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:
570
Reviews:
95
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
6.43%
 
 
Wants:
701
Gots:
93
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 570 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of kstgeorge
3.92/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gushue3
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trevorpost
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

an extremely impressive little bottle of saison here, wonderfully hoppy and wild, and quite literally juicy in its overall complexion. pale and bright on the pour, fizzy at first but settling back quickly, less hazy than anticipated, but not all the way clear, lots of little bubbles rising up. the aroma forces an almost smelling salts sort of response from me, with an involuntary jerk back of the head, whew this is pungent. right away i get strong wine tannins, a mature bretty funk the gives to a lambic sort of oaky sourness, and of course the unmistakable new zealand hops, which seem dry hoppy right away. my mouth waters like i cant remember, so i set right in on the first swig. a big whoosh of carbonation takes the beer right to the roof of the mouth and back of the tongue, the whole palate is getting in on this right from the get go. amazing wild yeast complexion, thats what i love most about this one, super funky farmy brett with soft green apple, meyer lemon, and even white grape notes, dry but sort of richer or more complete of a brett spectrum than most, but this sort of moves into a more bacterial citric pucker, also mature and fully wild, like real lambic, it certainly has that almost medicinal start and the inoculated woody later bit, its certainly at least that complex. the hops are fruity too, pineapple comes to mind, more white wine. the wood is soft, the mouthfeel is aided by that, and its flavor is as woody as it is winey, with a nice herbal botanical input from the hops at its peak. tangy and sour, but not so much so that we didnt wish this came in a three liter bottle, my whole palate wanted the whole bottle, but i felt compelled to share it. highly carbonated and fuller bodied, but delicate in its overall presentation. dry but not all the way. one of the better and more nuanced but also aggressively flavored hill farmstead beers i have had, truly distinct and memorable, i can still taste it even. this is about as much as you can do with brett saison, especially for not having fruit in it, an enormously delicious beer. huge thanks to my trading buddy back east!

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Photo of Jkolls
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jas45678
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gregf51
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of inspektor
4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captainkrad
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pcshotsauce33
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MarkJC1018
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of robertm2152
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sfr26
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of danh53
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citrus, hay, grass and herbal notes, yeast, lemon, Apple, full clean mouth feel. Dark color.

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Photo of Zaximus
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tedgelee
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gibgink
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 3 shared on 3-4-16. Pours on the darker side of yellow. Pretty hazy. Juicy is a great description of the beer overall, because that is what I got from nose to finish. A sweet tangelo like presence on the nose, followed by a melon like sweetness on the palate with a slight bitter and juicy finish. Really well made beer.

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Juicy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.51 out of 5 based on 570 ratings.
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