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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle, bit of a gusher. Pours quite hazy mahogany, medium tan head that dissipates quickly leaving decent residual and lacing. Aroma is oaky, toasted toffee, raisin, bourbon, oak. Flavor is light plus tart with some residual sweetness, not more than a hint of funk, cherries, toffee, oak, lemon. Minimal bitterness. Medium body, high carbonation. Not getting a lot of complexity here, unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (4038) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2015
500 ml bottle shared by Willrunforbeer. Batch is from 5 /2014. At a pop of the cap it gushed, Brian wore about 3 ounces or so of the beer all over is shirt and pants. Ooooh boy notes of infection. Sour mash, dusty yeast and sugar covered raisins.

Ummmm.. This isn’t a sour brown /red ale but that is exactly what it tastes like. Not all all what I think about an Old Ale. Especially since I had two of the top beers in that style right before it. Wow, not what I would have guessed from this brewer. Jeez... I guess everybody is entitled to a screw up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1132) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2015
500ml bottle straight from my cellar at 55F. Gushed at opening, made me look like I pissed my pants, lost about 3oz. After it settled down it poured muddy brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, raisin, date, slight acetic. Flavor follows. Chocolate, cherry skin, acetic, raisin. Not bad for a sour brown ale. I’m not convinced that this is what the brewer intended, but it still tastes pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (2787) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours dark unclear in color with a small head. The aroma brings dark fruits and a tad of smoke and maybe even cherries. The flavor brings darker fruits, sweeter than a traditional old ale, (but not overbearing like a BW), with some vague smokiness as well. The barrels completely changed the flavor of a traditional old ale with help from the microflora native to HF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Dried peaches, cherries and raisins meet yogurt-like lactic tartness in this characterful Old Ale interpretation.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy brown.
-Light roast is perceivable amongst the caramelized fruitiness.
-Tartness levels are appreciable.
-Carbonation is soft, making the mouthfeel very comfortable.
-Not quite sure tartness and acidity work that well with caramelization flavors... But that’s just me.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2754) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
Flaske: Brunlig uklar øl med et lille skumhoved. Duften er let bourbon med en tydelig syrlig note. Smagen er sur men med en flot bourbon klang der faktisk er rigtig lækker. Fornem øl.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1357) - DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle@home shared with myself. Haze dark brown. Two finger head. Low carbonation. Complex stale oxidation notes. Smoke oaky bourbon right in the nose. Intens fresh sharp acetic mouthfeel. Some smoke leather sour cherry currants flavours. In some way a red flanderen but contains more layers of flavor. Great brew. Cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2860) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma of caramel, oak, fruit and funkiness. Flavor was sour with caramel, dark fruit, oak, faint bourbon and funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Sampled @ “Exclusive S&G Tasting: Special guest 77ships”. APPEARANCE: GUSHER. Dark brown beer, no head. NOSE: sour, lactic, wood, caramel, flemish red brown like. TASTE: sour, wood, infected! Oké, but not what they wanted to give probably...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTheRick (543) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Une mousse pas très significative se pose sur un liquide brunâtre assez trouble. Des fruits, autant secs que confits, dominent le bouquet fort invitant de cette bière. Des notes boisées s’en mêlent également. En bouche, quelle surprise ... une Old Ale au caractère acétique dominant? Je prends la bouteille pour y lire la description et là tout s’explique. Fruitée et sucrée, mais jamais lourde, le caractère boisé se précise lorsque la bière tempère. Un mix entre une Old Ale et une Brune (ou Rouge même) des Flandres. Gros coup de coeur.

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