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Mimosa - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%


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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UCLABrewN84

California

4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 22:56:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
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womencantsail

California

4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 17:52:03 | More by womencantsail
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Thorpette for insisting that we open this one. Served in Hill Farmstead stemware.

Bottle 124/450

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 21:52:43 | More by Thorpe429
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 16:43:21 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 01:49:50 | More by drabmuh
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 18:13:02 | More by stakem
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

District of Columbia

4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is golden orange with a soft white head. The aroma brings oranges, orange peel, wild yeast, funk. I thought the flavor was excellent, though I happen to love citrusy beers, especially sours, saisons, IPAs, so perhaps I am biased in favor of this citrus delight. Mild acetic presence. Alcohol presence is masterfully hidden. Highly enjoyable and drinkable. I would love to have this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 01:37:18 | More by Huhzubendah
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.55/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 22:49:51 | More by mothman
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HopHead84

California

4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

4/27/2012

Thanks! Bottle 126/450. Glad to get the chance to try this after original plans for acquiring a bottle fell through.

A: Straw golden with a big white head. Good retention. Lots of lacing.

S: Strong orange with spicy grapefruit. Earthy and rustic with light pepper notes. Floral aromatics meet leather. There's a lot of orange flesh and lemon with some tangerine.

T: Earthy and leathery with a faint tartness. Strong fruit presence with lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine. Lightly floral with a touch of saltiness. 10%? I would have guessed 6%. The beer has a rustic feel with a dash of oak.

M: Upper light body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and spritzy with some tannins.

Overall: Unique and really enjoyable. Highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 19:45:27 | More by HopHead84
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largadeer

California

4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks, Jason.

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 23:44:44 | More by largadeer
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thank you, Michael.

A mildly hazy orange with a dense, white head with solid retention and lacing, this looks good. The nose is pretty excellent. A very big Brett character, with an intense and dense pineapple character to pair with the oranges, and some tropical fruit (mango). There's some sourness as well. The palate is big, boozy, alcoholic but decidedly fruity with a blend of pineapple, orange and mango, with a refreshing carbonation. Moderately sour with a blend of citric and lactic acids (less lactic, more citric) The yeast does add some mildly spicy notes as well. Crisply carbonated, this beer is too big and too drinkable for its own good. Highly recommended. The orange character is nice and refreshing

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 02:09:13 | More by DefenCorps
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 04:01:59 | More by Alieniloquium
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Orange beer with a nice sized white head. Pretty good looking.

S - Just a slight bit of booze on the nose, but it's nothing bad. After finding out this is 10%, it actually seems pretty well hidden. Orange citrus is very present, this actually does have something of a champagne quality to it that reminds me of a Mimosa. Wine notes are mostly covered up by the citrus, but I think they are supposed to be more subtle than anything else.

T - This is very citrus flavor forward without managing to be too acidic. Orange and yeast with some tart notes and a bit of spice on the end.

M - Prickly carbonation, medium bodied.

O - Drinks quite easily for a 10% beer. I liked the taste, but this was nothing I would go crazy trying to trade for. This beer is more experimentally awesome than plain good, but I think given how unique it is and what they were trying to accomplish this is a big winner. Very innovative, and while probably one of my least favorite HF beers, that's due to how great their beers are. Even the worst HF beer is better than 90% of all the other breweries best beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 15:09:35 | More by AgentZero
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

***Review #900***

Picked this up at the release, bottle number 379/450. Been waiting for this bad boy...

A - The bottle was a slow gusher, pours a nice crystal clear light golden hue with a good one finger creamy white head that leaves good side lacing and a nice creamy light blanket.

S - The orange isnt quite as prominant as I thought it would be, or was led to believe. I'd heard this smelled like orange juice and champagne, which, it does just not too too strong. There are light grapes, barrels. Super inviting though.

T - Okay, so yah...yep, this is a mimosa. Lots of tart, sour oranges. Wasnt expecting this level or sourness, but its delicious. So much like orange juice, with a great champagne type finish and background flavour. There are some nice earthy oak barrel notes, as well as some slightly strongish yeast notes as well. The brett is coming along nicely.

M - Mouthfeel is delicious , tart, lightly sour. Great carbonation. Drinks just like a mimosa. Where is the abv!?!?

O - Overall this is worth every bit of glory this beer gets. Its amazing what Shaun Hill repeatedly puts out. Almost mind meltingly good.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 23:50:37 | More by rudzud
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pour is hazy yellowish orange with a tight creamy white head. Nose is heavy citrus, faint Brett leather and a touch of musk. Taste is also heavy citrus and tropical fruit, a touch husky and notes of musk. Very fleshy orange, alcohol shows in back, slightly fusel and a bit sour. Body is well carbonated and fairly dry, not too heavy but not light.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 20:08:57 | More by cpetrone84
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Second and last bottle of this gem. About 10 months old at this point and starting the night off for my 1000th review celebration, this is #998.

Bottle bomb foams up and gets all over the table. I guess that isn't a total surprise with some wild bugs in a brew.

A- Poured into five pint glasses for a tasting with a big foamy white head. The head forms to a huge size and has nice retention. Body is a golden orange with a fair amount of haziness going on. Tons of thick lace all around the glass in random patches.

S- A big blast of white wine, orange zest, orange juice, saison yeast, lemons and tart hints. You can tell there is individual elements from yeast, barrels, wine, wild bugs and added fruit but it all blends very nicely.

T- The citrus, wine and funky bugs all show up very nicely still with a bit of age. Massive orange and lemon flavors, which remind me of both the flesh and the zest of each. The wine from the barrels is very apparent with white wine, grape and oak notes. A great level of tartness is here and there is just a bit of barnyard, spicy/grassy funky flavors. Saison yeast rounds it all out with more spicy, peppery and fruity hints.

