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Hill Farmstead Juicy

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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 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.


julian's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
julian (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Pours a deep dirty hazy orange with a nice off white bubbly head. Spotty lacing, and a head that dissolves to a persistent foamy ring around the edges. Aroma is very juicy; spicy, fruity hops (citrus, papaya, mangos), stinky feet, wine, oak, barnyard funk, and bacterial sour/tartness. Taste is very similar however more bitterness comes through in the taste. Definitely highly hopped or high alpha hop varieties used. Lots of citrus and vinous flavors. Tart, funky. Very nice texture to this beer, high carbonation, dry, crisp but very drinkable. I wish this were a 750ml! Overall, excellent.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11992) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, grapefruit, wood and bretty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 271214

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (6410) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
Pours hazy golden with a fading offwhite head. Aroma of light sourness, malt, yeast, brett, wood, light sweetness, light vanilla, wine barrels. Flavor is light sourness, light malt, oak, bretty, fruit, wine barrel, grapes. Medium body, average carbonation, light bitter finish. 271214

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11472) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, baking yeast, fruit, oak, little sour and spicy. Flavour is malt, baking yeast, little sour, oak, wood, little sour, medium dry, little lemon, little leather and medium bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14243) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle @ Højbjerg juletasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, brett, yeast, citrus, white wine, malt and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter sour finish. oily palate.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
birdmachine (213) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle, thanks so much Mike for busting out the heavy hitters last night. Glad to finally revisit this after nearly 2 years. Aroma is mega grapefruit rind, overripe tropical fruit, lots of lime, pink grapefruit pith, subtle oak, RUSTIC, dusty earthy brett. There is noticeable funk, but grapefruit and lime are the dominate aromas. The beer pours cloudy amber/orange with fizzy off white head that sizzles out pretty quickly. Taste is dominated by grapefruit rind with moderate bitter quality towards the end. Lime is present as well, with fruity brett, overripe fruit funk, tangerines, oak tannins. The body is light, with medium-high carbonation, dry bitter finish, medium astringency. Aftertaste is pepper, grapefruit, melon and faint wine. Overall, the brett, fruit and oak work very well together with extreme depth, but I am surprised to see this beer have bitterness to it after almost 2 years. The bitterness seems a bit overpowering to the delicate nature of most Hill Farmstead farmhouse beers, but still stupid good.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis (3526) - 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.

4.3
   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?”.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3896) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1989) - 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!


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