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Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5) - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with whole juniper bushes, farmhouse ale yeast (brettanomyces) and a touch of smoke. Like a Viking Saison, yeah.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 10-09-2011)
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barczar

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a frothy, creamy, ivory head that lingers.

Sweet lemon rind, wheat, barnyard notes of horse blanket, and bubblegum esters form the aroma.

Muted lemon weaves throughout the flavor profile, which is oddly sweet and dry at the same time. Bubblegum esters lend sweetness, and the backbone is fairly bready. The finish is slightly peppery, earthy, and dry. Juniper becomes evident in the aftertaste.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation.

Very easy drinking beer, but the bubblegum esters are somewhat offputting. Not my favorite style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2013 00:09:05 | More by barczar
More User Reviews:
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Moderate gusher upon opening. Pours slightly hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, juniper, clove, pepper, hay, straw, grass, wheat, bread, musty funk, light wood smoke, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, juniper, pale malt, and light smoke notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, juniper, clove, pepper, hay, straw, grass, herbal, wood smoke, wheat, bread, light musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness and some slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, juniper, hay, straw, grass, herbal, wheat, bread, light wood smoke, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, juniper, pale malt, and moderate smoke flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent smoked/juniper saison. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, juniper, pale malt, and moderate smoke flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 23:55:54 | More by superspak
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elliottpen


4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-06-2014 21:02:14 | More by elliottpen
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-28-2014 00:23:04 | More by ToddHolder
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-15-2014 15:50:17 | More by acurtis
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sbangs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-13-2014 23:42:29 | More by sbangs
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-30-2014 21:43:21 | More by jmccraney
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JerseyHopHead

California

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale yellow with minimal head retention. The nose is yeasty with notes of citrus. Comes on with yeast. It's tart but light on the tongue with medium to high carbonation. It finishes sweet and smooth.

I'm not a huge saison fan but this was fairly drinkable and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 22:44:15 | More by JerseyHopHead
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-22-2014 20:24:06 | More by afsdan
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-19-2014 02:54:35 | More by jaydoc
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-19-2014 00:51:41 | More by mmulebarn
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-09-2014 23:30:31 | More by Sammy
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deschutes_fan

Idaho

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, cost $10

Pours a hazy pale gold, thin foam head with mild lacing.

Smells is fresh cut grass, citrus.

Taste follows smell with crisp lemon and grass up front. A little orange peel, sour wheat and some mild barnyard funk and maybe some peppercorn. Refreshing and goes down smooth.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, ABV is well hidden and beers goes down

Overall, a good refreshing farmhouse ale with crisp flavors. Perfect for summer time, but overpriced at $10 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 04:02:32 | More by deschutes_fan
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

04-24-2014 10:45:24 | More by AlaskanYoung
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-18-2014 04:13:16 | More by jaymo18
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-14-2014 09:21:49 | More by Sanchezrox23
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micropale

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

04-10-2014 14:24:45 | More by micropale
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-08-2014 05:32:31 | More by facesnorth
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Durge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-01-2014 20:44:24 | More by Durge
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DaveBlack

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: 2 finger's width of fluffy white head on a slightly cloudy, vibrantly golden beer.

S: The aroma is light and citrusy, with loads of yeast. There is a medicinal quality to the beer as well. It's an unusual aroma.

T: The beer is quite light, with all the yeast that the aroma suggested. It is lemony, a lot of spices, like coriander, and brings the medicinal found in the aroma, and a lot of yeast bitterness.

M: Light, bitter crispness. Very dry.

O: It is an interesting beer, and quite tasty. Everything works together very nicely. Definite points for originality. I don't think I'd want to drink it every day.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 22:03:46 | More by DaveBlack
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a cloudy straw yellow with one finger of bright white head.

Aroma of lemon, pear, white wine, herbs, and smoke.

Taste? See aroma. Lemon, white wine grapes and herbal notes upfront with a smokey finish. The finish also had a taste that I can only describe as "band aid". Interesting.

Medium bodied and dry with a moderate carbonation.

This is one beer that grew on me as I drank it. And bonus points to Stillwater for originality.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 22:13:27 | More by Monkeyknife
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-21-2014 11:57:43 | More by mikeincharleston
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Quafftastic

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

03-14-2014 23:01:06 | More by Quafftastic
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white 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, and smoke aromas. Taste is much the same with earth and smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid smoke presence that comes through especially well in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 04:29:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-05-2014 05:55:21 | More by Texasfan549
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Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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