Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal Bronze Age - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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3.78/5 rDev -3.6%
Thanks to wishuwerebeer for sharing this one with me. Poured into a tulip, the brew appears a straw yellow color 4 fingers worth of white froth. A full wall of lace sticks to the glass. A swirl revives a finger back to the surface.
The aroma is grassy with sulfuric elements as herbal character. Some hay to straw-like grain inclusion is persistent in the nose. A minor backing of cheese and yogurt developes as the brew warms up.
The taste is quite barnyard-like with a straw or hay inclusion mixed with sulfur and grass. There is a minor yeasty quality evident that is earthy. A bit of yogurt flavoring fills out the backend.
This is a light bodied brew with a warming inclusion of alcohol. This was a unique mix of character for a saison that was fitting and enjoyable. Worth a try if you run across it.
04-26-2012 18:23:24 | More by stakem
3.65/5 rDev -6.9%
Poured from a 350 ml cork n cage bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip.
A- pours a cloudy golden with. 2" thick white head. Glass nearly coated in lacing.
S- umm waiter I didn't order a Heineken! Big skunk aroma at first, followed by citrusy lemon and spices.
T- Lots of lemon and citrus with spices familiar with other saisons to follow. Light bitter hop finish.
M- medium body, high carbonation. Slightly acidic and very tingly mouthfeel.
O- just an ok saison. Not liking the skunkiness and wouldn't get this again.
04-08-2012 23:40:14 | More by kawilliams81
3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
Hazy orange, fizzy tall white head, light lacing. looking good.
Well, this did come out of a green bottle so I'm not surprised at the lightly skunked nose. through that though there is hope of funk, yeast, grass and a little citrus.
The skunk jabs first but is quickly wiped away by crisp hops, citrus, a grassy sweetness, and delicious yeast.
Highly carbonated, dry and sharp. Spot on.
I know some of the classics like Foret, DuPont, etc come in green bottles, so maybe the light skunk is meant to happen? If that's so I prefer it without.
04-07-2012 02:15:45 | More by dbmernin83
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
375ml cork and cage bottle - served cold.
Huge noise off the cork. Smells like a lager yeast actually. Light crisp yeast aroma with a subtle sulfur note. Spice from spelt and farmhouse yeast comes through. Really clean and delicious aroma, just very mild despite raging carbonation.
Pours a hazy straw-amber color. Foamy head that holds just OK. Easy enough to get going again.
Flavors are tremendous. Spicey farmhouse yeast, pleasant grainy flavors from pilsner malt and the raw spelt. Hops lend a solid bitterness, and noblesk floral flavor, most likely Hallertau. Somewhat thicker body for a farmhouse ale yet still very dry to the tongue.
I like this beer, not your typical Saison. Unique, refreshing and delicious. Good callaboration.
03-27-2012 22:11:10 | More by mlazzaro
3.58/5 rDev -8.7%
This poured out as a really nice looking golden color with a beautiful white head that had a great retention. The smell of the beer gave off some fresh grainy aromas that I found to be pretty good. It didn't really give off much a farmhouse aroma in my opinion. The taste had a sweetness to it, there was hardly a bitter note at all in this brew. The mouthfeel was super smooth, kind of oily in a way, but I really enjoyed it. Overall I thought it was a good brew and I'm glad I picked it up.
03-13-2012 04:21:39 | More by Knapp85
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
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
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
Pours out a light, hazy gold with an inch of head. The lace doesn't stick around too long.
The smell is pale malts, funk and citrus.
The taste give off more than the smell. Soured yeast, pale malts, slight hint of pear, citrus and a hint of grain. The mouth is nice and smooth.
A great collabeeration of talents on this beer. I'll grab another to pop in my cellar for sure!
02-25-2012 23:56:03 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
4.35/5 rDev +11%
On tap, no way, at When pigs fly pizza. I thought it odd I ordered a saison and it came over In a hefe glass. I thought she had the wrong beer. Hazy gold, like a wit or hefe, nose mainly of barnyard saison, wet horse-blanket and old stone sheep troughs. A hint of lemon and banana esters. Taste, wow, are you sure this isn't a wit? Citrusy wheat on top, spice, oat? I've never had a wheat saison before, but I will seek them out now. Finishes with a long dry saison funk, Light acid but still rounded. What a subtle but delicious brew, I could drink these all night, perfect for spring or this odd in between time we're having. Well done! Like Fantome and Samuel smith's, I am coming to believe Stillwater can do no wrong!
02-22-2012 02:50:52 | More by redleaves
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
Thanks Thopre, more beer for my Stillwater glass because it gets thirsty.
Beer is yellow and hazy, soft white head, some lacing, moderate carbonation.
Aroma is sweet, a little fruity, interesting.
Beer is sweet, a little boring especially for Stillwater. It is a little fruity, a little sweet, nice finish, wet. I'd have it again but not my favorite. I'm bumping up the appearance because the label is awesome.
02-15-2012 15:30:55 | More by drabmuh
Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal Bronze Age from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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