As Follows - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 23
Gots: 59 | FT: 2
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: John_M on 03-06-2012

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Photo of MadScientist
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: The beer pours a hazy light gold. The head is a massive three fingers of stick, mousse-like, white foam that takes a long time to settle to a half inch or so leaving a lot of Belgian lace.

S: Moderate orange and pear ester and peppery notes with a hint of vanilla and light honey-like malt sweetness. The aroma only gets better as it warms with tropical fruit like hop aromas.

T: There is a moderate pepper and moderately strong hops bitterness up front with just a bit more honey-like malt sweetness than it need for support. It's close to IPA like territory for the bitterness malt balance. There is esters of lemon peel, strong grapefruit and a touch of pine apple. A super dry finish with a bit of lingering bitterness and clove.

M: A light bodied beer with high carbonation. A touch of dryness on the the tongue

O: Truly a work of art, I am hard pressed to name a Belgian ale I've enjoyed more, even my beloved sours. The smell is fantastic, it's everything I want in a Belgian with excellent balance. There was so much going on in the first couple sips it took me a minute to get my brain around all that was going on with the flavor.

Photo of swoopdog
4.76/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Super light golden straw pilsner look with a nice full finger worth of off-white head also a good amount of carbonation streaming from the bottom. Nice temporary lacing which you would expect for the high amount of alcohol in this.

S - Lots of those Belgian confectionery bready characters with a hint of that Saison funk which really helps to elevate this. Hints of Banana and clove are present but not overpowering. Nice smelling beer although I could do with more variance or a stronger smell.

T - Tight Belgian yeast with those big bready notes following the nose very nicely. Nice summertime fruit sweetness and clove round themselves into that big farmhouse funk that really gives this incredible drinkability.

M - Medium bodied with the effervescence in the carbonation giving this a very subdued tongue tingle. Sweet but not cloying and bready without being chewy. This is where this beer shines bright.

O - Wow I have never had anything from Still Water before today and I can say as someone who has tried their share of farmhouse beers in the midwest this beer really knows how to represent that huge saison taste. This is a great beer and something that is definitely 4-pack worthy at the very least.

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$7.00 pour a 10oz pour. Served in a tulip.
Sampled 07AUG12

[A] A bright white fluffy foamy head of 1 1/2 fingers with average retention. The body is a gorgeous hazy straw color with a soft, white incandescent quality if you will. Lacing is slim to modest.

[S] Think 'hoppy farmhouse saison.' Then think 'masterfully executed.' this beer is that. Floral, citrusy hops stand against the expectations for the style, but work impressively well with the faint earthy farmhouse notes.

[T] Summer fruit notes of peach and nectarine with gentle tangerine-like acidity and sweetness. ABV seems about right at 7.5%, but I would believe an entire point lower as well. [Man, I was way off]

[M] Crisp throughout and very refreshing. Acidity works the tongue front to mid, while the dry finish braces you for the next sip. Medium body with just a hint of alcohol on the end.

[O] One of Brian's best yet.

Photo of smakawhat
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Super sudsy white head, huge and gushing, lots of soapy shocking white bubbles, sits on a glowing lemon body with that roaring column of fire in the middle, and tiny pinhead bubbles rising. Giant clumps of lacing, chucks and clusters everywhere. Fantastic aggressive but in controlled looking beer.

Nose is dry powdered yeast, dry clove, lots of sweet like cinnamon, chewy malt and mixture of some small Belgian like candy.

Extremely dry finish, giving towards brut champagne and a nice sense of pepper. Great lingering heat like clove spice on the finish. Lots of spirtzy like champagne and sparkling white wine carbonation. Warmth brings great characters of mellon, pear and light citrus zest in the mid palate. Just a hint of hop bitterness wanting to hide out I think too.

This beer is a real winner, very impressed by it, Stillwater really nailed this one. I would love to have this again.

Photo of VincentFrey
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle poured into a Nepenthe Homebrew Tulip.

Label: It's absolutely beautiful, keeping the parchment Stillwater Artisanal script and all information contained toward the bottom. Frankly it's hard to describe the image; a person standing atop of skill as others look down and away, into the distance. It's a nice distillation of the other art Stillwater uses, without going into Three Floyd's territory.
Pour / Appearance: Pour very nicely into my tulip, with a blooming white head and some incredible lacing as it dissipates. As the liquid flows you get a bit of the house yeast esters, reminding you this is not a traditional blonde. Incredibly clear, as I can see another beer label a foot away clearly through the glass. Just beautiful, beautiful drink.

