Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5) - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
07-07-2014 23:55:54 | More by superspak
3.8/5 rDev -1%
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.
05-25-2014 22:44:15 | More by JerseyHopHead
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
04-26-2014 04:02:32 | More by deschutes_fan
3.74/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
03-29-2014 22:03:46 | More by DaveBlack
Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
86 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.