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Mimosa - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 691
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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claaark13

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 23:52:37 | More by claaark13
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AshleyMiller

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-10-2012 19:03:54 | More by AshleyMiller
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-10-2012 03:42:13 | More by SpillyBeers
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nanobrew

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-07-2012 22:20:02 | More by nanobrew
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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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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into some Hill Farmstead stemware. Cloudy orange body with a good amount of frothy white head. Leaves beautiful lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with sweet and bitter orange zest, grassy citrus-laced hops and some earthy hay notes. Light brett funk underneath the citrus. This flavor is... wow. So many things going on, but the notes flow in a smooth linear fashion. Earthy wheat mixed with dry brett notes and hoppy bitterness hit the tongue first. Then waves of juicy orange, some booze take the spotlight before fading back to a dry, crisp, earthy finish with a touch of citrus peel bitterness. Carbonation is spot on and the body fits perfectly for this big, bold, saison. Even at 10%, this goes down pretty easy. Excellent. Love the brett and citrus. Definitely seek this one out.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 00:28:35 | More by sisuspeed
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bobv

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-01-2012 06:18:56 | More by bobv
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-28-2012 22:07:39 | More by Satchboogie
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OtisCampbell

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-28-2012 00:36:42 | More by OtisCampbell
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-27-2012 17:56:43 | More by mdfb79
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a game changer for me. Most "wild" beers that I've tried have a lightness too them. A slight effervescence if you will. Mimosa is deep and complex.

A rich and decadent beer that pours a heavy golden amber color with a nice tightly bubbled head. Fumes of intense and juiciest citrus roll into the nose accompanied by the scent of freshly cut grass from what I assume is the Funky yeast. It's powerful and intense.

As far as the taste goes it is a brilliant balance of the wine barrel, the citrus (which to me tatstes like tangerines) and the "wild". Just and explosion of juicey taste coming at you again and again. It's sweet, it's savory, it's smooth . . . It's a fantastic offering. Bravo Hill Farmstead.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 12:26:23 | More by Patrickbrusil
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Mag00n

New York

5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-24-2012 18:01:25 | More by Mag00n
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

02-20-2012 16:03:22 | More by Rochefort10nh
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jammalamma

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-20-2012 05:44:25 | More by jammalamma
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

02-19-2012 15:32:47 | More by djrn2
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RSchaeffer

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-19-2012 13:45:12 | More by RSchaeffer
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-16-2012 04:32:51 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-11-2012 21:22:21 | More by jburchett
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-10-2012 21:54:42 | More by oline73
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-07-2012 14:48:05 | More by nmann08
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-07-2012 02:42:59 | More by xnicknj
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

02-07-2012 01:13:02 | More by TimoP
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-06-2012 17:53:54 | More by funkel81
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-06-2012 11:01:30 | More by nathanjohnson
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-06-2012 01:06:36 | More by Ineedabeerhere
Mimosa from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.