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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
George was our grandfather’s brother, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. George is our American Brown Ale. Hopped, rightfully so, with Centennial, Cascade, and a touch of Columbus… 6% ALC/VOL 15.5º P

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4.3
SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
pours a deep mahogany brown with a long lasting frothy tan head. leaves some nice lace on the glass. aroma of roasted coffee, hazelnuts, a touch of raisin, cinnamon, and juicy grapefruit and fresh squeezed oranges hop character. taste is bright, bitter juicy citrusy hops backed by a nutty deep dark roasty dark chocolate and espresso. dry, awesome body. just a wonderfully made beer. i could drink this all the live long day, every day. awesome beer.

3.7
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
750mL growler/fliptop thanks to oteyj. Big carbonation yields a clear, red cherry cola with a larger yellow head. Nice retention. Thick appearance- sticky rings of impressive lace even out of a growler. Nose is very roasty, much more coffee and earth than I was expecting. Almost porter like nose with maple. Taste is richer, bitter, piney, small umami character. Roasty and earthy coffee still with mild hazelnut. Very good- hard to make a beer this style that is enjoyable. Mild salt, pine, tree bark. Bitter but nicely balanced by dark chocolate and coffee. Palate is lemony, mildy acidic, small saltiness. Feels heavier than 6%. Still quite aggressively hoppy. Could be slightly overwhelming.

4.1
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Giant thanks to oteyj for procuring a 750 mL bottle of this from the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a small bubbly head. Nose holds phenomenal roasted malt, earthy hops with notes of warm bark mulch, loam, along with touches of almond and caramel. Flavor is equally wondrous; more sweet chocolate notes mix with the roasty and earthy bitterness. Absolutely my favorite brown ale.

4.1
oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2011
On tap at the brewery. An extremely dark brown body sports a vivacious and lively tan froth that is seemingly endless. This beer is purely epic for the style: a huge hit of floral and pine like resin finishes off with buckets of orange and grapefruit peels. The malt character is with bursting notes of cocoa nib, and a roasty malt note that is incredibly soft. All the goodness of a nice roasty chunk of bakers chocolate or cocoa nib without the bitter astringency. The hop character is phenomenal, and adds the perfect balance. The best brown ale I’ve ever had- definitely raised the bar for an otherwise uninteresting style.

3.7
fbm115 (187) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Offering from a growler that was kept cold for two days until consumed. Pours a murky brown color reminicent of lake water. the head is soapy big bubbles. smell opens with a dark carmel malt and moderate grassy piney hop notes. taste is of carmel malt right before the flavor gets to roast. Semi sweet with a moderate hop presence. kinda floral on the aftertaste. medium light body with moderate/ low carbonation. Overall an easy drinking flavorful beer that was a pleasure to consume. No problem drinking 2L over the course of sunday football.

4.1
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2012 Growler picked up at the bottle festival. Great brown malt flavors, nutty. Hoppy finish. Great everyday beer

3.3
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
On draft at the brewery. Hoppy brown ale. Brown color with a nice white head. Hops in the aroma and taste.

3.6
pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Growler shared by InspectorBob at BA gathering. Pours out a decent looking brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is of caramel, sweet malts, light chocolate, sweet breakfast bread and a slight trace of bitterness. Taste is much the same, sweet bready malts with a little bit of caramel and some hop bitterness for balance.

3.6
dmac (6457) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Growler shared by InspectorBob at the 2011 South Jersey BA gathering. Poured a muddy orange/brown with a smaller head. Aroma just wasn’t there, notes of dirty earth, soap, hint of honey and dirty oranges. Full fizzy body with stronger carbonation and a chewy body. Flavor is way better than the aroma along with chocolate, brown bread, toast, nutts, and some cola. This is a great brown ale.

3.8
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
From tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown to almost black with a creamy, off-white, lasting and lacing head. Smooth toffee roasted malty with a good bitter counterbalancing. Yet a slight bit too bitter into the far finish leaving more bitterness than toasted malt in the balance.


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