Cellar Door - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
4.1/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750ml bottle into a New Belgium tulip. From notes that are about a week old.
A: Pours a hazy straw color. There's about one fingers worth of creamy, white-colored head, as well. Lacing is really beautiful.
S: This is very sage-forward. Buried underneath that note is a solid undercurrent of orange peel. I wouldn't really consider it complex, but it sure is evocative the way the aroma balances itself between these two notes.
T: The opening flavors are quite spicy, with additional notes of coriander to go along with all of that white sage. Further sips help to accentuate a wonderful tone of orange peel, also. There's also a bit more complexity than the aroma suggested (subtle notes of apricot, cream, and wheat show up). This brew is really about the excellent sage and citrus peel character, however.
M: Initial heftiness is a tad much, however the finish helps to alleviate this with its crisp, clean finish. Carbonation is high, par for the style.
O: Subjectively, saisons are pretty hit-and-miss for me. I'd easily call this a 'hit' though, thanks to its balance between drinkability and good (but not great) complexity.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2013 21:22:50 | More by ThisWangsChung
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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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