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RATINGS: 137   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (766) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark brown. nose is nutty brown malt with hints of the three C hops. first sip is similar with mild roasted and toasted flavors. finish is balance of sweet malt and soft hoppy flavor indicative of Shaun’s beer. nice stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2013
Location: Draft at The Growler, 4/10/13

Aroma: The aroma has a nice mix of pine hops, roasted malts, toffee, and caramel
Appearance: This one pours a brown color with a beige head that leaves some drippy lace
Flavor: The flavor is medium-plus malty, balanced by a light-medium hop bitterness
Palate: It has a medium-plus body, a smooth feel, and a lengthy, somewhat dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty darn good brown. The hops and the malts work well together to provide a good balanced flavor and feel. It might not be quite up to the level of some of the HF beers, but that’s no insult, that is quite a high standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
On tap at Teresa’s. Mildly roasty with a touch of roast and nuttiness in the background. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2013
On tap at Capones. Barely clear cola brown with a perky beige head. Nose is coffee, brown sugar, molasses and faint orange peel. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft buzz. Taste is oats. coffee, sassafras, raisin and citrus peel. A lovely mellow brown ale with just enough roast for boldness and hops for contrast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3003) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2013
Pours unclear dark chestnut brown with a big lacey tan head. Aroma is subtle, bringing lightly sweet pure malts and a hint of the hops. Flavor balances the brown ale malts and hops well, not too sweet or malty and no hop bite for sure. The flavors work well together on an excellent full body, which I seem to always to from this brewery, and this one did not disappoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3537) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2013
pours dark crown chocolate color with a medium tan head. aroma has great dark chocolate. flavor is dark chocolate and mild burnt bitterness...touch of pine. mouthfeel is medium and the finish is wonderful dark chocolate with a touch of piney bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2013
On tap at Gingerman with Kev and Frev. Pours a dark brown color with a thin off white foam head. Aroma is light roast, with dark fruit, bread, and earthiness. A light caramel taste with a nice hop layer and some roast on the backend. Some chocolate mixed in.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - APR 11, 2013
Draft at the growler NYC. Deep dark brown color. Very full bodies and flavorful like a quad but without the booze ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
29th June 2012
Opaque dark brown beer. Big pale tan head. Tangy fruit nose. Smooth palate with fine carbonation. Rich malt base, not bitter or roasty. Nice hops - piney and mildly bitter. Mild red berry fruits. The malt has soft chocolate and very mild coffee. Finishes smooth and semi dry with pretty bitter pine that provides a robust and lengthy bitter linger. Reminded me a lot of Kernel Indian Brown Ale but not quite as good as that stellar beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
750 mL growler sent by Tucker and shared with my father, George (of course). Pours a clear, dark mahogany with ruby tinged color with a massive frothy cream colored head. Finger thick bubbly head throughout with thin sticky sheets of lacing. Pleasant aroma of brown sugar, molasses, roast malt, earthy hops and light coffee. Strong roast malt flavor in the body with brown sugar and cocoa but the sweetness is well balanced by pine and grassy hops. Dry and bitter finish with a silky light medium body and soft carbonation. A brown ale is a brown ale is a brown ale (generally), but I enjoyed this compared to most and thought the mild bitterness of the hops added a unique turn to this.

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