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Stillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies: Our Side - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

Stillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies: Our SideStillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies: Our Side

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BA SCORE
89
very good

279 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%


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

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Mikkel and Brian are two of the world's most unconventional brewers. By designing beers at various breweries around the globe, they have found the freedom to experiment and innovate, resulting in unique beers that often blur the lines of definition. After having met at a festival in Bodegraven, NL the two realized that their first creations both were called Stateside. It was then an obvious decision to make the two recipes into a new product, packed full of piney, resinous hops, and backed by the esters of a farmhouse yeast strain.

(Beer added by: tbrown4 on 01-05-2011)
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4/5  rDev +1%

02-10-2013 17:58:46 | More by yourefragile
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02-25-2014 00:43:09 | More by jaymo18
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Connecticut

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Brenden

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 19:10:09 | More by Brenden
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

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megahurts4

Louisiana

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Overall:
This is a good brew. The flavors mesh well and go down smooth with a full palate.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 04:07:32 | More by megahurts4
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Kansas

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4/5  rDev +1%

10-12-2013 04:33:26 | More by Xandrose
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-09-2013 03:39:18 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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09-05-2013 03:58:06 | More by LambicKing
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-03-2013 11:14:25 | More by jtladner
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socon67

New York

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy yellow\amber pour with a very high white foam that just stays forever. Lacing is in thick rings.

S - Scents of fresh lemon zest, pale malts, and sme spicy. There is a musty yeast smell as well. Has a bit of wet horse dander\hay smell.

T - Refreshing flavors of tart citrus, a bit of peppery spice, and a rich yeast flavor. Has a robust finish with rich flavors from the yeast and light grains.

M - Actually feels rich and heavy for the style. Makes it feel rustic, and in a good way.

O - I like this collaboration, though it is a funky saison that almost goes into the depth of a wild ale if it had any sour notes. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 23:51:36 | More by socon67
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ckollias

Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this 12oz bomber bottle out of a craft beer glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden hue with an enormous, white, frothy head that never ends.

S: Sweet fruit and citrus aroma with a Belgian yeast scent.

T: Sweet with that fruit and citrus flavor similar to the smell. Crisp and finishes on the sweet side of dry.

M: Medium body and high carbonation.

O: Excellent collaboration beer – would buy this again if it was available.

Serving type: bottle

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blackie

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

review entered from notes taken awhile back...

a: served in a tulip, the pour produces a dense, persistent off-white head with great retention atop a medium honey-amber colored ale

s: mostly lighter pale malts with a solid backing of toasted caramel, spicy saison yeast influence with moderate levels of muddled citrus peel and pine hops, bright and crisp front but with a sweet and toasty underbody at the same time

m: carbonation high and slightly abrasive on the tongue, body light-medium

t: pale malt backbone with a big enough caramel malt addition to provide a moderate sweetness and toasty grain flavor, yeast brings peppery spice, hop flavors come pronounced - lots of steeped pine and dried citrus peel, spicy and moderately bitter finish with lingering residual sugars

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Monkeyknife

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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a cloudy peach-yellow color with a huge, rocky white head. Tiny bits of lacing left behind.

Bright aroma of belgian yeast, lemon, white wine, clove, light cracker and white pepper.

The taste and the aroma match perfectly. Lemon, white wine, yeast, clove, white pepper and light table crackers. Finished clean.

Medium bodied and dry with a moderate carbonation.

This is a tasty collaboration from Stillwater and Mikkeller. Try it if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 21:24:40 | More by Monkeyknife
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Stillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies: Our Side from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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