Juicy | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MasterSki on 11-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
586
Reviews:
95
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
6.43%
 
 
Wants:
700
Gots:
96
For Trade:
10
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brew33
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -13.1%
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle from December, 2016. Obtained in a trade. Hope it's still good as it certainly was well cared for.

L: Maybe 1F head poured into Behind the Veil Teku glass. Not much retention, no lacing, only a thing ring. Beer is a very attractive clear deep copper.

S: Definitely getting a lot of the wine barrel (guessing chardonnay) and brett. Some grapefruit and lemon, maybe.

T: Tart wine and wine barrel up front, with slightly sour citrus in the form of lemon and grapefruit along with the brett. Intense flavors, for sure, so the name is apt. Still has a spicy crispness even with some age, so I'm guessing the taste is as intended. Finish does linger despite the crispness and it comes close to running away on the tart side. ABV not really evident.

F: Light to medium bodied, mediumish carbonation. Crispy but palate doesn't dry completely, allowing for a long tart finish. Good construction.

O: Would like to try fresh for parallel tasting, but for now this falls a tiny bit behind Brother Soigne on my list of HF Saisons. As always, I believe the water is what makes all of their offerings so good.

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4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
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Juicy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.51 out of 5 based on 586 ratings.
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