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86
very good

168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 13
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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drew74

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +12.3%

08-23-2014 23:20:36 | More by drew74
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Spike-likes-beer

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-21-2014 14:38:23 | More by Spike-likes-beer
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

08-15-2014 01:02:13 | More by Hohnbaum
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.72/5  rDev -2.4%

08-15-2014 00:57:14 | More by jaydoc
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svensaison

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-12-2014 21:24:51 | More by svensaison
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

08-10-2014 04:11:12 | More by Mebuzzard
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

08-07-2014 06:49:58 | More by DrBier
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Boone757

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-03-2014 18:46:53 | More by Boone757
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-03-2014 12:36:51 | More by Andrew041180
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-28-2014 13:56:15 | More by HRamz3
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of tart lemon zest, pear, apple, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, herbal, clove, black pepper, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, clove, black pepper, hay, straw, grass, herbal, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light earthy tartness and moderate yeast/hop spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lightly tart lemon zest, pear, apple, cracker, bread, clove, black pepper, hay, straw, grass, herbal, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great crisp malt/yeast/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice saison style. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

07-26-2014 03:08:20 | More by superspak
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-20-2014 05:10:38 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +12.6%

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.

07-19-2014 17:43:38 | More by StonedTrippin
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-19-2014 06:28:42 | More by zestar
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

07-18-2014 17:35:51 | More by smithj4
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tykechandler

Indiana

5/5  rDev +31.2%

07-17-2014 03:44:14 | More by tykechandler
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-17-2014 01:05:02 | More by afsdan
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dancfuller

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.8%

07-13-2014 18:14:04 | More by dancfuller
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MikeB_


4/5  rDev +5%

07-12-2014 13:34:00 | More by MikeB_
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-10-2014 03:59:56 | More by bobv
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-08-2014 09:25:10 | More by gillagorilla
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-08-2014 02:22:58 | More by GClarkage
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sonnydeezy

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-06-2014 23:48:51 | More by sonnydeezy
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BGCoon

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-30-2014 19:07:41 | More by BGCoon
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AWB3

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-28-2014 16:29:33 | More by AWB3
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