Juicy | Hill Farmstead Brewery

JuicyJuicy
BA SCORE
4.49/5
613 Ratings
JuicyJuicy
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
Ranking:
#173
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
613
pDev:
6.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
705
Gots:
89
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 613 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of BeersAndBears
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nuggetlover
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 12/16, poured into my mini snifter, because I enjoy my beer incrementally when it is this good!
Pour is like carbonated apple juice, little to no head.
Smell is wine and not too funky funk. But funk fo sho.
Taste... after hovering over this glass with my nose for a good two minutes... awesome. Big wine, solid funk, and both of those carry through with smooth finish I would name "RR Supplication light" (intended as the highest compliment!)
Feel is where Juicy really earns it's name. Huge flavor and funkiness present.
Really awesome. My first HF offering, and did not disappoint in any way.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a burnt copper rusted orange. Clear... until the bottom of the bottle and the yeast sets in... dun dun dun...

S - pungent straw and lemon. Definitely got some funk. Some tartness and a pointy, sharp vinous punch. Much darker than your traditional saisons.

T - more of the nose, with an even sharper flavor. Is there some booze in this? Tart and astringent lemon and hay. Twangy orange citrus. Deeply earthy, fruity flavors and a mixture of red and white wine. Raspberries and other medium hue fruits. Kalamata olives in the finish and a slight citric acidity that might be booze, might be hops, might be yeast?

F - ultra smooth and creamy, especially for a saison. Rich, low carb, embodies its name perfectly.

O - juicy, not so much in flavor, but definitely in texture, flavor profile, and everything else.

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Photo of cnjosephson15
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ha-sheem
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ben1313
4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeantownBrews
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Onsite at the brewery:

Lovely clarity, honey-tinged pour with a slight fluffy head
Fruity/citrusy (galaxy definitely, mosaic maybe) hops, some acidity evident
Perfect tartness, not overbearing but present like a white wine dry hopped with galaxy
Nice light mouthfeel, dry finish
Overall, worth seeking out, sets the (ideal) bar for tartness in a saison imo

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Photo of pmarlowe
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.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Markyg21
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ead73
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Coorsy
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of burns3y
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dadthew
3.53/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mike
4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan_Schmidt
4.01/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dleiner
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yeaprolly
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RNbeerfan
4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.26/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjstraub
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of codyjbarnes91
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Juicy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 613 ratings
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