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Stillwater / Brewer's Art Debutante - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

232 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | 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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Ratings: 232 | Reviews: 87 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i was very excited for this ancient grains type saison with all these botanicals in it, but it came across way too sweet for me, malty vanilla and not quite robust enough saison yeast define the nose and taste of this beer. clearish caramel color with a big bold white head, good looks. so much sweetness here i can't really get any of the botanicals or herbals i was looking most forward to. not sure what the spelt or rye contribute either, all i really get is residual sugar, light like honey, but still pervasive. feel is bogged down by it too, but its very well carbonated. some may enjoy the sweetness, i don't mean to make it sound like a pure sugar bomb because its a lit more interesting than that, the sugar just blocks the most interesting features of this beer for me.

StonedTrippin, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml foil wrapped bottle poured into a generously sized snifter glass at fridge temperature.

The beer pours a dark copper colour with a 1/2 finger of lingering fluffy white head. As soon as you pop the top on this creative gypsy brewers beer, you get an overwhelming aroma of barnyard funk, spicy rye notes and Belgian yeast characteristics even before it hits your glass. Once poured, there is a pleasant smell of subtle citrus hops in addition to the aforementioned aromas.

The beer has a nice yeast backbone to it, with flavours of coriander, cloves, pepper, subtle citrus/floral hops, some mild sourness and some spiciness from the rye malt added to this brew.

Overall, this is an agreeable saison. It isn't too over the top, yet the addition of rye and spelt grains add some more complex flavours and aromas to this brew. The beer has a nice funky smell to it which only increases as the beer warms up to room temperature.

schnarr84, Dec 14, 2013
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Stillwater / Brewer's Art Debutante from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
86 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.