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Jaded (Import Series Vol. 3) - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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90
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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 18
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with good friend, Urbain Coutteau of De Struise Brouwers. Urbain describes this work as "Dark chess-nut coloured ale with a nice steady off-white head. Aroma is all about finesse, loads of blossoms and spring flowers. The mouth-feel is refined, playful and complex with Saison like peppery flavours. Soft nutty after taste with a bite."

(Beer added by: beerpirates on 02-23-2011)
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Reviews by Fux:
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Fux

France

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Charles Quint goblet.

A: Dark brown, opaque. A 2 fingers nice, dense head with a good retention.

S: Floral notes, spicy. Very hoppy for the style. Very pleasant !

T: Sweet malts, candy sugars are predominating but not overwhelming. Tastes of yeasts, bread, with spicy, quite complex aromas of dark fruits, reminding quads. Alcohol is noticeable. Bitter notes also. Aftertaste is very soft however.

M: Medium bodied, with probably too much carbonation. Nothing special here.

O: Interesting brew. Relatively easy too drink

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 19:50:29 | More by Fux
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-24-2014 01:20:45 | More by paresis
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-26-2014 14:09:04 | More by Griffith
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky, dark amber with a thin off-white mousse that dissipates quickly.

S: Aromas of wheat bread, herbs, cider apple, must, spiced pear, roasted nuts, caramel, and raisin are present on the nose, though subtle hints of flowers emerge as the beer warms.

T: Notes of wheat bread, oak, cream, herbs, grass, cider apple, spiced pear, plums, raisins, dates, figs, honey and roasted nuts are underscored by very subtle notes of baking spices, violets, and roses. The finish is warming and syrupy with wheat bread, caramel, nut, honey, cream, herb, and raisin flavors giving way to slightly prickly alcohol.

M: Displaying a fairly full, soft body, this ale is silky, smooth, and somewhat creamy in the mouth. Carbonation is unobtrusive. Alcohol is fairly pronounced, but not really distracting. An easy sipper to be sure.

O: A very solid Belgian strong dark ale with just a little bit of funk to keep it interesting. This is much subtler and more restrained than I was expecting, but it is still a very respectable brew. Stillwater continues to impress me.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 21:42:01 | More by mrfrancis
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a murky chestnut with an nice frothy ecru head; quite a few strands of lace remain behind

Smell: Caramel, molasses, Gin-soaked bananas, dates, figs, tobacco and spices

Taste: Layers of malt depth lead off, bringing caramel, molasses and brown sugar; above this base, the fruit flavors mingle, the bananas, dates and figs all mixed together in a Gin cocktail; the finish digs deeper, bringing tobacco and herbal tones that linger in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: While there is tremendous complexity to this brew, I really don't care for the finish; it doesn't taste familiar as a BSDA (and I respect that) but it is not a beer that I enjoyed drinking

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 02:28:10 | More by brentk56
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Massachusetts

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ncelauro

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-18-2013 19:02:07 | More by ncelauro
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brewandstew

Maryland

2.98/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

We're serving this guest tap at the brew pub where I work.

Appearance is amber with rocky white head. Clarity is brilliant.

Aroma has slight spice notes, dominated with floral rose notes and green apple.

Flavor is floral and medicinal. I get green apple and acetaldehyde with hints of rose. To me the flavor is not pleasant.

Mouthfeel is crisp and appropriate for the style.

Overall impression of this beer is that the flavor is convoluted and not well executed. Other reviews describe a beer darker in color than the beer we have on tap under the same moniker. The floral/ herbal ingredients do not seem to mesh well in the final product. I am not sure if the beer is fresh, though I know it was very expensive. I was hoping for a better experience.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2013 04:00:21 | More by brewandstew
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Kentucky

3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enlivened by rose, violet and jasmine the bright and perfumy botanical character, this stronger darker Belgian ale relies on these herbs and spices to balance its sheer maltiness and intertwined fruit notes. Jaded? ...well, its anything but.

