The flavor has nutty and chocolate malts, light roasted malts, and floral hops. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC - at Vermont Night. Cloudy brown - offwhite head. Nutty. Red berries. Fruity. Berries. High malty. Ok hoppy. Nice. Chocolate. Dusty cocoa powder. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5261) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Draft at Blind Tiger. Pours a dark brown body with thin off white, brown lacing, and a decent amount of carbonation. Aroma is light roast, dark fruit, bread, and huge hop. Mouthfeel is carbonated with nice fresh citrus hops, light smoke, roast, and light cocoa.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
On tap. Pour is a crimson purple color with med head. Aromas and flavors of roast malts, burnt raisin bread, cocoa, nuts, and coffee. Soft mouthfeel. Taste has more of the hops with some nice fruit and piney notes coming out with the raisin and breadiness. Warming in the chest for 6%.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (926) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a whopper center colored frothy lacing. Aroma has a slight hint of metal probably stemming from a hops vs malt. Dense carbonation. Incredibly drinkable. Notes of hot cocoa and coffee with a slight hint of citrus. Incredibly bitter for a brown ale

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1966) - 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.


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