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Juicy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 519
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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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -8.7%

Pour is copper orange with a thin tan head that dissipates immediately. Nose is fruity, light hints of brett and some peppery yeasty notes with some malt lingering in. Lots of mango and tropical fruit. Taste is sweet and fairly bright. Brett is underneath but a hint disorganized. Lots of mango and pineapple. Tropical fruits with the Brett and notes of muddled malt trough the finish. Body is light with very strong carbonation as semi dry finish.

02-10-2014 00:40:42 | More by cpetrone84
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Crookdrain

New York

4.69/5  rDev +4.5%

375ml Bottle split between some great BA friends. Been waiting to open this one for a while.

A: Lighter than expected - a tinge of cloudy orange. A gusher but was to be expected from a HF wild ale.

S: Amazing, I think only Flora has a better nose. Wine and fruit and hops. Lemon/tangerine/dry white wine. Can smell a bit of funk seeping through the citrus. Some nice hop aroma at the end.

T: Brett on the tongue. Citrus and a moderate bitterness through the middle. Wine-soaked tangerines and a slight hint of grapefruit through the finish. Complex and delicious. Hard not to gulp the entire bottle down.

M: Moderate. Not as thin as the color suggested. Nicely carbed (could have been the year in the bottle that did it)

O: Cliche to say - I didn't think this could live up to the hype - but it did. The tasting group was blown away by this one, and I can't wait to snag another now that it's been rebrewed.

If you have the ammo, definitely trade for this one. My 2nd favorite HF beer of all time, behind the mighty Flora.

01-30-2014 14:53:54 | More by Crookdrain
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

01-22-2014 01:29:34 | More by Zimm
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

01-18-2014 04:41:03 | More by thegerm87
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HitchSlap

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

01-12-2014 18:39:36 | More by HitchSlap
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Pahn

New York

4.6/5  rDev +2.4%

375ml split with Morningthief. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Cloudy orange. Gushed when served slightly cold, but didn't lose much. Decent lacing.

Smell: I hate to sound like an asshole, but the aroma transported me to some sort of ocean of citrus. So full that it's not like a "note" or "smells like grapefruit," but "bustling citrus market located on a boat in some sort of verdant pond in the rainforest." Brett funk underneath the grapefruit and lime. Just amazing.

Taste: Almost as good as the aroma. Harsh bitterness that usually ruins pale beers like this, but balances with the firm brett and big hits of citrus. Lives up to its name; like magic fruit and wild yeast juice.

No confusing this with Russian River or Cantillon. Not minerally. Sour but smoothed over completely by big hop and yeast flavor--it's the picture of balance (like most Hill Farmstead beers) save for overreaching in a good way with the citrus flavors.

Definite winner. Worth seeking out if you chase interesting beers.

Mouthfeel: Very good. Not world class, but doesn't get in the way, and it is indeed nice and juicy.

Overall: Another fine, fine beer from Hill Farmstead. Especially interesting for the way it balances high bitterness; this exact bitterness has ruined other sours and BSPAs for me (as stated in several reviews, actually), but here it's a perfect element. Great stuff.

12-20-2013 01:15:12 | More by Pahn
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morningthief

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-20-2013 00:58:32 | More by morningthief
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HeadieBrews

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-09-2013 03:49:02 | More by HeadieBrews
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bahnfire

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-02-2013 03:11:04 | More by bahnfire
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

11-18-2013 04:13:50 | More by dhbiker0889
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

11-14-2013 23:28:36 | More by iL0VEbeer
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

11-14-2013 13:53:53 | More by nrs207
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

10-28-2013 17:48:09 | More by polishkaz
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illidurit

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

10-23-2013 03:32:59 | More by illidurit
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nkeckhar

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-07-2013 19:55:35 | More by nkeckhar
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

10-07-2013 01:59:51 | More by griffeyb
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ksodemann

Missouri

5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-06-2013 05:34:41 | More by ksodemann
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

10-03-2013 18:29:20 | More by VTBeerTrade
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

10-01-2013 19:20:47 | More by Luk13
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

09-16-2013 22:31:39 | More by CypherEnigma
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frankthetank86

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

09-11-2013 22:37:24 | More by frankthetank86
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jamvt

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

09-03-2013 15:29:34 | More by jamvt
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

08-24-2013 19:01:46 | More by oline73
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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

4/5  rDev -10.9%

08-24-2013 14:14:11 | More by LincolnHawk
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -10.9%

08-23-2013 13:12:51 | More by mendvicdog
Juicy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.