Hill Farmstead Mary
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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Mary was Edward’s mother and our great-grandmother. A German-style pilsner brewed with our well water, American 2-row malt, our favorite German hops, classic German lager yeast. 5.6% abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2756) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Fraichement coulée de la source, c’est une des plus formidable bière de soif. Hyper florale et herbacée pour accompagner une présence zestée asséchante. Utiliser les houblons allemands de cette façon fonctionne avec moi et c’est une des rares bières que je voudrais en permanence au frigo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (4898) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Growler thanks to Leighton. Pours a hazy yellow with a small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong wheat, citrus, grain, hay. Thick mouthfeel with nice citrus, wheat, grain, with nice crispness, easy to drink, very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Crystal clear golden. Lemon and floral aroma just so so nce. Almost Kolsche like. Great carbonation, flavor is so crisp and well balanced. A++++

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillemsUrenkel (756) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at the brewery on 21. June 2014. Standing two hours in line. Big thank you to Russel for his patience and driving. Light unclear golden in the glass. Starts definitely as a smooth grainy Pilsener, but in the second row, the typical Hill Farmstead floral hop taste reaches the stage. Highly recommended. Wish a I had taken a box of it in my case back home ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luk_ (220) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
750 growler consumed 2 days after its purchase. Clear yellow-gold with impressive white head. Very perfumy and aromatic: huge passionfruit, white fruit and cereal. Taste nicely showcases honey malt, some cereal and substantial hop bitterness. Palate is rather rich for the style. Not so close from the german pils I’ve tried during my trip, still better than most. A very good american interpretation of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5834) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Draft at black pack with vin and Keith. Pours a bright hazy yellow with thin white lacing. Aroma is super crisp clean pale malt, light skunk and light grassy tones. Mouthfeel is thin and crisp - super dry and sessionable. I wish this pilsner could replace all the commonplace bullshit pilsners in nyc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (582) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
750ml growler. Blonde with a thin foamy white head. Slight haze. Flavors are crisp malts, bread, honey, lemon, pear and grass with spicy and floral notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdixon77 (1130) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
This beer made me rethink pilsners...so wonderful. Clear pale pour. Aroma was outstanding floral, herbal, and lemon. The taste had the pils base, but danced with pepper, lemon, and floral notes. Light and airy. Intensely wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Light yellow, whisp of head. Smell and taste of pepper, herbs with a white grape finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This airy lager sprays peppery and herbal hops onto crisp cereals, leading to a balancing bitterness and much smiling.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A dollop of foam sits atop the misty blond.
-The ingredients may well be German, but the mouthfeel is definitely Hill Farmstead.
-The aroma is very enticing.
-Malts also share a bite of doughy bread.
-Hops also have citrusy angles.


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