Sun Juice | Stony Creek Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stony Creek Brewery
Connecticut, United States
stonycreekbeer.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

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Added by CayseyW on 03-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,917
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
78
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of ryan1788a5
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a chalice.

A: Dull golden color with a mild haze. Creamy white head retains very well and leaves sheets of lacing on the glass.

S: Freshly baked bread, yeasty, ripe banana, bit of peppery coriander, chamomile, very faint orange peel, subtle clovey phenol.

T: Bready and wheaty base, yeasty, banana, grapefruit and orange peel are more apparent than they were on the nose. Quick hit of peppery coriander. Chamomile comes through late on the mid palate. Subtle herbal hops come through more as it warms. Very dry finish with only a hint of lingering citrus and wheat.

M: Very light body with a thin airy and creamy feel. Sharp carbonation lends crispness.

O: Pleasant and easy to drink. Somewhat of a saison meets witbier sort of thing going on. It's light, well balanced, and very drinkable. Exactly what you're looking for in a summer seasonal.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Babydave
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of worldkrysis
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTHomer
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: cloudy; pale gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; OK lacing;

S: coriander and bubblegum with hints of lemon and black pepper behind it;

T: balance between coriander, bubblegum, and lemon up front; a little black pepper spiciness comes in mid-palate and slowly increases (as does the bubblegum) through the finish; light bitterness on the finish; no tartness;

M: light bodied; low to moderate carbonation (it was kegged that day);

O: refreshing, but lacking in terms of style;

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Photo of HoppyHatz
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Latarnik
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a glossy golden yellow color with a mellow thin foamy white head that slid off at a mild pace. Some light lace ran all around fairly nice.
The aroma took some orange and lemon peel to spread out over some crushed coriander and touch a delicate sweet wheaty malt bill. Some Belgian yeastiness spread out over top of some sweet bready content. Sly amount of white pepper settled in at the end pretty nice.
The flavor was sweet bringing in the prior mentioned aromas pretty nice and adding a little bit of refreshingly sweet freshly cut grass and a hint of bubblegum. Not much of an aftertaste, but somewhat having a light orange peel to subtle bubblegum stickiness.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt great. ABV felt as projected. Some Belgian yeastiness does crawl along my tongue but nicely and not cumbersome.
Overall, honestly, it's a pretty good Summer slammer in my opinion, not sure if this was truly a saison or a witbier, but whatever this was supposed to be, I'd have again for me.

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Photo of cunning_stunt
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JTomczak
4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DDrugg
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Slight haze to the frosted golden color. A very active and fizzy look, same for the short-lived cap. Rises, fizzles out pretty fast. No foam left, just fizzy bubbles rushing to the surface.

A spicy and earthy-herbal aroma hits the nose first. A funky, herbal and citrus laden smell with a wee bit of alcohol heat. Tangy, and sharp Belgian yeast.

The flavor spectrum is dominated by a rather nice deep, funky, herbs and spice Belgian-esque yeast flavor. Major spice...mostly earthy with dry wheat and big ammounts of herbs. "Sun Juice" is the perfect name for this brew, as the feel is very light with a joyful crispy, sparkling effect. Saison yeast brings big funky-earth flavor's that are very complex for a "lighter" summer brew. Orange peel, grapefruit peel, coriander and chamomile add big citrus fruit and major herbal colors. Overall the flavor is bright but complex, easy enough to sip in the hot summer sun, interesting enough to sip and contemplate.

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Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tregan_20
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lic217
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Big head that fades fast, clear, light yellow, some lacing
Smell: Fruity esters, clove, flowery
Taste: Fruity, a little sweet at finish
Feel: High carbonation, drinks very light
Overall: A good beer

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Photo of cbutova
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Holy carbonation bomb. The gentle pour causes a foamy, well-retaining white cap to rise up to over four fingers high. This head seems to last forever before falling to tall pillows. Lace is thick and comes in plentiful sheets.

S- Yeast character runs the aroma with Belgian yeast spice, fresh yeast bread, cooking herbs, pepper and lemon zest coming to mind. Something reminds me of pale champagne grapes and along with that are hints of caramel, orange zest and pear.

T- When the head finally allows the sip comes in with the yeast dominant as the aroma suggested. Spicy yeast phenolics, witbier spices, clove, pink peppercorn, lemon zest with touch of tartness, slight sweetness, raw bread grains, oranges, barnyard straw, pear and again pale grapes.

MF- Light bodied, mostly dried out and intensely foamy. The carbonation is effervescent and really blows up on the palate. The ending comes with a hint of tartness and bitter spiciness.

If the foaminess was cut down a bit more the brew would be elevated from above average to quite good. The mouthfeel distracts from a flavor profile that is actually somewhat complex and strong.

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Photo of mmoriarty
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bonesaw1127
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Sun Juice from Stony Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 78 ratings