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Hill Farmstead / Kissmeyer Holger Danske

Hill Farmstead / Kissmeyer Holger Danske
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Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Smoked
Greensboro, Vermont USA


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Brewed in collaboration with our great friend and former colleague, Anders Kissmeyer. Anders personally smoked the malts over Beech and Apple. This beer is a preview and debut of Kissmeyer’s new brand in the United States...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed 10/25/2013. 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Deep brown. Small khaki head. Gone quickly. Transparent. Smells woody and smokey. Malty, but I can’t smell any real sugary components. Taste is more malty. Less intense on the smoke. Very woody. Deep caramel malt, but again no sweetness. Smoke gets stronger throughout. A little chocolate in the back. Ashyand woody finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very strong and bitter finish. This is intense. Much more caramel as it warms, but still strong verging on rough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft. Dark pour with tan head. Smoked and light oak, mild roasted tones. Smoked malt, some light roasted tones and cocoa tones. Very nice smoked, not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Tap at Cigar City Brewpub. Pours a clear deep brown. Thick beige foam. Lacing of God. Nose is fresh and herbal, dense German black forest, fresh pine. Low to no smoke. Taste is cocoa bitter, slightly earthy, soft earth, some toffee, sharp dusty mouthfeel. Dry, earthy, very herbal. Smoke restrained.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (699) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
On tap at Blackback Pub: Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Roasted malt arome with a bit pf peat, and a lot of smoke. Flavor is smokey but not as strong as I expected with the aroma, earthy, and nutty. The smoke isn’t overwhelming but this seems really thin with something with the HF name on it. This is a good beer, but my least favorite HF I’ve ever had. Still pretty good, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Draft at Blackback Pub, Waterbury. Blackish brown pour. Earthy peat, roasted maltiness, touch of nuttiness. Smokey peat notes add a nice dimension. Nice smoked

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (1151) - - DEC 7, 2013
Dark brown, off-white head. Nose is light smoke, toffee, a touch of smoked meats. Taste is lightly smoked meats, caramel, toffee, light smokiness in the finish. Nice mouthfeel for a brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Une belle fusion entre une brown ale adéquatement houblonnée et des malt fumés. Bonne corpulence, buvabilité raisonnable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jool (198) - - NOV 11, 2013
Fut @ Blackback Pub. Brune opaque. Nez de grain rôti, fumée et pointe de sucre. Bouche crémeuse de chocolat au lait et de grains rôtis; la fumée est subtile mais présente et le tout est superbement intégré.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
Verres au Blackback Pub et à la brasserie. Arômes de fumée (charcuterie, bois, cuir) et de malts toastés. Robe brune et trouble, légère dentelle, effervescence souple et texture veloutée remarquable. En bouche, la fumée est moins imposante qu’au nez et se montre en équilibre avec des malts toastés rappelant les noix. La texture en bouche est vraiment d’une souplesse remarquable. Le bière se termine sur une finale assez sucrée, mais elle demeure très facile à boire et l’alcool est absolument invisible. Une très belle création.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
From 10/26 notes. 2 liter growler purchased from the brewery 10/23, drank three days later. Pours a dark rich chestnut brown with some spots of slightly clear ruby around the edges, has a big 2 finger head. Nose is subtle, roasty, nutty. Mouthfeel is full bodied, rich, creamy, malty. Taste is nutty, roasty, subtle smoked wood, almond, coffee, pumpernickle bread, maple. Finish is coffee notes, rich, meaty, smokey notes, grain. I’m not a big brown ale guy, but I would drink this again and again. Excellent.

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