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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Berard (343) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Growler. Pours dark brown with creme colored pillowy head that lingers with heavy lacing. Smells of chocolate covered peanuts with mild carbonation. Slightly sweet chocolate flavor with a mild boozy flavor. Easily the best of this style I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamJackson (2881) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3270) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
pours a deep mahogany brown with a long lasting frothy tan head. leaves some nice lace on the glass. aroma of roasted coffee, hazelnuts, a touch of raisin, cinnamon, and juicy grapefruit and fresh squeezed oranges hop character. taste is bright, bitter juicy citrusy hops backed by a nutty deep dark roasty dark chocolate and espresso. dry, awesome body. just a wonderfully made beer. i could drink this all the live long day, every day. awesome beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1003) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (8135) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap at Prohibition Pig.
Appearance : Dark brown with small head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : rich roasted malt with coffee. Nice smokey notes with light caramel.
Taste : Big rich sweet roasted malt with smokey notes. Awesome toffee and coffee bitter notes. Coffee finish with chocolate. Light hops. Persistent finish.
Palate : Nice soft and smooth bubbles.
Overall : Really rich and packed with flavor. Really well balanced. Surprisingly rich for such a low abv beer. Feels complex like a 9% beer but more drinkable and more elegant. Lots of complex flavors all cohesive and well rendered. World class stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Growler at home with my dad. Thanks Adam!! Pour is pitch black in appearance with a big khaki head and great lacing. Roasty chocolate aroma, with notes of marshmallows, graham crackers, a touch of earth, and grass. Taste is very roasty, dark chocolates, light spice, bread, pine, honey and a touch of maple syrup. Sticky mouth-coating body with medium-to-soft carbonation. Definitely the best "brown" I have ever had but really more of a porter/light stout to me. Delicious, nonetheless, and another winner from Hill Farmstead.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2012 Growler picked up at the bottle festival. Great brown malt flavors, nutty. Hoppy finish. Great everyday beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2011
On tap at the brewery. An extremely dark brown body sports a vivacious and lively tan froth that is seemingly endless. This beer is purely epic for the style: a huge hit of floral and pine like resin finishes off with buckets of orange and grapefruit peels. The malt character is with bursting notes of cocoa nib, and a roasty malt note that is incredibly soft. All the goodness of a nice roasty chunk of bakers chocolate or cocoa nib without the bitter astringency. The hop character is phenomenal, and adds the perfect balance. The best brown ale I’ve ever had- definitely raised the bar for an otherwise uninteresting style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Giant thanks to oteyj for procuring a 750 mL bottle of this from the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a small bubbly head. Nose holds phenomenal roasted malt, earthy hops with notes of warm bark mulch, loam, along with touches of almond and caramel. Flavor is equally wondrous; more sweet chocolate notes mix with the roasty and earthy bitterness. Absolutely my favorite brown ale.


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