Aroma: Heavy, heavy yeast esters. Bits of phenolics like you'd get in a traditional Belgian (banana, clove, pepper) along with the more barnyard notes of a saison. The Belgian notes take precedence though, and while not my personal favorite, are critical to the style defined on the label. Sadly, not much hop aromatics despite the "boldly hoppy" claim. Hints of earth and dirt, but this is yeast driven.

Taste: Well, the yeast stays as is, but the hops certainly get bolder! I can't pinpoint any particular hop that hits me, but the earthiness takes a turn for a lightly resinous grass, which blends beautifully with the yeast. It is near impossible to tell this is 9% as well, an especially hard to hide fact in such a pale beer. Maybe sugar got it up there, and it'd be fitting with Belgian style, but the malt backing (pils, light munich, aromatic, hint of c20 maybe?) provides enough that the yeast and hop combo aren't totally overwhelming, while the high carbonation keeps your tongue tingling while filling out the body.

Overall: A very good beer that remains true to the Belgian style, while also playing around with the hop profile and some yeast characteristics.

Bottom Line: I paid $2 for a 12oz bottle and am more than happy. It's a great beer. You should try it if you see it, although I'd suggest buying a single or draft before going in on the 4pk if you aren't aware of Stillwater's other beers.

Photo of drpimento
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, serious brew, yet can just about drink the hell out of it. Very true to style. Great body, excellent finish, though a tad rich. Nice appearance with good head retention. Exotic aroma. Odd in that on one hand it seems balanced, yet it's also got some extremes. A little boozy too.

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Poured from a 12oz bottle, it produces a nice off-white, finger and a half head. Doesn't last long but leaves a nice little cap for the duration. Minimal lacing. Lovely little floating bits of "sediment." As I drink this outside by the grill I notice the color of autumn leaves. Smells fantastic. Smells yeasty and citrusy at the same time. It's a bold ad hoppy Belgian as described on the bottle. I'm still getting a taste for Belgians but this one is most agreeable. Smooth mouthfeel with just a hint of bitterness. Despite it's relatively high ABV, it's not offensively alcohol-ee. One wouldn't know it has a high percentage without reading the bottle... Or waiting for the inevitable pleasant buzz to start. This is a tasty beer. I don't review many beers but felt this was a worthy candidate. Highly recommend Stillwater As Follows. Cheers!

Photo of timtim
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow. tried both the draft and bottled version. i thought the bottled version was showing slightly better. both were fantastic. sort of a super-saison. best analogy that i can make is as follows is to stateside as avec les bon voeux is to saison dupont. here goes: pours a hazy, glowing white gold with a huge, lively white head that shrinks to proper, holds well and leaves tons of lace. nose is full of spicy phenols and fruity esters that seem to just shoot up in to the olfactory factory. i get white pepper and other bright spices at first, which seems to be balanced by pineapple, lemon, peach and maybe some melon. a touch of sweet(ish) doughy/bready malt pokes it head through to create some backbone as well. taste is boom! blast off! fitting to be drinking Stillwater's anniversary beer on the same day as the anniversary of the first space voyage. astronaut Yuri Gagaran would enjoy this, no doubt. taste is all of the spicy, fruity, malty (yeasty, hoppy) notes that i described above translated in an almost weightless body and amplified by fairly zippy carbonation and a pleasant boozy heat. spice notes seemed to lean a bit towards herbs in the middle, and i was thinking i could taste white sage and/or a hint of eucalyptus. it had me thinking super-stateside at first, then super-cellar door, then i realized this was just super-stillwater. stillwater turned up to 11. created on earth but heard in outer space. extremely well-balanced. long spicy finish with a very clean end. i really enjoyed this one.

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, golden orange/copper color with a finger and a half of white-colored head that dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with strong notes of bready, toasted malt, imparting aromas of English muffins and French baguettes, followed by some pineapple-like citrus, candied sugar, Belgian yeast funkiness, spices like black pepper, coriander, saffron, ginger and a touch of floral, piney hops.

Taste: Damn good! Lots of bready toasted malt up front, followed by some candied sugar-like sweetness, citrus such as pineapple and orange, spices such as black pepper, coriander, ginger and a touch of saffron, Belgian yeast, and finished with some floral, piney, grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very effervescent as there is quite a bit of carbonation. With an ABV of 9.0%, this beer is very deceptive as there is very little, line none what-so-ever, alcohol on the palate. The alcohol is incredibly well masked.

