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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by popery:
Photo of popery
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden color, kind of an orangey yellow gold. It's fairly cloudy. The head is medium-sized and pretty evenly composed - not really sure how to describe bubble composition without sounding completely dumb. The aroma is fruity, earthy and bright. There's excellent hoppy citrus, pale malt and funky brett. Mushrooms, tangerines, grass, lemon, peach, pineapple, grape, mint, pepper and a nice clean brett flavor. Taste starts out with some simple malt sugariness and a sweet lemon flavor. Bright fruit flavors. Some earthy saison yeast. The brett cleans things up and dries out the beer. Mildly bready. Light grassy bitterness. Pretty normal carbonation. There's some depth to the body and it's definitely filled out with flavor, but it's still rather light on the palate. Really tasty stuff.

popery, Apr 19, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of MadScientist
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A glowing hazy, pale golden beer with a persistent off-white head. The head is made of medium sized bubbles leave a little bit of lacing on the glass.

An earthy hops aroma at a moderate level with inviting phenols of moderately-light smoke and light black pepper. Some light colored fruit and citrus blends well with the hops, moderate barnyard funk and Pils malt aroma.
The taste matches the aroma with the citrus yeast esters, pepper and earthy Brett and hops flavors dominating, closely followed by the Pils malt. The hops medium bitterness outweighs the light malt sweetness making for a balance that is moderately bitter. The finish is crisp and dry with a peppery and tart aftertaste.

A crisp, highly carbonated and light bodied beer.

An elegantly balanced, dry Saison with a dominate but not overpowering Brettanomyces funk. It smells like a very good beer and tastes even better, on the whole it's just short of world class.

MadScientist, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

henryclay_, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

GreenMountainBoy, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

acurtis, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of sastille
4/5  rDev -0.5%

sastille, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of tastybeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely opaque yellow (orange juice) color with a big foamy white pile on top. Head fades to a ring and thin sheet leaving patchy spots behind. Aroma is tangy, sweet, floral, orange, and summer farmy over bready light malt. Very smooth aroma with perky wheat-like funkiness. Taste is sweet, mysteriously hoppy with something oniony floral, and farm-style tropical. Grapefruit rind puckering bitterness off the bat and gradual dryness through the finish. Fun, whacky, and pleasing.

tastybeer, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Griffith, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

WoodBrew, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of adamdarcy
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

adamdarcy, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

GRG1313, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of logicalparadox
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Huge, expanding head makes it challenging to pour. Pale, cloudy straw in color, with copper tones from the yeast and a good amount of sediment in the bottle. Be careful not to get that in your glass on this one.

S: Whew! Funk! Barnyard. Lemon juice. Straw. The nose is bretty and slightly dirty, but in a good way.

T: Delivers on what the nose promised. And then some. It's crisp and dry on the palette, with a refreshing lemon-rind bitter backdrop. Very light on the hops, but they are there with faint hints of pine and grass. Bread dough and yeast. Clover. Lamb's wool. The funk lingers for a while after each sip amid a bittering and drying sensation.

M: Light bodied, but with backbone. The head is fluffy and zesty. Perfect for a hot day.

O: OK, I don't know how I feel. At various moments I felt like getting something else and like buying more. It's a complex brew that has a lot of character. Reminds me of Ithaca Beer's White Gold, but without the wheat. Drinks like a saison, but it's not really a saison. I doubt the Babylonians drank beer like this, but I suppose it's possible. But, if we are comparing the character of this beer to Nebuchadnezzar, then this beer has a lot to live up to... and I think it does!

logicalparadox, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY. Haven't had the the original beer, but I really like this one. I'm really starting to dig hoppy beers made with Brett.

Pours an basically opaque golden orange. So much sediment and haze, it's really quite a beautiful looking beer. 1 inch of head, small streaks of lacing down the glass.

Smells like it was hopped with Citra- don't know if it was or not. Some orange, pineapple, and slight cattiness, plus farmhouse yeast and hay.

The smells expands on the taste and is much more complex. Lots of dry, slightly musty citrus fruit, plus some grassy hop bitterness, chalky, almost Smarties candy like Brett flavors. Some hay and barnyard funk flavors too, nothing too intense though. Very rustic flavors here, just great.

Light to medium bodied, dry, chalky mouthfeel, spritzy carbonation.

Awesome IPA here, really enjoyed this one. Got fruitier and Brett-ier as it warmed up.

GreesyFizeek, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of wedge
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Murky yellow topped with an airy, fluffy pure-white head. Some stringy patterns of lacing left behind. Smells like funky citrus right out of the gate...plenty of Brett and soft, juicy orange and lemon aromas. Stinky floral, herbal earthiness and skunk weed, starting to smell a bit Nelson Sauvin-like after a while. Peppery funk and citrus flavors, a more fruity hop presence, with a dry, floral finish. Spicy, rindy grapefruit and grass. Medium-light, fluffy, and drying. Interesting blend of hops and funk.

wedge, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 3 Monts tulip. Pours a slightly hazy straw amber with a two finger white head that kept growing after the pour and left lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus, bready malt, saison yeast, faint sulfur. Flavor is sasion yeast and spicing with a light brett funk, lemon citrus, starting semi-dry and drying further in a champagne like spicy, citrus and bittering hops finish with light brett. Light bodied, but a peppery, active carbonation gives a nice mouth feel and is appropriate to the dry saison flavors. An interesting homage to Nebucchezar, although I got a more complex hop flavor spectrum from that IPA, with more piney, herbal hop flavors. This does have bright citrus hop smell and taste, but seems a bit simpler. The hops are deftly used and fit into and complement the saison yeast light funkiness. Because of the IPA inspiration, it's hard not to compare this directly with Nebuchadnezzar, which I liked quite a bit, but taking it strictly as a saison, it is quite nicely done on the drier side of the saison spectrum. Nice citrus, hop and brett finish.

LiquidAmber, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Eighty
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Eighty, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

errantnight, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

MN_Beerticker, Jun 20, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -8%

Zaphog, Oct 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

coobstar, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of timotao
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

timotao, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Monkeyknife
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.

Monkeyknife, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

jman005, Mar 15, 2014
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Stillwater / Omnipollo Remix Project Babylonian Style Ale from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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