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Mimosa - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 47
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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metalgdog

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-14-2013 02:18:32 | More by metalgdog
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-13-2013 21:54:49 | More by sliverX
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badboy7113

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-07-2013 00:42:33 | More by badboy7113
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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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huskermike12

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-03-2013 18:37:55 | More by huskermike12
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mattafett

Iowa

4/5  rDev -9.5%

07-03-2013 15:47:00 | More by mattafett
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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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jmilo64

Maine

3/5  rDev -32.1%

06-26-2013 02:40:20 | More by jmilo64
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Number45forever

Vermont

4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cracked into a bottle of Mimosa for my 30th birthday with two good friends, sampled as the sun was setting over the lake at my buddy's camp. Not too bad.

This beer is awesome. As with so many of HF's barrel aged saisons, it is a testament to balance and artistry in brewing. I'm an absolute citrus fanatic so this beer is right up my alley from the start....

Appearance: HF saison, golden and glowing. Less head than say an Arthur, fades on the quicker side. Awesome.

Smell: If I could just smell this beer, I'd prefer that over drinking many other beers. Orange, funk, greatness.

Taste: !

Mouthfeel: Great.

Overall: I can't imagine much else better than this. I'll make every attempt to get more and more of this beer. Here's hoping either this beer is brewed again, or some other Imperial saison with citrus addition is crafted by Shaun Hill and the team at HF.

Like others have said, this beer is like a ramped up Juicy. Just perfect, and it's aging VERY well.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 19:41:20 | More by Number45forever
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leschkie

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-22-2013 15:31:17 | More by leschkie
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jeonseh

Indiana

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

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Alaska

5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-09-2013 15:50:22 | More by Beerdster
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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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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-14-2013 17:00:29 | More by greg4579
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-07-2013 23:28:35 | More by cadaugherty
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joel66

New York

4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 21:42:40 | More by joel66
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LOCAL

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

04-21-2013 18:28:56 | More by LOCAL
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Doodler

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle at my Saison tasting with buds. Crazy thick red wax was tough to get thru but managed with a sawzall and a blowtorch. Shared all around with the crew. Poured into my HF wine glass with a cloudy golden hue. Offered up tons of carbonation and an aromatic fluffy head. First whiffs were of a pretty funky brew for a saison - with hints of straw, citrus and orange peel on the nose. Flavors were bready and slightly herbal, with a citrusy / lemon tingle and a drying finish. Soft on the palate. Great beer - though not up to the expectations put on it. Still - a very nice brew and a treat to try.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 06:30:36 | More by Doodler
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

04-03-2013 02:34:02 | More by BeerThursdays
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POTABLE83

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-25-2013 16:52:24 | More by POTABLE83
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aapp

Vermont

5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-15-2013 22:25:40 | More by aapp
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Cascade77

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-11-2013 12:57:38 | More by Cascade77
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-06-2013 03:24:50 | More by Takeanotherswing
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dumbocastillo

Guatemala

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-03-2013 21:25:27 | More by dumbocastillo
Mimosa from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.