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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 10-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with whole juniper bushes, farmhouse ale yeast (brettanomyces) and a touch of smoke. Like a Viking Saison, yeah.
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Photo of jellikit
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle.
Appearance: hazy yellow with a huge head at pour. Upon opening, bottle erupted from the carbonation (not from shaking). Small chunks of yeast at bottom of glass. Docked a few points for that.
Smell: barnyard. Yeast. More county fair where the livestock hang out. Sheep pen at the county fair.
Taste: see above....with a tartness and a funk factor.
Mouthfeel: highly carbonated. Medium body. Dry. Tart.
Overall: this is a great farmhouse ale. Full of funky horse-blanket flavors. Not for your average beer drinker, but a great representation of the style. Well done.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma of spice, citrus, funk, zest, cheesy. Taste spice, mild tartness & smokeyness, earthy.

Photo of twillingthenoz
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amalak
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Mphis
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of memphischas
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of RavenForBeer
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of diverite
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Punisher
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DaPan
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of JerseyHopHead
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.