1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Cellar Door - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

Not Rated.
Cellar DoorCellar Door

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,017 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,017
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 65
Gots: 125 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 05-22-2010

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.
View: Beers (41) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,017 | Reviews: 299 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ShanePB
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of szmnnl99
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BAsbill
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ACarp
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of jbaker67
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of RobDB
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of smlmeyer
2/5  rDev -50.4%

Photo of CowsandBeer
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Tallgrass Brewing tulip. Bottled on 06/07/2013. “Wheat ale brewed with white sage.”

Appearance: A down the side pour produced about three fingers of fluffy white head. Pale gold body.

Aroma: Spicy yeast phenols; white pepper, sage, earthy yeast, lemon tartness and a nice wheat base.

Taste: A brief, grassy hop bite before the yeasty phenols take over. More white pepper, lemon tartness, floral sage and a nice wheat finish.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent with a drying finish. Light to medium body.

Overall: An easy drinking, thirst quenching, entertaining saison. Nice notes of white pepper, some sage, tart lemons and a pleasant wheat finish. The sage is not overbearing, but complimentary and the wheat makes it extra refreshing. Recommended.

Photo of sludgegnome
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of staaaaalin
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Mediocre_Ninja
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Flounder57
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter at Row 34.

Appearance: A one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy yellow yellow with vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing as the Bert was drank.

Smell: Rosemary, peppery, yeasty, vanilla, bready, apple, and pear.

Taste: Same as above with lingering hoppy bitterness. Citrusy too.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, dry, spicy, medium to high carbonation, tingly bitterness, and medium bodied.

Overall: Awesome Saison.ill have another.

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of joshrosborne
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Dougish
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of DavidHume
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of polopaul20
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Jonny41
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of StArnoldFan
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Cellar Door from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,017 ratings.