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Stillwater / Brewer's Art Debutante - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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86
very good

270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 12
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: StaEva on 06-14-2011)
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Photo of popery
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes, 8/11/11. Bottle, home. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a healthy white head. Aroma has fairly mild floral notes with a bit of rye, nice light grain and a big musty earthiness. It’s nice and dry with a touch of spice and a bit more floral presence. Good, fresh grain flavor. Light feel. Well carbonated. A nice beer that manages to work in floral notes on a dry, earthy body.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of iKrystin
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Hopswagger
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of brotherloco
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of srhoadsy
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served chilled into a flute.

Pours a clear straw color with an inch and a half of airy white head that very slowly recedes and leaves a quarter inch surface layer with nice lacing.

Aroma of sour grapes with a grassy background.

Flavor follows through aroma with a slight peppery taste as well.

Body is dry and crisp with good dose of carbonation.

Not my favorite from Stillwater(Existent), but all around a nicely balanced and drinkable beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy bright golden color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of rye and spelt malt is easily detectable with some good notes of rustic ester and light residual sugar notes. Taste is a complex mix between some fruity ester with good notes rustic malt with spicy notes of rye malt and light residual sugar notes. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with excellent level complexity while retaining a very nice level of drinkability.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first beer from Stillwater. Looks nice. Smells nice. A good profile of flavors, but not really pushing it or trying to be obnoxious. And that's the key I think. Do it right and do it well, but don't try to be out of control with things. A very well done brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Stillwater / Brewer's Art Debutante from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
86 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.