Mimosa | Hill Farmstead Brewery

MimosaMimosa
BA SCORE
96%
Liked This Beer
4.4 w/ 200 ratings
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. 19ยบ Plato 500 icus.

Added by Jason on 01-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
200
Liked:
192
Avg:
4.4/5
pDev:
9.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
692
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
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Photo of orangesol
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Photo of jegross2
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
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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Photo of Skrip
4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
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: 96% out of 100 with 200 ratings
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