Overall: This is an excellent Belgian-style golden ale. Highly recommended.

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - light pour into a 22 ounce pilzner glass yielded a towering head filling half the glass with soap bubbles. Head lasts a long time and sits on top of a hazy orange-yellow murky ale.
S - lemons, hops, earthy must, belgian yeast and coriander with pepper.
T - Sweet tart lemons over an earthy hoppy background. Hops are light and floral. Earthiness is well defined but not lambic in character. Lemon/spicy/tart is gentlle and pleasant.
M - goes down smooth and easy with just a small residual drying in the throat and slight sweet coat of the mouth.
D - 9% is almost non-existent. Lemon zest refreshes the palate decreasing fatigue. An easy drinker for such a big beer.

Photo of siege06nd
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours a very cloudy, pale gold color. Massive four finger eggshell white head explodes from the glass. The sides of the head fall off more quickly than the center, leaving a cool little volcano type formation. Lacing is sticky and consistent. The head is just a little soapy and loose for my taste.

S. Yum, lots of green apple, cider, pear, and grape flavors. Good amount of banana and yeast as well. A lot of phenolic character here balanced out with a muted coriander-like spice. Very nice.

T. Closely follows the nose with a lot of apple skin and some grape. On the mid, a massive dose of yeast and spicy character as the phenols take hold, almost medicinal. The finish is a nice flowery hop profile with some residual sugar and spice. Excellent.

M. Balanced, flavorful, and well-integrated. Carb may be just a little short of crisp/refreshing level.

O. A very nice Beglian Pale. The yeast, spice, hops, and sugars are balanced near perfectly. A very hoppy and phenolic finish without being overwhelming. Well-crafted, highly recommended.

Photo of Radome
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Belgian goblet.

A - 4.25 - Medium straw color. First pour is clear, later ones hazy with sediment. Head thick, fluffy and mousse-like. Very sticky lacing.

S - 4.5 - Inviting mix of sweet, simple malt and complex yeast. Notes of bubblegum and very faint musty barnyard.

T - 4.5 - Clean, bready malt. Light touch of noble hops. Strong yeast notes of bubblegum, spices and very faint horseblanket.. Fairly dry finish.

M - 4.0 - Light to medium body. Medium hops bitterness. Strong alcohol burn verging on boozy. Full, prickly carbonation.

O - 4.5 - A great example of the style. Clean and subtle, yet with strong alcohol and a bit of barnyard funk in the background. Well done!

Photo of russpowell
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent & slightly hazed pear color with 4 fingers of ivory colored head. Insane lacing & head retention

S: Grassy with some hay notes, some lemon peel.

T: Grapefruit, pineapple, a touch of juicy fruit green apple skins & pears up front. Phenolic notes & dryness as this warms, sourness picks up as well, just a bit more grapefruit.
Finishes with much grapefruit, dryness, & touch of sourness

MF: Medium bodied firm carbonation, pretty warming

So drinkable, another winner from Stillwater. So happy to get this in Mizzou, they seem at least 3 bucks a bottle cheaper than what I saw in North Carolina

Photo of endovelico
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Colour is golden yellow. Small almost non existing head. Little lacing. Slight haziness. Medium to medium low perceived effervescence.

Smell: Medium intensity. Aromatics include all the usual suspects: Banana, clove and bubblegum as well as some beautiful rose petals and dried hops aromatics.

Taste: Medium to medium high intensity. Follows on the nose. Balanced. Good complexity.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium low to low bitterness. Dry finish. Mild and short lived after-taste. Medium to low carbonation. Unobtrusive Alcohol.

Overall: Great drinkability and price for value. True to style and rivalling of any top tier Belgian BPAs I've had to date.

Photo of schoolboy
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

Like others of this style, this is a wonderful, easy drinking brew that is really quite grand.

It looks right for the style and has an appropriate aroma, though perhaps muted. The taste is maybe a little less understated than a Duuvel which is nice in the beginning but later tires. It has all that yeasty goodness going on with hops hidden by all that. Of course is all hides a lot of alcohol amazingly well.

This is a wonderfully decadent ale. It would be nice to do a serious session of these drinking a whole bottle of four or so varieties. Alcohol daydream. Great brew - highly recommended.

Photo of mikem0487
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No bottle date. Picked up earlier this year, spring time 2013.

A-Huge dense head with a gold, hazy body.

S-Dank sweetness, melon and pear. Mild funk.

