Cellar Door - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 985
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 62
Gots: 119 | FT: 8
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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pastel honey color with a massive two and a half finger head of off-white. Almost meringue-like foam consistency.

Bright and lightly tangy farmhoues yeast in the nose with powdery spice notes, accenting the white sage, hints of pepper, and dry basil. Hints of lemon and chalky pale malts and slight tartness.

Very dry and very powdery. Almost champagne-like in carbonation and somewhat in flavor. White wine, dry white sage, coriander, yeast cake, soda crackers, hard water salinity, and apricot skins. Perhaps, a touch of grains of paradise.

Medium body with a medium piquant carbonation. Feels good.

Cellar Door is a tasty saison with a good deal of complex flavors and unique textures.

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A: Cloudy pale yellow with a huge frothy and sudsy head--great retention and okay lacing

S: Fruity and yeasty: lemon peel, pear, apple, pepper, grass, spices--man, this smells grainy and grassy and spicy and fruity and awesome

T: Fruity and spicy with hints of lemongrass and sage mingling with lemon peel and apples; man, this is tasty

F: Nice effervescent carbonation; creamy on the finish

O: This is a fun, complex, fruity and grainy and spicy and herbaly saison

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Clear golden liquid, white head with good formation and medium retention. In the nose citrus notes of tangerine, lemon and oranges. Pineapple from the yeast is present and maltiness is in second plan. In the taste citrusy remembering tangerines and oranges, pineapple os present too.

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Poured bottle dated 6/7/13 into New Belguim globe

A-Poured a beautiful unfiltered hazy golden color with a nice white head that eventually dissipated. Good lacing

S-wonderful aromas of herbal grass and citrus tangerine with a soft hint of sage.

T-Amazing taste of tangerine, citrus, pepper, and subtle hops.

M-High fizzy carbonation, medium body. perfect balance, amazing dry finish to want more.

O-Great farmhouse beer from Stillwater looking forward to trying stateside and existent

Cellar Door from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
90 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.