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Stillwater / Omnipollo Remix Project Babylonian Style Ale - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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89
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Inspired by the artistry and assertiveness of Omnipollo's Nebuchadnezzar, I decided on a demure approach. Expressing the lovely hop profile of the original &tying it together with farmhouse yeast and Brettanomyces for a fruity, funky fiesta ;7

(Beer added by: TheBrewo on 03-05-2014)
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Reviews by Monkeyknife:
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a very cloudy apricot-gold color with two fingers of bright white head. Hint of lacing left behind.

Aroma of tangerine, grass, herbal notes, spice and white pepper and earthy yeast notes at the end.

Like the aroma, this tasted of tangerine, grass, spicy herbs, white pepper, and earthy yeast notes. Light bitterness to the finish.

Medium bodied and a bit sticky with a moderate carbonation.

I really liked this one from Stillwater. I was initially curious by the Babylonian style branding but even more impressed by the beer itself. Definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 20:39:22 | More by Monkeyknife
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sastille

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-28-2014 02:24:08 | More by sastille
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Eighty

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

07-23-2014 23:07:18 | More by Eighty
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Dbrunelle


4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-11-2014 01:01:14 | More by Dbrunelle
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Apellonious

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle from FMcD's poured into a tulip glass.

A- Maybe a tulip glass was not the best choice. A not aggressive pour resulted in a three finger billowy head. Cloudy golden orange.

S - Hops? Funk. Bread. Mild spice.

T - First sip....interesting..though not sure how to place it. Not overly sour as I was expecting. There is some barnyard funk. Saison-ish (I think of a saison as having the grain/wheat/funk feel without the sourness). I am pulling out some grains and some faint banana notes. Maybe my palate is tired. Is there a pill for tired palate? I'll take two, please!

M - As expected due to the huge carbo release, the mouthfeel is soft and carbonation on the light side.

O - The more I drank, the more it resembled a few things I could relate to. English IPA characteristics, which, if you are like me, need to be reminded to appreciate it. Lemon. The funk remained. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 00:27:41 | More by Apellonious
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-09-2014 13:26:55 | More by Griffith
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-02-2014 05:13:25 | More by heerboth
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magictacosinus

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-30-2014 05:07:56 | More by magictacosinus
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metter98

New York

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and no distinct collar.
S: The smell has some flavors of lemony hops but if you put your nose closer, you start getting funk from the brett.
T: The taste is funkier compared to the smell and has slight amounts of sourness with hints of lemony hops and sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting saison. The taste is rather funky, but the brett does not completely overpower the taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 18:34:37 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-29-2014 18:30:05 | More by smithj4
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errantnight

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-28-2014 17:56:26 | More by errantnight
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TKnasty

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-26-2014 14:43:34 | More by TKnasty
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-26-2014 14:24:59 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-22-2014 08:15:09 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-20-2014 17:57:01 | More by MN_Beerticker
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coobstar

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-19-2014 14:45:20 | More by coobstar
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tykechandler

Indiana

5/5  rDev +24.4%

06-19-2014 00:42:31 | More by tykechandler
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PPSchwa

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +24.4%

06-16-2014 19:50:39 | More by PPSchwa
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon, lime, tangerine, orange peel, pineapple, pear, black pepper, herbal, hay, grass, musty funk, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus hops, fruity/spicy yeast ester, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange peel, tangerine, pineapple, pear, black pepper, herbal, hay, grass, musty funk, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon, lime, tangerine, orange peel, pineapple, pear, black pepper, herbal, hay, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness/yeast spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hoppy saison style. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 03:44:52 | More by superspak
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Black_ox

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-01-2014 06:15:23 | More by Black_ox
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Tired Hands stem.

Appearance is hazy, dark straw yellow with rocky white head that builds nice and resides to thin creamy layer that leaves a fair amount of lacing.

Aroma is a mixture of bright citrus and farmhouse funk. Plenty of hay and grass, catty, and cave musk showing up from the funky side. Bright lemon, lime, green apple peel, tangerine, and even a little pineapple representing the fruity character of the aroma. I'm guessing this got some dry hopping but am not certain.

The flavors follow the nose almost to the T. Hoppy, yeasty, with a delicate malt base that's crackery and wheaty. Hops are earthy, spicy and citrusy which marry the funky, earthy, spicy yeast phenols wonderfully. The yeast and hops are super complimentary and the malts are just present enough to keep the beer balanced.

Mouthfeel is spritzy, light-bodied, bitter, and overall pretty dry. Really no complaints.

Overall a very nice offering by Stillwater. Nice hops presence makes for a refreshing farmhouse ale. Super crushable on a hot day (100 degrees out). A bit more acidity and this would go to the next level. A notch down on the citrus and earthiness with something else to counterbalance would of also made this closer to 4.6 kind of beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 01:23:09 | More by MarcWP
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taospowder

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-21-2014 02:36:07 | More by taospowder
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-19-2014 13:04:27 | More by Lob
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-13-2014 01:26:26 | More by henryclay_
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

05-09-2014 03:10:17 | More by XmnwildX12
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Stillwater / Omnipollo Remix Project Babylonian Style Ale from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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