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
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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 RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Stillwater Débutante has a thin, off-white head, a semi-clear, yellow-gold appearance, and fervent bubble streams. The aroma is of varied, funky spices and white bread, and the flavor is the same. Bitterness is low, here. Mouthfeel is medium, and Stillwater Débutante finishes not so dry and pleasant.

RJT

Photo of DrMindbender
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of barczar
3.6/5  rDev -6%

Grain, pear skin, honeysuckle, heather, and lemon pith. Flavor is briney, with echoes of pear taking away that odd flavor, carrying into a dry, powdery finish.

Photo of ACY73
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Dmmflys
2.6/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

As the taste of the European farmhouse extend from Belgium and into France, the character turns more lager-like, maltier and softer with the fruit and spice. While its Belgianesque balance remains intact, it takes a softer and more mellow turn.

Its stern malty pour suggest a bready weight with its swirling haze and milky straw hues. As its creamy head builds, it reveals the flowery character of honeysuckle, heather and mint. Its mellow flavors sooth the early palate with a doughy-sweet introduction.

Its rich cookie dough flavor and feel is given a creamy lift with and abundance of carbonation to keep the taste light and marshmallowy. But with certain grain spiciness, there's a husky earthiness that rides up against peppercorn and pecan skins but without becoming an overly spicy beer.

With a minty and pepper taste gaining steam, the ale's firm texture wavers enough to suggest a malty-dry finish. Any spicy, woodsy or grainy bite is buffered with residual bread texture while its floral bouquet continues to swirl above the palate, extending lightly into aftertaste.

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JamFuel
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of brbrocc
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/23/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, honey, rye bread, herbal, floral, grass, clove, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, honey, rye bread, herbal, floral, grass, clove, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and spice flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Biere de Garde style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and spice flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of ADZA
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours a cloudy golden hue with a one finger white head and a touch of lacing not much to look at really, the smell is honey, heather, more honey and peppery spices,the mouthfeel is Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and the tastes are Honeysuckle,peppery spices, a touch of apricot and finished quite sweet with honey dominating the finish and overall quite enjoyable and easy to drink but nothinh out of this world cheers.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, spice, yeast, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, spice, yeast, and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with the special ingredients only really coming through in the smell for me.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Flip_Smash
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ncstateplaya
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Dwkasper
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of wedge
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%

Slightly hazy gold with a decent head that quickly fades to a patchy covering. Interesting nose of heather, apple, flowers, honey, earth, cracked pepper, and some malty sweetness. Flavor is peppery and earthy with some floral notes, rustic graininess, and apple. Dryness keeps the sweetness at bay and there's a general mustiness that adds some character. Medium-light, creamy feel, with a dry finish. Decent, but not my favorite Stillwater beer.

Photo of ScottM123
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of VAcrossr
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Carl_R
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of kraticus41
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of ivyman
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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