Mimosa | Hill Farmstead Brewery

MimosaMimosa
BA SCORE
4.4/5
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
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
691
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of jmilo64
3/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of Number45forever
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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Photo of leschkie
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jeonseh
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
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

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Photo of doremite
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerdster
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of greg4579
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of cadaugherty
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of joel66
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
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

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Photo of LOCAL
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Doodler
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of BeerThursdays
3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of POTABLE83
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of aapp
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Cascade77
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Takeanotherswing
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of dumbocastillo
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of celticfutblclub
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of jbuddle
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Quackus
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of dcguitar
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of mrbubbler
4/5  rDev -9.1%

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