Jaded's tawny reddish brown hue gives it a certain port-wine character. But its unadulterated haze points more toward beer than of fortified wine. Especially when coupled with a dainty, dense and stainish yellow head, the ale effects are obvious. Its spotty lace is a testament to both the beer's Belgian-esque roots that promote foam production but also to its high alcohol content that inhibits retention and lace just a little.

Its high aromatic value doesn't steer toward those herb additions but instead projects the sweetness within: toffee, maple, brown sugar, and confectioner's candy shops wrap around its estery character of cherries, red grapes, figs, dates, red apples and apricots. Eventually, and after the beer warms significantly do its floral-fruity additions rise from the mix to make any meaningful impact. Lightly toasted in its grain character, its "crusted" aromas allow a full-out fruit cake aroma to resonate heading into the initial sip.

To taste, malt drives this beer- its sweet and bready armatures are built with molasses, brown sugar and molasses. Off of which hangs the fruity and spicy balance. Tilting heavily toward the fruit, those dried and pitted fruits of aromas give the malt sweetness a boost. Counterpart to the fruit and sweet tastes, a spicy peppercorn, cinnamon, clove and allspice note to springs to life and emboldens the flowery taste that's hidden within. As the taste develops, its spiced rum taste supplants its sweet upstart and signals a long, savory and "spring-fresh" taste that's kinda Pez-like.

Its palate sensations are quite nice but peculiar. Full-bodied through the majority of its taste, its zesty carbonation pulls from its residual sweetness for a slightly numbing and prickly spite. As the sugars slowly dissolve, its finish is spicy, malty-dry and with a soft slickness from those botanical oils.

The only thing that this Jaded has in common with rose, jasmine and violets is that they have oriental roots. But this ale is all about Belgium as it paired well with Roth Gran Queso Original cheese and hot capicola charcuterie.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 04:43:01 | More by BEERchitect
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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

33cl bottle into a HF wine glass

A: Pours a dark brown color with amber highlights. A finger of creamy khaki foam forms with great retention and lacing.

S: Sweet prunes mixed with sherry/oxidation notes. Belgian yeasty esters help balance the sweetness. The dark dried fruit sweetness is pretty intense in that it's concentrated, not necessarily too sweet.

T: My first thought on the flavor is oxidation. I get a bit of cardboard mixed with sherry notes. Dark, overripe fruits are still there, though not quite as intense as the aroma. I also get some burnt sugars. Esters are there, but are hiding behind the fruit.

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T: First taste is a nice strong yeast flavor, which then transfers to a sweet honey floral flavor followed with a little bit of an alcohol presence, but the alcohol is very light and compliments the beer, this is surprisingly full of flavor compared to how weak the scent was given off of the beer

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Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 05:50:29 | More by bpasquini
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a murky light brown color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that doesn't retain long before soon becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Non-resilient lacing leaves a thin ring behind.

S- Pretty standard Belgian yeast aroma that's sweet and has good notes of Belgian Candi sugar. Kinda boozy though.

T- Packs a flavorful punch of spice, yeast and alcohol that's married well. The sweetness reigns throughout and there's notes of honey and lavender that are quite pleasant. Not as boozy in the taste as the aroma.

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O- A nice tasting BSDA that benefits well from the mixture of spices.

Serving type: bottle

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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a clear red-orange amber with a thin off-white head that dissipated to patch foam and a ring around the glass with slippery lacing. Interesting aroma of toasted malt, dark dried fruit, dark fruit esters, almost like a rich porter blended with a Belgian dark. Flavor is dominated by the dark dried fruit emphasizing dates and figs, sweet earthiness, rich caramel malt with hints of toasted malt, finishes with sweet fresh and dried dark fruit, leaning towards a barleywine profile, but retaining the dark Belgian fruitiness and character. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Very nice flavor balance. Hope I can find another bottle of this one. Stillwater is amazing, but combined with de Struise, a sublime collaboration.

Serving type: bottle

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Jaded (Import Series Vol. 3) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
90 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.