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Juicy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 7.13%
Wants: 520
Gots: 28 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Wine barrel aged New Zealand hopped saison.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-20-2012)
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Vermont

5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-05-2013 04:52:20 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

01-05-2013 04:32:30 | More by Dactrius
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dickieb

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

01-01-2013 16:56:37 | More by dickieb
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-31-2012 23:58:32 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

12-30-2012 05:48:50 | More by Anonymous1
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Ryan. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotchy lacework. Murky, peach flesh-colored body.

S - An intriguing mixture of white wine, zesty ctirus hops, mildly tropical funkiness, light grass and herbs, sweet malts, and a hint of oak.

T - The taste loses some of the hop complexity, and fills out the palate with more vinous and sweet malty flavors, along with mild tropical brett flavors. Some of the earthy and herbal qualities persist, and there's again a light oak presence. Closer to a 4.25 here, do I dinged the drinkability a bit.

M - Medium body, appropriately juicy texture, and a soft but sufficient moderate carbonation level. No alcohol presence, and a lightly tannic and dry finish.

D - Another well-executed beer from Hill Farmstead. It didn't blow my mind, but the marriage of hops and yeast is finely wrought and the beer is eminently drinkable at 7.4%. I kind of liked things better when I didn't have to fight for 2oz of Shaun's beers at a tasting. Better than CD #3, and roughly on par with CD #1.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 04:27:07 | More by MasterSki
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-29-2012 13:27:19 | More by twowheelssoar
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-29-2012 01:44:59 | More by TheRuss9585
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HopHead84

California

4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12/26/2012

375ml bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Thanks! Look out, this is a slow gusher.

A: Dark golden orange and hazy with a finger of mousse-like foam that rapidly recedes, leaving scattered lacing.

S: The aroma brings to mind mineral, wet leather, grass, and musty barnyard characteristics. The hops impart lemon, orange, white grape, and melon. A peppery spiciness pervades the olfactory, blending nicely with citrus zest. Tangerine is pronounced. There's a light woody quality.

T: Up front tartness segues into a pleasant midpalate pixie stix sweetness. This tantalizing sweet-tart sensation persists. Fruit abounds, reminiscent of orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Lightly peppery with leather, grass, earth, oak, and brackish notes. There's a low level of bitterness throughout. The finish is mildly tannic with lingering notes of leather, lemongrass, and tangerine.

M: Medium body with lower medium carbonation. The carbonation is interesting in that it was high initially but it seemed to quickly disappear. The mouthfeel is dry, sticky, and tannic.

Overall: The combination of New Zealand hops and Saison makes for a unique and refreshing beer. I wish this 375ml bottle would double in size.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 04:43:57 | More by HopHead84
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New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-27-2012 03:52:41 | More by GennyCreamAle
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Gfunk720

Connecticut

4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Out of my Ommegang glass.

A- A beautiful warm orangey amber color. Pours with a nice foamy white head and plenty of lacing. Pretty crisp and clean.

S- A strong smell of funky bret, tangerine, and peachy fruity smells. Wow!

T- the initial flavor is very funky and bretty , it quickly transitions to more of a peppery saison flavor. The aftertaste is nice fruity hops with touches of orange and lemon rind. Definitely a baby mimosa of sorts.

M- as always from Hill Farmstead it is spot on.

O- the diversity in flavor is just incredible. If you love funky bretty beers, this should be a must have. The citrus and hops just compliment each other extremely well.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 02:49:57 | More by Gfunk720
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-25-2012 20:06:10 | More by Hophead717
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-24-2012 03:34:21 | More by greg4579
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mobius387

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

12-23-2012 21:11:42 | More by mobius387
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chase2634

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-22-2012 14:41:11 | More by chase2634
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-19-2012 15:38:02 | More by nathanjohnson
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MrFootstones

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

12-18-2012 22:24:04 | More by MrFootstones
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-18-2012 20:44:35 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Hill Farmstead stemware glass. Gushes a bit on opening

Milky white top, classic HF milky and tight bubbles make the pour and cap. Always leaves a nice 2-3mm puck. Body color is a dull peach orange, and opaque quite hazy.

Bouquet hits hot and sharp. Big brett funk, mixing with large aromatic peaches and fruit. Mellows out with a nice to aptly described heat and tropical juicy fruit action. Lots of pineapple, and yellow tropic sensations. More of a punch tropic than an actual beer, just that hint of classic big funk brings you back. Smells amazing. A few drops spill on my hands, and my fingers smell like liquid bread, just incredible.

What an impressive palate. Fruit punch action, and tropical pineapple abounds. Huge juice finish with large peppery sensing spice. Bread and toasty sourdough explode in the aftertaste all over. A good controlled burst of heat, but nothing boozy. Incredibly.. truly.. juicy palate, mouth coating and full, but light and not thick. Lemon, pineapples, peaches oh my.. throw in some farmhouse big bold goodness and it's mouthwatering.

I am not one for tropical notes, I am even less one of a fan for pineapple flavors, but this is just unreal. Borderline blurring drink. Great saison, great Hill Farmstead stuff. Stupidly drinkable... MORE!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 02:13:38 | More by smakawhat
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TotallyHosed

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

12-18-2012 01:56:22 | More by TotallyHosed
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thstevens12

Washington

4/5  rDev -10.9%

12-16-2012 23:58:12 | More by thstevens12
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readbaron

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.9%

12-16-2012 22:27:25 | More by readbaron
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-16-2012 21:02:32 | More by wdarcy77
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Juicy pours a hazy yellow/amber with a small, thin white head on top. The foam disappears quickly leaving only a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is loaded with tangerine citrus. In addition, notes of brett and tropical fruit are also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft, a little watery with mild carbonation. The flavor is tart with orange and tangerine citrus. Some grapes appear in the middle along with a touch of tropical fruit. It finishes a little salty (? maybe it's just me). Once gone the tart flavor and tangerine citrus lingers on the palate.

This is an easy drinking beer with lots of aroma and flavor. An interesting combination of tartness and citrus hops.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 20:36:33 | More by WanderingFool
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

12-16-2012 04:58:19 | More by teddyarrowhead
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