Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Wild Ale
4.4 | pDev: 9.09%
Mar 15, 2022
Jan 10, 2012
Notes: Mimosa began as an idea: a beer inspired by our obsession with citrus. We built a recipe comprised of our favorite ingredients: Local organic raw wheat, Citra and Galaxy hops, Brettanomyces, and a healthy addition of fresh citrus zest. Mimosa was conditioned for 8 months in wine barrels with our resident microflora. 19ยบ Plato 500 icus.
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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with light retention and light lacing. Aroma of citrus with some light funky notes and floral undertones is quite nice. Taste is also a nice mix of citrus forward flavors with some light funky notes and very light acidic notes. Body is full with good carbonation. Wonderful to see how well this bottle aged.

Mar 15, 2022
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4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Nachojon from Oregon

From notes I finally found. Amazing beer, the depth of the flavor from champagne, tannins, citrus, bubbles to the creativity needed to make this beer just something you can't forget. Loved the funk here somehow balanced with the clean flavor. My first HF beer and mind blowing.

Apr 15, 2016
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4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Medium orange color with a very thick, creamy, frothy white head.

S - Funky orange, citrus, tartness.

T - Tart funky orange, some wild acidity, oak, and very complex.

M - Medium heavy body, light to no carbonation, some alcohol warming on the way down, coagulates the saliva.

O - This is pretty good. ;o)

Dec 31, 2015
4.46 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Dec 31, 2015
4.18 by GRG1313 from California on Nov 20, 2015
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4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Thanks to Kyle for sharing. 2011, bottle 169 of 450.

Big creamy foamy head, messy lacing, hazy murky golden yellow.

Nose big Brett funk, farmhouse funk, tropical citrus in the background, big orange zest, lime zest, lots of nice citrus, tangerine hint phenolic yeast, peppery like, little sweet malt.

Taste starts with tart citrus, orange zest, rind, lime notes, big orange rind zest champagne like effervescence right into mimosa, fresh sticky outrage juice, mild Brett funk in the background, little tropical pineapple like, juicy citrus fruit etc. Mild peppery phenols, tangerine, and barnyard funk late. Little bitterness and little tartness. Sticky finish, little flemmy tartness, little bitter rind but tons of orange juice and tropical pineapple notes.

Mouth is med bod, juicy flesh notes, decent carb.

Overall awesome.

Nov 11, 2015
4.18 by BDeibs from Colorado on Nov 10, 2015
4 by SocalKicks from California on Nov 09, 2015
4.27 by DaveHack from Pennsylvania on Aug 13, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Poured out as a nice looking clear orange color with a thin white head on top. The smell has started to fade a bit since it was fresh but still has some citrusy lactic elements coming off of it. The taste of the beer is pretty good, some nice orange citrus in there with a bit of funk to finish it off, it does remind me of an actual Mimosa to some extent. The feel is light bodied and nicely carbonated. Overall this beer is very nice, quite shocked that I even got to try it.

Aug 08, 2015
4.14 by baybum from Pennsylvania on Apr 09, 2015
3.94 by BucketBoy from Pennsylvania on Apr 07, 2015
4 by nathanmiller from New York on Mar 07, 2015
4.5 by SpasmWaiter from Vermont on Oct 22, 2014
4.5 by goldspire from California on Aug 20, 2014
3.5 by pwoody11 from Delaware on Aug 13, 2014
4.25 by bahnfire from Vermont on Aug 13, 2014
3.75 by goveia75 from California on Aug 01, 2014
4.5 by tjmodica from Texas on Jul 29, 2014
4.5 by canadianghetto from Texas on Jul 28, 2014
4.75 by Dicers from Colorado on Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by orangesol from Pennsylvania

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!

May 28, 2014
4.75 by vonnegut21 from New York on May 27, 2014
4.75 by stevec32 from New York on May 26, 2014
4.25 by zestar from California on Apr 18, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by jegross2 from Illinois

Reviewing the infamous Mimosa from the Hill Farmstead Brewery out of Greensboro Bend, Vermont.

Score: 98

Winter 2011-12 vintage, bottle #047/450. served in a Cantillon wine glass and enjoyed on 05/10/14.

Appearance: Pours a murky, orange color body with a light fade to yellowish-orange atop. Pours a half finger of white head that settles to a thin coating. The beer has a nice color, for what little that matters. 4.5/5

Smell: Wine and orange citrus dominate the nose. This beer smells just like a mimosa mixed with some straw and a kiss of a fruity yeast aroma. 4.5/5

Taste: Super juicy citrus without being overly acidic mixed with mildly tannic white wine. Light farmhouse funk/Brett on the finish, particularly as it warms up. A touch of pepper on the finish too. More complex than the nose, developing as it warms. Good, lasting flavor. Tastes just likes its namesake, with delectable complexity and saison-like characteristics coming through on the finish. 5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, appropriate medium carbonation. Unreasonably juicy mouthfeel, with a very light dryness to the finish. Not very tart, but not "not tart enough." Excellent balance, really digging the sheer juiciness of this mouthfeel. 5/5

Overall: Tastes like a mimosa spiked with saison characteristics on the finish. Refreshing, flavorful, and complex for what it is. This beer is a marvelous interpretation of its namesake, and the perfect token of Hill Farmstead's competence, talent and ingenuity when everything goes right. If you want to know why Hill Farmstead beers are so highly regarded and sought after, look no further than this brew.

Cost: $20 for a 750 ml bottle.

Feb 24, 2014
4.75 by pisano from Massachusetts on Feb 20, 2014
3.75 by HitchSlap from Colorado on Jan 12, 2014
4.25 by SpdKilz from Illinois on Dec 20, 2013
5 by FletcherC from Turkmenistan on Dec 05, 2013
5 by nwu008 from Minnesota on Nov 01, 2013
5 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Oct 06, 2013
4.75 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Oct 05, 2013
4.75 by VTBeerTrade from Vermont on Oct 03, 2013
3.75 by Reagan1984 from Massachusetts on Aug 28, 2013
3 by djmichaelk from Florida on Aug 28, 2013
4.25 by Draught2012 from Massachusetts on Aug 28, 2013
5 by Kirk from England on Aug 22, 2013
4.75 by scotv from New York on Aug 21, 2013
5 by Shmeal from Oregon on Aug 14, 2013
Mimosa from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 201 ratings