Mimosa - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.35/5 rDev -1.6%
Bottle shared during Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.
Pours a hazy light yellow with a white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sour and tart citrus fruit (especially orange) and some nice spice aromas. Taste is of sour and tart citrus flavors with a spice presence on the finish. There is an acidic and mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer and quite a nice surprise when I was offered a pour.
03-05-2012 22:56:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.65/5 rDev +5.2%
Thanks to Thorpette for insisting that we open this one. Served in Hill Farmstead stemware.
Pours a slightly-cloudy golden-peach with a huge, fluffy white head. Fantastic retention and loads of sticky lacing as it falls to a nice cap.
The nose starts off with orange peel and is quickly followed up with some light straw and earth. Just a touch of cherry in the background. The Brett is working wonders here. Some notes of wine and oak in the background.
Flavor keeps things on the same level with some beautiful and complex Brett notes. Aside from orange peel, there's some light tropical fruit and a dusting of pineapple. Faint tartness follows through to the finish after a smidgen of oak and wine.
Body is light and über refreshing. Finish has a very subtle tartness along with citrus zest and some earth. Bit of tart cherry. Very crisp and dry.
Overall, simply a fantastic beer. The only thing I can say is that Shaun has done it yet again. Phenomenal.
04-21-2012 21:52:43 | More by Thorpe429
4.33/5 rDev -2%
Thanks for sharing this, Joe. Pours a hazy yellow color with a tall white head. A really nice tartness of lemon on the nose. Plenty of wood, a bit of white wine, some peach, grapefruit, and a nice musty funk. The flavor is quite citric and has a nice tartness to it. Lightly funky and woody. White wine flavor, a bit of bread, straw, and a crisp, dry finish.
08-07-2012 17:52:03 | More by womencantsail
4.28/5 rDev -3.2%
Hazy straw body with a lasting fluffy head. Huge citrus aroma, dominantly orange and grapefruit. Slightly spicy and floral, with a little acidity poking through. The palate is similar, very citrus forward, orange flesh and peel, tannic barrel, light spiciness. This is delicious, a smorgasbord of bright citrus flavors. The body is unfortunately quite heavy, and the beer begins to feel somewhat syrupy once it warms, but it's is very enjoyable overall.
10-23-2012 23:44:44 | More by largadeer
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
4.13/5 rDev -6.6%
Thanks to Sean for sharing this rarity. Served in a wine glass.
A - Nice white foam with good retention that eventually settles to a thick collar and splotchy lace. Lightly hazed golden body.
S - Nice orange presence in the aroma - certainly evocative of a mimosa alright. Some tropical brettanoymyces notes, dry champagne-like mustiness, a touch of grain, oak, and vinous flavors. Perhaps a touch of alcohol, revealing the listed 10%.
T - Taste loses a bit of depth, with more fresh orange juice and citric acidity in the finish. Oaky vanilla, tropical brett and sweet malts combine to create a creamsicle-esque vibe. Nice, but seems more simplistic than many Hill Farmstead offerings.
M - Medium body, with soft carbonation, a smooth, juicy texture, some tannic dryness, and light warmth in the finish.
D - Nice beer, but not among my favorites from Hill Farmstead. I'd gladly drink this again but I'd just as soon have Art or Anna. At this point Shuan Hill is mostly competing with himself, and after setting the bar so high even good beers like this seem like a touch of a disappointment.
03-21-2012 16:43:21 | More by MasterSki
4.33/5 rDev -2%
Shared by someone, thanks. Beer is orangish with a lot of haze, a wispy white head of small bubbles, some retention but no lacing.
Aroma is like orange zest and some fruits with a mild oakiness and some Brett notes.
Beer is light in body, quite citrusy, oaky and dry with some tannins at the end and a lot of citrusy zesty flavors in the middle, the brett shines through as well. I'd have this again as well.
06-19-2012 01:49:50 | More by drabmuh
District of Columbia
4.18/5 rDev -5.4%
First bottle I've had time to think about, 750 mL, red wax, #332, 2012. Thanks Tucker and Ashley.
Pours a slightly hazed, clear golden orange with a few fingers of frothy white head that fade to a collar and thin webs of lace. Small stream of bubbles support a thin film. Geuzue-saison hybrid with orange membrane on the nose. Mineral and brett, farmhouse hay, mild citrus sweetness and funk. Thicker side of medium body with a lactic acidity on the back of the tongue. Flavor has a strong citrus rind and membrane flavor, not overly sweet as the mineral acidity and bretty funk overwhelm it. Slight touch of rubbing alcohol comes through in the nose as it warms and the body grows more syrupy. Very nice, but not quite as enjoyable as Ann.
11-17-2012 02:26:06 | More by yourefragile
4.5/5 rDev +1.8%
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!
05-28-2014 05:41:37 | More by orangesol
4.4/5 rDev -0.5%
750ml bottle dipped in red wax. Bottle # 313/450 shared with friends. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a hazed golden yellow with a frothy white cap more than a finger strong. A full wall of lace sticks to the glass.
The aroma is bretty and funked that transitions into orange zest and rind. There is a bit of a cheese note coupled with lacto and yogurt. As it warms up, more orange citrus elements come forward with fresh rindy and pulp character accented by a hint of neutral alcohol like vodka. The name of this brew is spot on.
The taste is rindy with fruit, zest and pulp of oranges. The orange inclusion provides a bit of earthy to rindy fruit bitterness mildly like grapefruit but more specifically like orange/tangerine. Quite fruity with the citrus integratin nicely with a mild acidity that is more tart than sour or acidic really.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is really a fresh, unique and inviting take on the american wild style. I would seriously pursue another bottle of this if the cost of admission wasnt so high and it wasnt as sought after as it is. Really fitting of the name and dangerously drinkable. It wasnt until my glass was 4/5 of empty before I noticed the alcohol inclusion was as high as it was.
09-21-2012 18:13:02 | More by stakem
Mimosa from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.