Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal Bronze Age - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
Presentation: Collaboration between Stillwater and Hof Ten Dormaal, brewed with raw spelt and estate-grown barley. Poured into my Hennepin globe. Warning: As I was taking the cage, I noticed a hiss and I BARELY held down the cork before it shot out. This stuff is SERIOUSLY carbonated...
Appearance: Pours a hazy, dark orange/straw hue with a huge, fluffy white cap with great retention, not surprising with the high levels of carbonation.
Smell: Lots of pils malt with just a hint of earthy farmhouse funk and fruity hops. Not tons of depth, but rustic and pleasant.
Taste: Really nice pils-type malt backbone, medium-strong bitterness (not really surprising from a Stillwater-saison) and earthy hop flavors. There's a very "Belgian" character to this, though it doesn't have the vibrant fruity esters of a lot of the best examples (Dupont, Fantome, etc). Just a GHOST of citrus pith on the finish. Dry and bitter, but really pleasant.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium-light.
Overall: Not really sure what to expect from this one. I had my first Hof Ten Dormaal last week and that was good as well. Really cool little brewery, it seems. At $6.00, I might pick up another of these if it was released again. Light, crisp, and refreshing.
08-25-2012 01:47:03 | More by BedetheVenerable
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3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
On tap at When Pigs Fly Pizzeria. They have the most amazing beer selections, and a lot of them are half price during during Happy Hour.
In a pilsner (!) glass, the beer was a hazy orange color with a tiny white head.
It had a spicy, funky aroma initially, but then there were some citrus notes. Very interesting. A little hoppy aroma also.
The taste was that of a spicy lemon. There were some late grapefruit hops.
Nice and crisp, a fun beer. It seemed to me to be more of Belgian IPA than a saison.
02-29-2012 16:40:25 | More by lordofthewiens
3.95/5 rDev +0.8%
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy bright copper body with a violent carbonation from the nucleation point supporting a boiling snow white head.
S- The notes of fruity esters and a slight sweet cereal note and a flinty character comes through as it finishes.
T- The nice dry dried fruit saison yeast ester leads to a bitter pith and some pale malt dried fruit flavors in the finish.
M- Medium mouthfeel has a full scrubbing fizz that scrubs the flavor in the finish.
O- The nice dried fruit flavors with a touch of sweetness is covered by fizz and it is pretty tasty but not worth the $9.00 for 12 oz. bottle.
09-23-2013 21:02:17 | More by rhoadsrage
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
Pours hazed gold/apricot with a pinky of sand colored head. Hazes up even more as the bottle is decanted, above average head retention & lacing
S: Sourness, funk & band-aids, golden delecious apples
T: White grape juice with a touch of juicy fruit & banana taffy, plus lemon zest up front. Green apple skin, hay & some lemon & grapefruit as this warms, plus just a bit of peach. Finishes with dandeloin wine, white grapes & peach skin
MF: Light/medium bodied, firm carbonation, very refreshing
Very refreshing, a nice saison, albeit bloody expensive...
06-05-2012 02:07:02 | More by russpowell
3.6/5 rDev -8.2%
Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a golden yellow with a two finger white head that subsided to a half finger very slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, sugar, spices, bubblegum, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, bubblegum, earth, and spices. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Unfortunately nothing really stood out on this one flavor-wise. However, the aroma had a very nice complex aspect going on. I just wish the flavor would have followed suit as this would have been one Hell of a brew if that were the case. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance.
07-06-2012 10:52:08 | More by thagr81us
4.5/5 rDev +14.8%
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of rustic malt with some fresh cut hay and some light funky ester. Taste is a wonderful mix between some rustic malt notes with nice dry floral notes with fresh-cut hay and light funky notes. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Perfect mix between complexity and drinkability.
11-23-2012 19:13:55 | More by Phyl21ca
3.95/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light hazy straw color. Healthy two finger Pours a light hazy straw color. Healthy two finger fine white head with good retention and massive lacing. Aroma of bready malt, light lemon, more Belgian spicing than funk, which is fine with me. Flavor follows, very lemony, sweet malt, wheat and light fruit. Finish combines a dry bitterness with faint sweet residual fruit. On the low end of funkiness for a saison, which is exactly the way I like it. Flavor is very subdued, but pleasant and refreshing. Light to medium bodied, as expected. Glad I got to try this ale made from a bronze age era wheat variety and from two excellent breweries. If they had a beer like this at that time, they were very lucky.
03-11-2012 03:57:04 | More by LiquidAmber
Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal Bronze Age from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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