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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Peleg Hill Jr. (1757-1831) was our great, great, great, great grandfather and one of Greensboros 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 Djvlebryg and Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Brewing.

Released July 2014 at Hill Farmstead Brewery

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14206) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured cloudy dark brown color and an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, vanilla wood and toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1558) - - MAR 16, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2017 Reddish brown pour, thin offwhite head, red hues. Sour cherry aroma and taste, oak, caramel, red wine, sour, malty, earthy. Milder carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2017
500 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Dutchs crew. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, dark fruit, wood and, hints spice, hints of tart fruit, caramel, cherry, cherry skins, some mild tart character, a light funk, I was able to avoid the gusher because the kind soul that sent the bottle added a note for proper care before drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (1812) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2015
500 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 10/6/2014. Deep brown body. Huge khaki head. Thick collar. The bottle gushed when I opened it. Smells of bourbon and lots of brett. Aggressively bretted. Caramel. Barrel isnt as strong in the taste. Brett is stronger. Earthy and red winey. Some tartness and dark fruit flavors. Oak and bourbon come out in the back. Dry and not very sweet at all. Highly carbonated. Boozy. Medium body. It doesnt smack of an unintended infection, but its much more controlled. The tartness works pretty well and keeps it a very interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (11447) - 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. Doesnt do it for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14025) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle share at Pauls - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18747) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7573) - 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.


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