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

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

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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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4.73/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bomber poured into my Bier Stein snifter, Debauched is pale gold with a white, medium bodied head leaving clingy, foamy lace.

Smell is fantastic, classic lemon pithy saison notes, a little yeasty. Not getting a lot of the juniper, but a nice, subtle smoke note.

Taste is rippingly delicious saison, a bit more evidently avant garde however. There's a notable sweetness, and the juniper is more notable, as is the smoky note. This really harmonizes with the brett in most masterful way I've ever had from these guys, and frankly, it's a top contender period.

Mouthfeel is dry, well carbonated, and very light bodied.

Drinkability is super high. This is an extremely impressive saison, one of the best I've had in memory. Delicious and quaffable, but there's a ton of depth here too. Extremely impressed. I really look forward to the pleasure of revisiting this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 05:47:47 | More by ccrida
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2014 03:33:39 | More by Lovely85
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-12-2014 01:03:52 | More by DaPan
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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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-06-2014 21:02:14 | More by elliottpen
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-15-2014 15:50:17 | More by acurtis
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-13-2014 23:42:29 | More by sbangs
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-30-2014 21:43:21 | More by jmccraney
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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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-19-2014 02:54:35 | More by jaydoc
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-19-2014 00:51:41 | More by mmulebarn
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-09-2014 23:30:31 | More by Sammy
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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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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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