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Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal Bronze Age - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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88
very good

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A classic Belgian farmhouse ale brewed with estate grown barley & raw spelt. Crafted at one of Belgium's most self sustaining farmhouse breweries.

(Beer added by: avalon07 on 01-28-2012)
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dbmernin83

California

3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 02:15:45 | More by dbmernin83
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 22:11:10 | More by mlazzaro
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beerhorn12

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-21-2012 05:53:59 | More by beerhorn12
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-21-2012 00:58:29 | More by jaidenjb
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-19-2012 00:29:07 | More by pirmannt1
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-17-2012 20:36:48 | More by JAHMUR
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-17-2012 00:51:51 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 04:21:39 | More by Knapp85
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 03:57:04 | More by LiquidAmber
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duceswild

Maryland

2/5  rDev -48.8%

03-10-2012 18:57:50 | More by duceswild
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LiquidCucumber

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-04-2012 01:01:18 | More by LiquidCucumber
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slimjim871

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-01-2012 01:23:11 | More by slimjim871
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2012 16:40:25 | More by lordofthewiens
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-26-2012 19:47:04 | More by ElGallo
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 23:56:03 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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redleaves

Maine

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2012 02:50:52 | More by redleaves
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-20-2012 14:32:11 | More by bmur112
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 15:30:55 | More by drabmuh
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-14-2012 23:05:57 | More by Diomede
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

The beer appears a hazy straw yellow hue with a quarter inch of white head. The aroma offers floral notes, pepper, yeast, grass. An abundance of cracked pepper in the flavor, along with some earth notes and a yeast presence. The beer is light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this was decent, but not among my favorite offerings from Stillwater.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 18:32:30 | More by Huhzubendah
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Whole Foods on P Street in DC. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a slightly-cloudy golden color with a small, fizzy white head. Some sparse lacing on the way down, along with a few bubbles on top. The nose carries some grassy notes plus a bit of spice and light earth.

The flavor has mild spice and earthiness plus a very slight mineral character. Average duration and a light bitterness through the finish. Light body with good carbonation. A bit tame, but still quite drinkable with a very nice feel.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 15:43:25 | More by Thorpe429
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-11-2012 22:42:59 | More by ygtbsm94
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roblund

California

3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color: Orange/golden color similar to apple juice. Careful pour left only a thin line of head.
Smell: As expected the smell is typical Saison/Farmhouse funk. Bready aroma mixed in with some subtle fruit and spice notes.
Taste: Very light taste, nothing is overpowering in this beer. One thing I noticed was that this beer was not a carbonated as I expected. Light fruits such as grapes come through along with a pleasant grassy flavor. Not much spice from this beer, but the finish of this beer leaves an earthy taste on the palate.
O: A solid Saison that was pleasant and easy to drink, just as it should be.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 16:43:00 | More by roblund
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL cork and caged bottle. Served in a Stillwater wine glass.

Pours a hazed, pale golden bronze (heh) color with a large, rocky froth head. Fades to a thin film of cream and sheets of lace that slowly fall down the glass. Dry aroma of lemon and grain, with subtle pepper and must lingering in the finish. Flavor is slightly sweeter than the nose, with a medium thick, soft body and light carbonation. Strong yeast presence throughout, with lemon and vanilla starting front of the palate and finishing earthy and grainy. Finish has a slight touch of booze and is a little watery, otherwise this is a great saison.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 01:01:32 | More by yourefragile
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larryi86

Delaware

4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- A hazy straw yellow with a three white head.

S- I am really liking the the nose on this. Light fruits, some nice barnyard funk, mint, some earthy spices, some lemon.

T- Getting a nice citrus/lemon tartness through out with a complex funky, earthy, grainy finish, front reminds me of a nice Witbier. Really enjoy that taste of this, leaves me wanting more.

M- Medium body, high carbonation.

O- Another good beer for Stillwater. A nice easy drinking Saison. Definitely will pick up at again.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 00:37:07 | More by larryi86
Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal Bronze Age from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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