Juicy
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #11
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
99
Ranked #217
Avg:
4.49 | pDev: 6.24%
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
737
From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  709
Gots
  88
SCORE
99
World-Class
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Notes: Juicy is inspired by our love for New Zealand—the adventures had therein, and the journeys grown from without. Our love for the landscape, the agriculture, and the spirited reflection of its inhabitants a decade ago has led to the vision of what lies before you. After more than a year conditioning in wine barrels with our resident microflora, the beer that we have referred to as Juicy is now ready to be enjoyed.
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cpsfgd from Missouri

4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 19, 2018
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HookemHoos from Virginia

3.57/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this at a share out of a Hill Farmstead taster glass. Juicy was a beer I'd been looking forward to for a long time since I missed out on the opportunity to try the first batch. Honestly, overall I was fairly disappointed with it. Maybe my expectations were too high for it, but it didn't come close to my hopes or what I felt like I should be getting after trading for it. We opened a Vera Mae earlier in the night which I much preferred to Juicy. Further, I don't think this compares to some of the other saisons/wilds that Shaun makes.

Jan 21, 2016
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BoldRulerVT from Vermont

4.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into stemmed wine glasses at the Hill Farmstead tasting room on 12/15/16.
Pours a beautiful deep amber with great clarity and one finger of bubbly head.
Aromas of white wine, oak and lots of yeast abound.
Flavors are incredible. So much wine flavor, so much wood, great tartness. Deep, round flavor.
Mouthfeel was excellent and kept drawing me back for another sip.
Possibly the best wild ale I've ever had.

Dec 16, 2016
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 bottle (Batch 3) into Hill Farmstead flute bottle.

Light amber in color with a good bit of foam head upon an aggressive pour. Wonderful floral aromas and taste. Fruity flavor. Brett is present but not offensive. Not overly tart or overly acidic. Very balanced saison that is pleasant and easy to drink. One of the best I've had.

Sep 08, 2017
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UcDru from Ohio

4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose is tropical brett and a little back end funk. The palate is really clean slight tart finish plenty of sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes.. Damn good beer really clean and palateable.

Apr 18, 2017
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HevvyMetalHippie from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Dec 18, 2012
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ACarp from New York

4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Jun 01, 2017
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tom10101 from Canada

4/5  rDev -10.9%

Apr 29, 2013
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ToddBeans from Kentucky

4.52/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 01, 2017
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goalie35 from Canada

4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 04, 2018
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Released Nov 2016, so about 3 months ago. Tulip glass.

A: Pours light orange tinted gold, very good clarity thin film of fine, bright white head with excellent retention.

S: Heavy barnyard character, fairly rich Vienna-like toast and slightly sweet malt and light citrus hops. Mild Sauvignon Blanc-like wine and candied gooseberry which suggest Nelson hops.

T: Moderate citrus, fairly intense earth/dirt with light astringency, finishing with a bit of white wine, but also moderate bitterness and more earth. Slightly mouthwatering but no tartness per se. A little austere for my taste.

M: Medium-light body and carbonation with slight creaminess.

O: Beautiful nose, much of which seems to be the hops and/or wine barrel. The bitterness and aggressive brett combine to make this a bit too dry without sufficient presence for my taste.

Feb 17, 2017
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jordanimal from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Nov 27, 2014
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mobius387 from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Dec 23, 2012
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BeerCosmonaut from Vermont

5/5  rDev +11.4%

Jan 05, 2013
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VTBeerTrade from Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Oct 03, 2013
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metalgdog from New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Jul 14, 2013
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Liberatiscioli from Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Jan 29, 2016
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OrangeAmps from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.4%

Jun 21, 2013
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CraigMack61 from New Jersey

4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jul 01, 2017
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goldspire from California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Aug 20, 2014
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MLDucky from Texas

4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 05, 2016
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mklisz from New Hampshire

4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 08, 2016
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SimcoeKid from California

4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 23, 2016
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vziznznzyz from North Carolina

4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Feb 01, 2016
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Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 12, 2016
Juicy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 737 ratings