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

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291 Ratings
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 12
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: tbrown4 on 01-05-2011

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.
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3.97/5  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.

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4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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4.03/5  rDev +2%
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

o: a nice beer overall and a unique mash-up of styles, but it seems a touch forced (that is to say, I'm not too sure these styles belong together in this composition), a nice enough drink if a bit lacking in refinement for the price point

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

And another beer received from a generous Aussie BA, Mr Kennedy

Looks absolutely fantastic in a stemmed Mikkeller glass. Gorgeous white lacing, light reddish gold with medium high carbonation. Very inviting.

Very well managed yeast and hop character on the nose. Light peppery spice, a bit herbal, clove like, and some tangerine hops to finish. Each part plays well into the next.

Gentle Belgian yeast sits in the background. Light clean malt. Hop character is restrained and doesn't cloud the issues. Excellent.

Wow! Blown away. Leaves an impression on the scale of a big RIS.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down at a very slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, citrus, and floral hops with some sweet grainy and bready malts, and some Belgian yeast, spices, and lemon zest.

T - Starts off with with grapefruit, orange, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet grainy malts, lemon zest, and coriander. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with a bit more bitterness and Belgian yeast with some spices and some mild funk. The finish is a mix of pine and grassy hops with some bitterness, Belgian yeast, some tart lemon peel, a bit of funk, and some spices.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, tart, and estery finish.

D - Very drinkable. Great overall balance with good hop character and yeast character.

Stillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies: Our Side from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.