Hilliardís Brewing Company Reviews




RhetoricalAns
2.6
Hilliardís The 12th Can Pale Ale
Draft. Pale gold pour. small white head. Mild aroma, light fruit and some citrus hop aroma. Light body with average carbonation. Lightly flavorful hop taste. Not a ton here but nice and drinkable.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

RhetoricalAns
2.7
Hilliardís Pils (Hillís Pils)
Pale yellow pour. thin white head that drops to a small ring. Aroma of cereal grains, herbal hopping. Taste has a noticeable sweet corn presence. light body.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

RhetoricalAns
3.3
Hilliardís Boombox IPA
Draft. Amber pour. Finger of off-white head. Moderate citrus hop aroma, pineapple. Taste leans more towards normal grapefruit, decent bitter finish. Middle of the road IPA.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

ACHops
3.2
Hilliardís Chrome Satan
12 oz can @ Hilliardís. Pours medium copper with thin white head. Aroma is thin light caramel malt, dry on the back. Taste is slightly nutty light caramel malt; oaky, dry, and clean on the finish. Easy drinking, nutty, corny malt body carries through the finish. Not quite of Anchor Steam quality, but in that vicinity taste-wise. One of the better Hilliardís beers to style.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

fiulijn
1.9
Hilliardís Saison
Draught at The Local, Bellingham, WA, 6.7% ABV
Blond color clean. This smells and tastes as liquefied plastic, Iím thinking of the old plastic Christmas tree, not a single good beer quality; rather unpleasant.

Friday, June 03, 2016

mcberko
3.2
Hilliardís Saison - Bourbon Barrel (Suffering Bastard)
On tap at St. Augustineís, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out a shitload of juniper berries from the gin upfront, followed by moderate bourbon, some booze and sourness. Flavour brings out lots of boozy gin upfront, followed by harsh bourbon and weird astringent sourness. Seems really messy, but is quite fun to drink. Not exactly well-constructed, but itís decent.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

luttonm
3.2
Hilliardís E.xtra S.pecial B.elgian
At Hilliards. Huge creamy head on amber-brown, cool sweet-tart malt, sweet cool body. ok copper-bitter, much nicer than others here. Ok.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

luttonm
2.9
Hilliardís Saison
At Hilliards. Golden, soapy white head. Eggy banana, ok belgian malting character, but very sweet, wet, cloying. Still-heavy. Ok yeasty overtones but body needs a lot of work to my taste.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

luttonm
2.9
Hilliardís Saison - Bourbon Barrel (Suffering Bastard)
At Hilliards. Clean darker brown saison, ok soapy foam. Sweet, a little spicy aroma. Almost pumpkin spiced with sweet, stinging finish. Body like a bad flemish red, oddly spritely carbonation. When Iím told there is gin botanicals, it makes more sense. Sweet, not great barrel undertones. Not great.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

luttonm
3.1
Hilliardís Saison Reposado
At Hilliards. Slight hazed yellow-gold, soapy white head. Big sweet aroma, a little tart. Dry-sweet body, odd sour malt and banana leaf. Weird flabby malt bill, ok tart-salty notes. Odd beer. Mild tequila flavor if Iím looking for it. Not a strong effort in this town.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

alkolas510
3.6
Hilliardís Boombox IPA
Bšrnstensfšrgad med vit skum. Doftar och smakar citrus med lagom beska och kropp
Sunday, May 08, 2016

vadie
3
Hilliardís Chrome Satan
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

donandres
3.8
Hilliardís Boombox IPA
Growler from the Hilliard brewery in Ballard, poured to wine glass Growler from the Hilliards brewery in Ballard Seattle to wine glass Appearance: Dark yellow, golden, medium head, lacing Aroma: bread, orange, hazy, Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish Overall good beer Drank :March 9,2015
Sunday, March 20, 2016

donandres
3.9
Hilliardís Murdered Out Stout
Can to wine glass Appearance: very dark, black, small head, lacing Aroma/Small: not a lot Taste: Very good Mouthfeel: Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat, but not something to look forward to Drank on September 2015
Sunday, March 13, 2016

finol
3.5
Hilliardís Boombox IPA
Draught at Crazy Horse Sveavšgen Pours amber with a rather firm head. Drinkable with modern hops.
Friday, February 26, 2016

ACHops
3.7
Hilliardís Old Crow Vanilla Show
On tap @ Hilliardís. Pours watery brownish black with thin creamy light mocha head. Aroma is medium roasty dark chocolate malt, mine dry oaky flavor, just a hint of bourbon. Taste is clean, light-bodied roasty chocolate malt, dry finish. Light coffee and chocolate notes linger. Lots of fairly rich flavor for a lighter stout. Solid improvement on Murdered Out.
Sunday, February 21, 2016

