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Autumnal - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | 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 davegray
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

davegray, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

KStark, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of jjboesen
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

jjboesen, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of od_sf
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

od_sf, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of minterro
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bought from a liquor mart store in Denver, CO on Colorado ave.

Bottled on 08/26/13. Pour into a snifter. Paired with pizza.

A&S: Caramel tones with some mild yeasty funk. Unique but not as complex as I expected. Bright white head that doesn't hang around very long. Dark garnet-brown colored beer (much darker then I expected).

T&M: Very similar to the aroma (caramel and yeasty funk). The 'funk' consists of mostly spiciness. A touch of bubblegum as the bottom yeast is added. Only getting a little fruit in the finish. Pretty sharp carbonation bite, mediumish bodied.

Overall: nothing special, but still good and unique. Probably my least favorite I have tried from this company so far.

minterro, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of flyingmick
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

flyingmick, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

pathman, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +5.5%

MarkyMOD, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Irish57
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Irish57, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

zestar, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4/5  rDev +5.5%

JimmyFlatRock, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Cooker_stp
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Cooker_stp, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Kegatron, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

scotv, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

vermilcj, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ncelauro, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Hopheadhiker, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Libationguy
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy copper color with amber hues. Off-white 2-finger head with medium+ retention. Carbonation is aggressive.

Toasted malt, coriander, semi-dried black fruits, orange peel, vanilla and nugat.

Dates, coriander, citrus zest, mocha, marzipan, nugat and lightly caramelized malt.

Medium+ bodied with a clean feel to the palate. Slight bitterness in the finish is helping to keep everything clean. Beer is over carbonated though.

Interesting beer with a lot of this happening. Would like to see an easing in the beers carbonation though.

Libationguy, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: A billowy gusher that pours a cola brown color capped by an impressive head that leaves plenty of lace (deduct .5 for the gushing)

Smell: Toasted brown bread, dried dark fruit, banana and a hint of vanilla

Taste: Toasted brown bread, dried dark fruit (figs and dates) and banana, up front, with a a bit of spice cake and vanilla in the middle; nicely blended through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Altbier meets Dubbel, I am having a hard time finding the Saison in all this; having said that, my bottle has been cellared for a year or two and has likely mellowed quite a bit; still, I like the result, even if it is quite different from what it tastes like in its youth

brentk56, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bconsidine, Jul 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

beernads, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jaxon53, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Mantooth, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

markcp, May 19, 2013
Autumnal from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
84 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.