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Juicy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
99
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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 526
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Wine barrel aged New Zealand hopped saison.
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Ratings: 225 | Reviews: 49
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes:
Consumed 5/21/14 with my buddy an hour before his wedding. Thanks again jstillwell!

A: Hazy dark copper body topped with a creamy one finger head that persists for a long time. As per usual from HF, the beer is absolutely glowing.

S: Dear God... Can literally smell this across the room. Tons of fruit upfront including mango, pineapple, and zesty orange. Tart white wine and bretty funk take up the back end of the aroma. One of the best aromas I've ever encountered from a beer.

T: Tart citrus followed by acidic white wine grapes. Brett has clearly taken over at this stage, and gives off notes of musty tropical fruit. Grainy malt rounds everything out. Not as mind blowing as the nose, but extremely balanced.

M: Medium bodied and airy mouthfeel. Typical superb HF mouthfeel. What does Shaun Hill do to his water?!

O: An amazing beer that I only wish I could have tried fresh when the hops were still a factor. Hopefully I can now that's it's been rebrewed. An extremely appropriate beer to be sharing with friends before such an important event.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Hazy orange. A little hazy and murky looking. Nice white head. Gushed a little.

Smell - Citrusy. White wine. Bright and acidic. Hoppy orange with some lemony aromas.

Taste - Very bright orange citrus. Acidic white wine. Grainy malts. White wine lingers past the citrus flavors, but the hops come through to provide some bitterness in the back.

Mouthfeel - Crisp. Dare I say refreshing. Well carbonated.

Overall - Extremely impressive. This review is from the first time I had this beer, which was pretty fresh. I was surprised to find this review after years. It does lose its punch and unique hop flavors after a while, but it remains a good beer.

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Bottle pour at the tasting at la casa de dirtinabottle.

It slowly gurgles out of the bottle after opening, needs to settle for a second before we open it. It's alive!

Pours a dark peach color, with a one inch head, and small little dots of lacing.

Just an incredible fresh fruit touch in the aroma- melon, orange, pineapple, lemon, some white wine.

The taste is similar, but the funk has clearly taken over the proceedings at this age. Fruity, slightly chalky Brett flavors abound, some barnyard funk, light acidity, melon, orange, pineapple, lemon, white wine acidity. A little bit of hop presence is tasted near the end, of the zesty, citrusy variety. Lingering acidity.

Medium bodied, juicy but crisp mouthfeel. For all the flavors, this is quite drinkable.

One of the most interesting and well-crafted beers I've ever had. Shaun Hill is a genius.

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Reviewing the infamous Juicy from Hill Farmstead Brewery out of Greensboro Bend, Vermont. This dry hopped saison is aged in the barrels that were used to age Mimosa.

Score: 95

November 2012 vintage bottle served in a Darkness chalice and enjoyed on 03/19/14. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Pours a nice murky orange color with a finger of off-white head that settles to a thick ring around the glass and splotchy, wispy coating. Amazing lacing and retention; crazy cling. 4.75/5

Smell: Apricot, grapefruit, grapes, a touch of barnyard funk and sweet malt. Really nice tropical juiciness, wine character and young-ish saison aroma mix. Warms up to a little bit of lacto and PDO comes out of the woodwork into the mix. 4.5/5

Taste: Bready malt and white wine, following by grapefruit/stone fruit and a little tannic acidity. Straw-like flavor and tropical juiciness in the finish, lingering with just a kiss of funk. Really nice flavors here, blending gracefully. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Light-plus bodied, good carbonation. Juicy mouthfeel with a dry finish. Nice earthiness with a good light tartness. 4.5/5

Overall: Many have said this beer aged is a shell of its former fresh self, but I found it to be delicious aged nearly a year and a half regardless of how much better it may or may not have been fresh. Relative to Dry Hopped L'Brett D'Or, as aged, my palate prefers Juicy. With ample tropical juiciness, a nice wine character and a dry finish, this beer offers lots of complexity. Drink 'em now fellas.

Cost: $8 for a 375 ml bottle.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Hill Farmstead.

Poured into a HF white-logo fest glass (rarwale). Cloudy orange-amber color, with a small, puffy, white head that retained well and laced the glass nicely. Delectable aroma, oaky, white wine, grassy, light citrus and mild funk. Lots of citrusy tang in the taste, assertive but delicate hop bitterness, white grapes and a nicely defined barrel character, with a slight sour twinge, crisp tropical fruit notes, mild grassy funk, pulpy and juicy (harhar) orange and lemon lingering into the aftertaste. Very light and toasty malts. Medium body, clean and crisp mouthfeel. Complexity through the roof. I would have called this "juicy" even if it wasn't the actual name of the beer. I may never have this beer again, but I definitely want to...

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Bottle generously provided by Tom and shared by Kyle. Thank you both so very much!

Pours a clouded orange with a thin white skim. Looks very enticing when backlit.

Smells is predominantly saison-y....green pear, loads of pepper, funky, and yeast with only a faint hint of tart. It's nice but subtle, if not a tad muted.

Tastes much different than it smells. The front end is a wonderful tangerine-grapefruit blast that coats the tongue and lingers on the lips for a good long while. When the beer hits the back of the tongue it transitions into a very dry and sandpaper finish with a light sulfur fade.

Such an interesting beer with a very noticeable transition from front to back. The juiciness sticks to your lips and front of the tongue while the dry finish just hangs on the back of the palate. Like no beer I've ever tasted.

Another beer I feel very fortunate to have tried and am appreciative of the opportunity.

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4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a murky redish/brown with a small head. Not any hint of a gusher like some mention

S: Actually reminds me a little of a slightly soured Saison, but in a good way. Very peppery, funky and a slight touch of tangerine/grapefruit.

T: It has a some OJ/grapefuit flavors. Very dry on the back with a very good citrus quality. Barnyard, hay and straw.

M: Light on your tongue but coating at the same time.

O: I could probably drink this all day long everyday. Drink em if you got it!

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Juicy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.