ACHops
3.7
Hilliardís Saison - Bourbon Barrel (Suffering Bastard)
On tap @ Hilliardís. Pours bright clear light amber with very thin white head. Aroma is big boozy oak up front, slight plum tartness, a bit of funky saison yeast on the back. Taste is light pale malt, super dry mid-palate with clear barrel and gin notes. Faint tartness on the back. Quite a bit going on here, not sure if readily identify this as a saison. Also gin barrel-aging is new to me, definitely adds a unique dry flavor. Easy drinking, seems smaller than 7.6%. Still, an interesting and tasty beer.
Sunday, February 21, 2016

SHIG
2.3
Hilliardís Saison
Can: Poured an orange with white colored head. Skunky funky aroma. Fruity and barnyard, but not very drinkable to me.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

BillKismet
3.9
Hilliardís Saison - Bourbon Barrel (Suffering Bastard)
First look smites me with the lovely bourbon color topped by a decent head. The aroma is quite complex and, even after much aeration, is constantly evolving and challenging to decipher. However, moment of of lucidity yield winey and brett notes with juniper flute bursts, twangy wheat, and anise. The flavor is a similar delightful jumble of winey malting, brett notes, juniper shivers, and wheat, all on the sweet site. A delicious, complex elixir.
Monday, February 01, 2016

ej
3.1
Hilliardís Amber Ale
Can. Pours a dark golden with a medium offwhite top. Aroma is malts and light fruity with hints of resin and pine. Taste is bitter, somewhat harsh actually. Some malty sweetness is there as well, but mostly bitter with hints of resin. Not quite convinced but itís not bad. Medium body and co2.
Friday, January 29, 2016

gnoff
3.1
Hilliardís Boombox IPA
Draught at the bar twentyfourseven inside of Gothia Towers Hotel in GŲteborg, on January 29, 2016.
Served in a glass shaped as a beer can with no lid, lokoed nice and was nice to drink from.
The pump clip stated 6.5% ABV.
Clear golden color, dense white head. Bitter, resin, some cream and a tad caramel taste. Slight metallic, citrus, rahter bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high to almost very high bitterness. Hoppy herbal scent.
Not sure about this one, feels focused on bitterness. Not a lot of fresh hops. Doesnít intrigue, doesnít excite, doesnít stick out.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Pyrmir
2.9
Hilliardís Boombox IPA
On tap at fjortishaket, vasagatan gbg. Deep golden with whiteish head. Aroma malty, caramel, slight butterscotch and some candy. Taste is malty, candy, caramel, slight burnt sugar and low bitterness
Friday, January 29, 2016

donandres
3.1
Hilliardís The 12th Can Pale Ale
16 ounce can poured into wine glass Appearance: Orange light amber , hazy, with medium head, lacing Aroma: Smell of malt Taste: Good initial bitter but can improve on the follow through Mouth feel: Fizzy, a bit creamy Overall: Good Beer, but can be better Drank: January 28, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016

oh6gdx
2.4
Hilliardís E.xtra S.pecial B.elgian
Draught@SBWF2015. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is grains, some herbs and mild metallic and wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, some woodenand mild grainy and herbal notes. Also some slight metallic notes to it.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

oh6gdx
2.6
Hilliardís Boombox IPA
Canned@SBWF2015. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, wooden and some mild grainy notes along with a slight bit of metal. Flavour is fruity, floral, toffeeish and some mild grainy notes.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Rasmus40
3
Hilliardís Amber Ale
Can from Systembolaget. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - old hops. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 180116
Monday, January 18, 2016

madsberg
3.1
Hilliardís Amber Ale
Canned. Amber coloured. Unclear. Fluffy off white head. Aroma. Sterin, herbs, caramel. Flavour. Herbs, caramel, sterin. Light bitter end.
Saturday, January 09, 2016

fiulijn
3.7
Hilliardís El Bronco Blanco
Draught at St. Augustineís, Vancouver
The blond color is darker than in other wheat beers, just hazy. The flavor has some delicate bread quality, the aroma is delicate and hoppy, and there is some fruity hop flavor too. Elegant beer, fresh, easily drinkable, of great balance.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

TBone
2.4
Hilliardís E.xtra S.pecial B.elgian
Can?@SBWF2015
Amber color, small white head. Grassy, cardboadish aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Harsh, grass, caramel, dusty, meh.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Drake
3.4
Hilliardís Saison
Tallboy can. Clear golden, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of yeast, spice, white bread. The taste is dry citrus, yeast, pale bready malt. Medium bodied, low carbonation.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

nazzty
2.5
Hilliardís Amber Ale
Not very interesting and neither bad. Apparent bitterness and flavors of caramel, dried fruits, malt, hops and orange peel.
Saturday, December 05, 2015

