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Mimosa - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 693
Gots: 18 | 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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Reviews by mothman:
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.55/5  rDev -19.7%

Aroma: Pours a beige head. Color is a hazed dull yellow.

Aroma: Orange peel, fruits, wine barrel flavors, grapes, and some oak characteristics. It is hard to describe.

Taste: Oranges, yeast, bready malts. Grapes and wine barrels show again. Not as nice as the nose. Very yeasty.

Mouthfeel: Dry and sweet. Light bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends kind of bland.

Overall, the nose was awesome, but after that I wasn't impressed. The wine barrels showed nicely, but it was dry and kind of bland.

05-25-2012 22:49:51 | More by mothman
More User Reviews:
Photo of joel66

New York

4.44/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottle #1 of 450, big thanks to totoropanda

A. Golden orange, bright,lots of effervescent bubbles

N. Orange, brett, booze, citrus both juice & peel, clementine

T. Really tastes like a mimosa, orange peel, citrus,fruity, more barrel than juicy has.

M. Nice carbonation, champagne bubbles, smooth, boozy finish

O. If u like juicy, this blows it away

04-25-2013 21:42:40 | More by joel66
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-26-2012 04:52:37 | More by Callmecoon
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3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

02-07-2012 01:13:02 | More by TimoP
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-11-2012 07:43:38 | More by standardcherry
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-11-2012 21:22:21 | More by jburchett
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-13-2013 20:23:36 | More by doremite
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-14-2012 21:39:50 | More by SPRichard
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

A - Hazy orange with a big foamy head to it

S - Orange and lactic acid that gives it a nice sharpness. Slight blue cheese funk and champagne yeast

T - Orange juice, tart orange zest, lots of blue cheese funk and oak. Light lactic acid on the finish. This actually tastes just like a mimosa if it was sour and funky.

MF - Good carbonation that leaves a tingle. Dry finish

O - Really good and interesting beer from Hill Farmstead with lots of funk that gives it a good blue cheese presence to it

06-16-2013 04:38:30 | More by jeonseh
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.5%

11-24-2012 15:34:57 | More by acurtis
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-30-2012 01:33:56 | More by twowheelssoar
Photo of SpeedwayJim

New York

4.03/5  rDev -8.8%

Thanks to Josh for this one. Shared at a tasting 12/8. 750ml bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a .5 finger white head with great retention. Beer is a pale, slightly cloudy yellow. Stringy lace with good stick. Excellent appearance as always.

Nose actually smells a lot like mimosa. Big orange notes with a sweet, champagne-y spritz and a health helping of funk. Appetizing and very unique.

Opens orange rind, slight hop bitterness. Yeasty. Sweet and tart citrus throughout with notes of cane sugar. Finish is aggressively yeasty with a slight hop bitter presence. Aptly named as this one definitely reminds me of my favorite brunch beverage.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and oily in the mouth and slick and aggressive going down. Sticky, dry finish. Solid. Amazing how well the ABV is hidden here.

This is a solid beer overall but honestly, from Hill Farmstead, I expected a bit more. Sure, it tastes and smells like mimosa but not a particularly good mimosa... and only a decent wild ale all things considered. Like I said, this is solid but by no means a standout from the brewery. A bit overhyped.

12-09-2012 17:51:47 | More by SpeedwayJim
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-22-2013 15:31:17 | More by leschkie
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-03-2013 18:37:55 | More by huskermike12
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

750 mL poured into a tumbler. Bottle #2.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Bright orange. Nice white head.

Smell - Orange and brett are the most dominant. Some grassiness and hay. Pale malts.

Taste - Much more orange. More winey. Strong pale malt. Very bretty and earthy. Lingering orange flavor in the finish and just a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy body. Slick. Bretty in the back with a touch of earthiness and acidity.

Overall - It's not life-altering, but it's pretty damn good. Brett is getting a bit strong and masking other flavors.

05-25-2013 04:01:59 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-07-2012 22:58:39 | More by KMcG
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4.53/5  rDev +2.5%

750 ml red wax topped bottle into a few glasses. This was bottled # 313/450. Another big thanks to Stakem for sharing this.

Pours a hazed gold, with a finger of rich and creamy looking bright-white head. This stays robust looking, soaping the sides of the glass with thick foamy lacing. The aroma smells awesome, with orange juice, zesty and earthy Brett notes, crisp wheat, light oak and spicy alcohol all combining here in a way that I wasn’t expecting.

The taste is delicious orange flavor, with a zesty tart bite from the Brett and an equally tart wheat character across the back. The alcohol is very complimentary here to the other flavors, with a warm spiciness that bring it all together. The finish is dry and tannic with a little bit of lingering earthy tartness on the end. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a gentle crispness on the tongue and a smooth creaminess that fills out the rest of the mouth. The ABV on this is just incredibly well hid, giving this a ridiculously smooth feel that I can hardly believe is as big as it is. Very well done!

I don’t really know what my expectations for this Hill Farmstead release were going in but this definitely exceeded them. The way the oranges and alcohol came together really does have this feeling like a mimosa while the Brett, wheat and oak add complimentary notes that round this out nicely. I’d love to have this again. It’s definitely one of the best executed beers that I’ve had from them.

09-10-2012 17:00:50 | More by Kegatron
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New York

4/5  rDev -9.5%

06-03-2012 16:31:04 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-05-2012 22:09:43 | More by nickhiller
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

10-09-2012 01:29:51 | More by dsgolovin
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-28-2012 00:36:42 | More by OtisCampbell
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4.3/5  rDev -2.7%

Great day for a run and a refreshing citrus-based beer. Thankfully, jedwards has provided just the thing. Served at around 50 degrees in a HF tulip 304/450.

A - Somewhat transparent orange with a thick, frothy head. Looks pretty nice. Thick lacing remains the entire time.

S - The wheat, orange, lemon, funk and tartness shine through. It has the distinct Saison in the front of the aroma.

T - Soft Saison flavor comes out first with the yeast and lemon, then is followed up with the tart orange/lemon. The finish is clean and a little bit prickly. It is like a very tart Saison with a lot of citrus. I don't find any of the direct hops flavors that may have been indicated by the label. Just about right on the tartness though (for a Saison, cough cough).

M - Light/medium with moderate carbonation.

O - This is a very different beer. It is a sour citrus Saison, I suppose it can be classified as an American Wild. As a Saison, it is fantastic. As an AWA, it falls a little behind. Tartness could have been more prominent for an AWA. I think I was actually expecting more orange, if that is possible/realistic. Watch out Dany, Vermont is in the picture.

03-13-2012 23:52:37 | More by claaark13
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-20-2013 03:13:16 | More by SpdKilz
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-01-2012 15:36:12 | More by TWStandley
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

01-11-2013 02:35:18 | More by jsilva
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Mimosa from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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