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

Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5)Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5)

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86
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 74
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%


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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Reviews by brentk56:
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a modest head that still manages to leave plenty of lacing

Smell: The Brett comes through distinctly in the aroma, bringing a chalky/lemony character; the juniper is also very clearly defined though I cannot pick up any smoke

Taste: Chalky and lemony, up front, with the tartness building, in the middle; a bready yeast character joins the lemony tartness, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with frisky carbonation

Overall: Enjoyably tart and refreshing; would be really good in the hot weather

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 22:35:07 | More by brentk56
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
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 +2.1%
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 -9.1%

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

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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

California

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
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 -9.1%

03-05-2014 05:55:21 | More by Texasfan549
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-04-2014 13:14:51 | More by Chico1985
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-03-2014 23:04:00 | More by animal69
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-03-2014 05:22:12 | More by Jame515
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Poured from the 500ml bottle to two pint glasses with Chico1985. Opening the bottle it was obvious that the hiss was extremely loud and of course the beer started foaming out immediately. Pouring reveals a fairly clear golden brew with a head that takes up about 80% of the pint glasses. Retention is painfully long and lace is thick and plentiful. Appears "infected."

S- Funk fills the room as the bottle is exploding. Smells somewhat like a Gueuze and the funk from the Brett is super strong with some lemony tartness behind that. Light fruits like apples and white grapes come to mind as well.

T- Brett takes over the show here. Dried pineapple, horsey barnyard, cherry pie and some lactic tartness comes to mind. Juniper is certainly present but the smoke I remember from having it on tap seems to be gone. Some spicy and citrus yeast feel.

MF- Considering how the bottle foamed up for over 10 minutes, the mouthfeel is quite foamy with carbonation being at an astronomical level. Slight tartness on the back end in the finish.

Brett flavors dominate for me. I like the Brett feel here and the Juniper is somewhat present. Funky and still worth drinking despite the insane bottle bomb status. I hope more and more Brett forward beers show up on the market.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 22:13:03 | More by cbutova
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Irish57

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-01-2014 01:39:13 | More by Irish57
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a bright straw yellow with a small white head.

S: Sweetish pale malt and nectarine, honey, cloves, light musty funk, dried fruit, floral. Smells nice.

T: More peachy fruitiness, very mild wood smoke, a bit of cobweb, cooked sugar, slightly leafy, vanilla.

M: Medium-bodied with light carbonation.

O: While I wish the brett was more prominent, the restrained hand with the smoke is perfect. Pretty much just a clean, bright saison with a bit of smoke on it.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 21:25:49 | More by Etan
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-15-2014 14:55:38 | More by Daniellobo
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-12-2014 01:43:38 | More by thegerm87
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-04-2014 01:45:46 | More by brother_kenneth
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rfkramer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-02-2014 16:51:44 | More by rfkramer
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-26-2014 03:51:31 | More by Eaglefan344
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Proclarush

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2014 20:03:28 | More by Proclarush
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-18-2014 00:53:48 | More by warpedrevolution
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-11-2014 07:32:20 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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