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Hill Farmstead Juicy

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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 Long ago led to the vision of what lies before you. After many months of conditioning with our resident microflora in barrels that formerly held our Mimosa, the beer that we have referred to as Juicy is now ready to be enjoyed. Ingredients: American and European malts, American and New Zealand hops, Yeast, Brettanomyces, and our well water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis (3953) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle with huge thanks to Reynolds314! Shared with friends. Pours clear amber, cloudier toward the sediment. Medium off-white head that sticks around and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is Brett, very citrusy - tangerine and lime. Light tart, light funk, light bitter, lots of citrus, grapefruit, tropical limes (if there is such a thing), a bit of dustiness and pepper as well. Medium body, medium carbonation. Hella good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
In short: A complex and highly drinkable amber ale with superb farmhouse-funk character. Excellent wild ale.
How: Bottle 375ml, twice, one bottle fresh and one bottle 10 months old, different beer, I preferred the dryer aged bottle that I’m rating here.
The look: Cloudy glowing amber body topped by a small white head.
In long: WARNING: My aged bottle was a moderate gusher. Nose is moderately wild with a farmhouse bretty character that is very much barnyard. Aroma also has tropical fruits and some fun aged cheddar undertones. In mouth the beer has a medium+ body size, a texture that is somewhat chewy-doughy, a lively carbonation with very soft bubbles, an overall very comfortable mouthfeel. The aged bottle was less fruity and juicy (pardon the pun) than the fresh one but I loved its dryness and the stronger farmhouse character. This one doesn’t seem to be developing the signature tartness of many other HF wild beers, this is a pure wild ale, not your usual Sour/Wild Ale by ratebeer standards, nothing sour here, this beer is actually quite sessionnable. “I drank my last bottle of Juicy and now my heart is broken” I repeated for a third time to the man who kept saying “sir, this is 911, what’s your emergency?”.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (4895) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong yeast, apricot, brett, papaya juice. Thin mouthfeel with nice crisp fruit, funk, brett with light dry finish. Easy to drink, very impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2415) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at home, shared with and thx to Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: fruity, hoppy, older hops, rather sweet, some lemon. TASTE: fruity, very fresh, hoppy, sour, some wood. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8194) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2014
Tasted under less than ideal circumstances B.C."H.", fully hazy orange-brown beer. Acidic nose, with even a touch of acetic - if fleetingly. Pear juice, maltsyrup, cookies or waffles in syrup; then fruit, maybe strawberry or blue grape. Sweetish with a faint sourish edge. Mainly fruity flavours, but very difficult to imply any specific fruit. Vinous - the wine barrels coming through. Flat, but that might be attributable to the circumstance. Slightly (fruit?)slick. Pharmaceutical/mannah in the aftertaste. Very nice - big thanks to Mathieu!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1662) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
375ml bottle. Big thanks to Dany for hooking up this impossible to land beer. Sampled against a stellar lineup of sours. Peppery. Slightly lemony. Saison-ish. Not impressed after the rest of the lineup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2014
38cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, with Brettanomyces, thx alot to my German friends for sharing!, very complex sour brew, fruity/woody and slightly vinous/bitter, very balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1576) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pour is copper orange with a thin tan head that dissipates immediately. Nose is fruity, light hints of brett and some peppery yeasty notes with some malt lingering in. Lots of mango and tropical fruit. Taste is sweet and fairly bright. Brett is underneath but a hint disorganized. Lots of mango and pineapple. Tropical fruits with the Brett and notes of muddled malt trough the finish. Body is light with very strong carbonation as semi dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle with adnielsen. Pours a slightly hazy orange. Tart citrus, dry, really nice funk. Very solid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (7270) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of melon, lemon, grass, vanilla, nice biscuit, bready notes, very nice smelling, Taste is a mix of lemon, melon, hints of white fruit into some peach, slight earth, spice, finishing fairly dry, slightly sweet. Delicious.

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