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Peleg Hill Jr. (1757-1831) was our great, great, great, great grandfather and one of Greensboro’s original inhabitants. In his honor, we crafted this old ale and reserved it with our resident microflora in third-fill bourbon barrels from some of our favorite distilleries. For over 18 months, it was allowed to leisurely develop its complex, unique flavors and express both the character of its environs and its history.

This inaugural batch of Peleg was brewed with our Danish friends Rune and Per Olaf from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg and Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Brewing.

Released July 2014 at Hill Farmstead Brewery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Slightly hazy medium brown with a small pale head. Aroma is cocoa, dates, raisins. Medium-full bodied, lightly fruity and sour on the palate. Taste is dates, raisins, sweet orange peel, hint of wood and red wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2014
16.9 oz bottle. A slow gusher once opened. Deep purple brown with settling tan foam. Nose is blackberry jam, wood and bourbon. Slick and fizzy medium to full body, slightly sticky. Odd one, like a hearty Flemish sour. Taste is tart blackberry and elderberry, light bourbon and oak. A little strange at first but this is really working for me. A dark berry, whiskey sour vibe. Maybe still evolving.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2248) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Tawny colored pour. Big off white head. Little bit of lacing. Dark fruits and molasses peak through the malt. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5065) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a yellowish tan head. Aroma of overripe dark fruits, oak, tart dark fruit, Brett funk, tart cherry, caramel,. Flavor is moderate sweet, light to moderate acidic. Light full bodied with light carbonation. Light a light take on a Oak aged flemish brown. Really enjoyable, but far from the best HF I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4355) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Big thanks. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is big yeast, red berry citrus fruit, super light molasses. The flavour is moderate sour, light sweet with a smooth acid, light yeast, cherry palate and lingering acid sour finish. A superb sour with just the right level of sourness!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5259) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
sample courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Funky aroma. Hazy amber pour. A little sour. Some bourbon notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2014
A dark brown pour with a fluffy beige head. Neat beer. The richness if the old ale is certainly present. But the light tartness and bourbon make for quite a unique drinking experience. I got light roast, toffee, plums, light bourbon and almost a red wine note. Cool stuff. Thanks Justdrinkit for the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Bouteille de 500ml 05-2014. Liquide brun marécage avec des particules en suspension, ce n’est pas beau à voir. Un nez très fruité avec des notes suries, une touche de chocolat au caramel, une bouche surie, fruitée aussi avec des notes de pommes, une drôle d’amertume désagréable, une texture huileuse et une finale sur le jus de planche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3169) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
(50 cl. 05-2014) Une bière marron et sa mousse qui fond rapidement. Le nez est complexe et, par le fait même, intéressant avec ses notes de caramel, de fruits aigres, de vanille, de chêne humide, de cacao et de whiskey. La bouche me semble beaucoup moins intéressante avec ses notes acides qui finissent par agresser mes papilles et qui chassent l’appréciable complexité maltée perçue dans les arômes. En bouche, le pétillement maladif affaibli la buvabilité. La finale est caustique et presque prête à décaper les tissus organiques de ma cavité buccale. Beau bouquet mais saveurs peu plaisantes. Dans une perspective strictement hédoniste, beaucoup plus de déplaisir que de plaisir.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Dear Hill Farmstead you may want to have your local micorflora inspected as Im detecting severe infection produced from said bacteria. Bleach bomb all of Greensboro to keep this from happening again... WTF ! Pours hazy and rusty like an old ale should, touch gaseous khaki foam settles out quickly. Nose is a complex array of wet leather, caramel, tart berry, bourbon, wet leaves and some underlying nuttiness. The palate follows the nose with great complexity and lots of funky leather, hints of underlying toffee and caramel, vanilla, some smoked meat, oxidized nuances, tart fruit and lingering composted earth. Really complex and mature. This is my kind of old ale and I feel exactly what the brewer intended.

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