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very good

157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 12
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A ’Post Prohibition’ style ale brewed with Pilsner malt, corn, and rice. Hopped at 2lbs per BBL with Cluster, Northern Brewer, and Saaz and fermented with a farmhouse ale yeast and 2 strains of brettanomyces to weigh in at 4.5% ABV.

Batch 1 750ml
Batch 2 22oz

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2012)
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2

A: Bubbly, bright yellow color with a huge white head. The head lasts forever and is bolstered by a furry of bubbles. What does recede sticks heartily to the side of my glass. A significant amount of yeast is resting at the bottom of the bottle, which I poured into a different glass. 4

S: It smells really interesting. Wheaty, lemon, light, and, of course, the Brett. It really takes over the entire aroma. Musty and citrusy, the smell without the Brett would probably be off-putting. 4

T: The taste, amazingly, not only packs a Brett punch but an array of fruits as well. The lemons and oranges honestly take the Brett and wheatiness over and make you almost forget it's there. The finish is slight sour, but more like a saison funk and not an American Wild Ale hit. 4.5

MF: Light, crisp and absurdly drinkable. I wish all "Premium" beers tasted like this beaut. 5

O: Took a chance on this weird beer and was absolutely rewarded. I'm really starting to get hooked on what Stillwater is doing, looking forward to the next time I come across them. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 23:25:46 | More by russwbeck
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this is the best thing I've had from stillwater in ages, its just fantastic beer, perfect for summer, and a nice alternative to a berliner weisse, but does many of the same things. made with corn and rice, clever grain bill to go with the wheat in here. hazy and blonde, extremely creamy, and leaving gorgeous ring lacing as i sip it down, and the head never settles at all, staying a few inches high and super airy in the glass. a nose of subtle brett, a couple of strains were used in this, along with a saison yeast strain that i taste a lot more than i smell. the taste is awesome, appreciable grain character to this, starchy just a little from the rice i assume, and really full bodied. the corn may contribute to some mid palate sweetness, but trio of yeasts clean up any and all residual sugar in the very dry finish. this is the more elegant and refined side of brett fermentation, not heavy on the funk at all, just a little more tart and interesting than a normal farmhouse strain, but it brings the best out of the unique grain bill. tasty and original beer here, low in alcohol and very effervescent, which makes it a bottle i wish i have five or six of to drink in a session instead of just sharing one. stillwater needs to keep going in this direction, its fabulous beer. love the full feel to it, the drinkability, and the yeast complexion. top tier offering here at a fair price.

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