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Mimosa | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.4/5
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MimosaMimosa
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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. 19º Plato 500 icus.

Added by Jason on 01-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
200
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle #077/450, poured into a Hill Farmstead stem.

Pour: Hazy, glowing orange with two and a half fingers of white, foamy head. Head hangs around for a while, and leaves some great sticky lacing. Definitely a radiant looking beer.

Smell: Huge burst of orange juice and funk up front. A nice clean bit of lactic tartness comes through in the middle. A distinct bready, saison quality provides some depth. Nose ends with more of the recognizable Hill Farmstead funk.

Taste: Starts with fresh squeezed orange juice and orange peel, and immediately mixes with a lactic tartness and some barnyard funk. A doughy sweetness in the middle. A really light white pepper and a tough of oak. Finishes with a lactic orange tartness and some more funk.

Mouthfeel: Insanely drinkable. Really refreshing, and incredibly juicy. Not particularly dry, but there is some character there from the oak. Pretty tart, but not sour.

Overall: Mimosa definitely exceeded my expectations, and they were pretty high to begin with. Not the best Hill Farmstead I’ve had yet, but pretty close. It reminds me of Art with loads of oranges.

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4.86/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to codysjb for acquiring this bottle for me. Review written from sparse notes.

The appearance is flawless. A large 2 finger foamy head is present that leaves heavy lacing. The color is a golden opaque orange. Carbonation is visually evident.

The smell is very inviting and complex. I easily detect citrus, yeast and barrel wood. It's exciting to detect very different aromas from a wild brew.

The flavor matches the nose. There is light citrus, wine barrel notes and a bit of tart yeast. There is no detectable alcohol in the flavor, but the effects are felt.

The feel is light and a crispy, dry finish.

I loved this brew. Sure, this is far from typical for the style, but it is the best and most enjoyable that I have had. The complexity is very enjoyable and much appreciated. Other wild or farmhouse brews that I've had which were aged in white wine barrels did not produce barrel notes in the nose, nor palate, which were detectable. Excellent work by Hill Farmstead.

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4.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had @ the HF Festival of Farmhouse Ales. 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. Brett is working wonders here. Some notes of white wine and oak in the background. Aside from orange peel, there’s some other light tropical fruit on the finish. Faint tartness also 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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle #179/450 poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

A~ glowing light orange that goes from a dark coppery orange hue at the top and slowly fads to a glowing neon orange at the bottom. nice fluffy white head and a real lot of lacing.

S~ crazy citrus, soooo much orange! along with pineapple, lemon, lime, and a little bit of grapefruit. followed by a nice hop presence which i'm surprised is still there and which also definitely adds to the citrus. everything leads into some nice peppery saison yeast.

T~ holy yessss! follows the nose with overwhelming citrus all around! some bitterness from the hops crash your pallet with amazing over tones. followed by some wheat characteristics, peppery, bready yeast that all seem to come back to the best orange juice ever! finishing up with some nice lemony oak wine barrel tartness which i'm sure has matured since the release. oh and no booze at all for 10%!

M~ soooo smooth and amazingly refreshing. has that pineapple juice feel that reminds me of Juicy. oh... i don't think i have to say it but the carbonation is outstanding!

O~ yup i had high expectations and they were still exceeded. amazing brew all around! that mouth feel of pineapple juice aka Juicy is so in your face that its literally like this beer was made with half Juicy and half of an actual mimosa haha. best saison i've ever had? yeah i'd say so lol we can prey that they release it again cause i definitely won't get another bottle but you all know it won't be the same! HA!

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Mimosa from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 200 ratings
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