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RATINGS: 102   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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle thanks to Fitz. Pours brown with a small off white head. Aroma is very simple, basic, some malt and doughiness, herbal and a touch piney and citric hop note. Flavor is much more sweet, strong malt character, bready and caramel before a stronger hop finish. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Good for a style that Im not too big on.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (268) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2014
On tap at blackback (from prior notes): Pours dark brown with a thin white / tan head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, toffee, earth, dry leaves. Taste is similar, but with a nice balance of hops on the back end to even out the sweeter malts. This is en exciting brown ale... you can’t say that about many browns.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (680) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Served on-tap at TJ’s.

A - Pours deep brown bordering on black with a nice one finger tall off white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving thin sheets of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of dark roasted malts, plenty of hop bitterness, chocolate, toasted nuts, toffee, caramel and molasses.

T - Starts off with a mix of chocolate and dark roasted malts quickly being joined by the mild hop bitterness, molasses, caramel, toffee, a bit of dark fruit, toasted nuts and dulled mineral earth. Finish is a touch sweet with plenty of dark roast, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dark, slightly hoppy feel from start to finish.

O - A solid brown ale. The hops mesh well with the base flavors, allowing it to still be drinkable while still having lots of flavor. Great to revisit this one after a few years.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Brown pour with a small head. Dark roasted malts. Tilled earth. Chocolate glazed donuts. The flavor has a distinct accent of anise and licorice. Dark roasted cocoa and old wood closet. Medium body, supple and smooth. Solid, but not to the level of HF’s hoppy stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle sample during RBWG Friday night tasting. Pours cola brown in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, earthy hops, a splash of resin, this is not an average brown ale, very tasty. Another solid brew from these guys.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1904) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2014
Growler from kfarrell7, thanks a bunch. Beautiful dark chestnut body with a large offwhite head leaving extremely nice lacings. Caramel, nuts, coffee, chocolate, light hops, dark fruit. Oily texture. Soft to medium carbonation. Smooth and round.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luk_ (91) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Growler consumed fresh in october 2013. Pours a brown with beige head. Very aromatic brown ale. I get decadent nuts and burnt toast with some light earthy hops. Taste is a nice showcase of malts with nuts and caramel. Some light bitterness. Palate is on the light side. Very well executed brown ale and as good as it can be for me. I do prefer Shaun’s hoppy offering by a mile though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (684) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
En fût au Prohibition Pig. Couleur acajou foncée presque opaque, mousse beige ayant une bonne tenue. Arôme de malt grillé, voir caramélisé, café, agrumes. Goût de malt grillé, noisette, café, houblon résineux. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen, texture ample.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (217) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2014
Pours a thick brown/red hue, thick tan head. Aroma is toffee, chocolate, coffee grind, sweet malt. Taste is full of dark malt, bitter and sweet chocolate, light hop. Med full body, real smooth. Great execution of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3043) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Deux verres de dégustation dans cette interminable file d’attente. Un liquide qui est brun sur lequel flotte une tête solide. Au nez, les malts bruns, le chocolat et les noisettes dominent des houblons verts et bien frais. En bouche, les saveurs de noix grillées, de caramel et de chocolat laissent peu de place aux cultivars. Sur le palais, le liquide m’apparaît être de moyenne densité. La texture est agréablement crémeuse. La finale se fait sur des notes délicates de chocolat et de houblons amers. Cette version est très bonne. Trop facile à boire. D’ailleurs, comme la plupart des créations de cette maison dans les collines.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5655) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté chez Blackback Pub (Waterbury, VT) au coût de 6.00$. Arôme: Légère odeur de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat avec une pointe de noix et d’houblon résineux. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de noix en arrière goût. (Rating #5510)


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