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Cellar Door - Red Wine Barrel Aged - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 18
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 09-24-2011)
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Reviews by DeanMoriarty:
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3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up an 750 ML bottle in a trade with Dawson's Liquor in Severna Park, MD and poured it into a Coronado Brewing branded tulip glass - thanks fellas!

A: Pours a slightly hazy straw-like hue with a thin head that dissipates quickly, leaving a good amount of lacing from start to finish.

S: Extremely herbal and soapy, almost medicinal and it really takes away from the rest of the nose which, though too faint, is very nice - sour apple, wood and musty funk - just wish they weren't so muted by the sage and what not.

T: The flavor is what the smell insinuated it could be, but fell short of - plenty of wood and musty funk, sweet green apples and champagne-like with just a hint of sage which was so overwhelming in the smell.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied, with a mellow carbonation that lends a smooth and creamy aspect to this one, though I think a bit more carbonation would work even better with the style, giving it a bit life.

Overall pretty darn good, but I was over it after one of these. The sweetness and herbal flavor from the sage got to me after a while. As a side note - this one really improves as it warms up.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 04:22:09 | More by DeanMoriarty
More User Reviews:
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

06-23-2014 01:10:24 | More by LowDrag
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District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 bottle

Served at cellar temperature (currently (57 degrees F). Gusher! Thar she blows!

Upon settling, the appearance is cloudy orange with a thin white collar. White sage, coriander, lemon grass, herbal. Red wine character emerges in the flavor, whereas it was a bit lost in the aroma. Lightly sour, tangy, funky. Medium bodied with zesty carbonation. Complex and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 03:40:24 | More by Huhzubendah
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-17-2014 19:24:22 | More by bauermj
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

12-18-2013 06:46:18 | More by riemster
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-11-2013 05:57:56 | More by orangesol
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-23-2013 00:32:10 | More by IrishColonial
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-23-2013 00:29:59 | More by billab914
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-23-2013 00:27:22 | More by Rhettroactive
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4.61/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served into stemware. Cellared for 2 years plus. Decided to do so after tasting a year old bottle and saw lots of potential.

Beautiful crystal clear bright golden yellow color. Vigorous white head poured into glass, dissipated quickly, leaving basically no lacing. Bubbles look very small to small.

Very strong aroma of young and ripe apricots. Very mild barnyard funkiness. Faint mangoes too.

Touch of apples quickly turn into a lively quintessential apricot flavor. There is a bright and very present dry funk. Sourness is there but executed so delicately and expertly, that is doesn't overpower but helps create harmony. As it warms up there is a little tiny bit of apricot sweetness on the back of the mouth as an after taste.

Very dry and complex mouthfeel with lively and vigorous carbonation. After 10 minutes, carbonation is in perfect balance with flavors. Very slight oaked dryness lingers. Very similar mouthfeel to an oaked American Sauvignon Blanc.

This beer is very close to a perfect creation. The best Still Water I've had by far. Worth cellaring, drinking and searching out. White Sage never comes into play (and that's okay!). Sourness, dryness and apricot-iness is unreal. Wonderful!!

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 04:44:48 | More by itsiilegal
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-23-2013 01:48:51 | More by IdrinkGas
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-21-2013 02:45:29 | More by t0rin0
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-10-2013 17:54:45 | More by yourefragile
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-10-2013 17:42:46 | More by eawolff99
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South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to BRoss242 for sharing this one before going out for the evening in New Orleans while I was in town for Zwanze Day! Served from bottle into a Poperings Hommel Bier tulip. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sage, wood, spice, fruit, dark fruit, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, dark fruit, wood, earth, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. When I went into this one I really didn’t find a whole lot of barrel on it right out of the gate, but there was definitely a big spicy and herbal note going on. As it warmed the barrel, made its presence known. It definitely wasn’t overpowering by any means, but added a nice touch of complexity to the brew. Even with all of the spice going on, this one was quite enjoyable and made it rather easy to drink. Definitely worth your time trying this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 16:28:05 | More by thagr81us
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-16-2012 18:59:26 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden orange with a thin finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Aroma is a mix of Belgian yeast, coriander, sage, oak, vanilla, sourness, grainy malts, lemon zest, citrus hops, bit of funk.

T - Sour green fruits, tartness, lemon zest, Belgian yeast, oak, vanilla, coriander, sage, sweet grainy malts, some funk, and a touch of red wine grapes.

M - Medium bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sour, tart, and funky finish.

D - Nicely balanced. The barrel adds some great character along with some good sourness and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 08:02:30 | More by ngeunit1
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-28-2012 00:33:58 | More by GrindFatherBob
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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Pours slightly hazy with three fingers of foam and very active carbonation throughout. Retention is very good.

S: Ginger, brett funk (is there Brett in this beer?), and citrus. Behind that I get some grape aromas. Dry, fruity, quite nice.

T: Citrus and ginger is even more upfront - behind that I get some grapes and spicy oak. Quite dry yet fruity and juicy, the flavors mix very well together.

M: Medium mouthfeel with strong but not overly strong carbonation.

O: I enjoyed this beer - dry and fruity with a nice wine and barrel character. A great Saison, if a little pricy.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 00:17:09 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-29-2012 21:31:23 | More by wesley14
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-26-2012 04:33:52 | More by rolltide8425
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-04-2012 14:23:34 | More by nmann08
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4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip and snifter, because this is a gusher, needed both glasses to get everything

A- A hazy golden orange with a huge white head.

S- Some nice sour notes, hints of funk, red wine, some oak, light fruits, spices, sage.

T- Tart, red wine, oak, great earthy spices, light fruits. White sage is not as noticeable as in to non-BA version.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A great beer, better than the non-BA version. Love the tartness, barrel adds just enough. Wish it wasn't such a gusher. I hope to get a bottle of this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 22:58:47 | More by larryi86
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

05-23-2012 19:13:24 | More by csustar001
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3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a pale golden yellow and very hazy with a bubbly white head. The nose has hints of oak with a fair bit of lemon and lightly vegital. The flavor is more lemon with a touch of hop bitterness and light oak. There is a fair bit of vegital with a lighter body and high carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 14:08:04 | More by cpetrone84
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Cellar Door - Red Wine Barrel Aged from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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