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Mimosa - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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97
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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 689
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Wine Barrel Aged American Wild Ale brewed w/ Oranges

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2012)
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EdwardFortyHands

Iowa

4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to the best BA in all of the IC Husker Mike. Maybe we need to call him Hawkeye Mike due to his attire change last night?

This is a total taste mindfuck. Because on the front end you get funk and then on the backend you get citrus on the tip of your tongue even though the beer is halfway down to its destination. Talk about a total screw!

I Liked This Beer Berry Much!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 18:59:09 | More by EdwardFortyHands
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Deuane for busting out one of his bottles for us to try at the last monthly tasting. Another long time HF want bites the dust!

A - Pours hazy bright orange with a beautiful one and a half finger tall white head, slowly dissipating down to a light film, leaving sticky webs of lace on the sides of the glass. Beautiful looking beer.

S - Smells of orange zest, woody oak, bit of wine spritzer, good amount of typical HF saison funk, dash of earthen mineral and some wet hay. Some of the orange has definitely faded away but it still smells amazing.

T - Starts off with a mix of earthen mineral, wet barnyard hay, light funk and oaken wine quickly being joined by the orange zest and pulp and some bready malt helping to back up all of the other flavors. Finish is pretty dry, not lingering for very long after the finish.

M - Medium-Light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, juicy feel with some nice backing funky earth that keeps me coming back for more.

O - This has aged beautifully well. The fruit has definitely fallen off a bit but the fruity/funky yeast has made up that gap. I would have loved to have tried this one right when it came out as it is just marvelous right now. Thanks again for the share Deuane!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 05:41:37 | More by orangesol
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vonnegut21

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-27-2014 14:56:13 | More by vonnegut21
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stevec32

New York

5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-26-2014 03:14:01 | More by stevec32
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-18-2014 07:01:53 | More by zestar
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jegross2

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewing the infamous Mimosa from the Hill Farmstead Brewery out of Greensboro Bend, Vermont.

Score: 98

Winter 2011-12 vintage, bottle #047/450. served in a Cantillon wine glass and enjoyed on 05/10/14.

Appearance: Pours a murky, orange color body with a light fade to yellowish-orange atop. Pours a half finger of white head that settles to a thin coating. The beer has a nice color, for what little that matters. 4.5/5

Smell: Wine and orange citrus dominate the nose. This beer smells just like a mimosa mixed with some straw and a kiss of a fruity yeast aroma. 4.5/5

Taste: Super juicy citrus without being overly acidic mixed with mildly tannic white wine. Light farmhouse funk/Brett on the finish, particularly as it warms up. A touch of pepper on the finish too. More complex than the nose, developing as it warms. Good, lasting flavor. Tastes just likes its namesake, with delectable complexity and saison-like characteristics coming through on the finish. 5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, appropriate medium carbonation. Unreasonably juicy mouthfeel, with a very light dryness to the finish. Not very tart, but not "not tart enough." Excellent balance, really digging the sheer juiciness of this mouthfeel. 5/5

Overall: Tastes like a mimosa spiked with saison characteristics on the finish. Refreshing, flavorful, and complex for what it is. This beer is a marvelous interpretation of its namesake, and the perfect token of Hill Farmstead's competence, talent and ingenuity when everything goes right. If you want to know why Hill Farmstead beers are so highly regarded and sought after, look no further than this brew.

Cost: $20 for a 750 ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 23:53:27 | More by jegross2
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Turkmenistan

5/5  rDev +13.1%

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nwu008

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +13.1%

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duceswild

Maryland

5/5  rDev +13.1%

10-06-2013 00:03:05 | More by duceswild
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

10-03-2013 18:30:25 | More by VTBeerTrade
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

08-28-2013 20:26:32 | More by Reagan1984
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djmichaelk

Florida

3/5  rDev -32.1%

08-28-2013 15:37:18 | More by djmichaelk
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Draught2012

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-28-2013 14:09:08 | More by Draught2012
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-22-2013 05:32:25 | More by Kirk
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scotv

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

08-21-2013 00:51:04 | More by scotv
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Shmeal

Oregon

5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-13-2013 23:54:40 | More by Shmeal
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-12-2013 20:37:15 | More by kscaldef
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-11-2013 20:09:39 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Skrip

South Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle #179/450 poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

A~ glowing light orange that goes from a dark coppery orange hue at the top and slowly fads to a glowing neon orange at the bottom. nice fluffy white head and a real lot of lacing.

S~ crazy citrus, soooo much orange! along with pineapple, lemon, lime, and a little bit of grapefruit. followed by a nice hop presence which i'm surprised is still there and which also definitely adds to the citrus. everything leads into some nice peppery saison yeast.

T~ holy yessss! follows the nose with overwhelming citrus all around! some bitterness from the hops crash your pallet with amazing over tones. followed by some wheat characteristics, peppery, bready yeast that all seem to come back to the best orange juice ever! finishing up with some nice lemony oak wine barrel tartness which i'm sure has matured since the release. oh and no booze at all for 10%!

M~ soooo smooth and amazingly refreshing. has that pineapple juice feel that reminds me of Juicy. oh... i don't think i have to say it but the carbonation is outstanding!

O~ yup i had high expectations and they were still exceeded. amazing brew all around! that mouth feel of pineapple juice aka Juicy is so in your face that its literally like this beer was made with half Juicy and half of an actual mimosa haha. best saison i've ever had? yeah i'd say so lol we can prey that they release it again cause i definitely won't get another bottle but you all know it won't be the same! HA!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 03:31:43 | More by Skrip
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-22-2013 18:42:01 | More by trxxpaxxs
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laxer8811

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-14-2013 17:28:42 | More by laxer8811
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Mimosa from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.