AndySnow
3.3
Hilliardís Saison - Bourbon Barrel (Suffering Bastard)
How: Draught.
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, fruit, alcohol, grapefruit, a bit vinous.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, alcohol, a bit floral, citrus, grapefruit.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Dahlstrom
2.8
Hilliardís Amber Ale
355 ml can from Systembolaget. Amber coloured with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel malt. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium bodied. Medium bitterness. And medium carbonation.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Gorgosh
2.9
Hilliardís Amber Ale
Att nŚgot sŚ vackert att titta pŚ kan smaka sŚ intetsšgande. Jag hŲr min mors rŲst eka i huvudet: "Ett sŲtt ansikte šr inte allt". Att det var Ųl hon pratade om fŲr 22 Śr sedan hade jag inte en aning om...fŲrmodligen inte hon heller.
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Nijstrom
3
Hilliardís Amber Ale
Can. Caramel, hay, grass and flowers. Hints of pine. Slightly bitter and dry.
Monday, October 12, 2015

Jahe
3.1
Hilliardís Amber Ale
Pours Amber from can with off white head. Aroma is toffee malty a scent of roasted malt. Medium body malty caramel taste small short bitterness
Friday, October 09, 2015

5000
3
Hilliardís Murdered Out Stout
Can:   Almost pitch black, little khaki head and lacing.   Soft roasted malt nose, very soft.   Extremely soft on the tongue.   A little acrid roastiness on the backside.   Otherwise clean, but light.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but leaning to the thin side.   Comes across as very pedestrian, not much flavor other than light roasted malts, and even then a touch acrid or husky.   Meh... Needs to be a tad sweeter and certainly more body.   Too light and unassuming.


Tuesday, October 06, 2015

gyllenbock
3.6
Hilliardís One-Run Series: Imperial IPA
Sample at SBWF 2015. Hazy amber/orange with a small white. Fresh and hoppy with grapefruit, resin, caramel and some hints of something metallic. The body was medium and the finish bitter. Quite nice.
Monday, October 05, 2015

gyllenbock
3.4
Hilliardís Saison - Bourbon Barrel (Suffering Bastard)
Sample at SBWF 2015. Amber with a small white head. Sour with grapefruit, grass, funk, light bourbon and caramel. Medium body and bitterness. A descent one.
Monday, October 05, 2015

gyllenbock
3
Hilliardís Boombox IPA
Sample at SBWF 2015. Amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of grapefruit, hay and resin. Also some hints of caramel. Not that hoppy and with a medium bitter finish.
Monday, October 05, 2015

gyllenbock
2.8
Hilliardís Chrome Satan
Sample at SBWF 2015. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of malt, light bread, citrus, grass and some caramel. The body was on the light side. Drinkable but nothing special.
Monday, October 05, 2015

stouby
3.3
Hilliardís Amber Ale
Can at home. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma medium malty (caramel, roasted) and hoppy (grassy). Flavor medium sweet and bitter with a long duration. Medium body.
Sunday, October 04, 2015

Hermod
2.5
Hilliardís E.xtra S.pecial B.elgian
Tap@ sbwf15. Pours amber with a thick white head. Belgian yeasty aroma. . Dry, papery, Watery as well for this abv. Caramel, does not carry on.
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Hermod
2.1
Hilliardís Boombox IPA
Can @Sbwf15. Amber, thin white head. Spicy, bready, tired hops. Flavor similar. Dull stuff.
Saturday, October 03, 2015

TBone
2.4
Hilliardís Boombox IPA
Can at SBWF2015 Clear amber color, small white head. Ryeish, harsh aroma. Medium-bodied. Ryeish, fruity, a bit resiny flavor. Big goes Ipa kind of ipa. Duh.o
Saturday, October 03, 2015

fonefan
3.2
Hilliardís Amber Ale

Draught @ Bhe Bishops Arms Gustav Adolfs Torg, Gustav Adolfs Torg 49, MalmŲ, Sweden 211 39 - [ during RBESG15 ].

[ As Hilliards Amber Ale ].
Clear medium orange amber color with a small to average, frothy to fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, straw, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light light heavy bitter with a long duration, hop bitter, pale malt, hay. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150821]

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

rlgk
2.9
Hilliardís Chrome Satan
SBWF 2015. Hazy golden/copper beer with a decent head. Malty grainy aroma, caramel, some fruits. Malty bread flavor, grainy, hay, some floral notes. Kinda dull.
Sunday, September 27, 2015

rlgk
3.3
Hilliardís Saison - Bourbon Barrel (Suffering Bastard)
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2015. Clear golden/copper, small offwhite head. Sourish grapefruit arom, vinous, caramel, grapes, funky notes. Sourish fruity flavor, hay, citrus, floral, vinegar notes, some grapefruit.
Sunday, September 27, 2015

klas
3.8
Hilliardís Amber Ale
Can from Systembolaget. Taste of caramel. Rather hoppy. Bitter. Amber color.
Friday, September 25, 2015

mcberko
2.6
Hilliardís El Bronco Blanco
On tap St. Augustineís, pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is subtle, with toasted bready notes and straw. Flavour is clean, with biscuity malt and straw. Extremely bland and boring. Whatís the point?
Thursday, September 17, 2015