Juicy | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.48/5
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650 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:
#194
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
650
pDev:
6.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 650 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of Hendry
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tregan_20
4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phurley2
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

consumed fresh - bottled 12.2016

love the appearance of this bottle - pour is a slightly hazy golden orange color with a bright white head that decorates the glass.

strong aromas of funky brett, lemongrass, hay, barnyard, horse blanket, citrus peel, slightly tart, touch of peppery spice, garlic, apples, hint of oak.

palate is tart apples, orange peel, lemon, beautiful funkyness, vinous notes, garlic, onion, peppery hops, oak, crackery malt

mouthfeel is crisp and this beer finishes slightly dry, light-medium bodied with a fluffy & creamy texture that accentuates the beautiful flavor profile.

overall this beer was refreshingly tart and extremely enjoyable and while this is not my go to style, its easily a standout in my mind... absolutely perfect!

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Photo of rugbypsu
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Briggy
4.89/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: golden amber honey color small bubble ring lace.
S:sweet citrus with hoppy pineapple notes.
T: Light fluffy refreshing taste of sweet fruits with mild barrel age notes.
F: refreshing mouthful of sweet tart grapefruit bubbles.
O: Excellent beer and a must have.
375ml Bottled on 12/16

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Photo of drinkbeernoth2o
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnlatona
4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScaryEd
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber color with a half-finger of off-white head. The head settles into a halo, leaving some lacing as it dissipates.

The aroma is bright, tart, and complex. Sour apples, grapes and lemon rind up front. Grassy and quite hoppy. Back end is full of vanilla oak and caramel notes, as well as plenty of doughy yeast.

The flavor follows the nose. Tart and citrusy on the front end, hoppy and vegetal in the middle. Finishes very doughy and yeasty, with plenty of vanilla, caramel, and some slight funk.

The body is medium-light, with moderate carbonation. Goes down smooth and very creamy. Lightly crisp and fairly dry. Faint lingering acidity.

Overall, a fantastic farmstead ale that is extremely flavorful and complex. It's a perfect balance of sweet, hoppy, and tart, with just enough funk to remind you what kind of beer you are enjoying.

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Photo of tblack4d
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petermethot
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of user785335
4.06/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of bootdown21
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akang
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppyCrop
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rabbott2
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice saison with complex tartness. Wine barrel comes through nicely. Glad I was able to try. Batch 2

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Photo of Mandypants11
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fireazzi
4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, had really nice feel. Tasted fantastic, probably the best Saison I've had from Hill. Had a citrusy tart feel in the mouth. Great color on the pour and the smell was a good funk smell.

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Photo of Burgh1328
4.89/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dannyfayy
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEER88
4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Juicy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 650 ratings