Stillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies: Our Side - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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3.84/5 rDev -3%
a - poured a three-fingers thick bubbly and tan head into a tulip glass. the body was a bright and bubbly amber color.
s - apples, floral hops, yeasty.
t - apples, floral hops, a hint of spiciness, big belgian yeast flavors.
m - crisp and dry.
o - good beer but i expected a little more. didn't mesh as well as other stillwater-only beers.
06-24-2014 17:36:44 | More by GPHarris
4.24/5 rDev +7.1%
This beer is both hazy and bright, a deep medium orange color. The head, tinted pale orange, is big and fluffy, a billowing crown about two fingers tall that just lays on top unmoving, for the most part, and leaves webby lace on the walls of the glass as it follows the beer down.
There's no questioning this beer's Belgian nature or rustic roots from the aroma: gentle soft fruit flesh meets earth, must and a very gentle spiciness backed by some tropical fruits and just a bit of grass and flora to balance. As it warms, there's something like the candi sugars used in bigger Belgian styles and a sweetness derived from that mixing interestingly but nicely.
That sweetness is further balanced by a light tartness that adds a freshness to the tropical fruits and the pear flesh notes. The yeast is strong but kept in check, mostly spicy phenols adding lots of character, and overall complexity is big as breads come in and the hops add a soft bitterness with just very little added dryness as earth, grass and apple finish it.
The body is fluffy but strong, gentle but soft, and almost everything a Saison should be. There's a nice crispness and a depth from the body, while the fluffy texture on the tongue leads into a dryness that doesn't go too chalky but almost dances into the finish.
01-09-2014 19:10:09 | More by Brenden
4.18/5 rDev +5.6%
Stillwater/Mikkeller Two Gypsies: Our Side
Appearance: golden orange, huge head, and good lacing.
Smell: yeast, wheat, grain, and a dark fruit.
Taste: fair malts, light hop, apple, and a light raisin sweetness.
Mouthfeel: medium and smooth.
This is a good brew. The flavors mesh well and go down smooth with a full palate.
11-23-2013 04:07:32 | More by megahurts4
3.94/5 rDev -0.5%
Sampled on tap @ 1702, Tucson; February 2012
Arrives from the tap with a frothy, fat one finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a deep gold / pale-amber leaning color that shows a brilliantly clear, gold hue when held up to the light. The nose is amply hoppy with notes of tropical fruit, herbal notes and a solid floral character. Specifiic notes of lychee, orange flower nectar, perhaps a hint of ginger, kumquat zest and meyer lemon are backed by yeast-derived notes of clove, a slight musty character, and some white pepper hints. The aroma smells fairly dry, which accentuates the herbal and spicy-floral hop notes over the fruit character, but it works well with the yeast spiciness.
Fairly dry tasting, with a nice light body that works great for something Saison’ish. There is a solid bitterness that is noticeable from the get go, and this lingers for quite a bit on the palate in the long finish. Spicy notes of clove, perhaps a hint of ginger, some peppery character pairs well with tropical fruit leaning notes of lychee, hints of kumquat zest and maybe even some papaya type notes. The hop-fruitiness is interesting, because this beer is fairly dry, the fruitiness is more noticed as an oral-nasal effect rather than a flavor. There is a nice, spicy, herbal hop character to this beer that adds a nice green edge; there is also a touch of pine character that also helps to add some edge to this beer. The alcohol provides some spiciness to the finish, though this is likely accentuated by the pizza that I am currently eating
This is probably a hop dominated beer (no it really is), but the Belgian / Farmhouse yeast character comes through quite nicely and really compliments and boosts the complexity of this beer. It all works quite well and really hits the spot for me, who likes really hop forward Saisons. Because of the dryness, which a Saison requires, the aroma smells more fruit focused than the flavor.
08-31-2013 20:22:08 | More by Gueuzedude
Stillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies: Our Side from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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