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Autumnal - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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85
very good

194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%


Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This deep amber hued ale takes it’s inspiration from Germany while still nodding to the Belgian farmhouse tradition. The base is comprised of German two-row, wheat, Cara-Munich, and roasted barley. Generously hopped with a blend of Perle, Spalt, and Hallertau Mittelfrüh and fermented with a rustic Belgian farmhouse ale yeast. These elements together provide a melange of earth and fruit aromas backed with hints of caramel with a dry clean finish.

(Beer added by: timtim on 10-12-2010)
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Reviews by jayhawk73:
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a nice two finger cocoa head. Very good lacing on my CBS snifter. Light brown streaks when held to the light. The nose is really well done, roasted malts, pepper, coriander, as well as an earthy vibe to it. Really smooth, and very pleasant. The taste is a little less spicy than the nose, with the caramel malt and hops coming through to the front. Feel is medium full with a nice dry finish. Overall, this is a really nice farmhouse ale. I would definitely have this again. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 23:12:27 | More by jayhawk73
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 8/26/13.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, toast, earth, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice caramel and spice presence all around.

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02-26-2014 14:02:24 | More by Griffith
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Poured from a 12oz bottle, bottled 8/26/13 into a pint glass
A: Muddy brown color, almost no head
S: Brown sugar, ginger, maple, figs, dark malt
T: The ginger/nutmeg spicy notes are very much in the foreground. Everything else from the nose is there but the balance is skewed
M: Medium-bodied, pleasant spice and carbonation
O: Tasty and worth a try though I doubt this will make the regular lineup

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 06:05:36 | More by ONUMello
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Poured from a 12 oz bottle (it's in 4 packs now so awesome!) into a tulip glass. Bottled 8/26/13, still held up pretty well though.

Nice amber/brown color with a finely bubbled beige 1/2" head. Settles fairly quick but leaves a thin layer of head.

Interesting aromas of sweet ripe dates, anise, earth, and hay. I like it.

Dates, overripe banana, grass, and a little bit of pepper, slightly sweet. A bit of something like carob. Ends dry and earthy, slightly bitter with some grassy noble hop notes. Nicely balanced between caramel malt-y notes and earthy saison characteristics. Very drinkable, doesn't taste like 7.2% either.

Comes on medium bodied, ends light and clean. Moderate carbonation that works well with the flavors, but could use a little more. Probably lost a bit over 5 months.

As always from Stillwater, this is a beer with character. An interesting collision of a saison and German beer characteristics. Probably lost a little something being 5 months old, but still nice.

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Poured from the bottle a dark caramel color with one finger of off-white head. Sticky lacing left behind.

Aroma of floral hops, tropical fruit, bubblegum, yeast, and some maltiness.

The taste matched the aroma. Floral hops, tropical fruit, yeast, and bubblegum with a light malt and banana finish.

Medium bodied and a bit sticky with a moderate carbonation.

A very interesting Saison from Stillwater. Darker in color and with a bit more malt but still retained the Saison personality. A must try.

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some of the best beer ive had from Stillwater yet. this red saison is entirely unique, perfect for fall. it has a deep brick red color, rusty almost, with a jovial white head over an inch tall in my new globe. dense looking, it needs light to show red. the nose and flavor are both excellent as well. both exude strong and interesting Belgian yeast, and the malt profile works so well with it. semisweet, hopped well enough too. harvest vibes abound with this, its earthy and dank. the mix of red malt and saison yeast needs to become a little more popular, such a lovely combination. for how many saison types Stillwater makes, they are all so different from one another, a testament to their competence and creativity. fuller body on this, makes it a slow sipper, and it only improves with temperature. a patient brew, to be contemplated and discussed. one of the most intriguing fall seasonals this year.

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Autumnal from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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