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Autumnal - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 10
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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Photo of david18
3.25/5  rDev -14%

david18, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Johnnyutah713, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +5.8%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

oriolesfan4, May 22, 2014
Photo of krl2112
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

krl2112, May 17, 2014
Photo of bent
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

bent, May 03, 2014
Photo of Mphis
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Mphis, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of ChayDudeBrew
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ChayDudeBrew, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Mark_Robinson
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Mark_Robinson, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of xungmound98
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

xungmound98, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Steve00
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Steve00, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of YobroitsJoe
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

YobroitsJoe, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of JamFuel
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

JamFuel, Mar 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of ONUMello
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

ONUMello, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of busternuggz
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

busternuggz, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of bauermj
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

bauermj, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Monkeyknife
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Monkeyknife, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

hagbergl, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of mick303
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Mill Valley Beerworks. Poured a dark hued brown, with good lacing of head, smell was earthy and hearty autumn fruits, bit of a mild roastiness. Taste was smooth and had a bit of the saison earthy character mixed with the darker malts used, an interesting interpretation and fusion, picked up a little yeast character and altogether it was a pleasant saison with a long lingering finish but not as complex a character as would have liked. I would have it again though for the beer was pretty flavourful and interesting.

mick303, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

CB_Crowe, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

MarshallBirdhouse, Nov 23, 2013
Autumnal from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
86 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.