Cellar Door - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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4.83/5 rDev +19.6%
Shared with my bro-in-law.
a - Poured into capt lawrence taster tulip. Nice golden yellow with a huge bubbly head. Carbonation was big and steady and lasted the entire bottle. The beer is murky and ominous.
s - Great citric notes, banana, clove, all the usual suspected. Earthy and grassy, nice spiciness from the sage.
t - Flavor follows the nose. The sage really gives this beer a nice vanilla soft spicy kick. Candied sugar a bit...coriander in there as well.
m - Carbonation is great. Very cooling. Perfect for this weather.
o - Overall, one of the best saisons I've ever had. My first taste of this brew was at a beer festival where beers were judged and rated...and this one got first place and was the clear standout. It was the battle of the belgians and this beer was the standout side-by-side with the classics. Keep an eye on stillwater...one of the best brewers out there. Unique and original and tasty beyond. This is one of my fav brews.
04-24-2011 19:42:40 | More by cosmicevan
4.83/5 rDev +19.6%
Pours a semi-hazy yellow gold, with a voluminous head that lasts for quite awhile, leaving lots of thick, sticky lacing.
Smells of wet hay from the wheat malt. But the big surprise is a very spicy fruity aroma of orange citrus and a sweet, brown sugar, undertone. Must be some coriander too.
This is a delicious farmhouse ale, rather unique with a sweet tangerine element from the Citra hops, it tastes like there is a bit of fresh tangerine juice in here. There is a huskiness too, from the white sage I guess. A little bitterness in the finish, true to the saison style with a little saltiness.
Body is light and carbonation is spot on, giving this a deliciously crisp mouthfeel.
A great refreshing taste and crisp mouthfeel and low ABV makes this eminently drinkable. I think Brian Strumke has hit it out of the park with this one.
10-04-2010 02:27:14 | More by Beerenauslese
Cellar Door from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
90 out of 100 based on 893 ratings.