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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
Mary was Edward’s mother and our great-grandmother. A German-style pilsner brewed with water, American 2-row malt, our favorite German hops, classic German lager yeast. Each batch will vary between 4.6 and 5% abv.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Shrink-wrapped 750mL swing-top growler generously shared by yourefragile. Served in a Hill Farmstead long-stemmed tulip. Pours a nice light straw-yellow color with a fluffy white head and good retention. Really nice lacing on the sides of the glass as it goes down. The nose carries a good dose of grain and barley with some light floral and perfume notes. Really well-integrated. Light but fairly complex. Really impressive and on par with the best American pilsners I’ve had, which mainly consist of those coming very fresh from Victory on tap. Flavor starts with a nice grain character. Very smooth and soft. Comes in underneath floral-driven hops. Light earthiness and just a touch of spice. Light body and incredibly crisp. Ridiculously easy to drink. I could have easily taken down the growler and more by myself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1205) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 26, 2015
750ml growler pours clear golden yellow with finger of head. Nose is crisp field grain, cornbread, light orange and apple, soft dough. Taste is super balanced, clean tight medium-low bitterness, light grain, corn, apple, grass. Finishes dry, soft, low bitterness with some white breadcrust, grainy spice, corn, dough. Refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (937) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2015
On tap at Monk’s cafe, Philly. Pours deep golden with fluffy, white head. Aroma is of biscuit malt, grain and some hops. Body is medium and crisp. Grassy hops, grain and pale malt nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long, bready. Very good Summer brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4929) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Draft at churchville. Light golden pour with white head. Light crisp Pilsner malt aromas. Flavors are light malt, light fruit tones, definitely a sessionable Pilsner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (4341) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Draught at Armsby Abbey, 8/16/15.
Wonderfully bright golden beer is well-carbonated, clear and shows a large, well-retained white head.
Delightfully hoppy nose shows strong herbal character, with light earthiness and a touch of baked sourdough. Delicious mineral character from the water and or yeast shows through on the finish and the well-attenuated malts give off just the right amount of honey and fresh baguette character. No alcohol nor flaw.
A blend of light minerality, fresh baguette, fresh herbs and a moderate amount of grassy-like bitterness all provide quite a bit of flavor but remain in balance. Impressively clean, malty but not sweet and with a fantastically tight carbonation making for a bright crispness on the finish and high drinkability. Hops seem very fresh and are used liberally (maybe a touch too much so?). Could/would drink this all day, if only.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1358) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2015
On tap at Monk’ Cafe. Pours straw yellow with a two finger white head with fantastic lacing. Aroma is of freshly baked bread, pils malts, grassy hops, spicy & earthy hops, pine, lime, honeyed sweet malts, biscuit malts, and some light fruityness. Taste is similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a creamy, soft mouthfeel and a dry, moderately bitter, long, lingering finish. Overall, a very tasty, refreshing, and crusable pils that is my new favorite for the style by a long shot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1254) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2015
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Clear golden yellow pour, crisp and easy to drink. A little bit of straw/grass feel to it. Hill Farmstead beers are always nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (474) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
Mary est une Pilsener et appartient à un style qui d’entrée de jeu n’est pas le mien. Toutefois, Hill Farmstead est totalement mon style. La combinaison des deux le fait absolument. Dégustée en fût le jour de l’ouverture du tap room de la brasserie, cette bière a un look de feu sous ce chaud soleil d’été! Le liquide est non filtré (comme toutes les bières de cette merveilleuse brasserie) et couronnée d’une mousse absolument riche et collante au verre, ce qui est remarquable pour une bière de ce type! En plus de brasser à tout coup des bières au look irréprochable, Shaun nous offre à chaque fois une expérience sensorielle unique! La texture de la bière est parfaite: c’est rond, granuleux à souhait, houblonné et ce, tant au nez qu’en bouche et ponctué par cette levure Pils qui habituellement ne me convient pas mais là... Je passe du grain à un houblonnage que je n’avais jamais vu dans une Pilsener. Il est facile de saturer une bière de houblons mais ici ces houblons sont à la fois percutants, pertinents et doux. Une expression me vient en tête lorsque je pense à cette bière: une main de fer dans un gant de velours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroadestTom (211) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Aroma barnyard, Appearance pale, hazy, white foam, Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, soft carbonation, Overall a nice lightly bitter beer that I would suggest to a friend

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (1136) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Draft at farmhouse Burlington. Clear yellow gold. Aroma of honey and Pilsner malts. Extremely smooth body and finish. Top notch German Pilsner. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (969) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 10, 2015
On tap at Prohibition Pig. Pours light amber with a foamy white head that lingers. Copious lacing. Nose is a touch skunky in the Pilsner norm. Taste is slightly bitter. Dry finish. Good for a pils. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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