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Autumnal - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | 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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brentk56

North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +9.5%

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

08-16-2013 23:48:56 | More by brentk56
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-15-2013 17:48:54 | More by bconsidine
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-02-2013 07:42:01 | More by beernads
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-25-2013 08:50:00 | More by jaxon53
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-25-2013 14:17:51 | More by Mantooth
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markcp

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-19-2013 19:37:56 | More by markcp
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Mendicant

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-16-2013 10:49:04 | More by Mendicant
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Braz

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-11-2013 06:35:07 | More by Braz
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-02-2013 05:04:54 | More by spycow
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-27-2013 22:12:11 | More by atone315
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Lob

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-26-2013 01:53:37 | More by Lob
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-20-2013 19:42:37 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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richj1970

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-06-2013 03:32:07 | More by richj1970
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-30-2013 02:29:56 | More by DaPan
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-23-2013 21:20:30 | More by Mattias
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.81/5  rDev +0.8%

750ml bottle - $10.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a rustic brown body, opaque, with a hefty layering of off-white suds.

Smell: Sugar-encusted, toasted dark bread, embodying a scent of caramel just as a blitz of tartish, ripe fruits, citrus, banana, and piquant phenolic spices (along with a drip of alcohol) pop in.

Taste: Moderately toasted bread crusts and fresh grains, with a sweetness of dark caramel and brown sugar. Has a herbaceous streak running through it from the hops, along with a little bitterness boosted by the suds. Soon, the wheat opens up, as does a little tempered roastiness. A portion of sawdust mingled with white peppercorns. Splash of fresh lemon juice. Hint of pear, prune, and bruised banana. Drying, zestful, tartish finish with some sweetness remaining.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall: A nice, respectable ale.

03-22-2013 22:36:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.26/5  rDev -13.8%

Poured into a tulip. There is a dark brown body with very little clarity. There is a nice one inch medium tan head. There is some mild sticky lacing.

The aroma has some mildly fruity spice with some subtle maltyness.

The taste has a rich nearly roasty malt flavor. The slightly spicy yeast is placed mostly at the finish. This is just a little too malty for my liking.

This is medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Not bad but I prefer many of Stillwater's other offerings.

03-17-2013 02:50:53 | More by andrewinski1
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grover37

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-08-2013 04:40:40 | More by grover37
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-07-2013 19:03:11 | More by orangesol
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-16-2013 05:16:24 | More by brewdude1982
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Lambocalrisien

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-11-2013 02:25:26 | More by Lambocalrisien
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-10-2013 17:54:19 | More by yourefragile
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-21-2013 21:17:49 | More by DrunkinYogi
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-15-2013 10:09:50 | More by bismarksays
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-07-2013 19:57:04 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
Autumnal from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
85 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.