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Cellar Door - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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90
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884 Ratings
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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 50
Gots: 93 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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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A-slightly hazy golden color with a nice white head and some lacing

S-lemongrass, yeasty bread, pepper, herbal and grassy aromas

T-toasted malt, yeasty funk, lemon, coriander, pepper, grassy and herbal notes, moderately bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly astringent mouthfeel

O-a nice Saison from Stillwater with good flavors, easy drinking

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T: Lots of spice, sweet citrus, bitter hops, bread, sour lemon peel.

M: Medium and racy dry.

O: What a fantastic saison. Light, zippy, sweet citrus, sour peel, nice spice, delicate stone, with a slightly bready finish: sun in a bottle with complex spice and heft. This is a winner.

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Cellar Door from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
90 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.