MF- Light and dried up body sort of reminiscent of a lambic or Gueuze. Carbonation has that foamy feel but is crisp and goes nicely with the flavors at hand. Big tartness and some spicy bitterness (like citrus rind tends to be) in the finish.

Very complex with a huge range of influence. It seems like citrus flavors come from the fruit, wild bugs and the saison yeast which rules. I really like how the wine flavors work into the mix too. A Hill Farmstead brew to really remember.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 03:29:23 | More by cbutova
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at WLV and poured into wine glass.

A - Pours light a light orange juice yellow/orange, golden hue, white frothy head, spotty lace, and wisps on top.

S - Large dose of citrus and funk, fruity sweetness, light grains. Big big citrus nose, very bright and enjoyable. The funk is pretty big as well, but just smelling the citrus notes is enjoyable for me. The booze isn't all to evident on the nose, but you know it's there.

T - Note quite as good as the nose. Citrus, the booze is evident, funky, floral. Masterski said it tastes like orange creamsicle, and I'm going to have to steal that one, because it's a good call. The alcohol is a bit too much for me with this beer, needs to below 8%, I think.

M - Medium, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - The nose is so good on this beer, but the taste doesn't quite live up to it. That said, it's probably the most refreshing 10% beer I've ever had, so that's a bonus. I think the booze can smooth out even more and make this one more enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 15:36:39 | More by Sean9689
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Arbitrator

California

4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Shared by Evil Jason. Thanks!

A: Pours a hazy golden-straw body. Well carbonated, it produces a frothy off-white head that rises to 2 fingers and leaves sticky lace as it falls.

S: This has the minerally, lemon-zest/hay aroma of brett that couples well with orange rind and a small lactic sourness. A small pepper note.

T: Very orange-forward, both in flesh and rind. Again, there is a light lactic sourness that is more of an accent than anything; it takes a second seat to the brett, which isn't particularly strong either (don't expect the mushroom funk of aged Drie Fonteinen gueuze). Rather, it has a balanced, minerally, hay, earthy flavor that accentuates the citrus rind. White pepper in the finish.

M: This is medium-bodied, with appropriate carbonation. I'd like the beer to be drier; it had some heft to it, but I expect that the beer might dry out as the brett goes to work. But I imagine it needs that body to hide the alcohol (10% WTF?), which was completely undetected.

O: I know the beer people go apeshit about is Ann, but I thought Mimosa was better. Partly because I had in my head that Ann would be a successor to Saison Lambic Pinot Noir (which I loved). I'd say Mimosa was closer to that. The best part is that this was opened late into a tasting where everyone [else] was shitfaced, and they quickly forgot about it in the rush to open more and more rare beer. So I simply kept working on the bottle for a good 30 minutes. I would gladly drink this again at a tasting where someone else brings the bottle and lets me have most of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 04:12:01 | More by Arbitrator
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 02:26:06 | More by yourefragile
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 17:51:47 | More by SpeedwayJim
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes. Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a tulip.

Mimosa has a full golden orange color with a off-white cap that retains nicely and leaves spots of lace all over the glass.

The malt in the nose has a light and dry crackery feel. There is a ton of orange and lemon citrus, with some tropical fruit as support. After that some Brett comes into the nose, with some funky and musty notes.

The flavor is not really dry at all. It has a biscuity malt presence, a ton of juicy citrus zest, and a tart citrusy finish.

The body is full for the style, with an above average carbonation. It is much juicier than a normal saison, with citrus and tropical fruit notes contributing to this sensation. There is a mild acidity that comes from the citrus.

Overall I enjoyed this more than any other HF saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 01:28:21 | More by KickInTheChalice
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy straw color with a finger of pillowy foam with good retention and lacing.

Smells like a funky saison. A lot of white wine notes and citrus to complement the base and a healthy note of brett.

Taste follows the nose. The citrus isn't quite as strong as I'd like it to be. There are some subtle white wine notes, but the predominant flavor is saison with brett. Thankfully it's just the musty funky components of a normal saison so still good.

One thing HF consistently nails it on is mouthfeel. This is no different. Light body, but still creamy.

Overall a good beer, but quite as outstanding as I was expecting. Not knowing anything about this beer, I wouldn't immediately say Mimosa. A very interesting experiment that turned out pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 09:59:20 | More by jmarsh123
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage, bottle #140/450. Generously shared by - yep - cbutova. Originally had on 12/7 at a tasting.

Another Hill Farmstead gusher! Foams out the bottle, luckily not much lost. The appearance is pale hazy orange, foamy white head retains pretty well.

Tart fruit and bretty bugs dominate the smell. Good strength, a little on the simple side.

It does pull off a decent mimosa feel. Tart and funky orange juice instantly comes to mind, lots of tart light fruits in general (lemon, grapefruit). Some farmy funk, wheat, some oak. Not too much of a wine presence to me here but some white grape noticeable here and there.

Very light and easy drinking for 10%, hard to believe the alcohol content is for real here. High carbonation and very tart, moreso than expected.

A pretty crazy beer - huge orangey bretty saison - drinks way too easy for 10%. Though very enjoyable I don't think I'm as crazy for it as many others are.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 18:54:11 | More by Chico1985
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brystmar

Texas

4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Nick is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Pour is nothing shy of gorgeous. Tons of lace, beautiful head. Nose is delicate and complex: truly smells like a mimosa. Orange and champagne both come through.

Taste is meticulously crafted. Similar to the nose, there are plenty of subtleties here. Again, it reminds me distinctly of drinking a mimosa.

Lots of carb matches the beer's goal but isn't really my thing. Regardless, this is a fantastic achievement by one of the world's best breweries.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 01:27:56 | More by brystmar
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Mimosa from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.