Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal Bronze Age - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
375ml bottle - $6.98 at Sherlock's in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a hazy, bright yellow body with a stiff, expanding, white head that never quite fizzles out.
Smell: Yeast, earthy nose, with spicy, herbal, cracked, gently toasted grain tones, like spice and grains discarded in a basement with a thin drip of fruit and citrus juice.
Taste: Rustic, coarse yet smooth grains layered with tastes of biscuits, sourdough, sliced pear, light banana, white pepper, and a coating of musty, earthy yeast. Restrained sweetness. Floral, clove-dosed citrus juice. Minerally. Spicy, dry, effervescent finish with a hint of white grapeskin.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well-carbonated.
Overall: A yeast quaffer if there ever was one!
02-08-2014 23:47:10 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.11/5 rDev +4.8%
Poured from the bottle a cloudy nectarine color with one finger of white head. No lacing to speak of.
Aroma opened with a bit of skunkiness which shortly faded followed by yeast, a musty barnyard funk, pear, candy sugar and coriander.
Bright taste with pear, yeast, coriander, black pepper, candy sugar, table cracker and spearmint. Finished clean.
Medium bodied and a bit dry with a moderate carbonation.
An interesting and quite tasty Farmhouse ale by Stillwater. A must try.
12-11-2013 21:38:25 | More by Monkeyknife
4.51/5 rDev +15.1%
perhaps the best saison ive ever had, and I don't say that lightly. this is absolutely fantastic stuff. it has a hazy pale rusty yellow color to it, with more yeast the lower you go in the bottle. the head is massive, bright white and rising well above the rim of a wine glass. beautiful stuff with plenty of sediment. the nose is funky farmy yeasty, just what I want in a saison. the grain bill is a little more complex than some, with the spelt and all, but I don't immediately detect its contribution, just the weight. the flavor is profound, its perfectly balanced and layered. grain forward but there is so much more then simple wheat here. the yeast too is unique and strong, giving the beer a real outdoorsy feel, autumnal for sure, and just as funky as can be, tart but not sour in any way. as carbonated as any beer out there, ultra light champagne bubbles make this dry as can be, and awfully quick finishing for the style. it lightens it up a lot, and makes me with I had ten or twelve more bottles in the fridge. this is easily the best Stillwater beer ive had too. there is an authenticity to this that is not often seen. I absolutely love it and recommend it highly.
12-03-2013 17:44:41 | More by StonedTrippin
3.95/5 rDev +0.8%
P: Highly effervescent pale straw body with a slight haze and a massive wall if sparkling wine head. Superb retention like a mountain of snow.
S: Green bottle skunk, pilsner malt, grains of paradise, black pepper, coriander, honey and delicious yeast.
T/M: Raw grains, black pepper, coriander, delicious belgian yeast, grains of paradise, green apples, apricot, metal, faint bubble gum and unsalted crackers. Floral and leafy overall a really naturally rustic flavor. Silky smooth body with surprisingly timid carbonation that finishes crisp and dry.
O: Great rustic balance with a subtle sweet and funk. This is super easy drinking and the yeast was balanced and complimenting. I really enjoyed this collaboration. Cheers!
09-29-2013 22:13:23 | More by Hopswagger
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
4.45/5 rDev +13.5%
A good solid saison. One thing to mention is that it's very "up front" with the bitterness and carbonation. Although I appreciate nicely carbonated saison this one may be a little too much in the beginning. It's a great yeasty smell and funky/bitter taste as any good saison should be. Aftertaste is not as good and balanced as that of saison DuPont for example but nevertheless it is a true saison and a very good one at that. Underrated by the community in my opinion. Pricey but I won't hesitate to have it again.
09-10-2013 05:57:49 | More by almightyme3
Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal Bronze Age from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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