Mimosa | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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. 19ยบ Plato 500 icus.

Added by Jason on 01-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
200
Reviews:
51
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
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692
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Nachojon
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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)

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Photo of millerbuffoon
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveHack
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baybum
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BucketBoy
3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of bahnfire
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of goveia75
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of tjmodica
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Dicers
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of orangesol
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of jegross2
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.39 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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