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Cellar Door - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 893
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 51
Gots: 96 | FT: 7
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Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Over the ages the term ’cellar door’ has numerously been referred to as the most beautiful term in the English language. Upon setting out to create the first summer addition to the Stateside line up of ales; the feeling that almost instantly came to me was that of beauty & cleansing. Many summer offerings tend to lack the complexity of their bigger, colder season counterparts; so my goal was to craft an ale of extreme balance with a delicate complexity that allows for contemplation while also providing quaffable refreshment. Starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. To pull this all together and to complete the ’cleansing’ aspect of my vision I gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. Of course let’s not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.

(Beer added by: John_M on 05-22-2010)
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

08-30-2014 02:55:46 | More by zp6167a
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CheshireSB

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Delicious.

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jellikit

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Bottle.
A: yellow. Mostly clear. Slight haze. Numerous small bubbles rising. White, medium-foamy head. Decent lacing.
S: pear. Esters of banana. Cardamom.
T: banana. Pear. Cardamom. Black pepper. Flowers.
M: high carbonation. Light to medium body. Dry.
O: great saison like farmhouse ale. Balanced well. Will buy again.

08-26-2014 04:22:16 | More by jellikit
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Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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rawfish

California

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wtkphoto

Michigan

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Florida

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JMUduke

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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krustster

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

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Tyecko

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

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beerjamieson

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IPA1978

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d_kizzle

California

3.56/5  rDev -11.9%

A - slightly hazy deep amber with an off white head that quickly dissipates.

S - citric, floral hops. You definitely notice the white sage and wheat. It's much more delicate than the color would indicate.

T - different than your typical floral farmhouse. It has pretty big palate for the style. Apricots, tangerine, and banana give way to a slight wheat profile before the hops clean you out.

M - moderately carbonated with a slight petrol feel. Fairly light on the palate.

This is different for a saison. It's a sage wheat beer on the nose, and a medium bodied IPA on the palate. Interesting, but I'm not sure the whole experience is coherent.

08-14-2014 04:14:27 | More by d_kizzle
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

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08-13-2014 23:51:54 | More by pheelingIt
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SteveB24

New York

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance- color is a hazy orange-tan, pours a half finger of white, thin head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving spotty lacing, bubbles constantly rise to the surface.

Smell- Aroma is very fruity and floral

Taste- Upfront is bold, fruity notes. Pinneapple, tangerines, and white cherries. avery floral,Lager yeast is there, pretty boozy in the finish.

Mouthfeel- Full body, mild carbonation, dry in the end.

Overall- An interesting take on the Saison, has the classic fruity, floral notes of a god Saison, but is also unexpectedly boozy and rich. This is a slow sipper, if you like barley wines and Saisons and are curious to try something in between then this is for you.

08-13-2014 23:46:00 | More by SteveB24
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Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Maryland

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Cellar Door from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
90 out of 100 based on 893 ratings.