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Stillwater / Brewer's Art Debutante - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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286 Ratings
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 13
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: StaEva on 06-14-2011

It’s my pleasure to present a collaboration with The Brewer’s Art. A Baltimore institution that helped to pioneer the Belgian beer movement in the States. Brewed with a combination of Spelt & Rye, accented with a blend of Heather, Honeysuckle, and Hyssop. The result is a rustic farmhouse ale displaying earthy tones & floral characteristics while maintaining intricate balance.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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Hazy corn colored with a solid sheet of whites. Nice saison nose, some grain, some pear, clay, soil, grass, hay and old Willamette hops. The intense carbonation veils the flavors of sweet grain, yam, hibiscus, some pear, some nice yeast flavors. Full bodied with insanely hi carb and a dry finish. The beer is really nice, tone down the carb and we have a real winner.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a gold color with a big bubbly white head of foam on top. Mighty bubbly.

S: Strong floral smells. Citrus. Fruits. Honey. Reminds me of a white wine. Sweet.

T: Spices -- rye, maybe -- lemons. Fruits. Flowers. Honey. Peppery?

M: Bold carbonation. Pretty smooth for a Farmhouse Ale. Bonus.

O: If you like this style, then you'll probably really like this beer. I'm not a huge Saison / Farmhouse Ale. I like the spices. Like the smell. Good brew.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap a bright golden color with two fingers of sticky white head. Nice amounts of lacing left behind.

Aroma of floral and herbal hoppy notes along with white pepper, clove, and a bit of yeast and honey.

The taste was very nice with the hoppy floral and herbal notes along with the clove, pepper, and yeast notes from the aroma. Finished clean/

Medium bodied and smooth with a moderate carbonation.

A very nice Saison from Stillwater. A must try.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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P: A huge creamy peak of mountainous meringue head that billows on top of a unrelentingly murky body of dark apricot. Retention is outstanding. The creamy film never goes away and delicate lace clings to the glass.

S: Aroma is floral with bountiful rye notes, honeysuckle, soapy yeast, musty cardboard, white grapes, and spicy wheat. Reminds me of the decorative floral bath soap by grandma used to have when I was a child.

T/M: Spices are more upfront than the nose. Earthy, floral and fruity with a timid kiss of hop bitterness. Honeysuckle is prominent with powdery yeast and rustic wheat gracing the creamy, yet prickly body. Finish is very dry with spicy and floral bite. Bartlett pears and ground black pepper linger afterwards.

O: Debutante is my first Stillwater offering and i can say I am eager to try more. Aggressively earthy and floral with hearty wheat, spices and a kiss of fruit. Wonderfully complex and well blended saison. What a great introduction to Stillwater ales.

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Stillwater / Brewer's Art Debutante from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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