336. Hill Farmstead George
Continuing on my string of Hill Farmstead reviews with their brown ale. This one was brought back to me by a friend that took a trip to Vermont and was nice enough to grab me a couple of 750s and bottles while he was there. Always great having friends that enjoy great beer and are willing to help out.
Color is brown with some hints of red around the edges (if you click on the picture here you will see the full size version). Great tan head that leave tons of lacing on the glass. Just a great looking brown ale. Aroma has lots of roasted malts with maybe a hint of coffee. Taste starts sweet with plenty of malt character and then hints of coffee and chocolate come in. The coffee and chocolate are certainly in the background, this is not a coffee/chocolate beer. There are some hops here but they are masked by the rich malts.
This beer is very smooth, well balanced and fairly complex for a brown ale. Very drinkable and one of the better brown ales that I have reviewed.
Pros: Appearance, Complex flavor
Alcohol Content: 6.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Hill Farmstead
Brewers 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…