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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (6102) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle shared at the Tropical Croydonia tasting. 01/07/2015. Many thanks to Leighton for the HF hookup. Gusher. Hazed nutty brown coloured pour with a thin light tan head. aroma is sour, tart apple, funk, baby nappy, acidic and woody. Palate is musty mouldy wood, tart and some acid. Tangy apple and varnish in the finsih. Complex depth. Doesn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9780) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle big thanks to Leighton. A bit of a gusher. It pours hazy mahogany brown with a small, bubbly beige head. The nose is soft, juicy, caramel, toffee, rye bread, tangy malts, toasty brown sugars, resin, spice, green apple and hot cross bun. They taste is rather different... tart, earthy, vinous, warming alcohol, red wine, fudge, sherbet, Granny Smith apple and stewed plums with a long finish. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. Quite unique. Has a big disconnect between aroma and taste. Interesting stuff....more a sour/wild ale than anything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle share at Paul’s - thanks to Leighton. Bottled May 2014, a little gush on opening. Reddy brown, small foamy tan head. Aroma has bretty lemon, toffee, red berry. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is leaves, brett, earth, touch of sour acidity, a little sweet vanilla toffee, no real bitterness in the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle split at the Tropical Croydonia tasting on melt day, 01/07/15. Jote - can you write some fancy ass code so that when I rake a HF beer it credits Leighton automatically ? T Hanks. Hazed mahogany brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is tarte fruit, brett notes, funky, wood must, dark fruit rinds, subtle bourbon barrel. Taste comprises toffee, dark fruits, light charr, dates, wooded twang, figgy jam, tarte red berries. Full bodied, fine carbonation, bretty pangs in a semi drying close. Decent but not an old ale for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
1st July 2015
Tropical Croydonia Bottleshare. Thanks to Hill Farmstead hauler extraodinairre - Leighton. Hazy amber brown beer, thin cream colour head. Palate is light and smooth. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth malts, tangy caramel. A kinda bitterish brett. Mild balsamic. Tangy dark fruits. Savoury and bitter finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle @ Croydonia. Deep amber with a small head. Nose of red grapes. Sort of tart. Accents of bourbon barrel and buggy wood. Taste is quite tart. Plenty of buggy fruit skin. Grapefruit, balsamic and chocolate. Sounds disjointed, but it sort of works. Decent sour/wild.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14770) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2015 Bottle shared in London - sourced from the brewery. Gusher! Pours unclear amber-brown with a creamy tan head. Aged damp wood in the nose, ripe and rotting berries, cranberry. Light sweet flavor with a good bit of salty bite, ripe berries, old wood, earth, cherry skin. Medium bodied with lovely carbonation. Lightly warming finish with a bit of woody dryness, more cherry skins, berry seeds, salt, rotten orange, moderate acidity, some funky cellar. Really nice. Good complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maddog (474) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle bought last July at HF. Unbelievably killer. Funky, oaky, caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar. I absolutely love this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rxeight (1975) - Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Doesn’t mix. Sour and apples and caramel. Doesn’t sound appealing, and it isn’t. Have had a lot of amazing beers from HF, this is the first one I’ve tried that wasn’t.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle, thanks GT2, dark pour, white head, nose and taste are tart, cherry, smokey, amazing

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