Cellar Door - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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Reviews by dickroop:
4.43/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From the growler, this saison poured pale golden with little or no head, but tiny fountains of fine bubbles proved that there was carbonation. It was hazy and richly pale. The smell was distinctly fruity, with notes of apples, pears? something earthy and sweet, very inviting. Perhaps a whiff of yeast, a dash of apple cider.
With the first sip, the fruitiness gives way quickly to something considerably more complex. There's some celery-like bitterness and some peppery flavors across the tongue that give way to a sort of hoppiness. There is some sourness. I treasure this ale's complexity, which I imagine owes much to the yeast. It's one of those mysteries, to be enjoyed.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied, enjoyably light without oiliness or harshness. The carbonation adds to the easy-going sensation. There's enough substance that derives from the complex flavor and the completeness and balance to make this brew both ample bodied and light-hearted.
Highly recommended for its drinkability.
Serving type: growler
07-18-2010 00:58:08 | More by dickroop
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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
90 out of 100 based on 855 ratings.