Cellar Door - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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Reviews by DirtybeerguyRI:
4.35/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
APPEARANCE: Pours a smokey shade of dark straw. Thick, foamy head of pure white. Lines of carbonation stream up the glass' sides. Substantial, sticky lacing.
SMELL: Lots of earthy spices mixed with honey tones. Almost smells like a graham cracker. I pick up a touch citrus from it as well.
MOUTHFEEL: Crisp and dry! Carbonation makes it very prickly. Though it's not a high ABV beer, the alcohol comes through and gives this saison a fair amount of warmth.
TASTE: The first sip fills the mouth with a deep spiciness; I'm thinking sage and coriander. There's a nice balance of malts and hops. The finish leaves a the taste of white pepper in your mouth. It's dry enough to pucker the tongue a bit.
DRINKABILITY: This is a great beer to drink in about 8 to 12 ounce doses. It's not meant to be consumed in multiple pints (although, there could be worse things in life...). I find this to be generally true of most complex beers like this one. This is a sipping, savoring brew, not a swilling brew.
VERDICT: This is a very delicate, complex saison and I'd love to see how this beer pairs with food. Perhaps halibut, shellfish, or even lightly-spiced chicken.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2011 02:02:40 | More by DirtybeerguyRI
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4.14/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Deep gold with a brown tinge, cloudy, a good amount of fine bubbled carbonation, 3 fingers of tall creamy off white head.
S: Lemon, mustard, lime, a coke like quality, a dank old classroom full of pencil shavings and erasers.
T: A pleasant balanced lightly bitter, lemon rind slightly peppery taste with the mustard, lime, pencil shavings and dankness all coming in lightly in the background. The sage comes in as light bitter herbal notes, perhaps contributing to the mustard quality.
M: Medium thick balanced body, a good amount of fine bubbled spicy carbonation. Dry finish.
O: Excellent brew, my first by Stillwater. Got at Bruisin’ Ales, drank on Deerfield Beach, FL, July 18th, 2014.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 02:10:07 | More by patre_tim
Cellar Door from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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