Hilliardís Brewing Company Reviews

Hilliardís Chrome Satan 3
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hilliardís Boombox IPA 3.8
Growler from the Hilliard brewery in Ballard, poured to wine glass Appearance: orange, hazy, cloudy, white foam, frothy, Aroma: malty bread smell Taste: medium sweetness, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish Overall: good beer Drank :March 19,2015
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hilliardís Murdered Out Stout 3.9
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

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

Hilliardís Old Crow Vanilla Show 3.7
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

Hilliardís Saison - Bourbon Barrel (Suffering Bastard) 3.7
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

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

Hilliardís Saison - Bourbon Barrel (Suffering Bastard) 3.9
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

Hilliardís Amber Ale 3.1
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

Hilliardís Boombox IPA 3.1
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

Hilliardís Boombox IPA 2.9
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

Hilliardís The 12th Can Pale Ale 3.1
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

Hilliardís E.xtra S.pecial B.elgian 2.4
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

Hilliardís Boombox IPA 2.6
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

Hilliardís Amber Ale 3
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

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

Hilliardís El Bronco Blanco 3.7
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

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

Monday, December 21, 2015

Hilliardís Saison 3.4
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

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

Hilliardís Saison - Bourbon Barrel (Suffering Bastard) 3.3
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

Hilliardís Amber Ale 2.8
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

Hilliardís Amber Ale 2.9
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

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

Hilliardís Amber Ale 3.1
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

Hilliardís Murdered Out Stout 3
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

Hilliardís One-Run Series: Imperial IPA 3.6
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

Hilliardís Saison - Bourbon Barrel (Suffering Bastard) 3.4
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

Hilliardís Boombox IPA 3
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

Hilliardís Chrome Satan 2.8
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

Hilliardís Amber Ale 3.3
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

Hilliardís E.xtra S.pecial B.elgian 2.5
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

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

Hilliardís Boombox IPA 2.4
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

Hilliardís Amber Ale 3.2

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

Hilliardís Chrome Satan 2.9
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

Hilliardís Saison - Bourbon Barrel (Suffering Bastard) 3.3
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

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

Hilliardís El Bronco Blanco 2.6
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

Hilliardís Amber Ale 3.4
Can. Pours a light auburn brown with a medium, brownish head. Aroma is red fruits, caramel, some flower. Taste is caramel, light nuttiness, some flower. Fairly nice. Somewhat bitter-ish.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hilliardís Saison 3.3
Big can in a tulip. Pours golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, pale and light caramel malts, and some hints of banana/cloves. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best saison but for a standard Belgian-style saison, itís not terrible.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hilliardís Boombox IPA 3.2
Can: Coppery color filled the glass with small bubbles, I believe the can leaked some as it has residue on the top. Aroma is nice juicy hops. Taste is a little flat from the leak, very citrus hops bite with a balancing malt finish.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Hilliardís Boombox IPA 2.5
Pours hazy golden with a lot of white head. A buttery aroma with some pine and citrus. Rather thin with a low bitter finish.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hilliardís E.xtra S.pecial B.elgian 2.6
On Tap at the Everett Craft Beer fest Light amber, snort quick white head. Some Belgin notes but rather bitter. I like stretching the styles, but I Did not get this one.
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hilliardís Saison - Bourbon Barrel (Suffering Bastard) 3.8
On Tap at the Everett Craft Beer fest Loved this one Light orange amber with a small off-white head. Notes of bourbon and a terrific sour character.
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hilliardís Amber Ale 3.4
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Toasted malty. Toffee, solid hoppy. Bitter and light fruity. Bitter. Toffee and solid bitter finish.
Friday, August 21, 2015

Hilliardís Amber Ale 3
Can from systembolaget. Nice example of an amber ale. Not my favourite style but this one works OK.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hilliardís Amber Ale 3
Det hšr var rštt okej, smaken var kraftfull och beskan Ųvervšldigande. Kroppen var stabil men balansen sken med sin frŚnvaro, tyvšrr.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Hilliardís Amber Ale 3
Can. Hazy amber with a minimal white head. Aroma is sweet with apricot and flowers. Taste has caramel malt, light resin/pine/fir and loads of bitterness. Medium body, very present/high carbonation but not fizzy, dry mouth feel. Dry bitter after taste.
Too bitter imo, but perhaps Iím not familiar with the style.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Hilliardís Amber Ale 3.2
35,5cl can shared by Arve_Christian - thanks. Pours slightly hazy amber with an off-white head. Fairly hoppy aroma with citrus, pine, caramel, malt and hints of tropical fruits. Moderate to medium sweet with pleasant hoppy flavours and a nice bitterness. Quite tasty.
Saturday, August 01, 2015