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Hill Farmstead Mimosa

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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. After 8 months of conditioning in wine barrels with our resident microflora, Mimosa is now ready to be enjoyed. 19º Plato 500 icus 10% abv


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 From a bottle marked 088/450 procured and consumed on the 2/18/12 release. Pours a beautiful hazy orange color that can aptly be likened to the color of an actual mimosa. The head is mountainous with a cappuccino like frothy texture, leaving behind thick lacing. The aroma holds huge tangerine brett character with earthen cheesecloth and orange peel. Really well integrated juicy fruit notes from the citra, and an almost onion/garlic like note from the Galaxy. Interesting and unique, but definitely not detracting. The flavor holds juicy citrus and orange juice, earthy brett character, hints of lactic acid, and farmy funk lead to a tart but quenching finish. Pillowy mouthfeel with pleasant acidity, finishing super dry. There is so much orange juice character in this that I expect there to be chunks of pulp. An exemplary wild ale in all regards.

2/21/12 Re-rate Bottle 143/450

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Massive thanks to my man oteyj for bringing this back from the release!!! Shared with GT2 as well. Gorgeous opaque orange/gold pour with a gigantic frothy head. The nose is absolutely outrageous; giant notes of earth, orange zest and juice, fresh grapefruit segments, bready yeast, citrus hops, tarragon and green onion from the hops, and some dank, musty funk. Beautiful notes of white wine and oaky dryness as well. Incredibly complex, with the different hop notes ahd vibrant citrus meshing with the cheesecloth brett, yeast, and wine barrel impeccably. The flavor is really otherworldly. Huge rich orange juice with definitely palpable booze up front shifts to a stunning concept similar to orange marmalade liberally smeared over a warm piece of freshly baked sourdough. Out of control in the middle of the flavor. The bretty funk really aids in the finish by drying the palate out and creating an awesome lingering and delicate sourness (mixed with some touches of tannin and yeast) that balances the forward fruitiness and bigness earlier on the tongue. Just wow. Marvelous.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
czar (3779) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
on tap at hf’s saison festival 2012. hazy bright golden with a creamy white head, excellent retention and lacing. citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, light oak, nice acidity, very fruity, abv very well hidden - still refreshing! even with that delicate malted residual sugar. lively, medium to full body, very nice citrusy lightly acidic finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RichTheVillan (2121) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle via international trade; enjoyed with Kaufmanised, Cloudy amber pour with white head, citrus aroma, a big hit of Brett sour funk, strong taste of Christmas fruit bowl satsuma, mandarin, oranges, just a massive delightful fruity taste, some peppery yeast action, decent fizzy mouthfeel, overall a memorable beer experience which is unlikely to be repeated.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Nice cloudy yellowish pour. Healthy white head. Aroma is loaded with oranges and tropical fruits. Flavor is so damn awesome. Loads of yeast, spice, orange, light funk. Wow.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
Thanks to Thorpette for insisting that we open this one. Served in Hill Farmstead stemware. Bottle 124/450 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. Just a touch of cherry in the background. The Brett is working wonders here. Some notes of wine and oak in the background. Flavor keeps things on the same level with some beautiful and complex Brett notes. Aside from orange peel, there’s some light tropical fruit and a dusting of pineapple. Faint tartness 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. The only thing I can say is that Shaun has done it yet again. Phenomenal.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sisuspeed (62) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Poured into some Hill Farmstead stemware. Cloudy orange body with a good amount of frothy white head. Leaves beautiful lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with sweet and bitter orange zest, grassy citrus-laced hops and some earthy hay notes. Light brett funk underneath the citrus. This flavor is... wow. So many things going on, but the notes flow in a smooth linear fashion. Earthy wheat mixed with dry brett notes and hoppy bitterness hit the tongue first. Then waves of juicy orange, some booze take the spotlight before fading back to a dry, crisp, earthy finish with a touch of citrus peel bitterness. Carbonation is spot on and the body fits perfectly for this big, bold, saison. Even at 10%, this goes down pretty easy. Excellent. Love the brett and citrus. Definitely seek this one out.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of oranges, tropical fruits, some citrus, vanilla, wood, wild yeast, and white wine. Taste of citrus fruits, oranges, white wine, wild yeast, some vanilla, and a bit of tartness in the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2077) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2012
I liked this one a lot. This beer almost changes the perception of what beer can be. Pours a nice yellow-orange clear pour with billowy fluffy white head. Aroma is immediately oranges, mangos, pineapple, and very light funk. The taste is light tart and light sweetness with huge bursts of fruit flavor. The brett is so subtle and perfectly done. I could talk all day about this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (2358) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle received in trade. Thank you Glouglouburp! Pours hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is very tiny sweet, sour, fruity and funky with crackers, wood, lemon, orange and grapefruit juice, pineapple, peaches, mango, dark grapes, plums, wood, barnyard, passion fruit, dry soil, hay, woody tannins, white grapes and hints of cloves, white pepper and buttery wood. Taste is sour, tiny bitter, fruity and funky with crackers, the juice of basically every citrus fruit out there, peaches, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, woody tannins, white grapes, dry soil, barnyard and subtle hints of vanilla. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, slightly tart, smooth, round and medium to full bodied. Finish is sour and fruity with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, passion fruit, pineapple, dry soil, mango, dry wood, white Chardonnay wine and hay. Very nice, especially considering the abv.


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