Juicy | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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:
#193
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
645
pDev:
6.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of DanGeo
3.9/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12 fl oz bottle sealed with silver pressure cap.

bottled on 10/10/2015.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: Opaque golden bodied beer with an orange hue. 1 full finger of white head. Head drops down to a thin cap and eventually no head at all.

Smell: Great nose on this beer. Big white wine aroma. Juicy hops just like the name implies.

Taste: Very white wine forward; white grapes, lots of oak, and lots of white wine tannin's. Light tartness. Light bitterness from hops; melon rind, lemon zest, lime zest, green apples, and pineapples. General fruitiness from the hops as well. Earthy character from brett most likely. Hill farmstead's signature funk is present. Lots of nuances and layers here in this beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Finish is moderately dry and this easily makes up for the low levels of carbonation. The beer does feel a little heavier because of the low levels of carbonation, but the beer also saw extensive time aging in wine barrels (two years according to the label).

Overall: Glad to have finally tried this beer. Been a long time want. While this bottle of Juicy is two and half years old it was still an enjoyable beer. I usually do not care much for hoppy wild beers, but Hill Farmstead made this a beer that is very enjoyable. The white wine character is so big in this beer and it pairs quite well with the flavors of the hops. This beer has several elements about it that remind me quite a bit of an authentic Belgian lambic, but Juicy definitely has an American spin to it.

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Photo of Sarge3130
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of CraigMack61
4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 7irondave
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Brew33
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
3.75/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Filabee
3.54/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radcpa
4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy orange appearance with slight white head. Aroma is a definite grapefruit and other citrus. Taste is also definitely grapefruit with other citrus. Smooth with a little dryness and bitterness at the end.

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

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

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

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4.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdlb44
4.12/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Juicy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 645 ratings