T-Like the aroma it has dankness throughout the palate. Pear and melon are there with faint spiciness.

M-Medium/full body. Moderate carbonation and dry finish.

O-Love Stillwater's beers and think they do awesome belgian, saison beers and this is no exception. Highly drinkable and the 9.0% is not apparent. Pick it up and enjoy.

Photo of stephens101
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is a deep, reddish-orange. Froth is full, fluffy, almost pure white and goes nowhere fast.

Aroma is redolent of strong esters, grain, Belgian yeast, orange, cotton candy and striking lemon notes.

Has a fine semi-funk to the tongue up front, followed by a well-balanced fusion of vanilla, orange, lemon candy, sugar and hops.

Medium bodied with little to no alcohol detected. And while it's easy going down, there's enough flavor and substance to to keep things from getting boring.

Easily one of the best BSPA's I've tried.

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip (of course). The pour is majestic. It is pale gold in color, slightly hazy (my fault - I should have let it sit a day or two after purchasing before drinking), and sports a perfect head that dissipates down to some big, chunky lacing. On the nose I get some fruity esters (pears, lemons, and apples), some dry, flowery, husky hop notes, and some spicy phenols. Good complexity.

The beer has a medium body and a good firm feel. The flavors are quite complex and demanding. There is a fair amount of soft, sweet malt and fruit flavors up front. At mid-palate, hop bitterness and peppery dry notes come in and engage the palate. The aforementioned mix of sweet, bitter, and peppery flavors really makes me think of a beer that toes the line between Tripel and Saison. I'm not sure I like the flavor, but the complexity is impressive. The finish is dry and peppery and there is a slight hint of alcohol warmth on the finish.

This is far from my favorite style of beer and I seldom drink these. If I want a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, I'll grab a Duvel and revel in its lovely, irresistible champagne-like character. This one lacks that stony dryness that I love so much, and instead opts for a fruit and peppery flavor that I'm sorry to say doesn't completely agree with my palate. I doubt I'll buy it again, but I really appreciate the complexity and challenge to my senses that this beer brings and it meets the style description quite well, so for that I give it high marks. It definitely has a lot going for it and has me wondering if I should explore more Belgian Strong Pale Ales to see what else is out there.

Photo of spointon
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one from a 750ml brown bottle into a stemmed Belgian tulip glass.

A= This ale poured a very pale yellow color, initially clear but increasingly hazy with each pour. The head was very lively and initially poured out at 2" of snow white foam. Settled to a rocky surface and left a lot of stickage behind.

S= The aroma was full of sweet pils malt, candi sugar, Belgiam yeast, esters, and hops.

T= Started off slightly sweet with a nutty/biscuit character that I found appealing and very much like the best Belgian examples of this style. Surprisingly but pleasantly hoppy flavors all through the middle. Finished dry and hoppy.

MF= Effervescent carbonation under a medium body. Crisp. Palette cleansing.

D= The alcohol stays well hidden, making this a dangerous beast. I would gladly drink this again, and again.

Photo of larryi86
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- A hazy golden color with a huge fluffy white head.

S- Light fruits, lemons, pepper, Belgian yeast, floral hops.

T- Some lemon, pepper, light fruits, citrus and floral hops, nice malt backbone, earthy.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body.

O- Really good, and 9% ABV is very well hidden. I had this on draft and it is not as good, less complex, I am guessing that warmth is helping the flavor too. Very tasty, definitely will be buying more.

Photo of Yojimbo1941
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - straw yellow, muted orange accents, soapy white foam

S - lots of fragrant grapefruit, lemon zest, cereal

T - tangy but not bitter grapefruit, hint of mango, very nice

M - medium heavy

O - a nice, drinkable strong ale. Definitely hides the alcohol taste.

Photo of MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottled on 12/13/13.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty, juicy, and spicy Belgian style aroma with big hints of citrus fruit. Upfront Belgian yeast with some hints of clove and pepper spicing. Pale malt with hints of wheat, straw, grains, and cracker. Big citrus hop presence with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, lemon, and apricot. Some banana and apple hints as well. Sweet hints of honey and candied sugar. Subtle earthy hints. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a yeasty, fruity, and fairly spicy Belgian style taste with big notes of citrus fruit. Belgian yeast with some notes of clove and pepper spicing. Pale malt with some notes of wheat, straw, cracker, and grains. Banana and apple fruit notes. Good juicy presence of citrus hops with some notes of orange peel, mango, grapefruit, apricot, and lemon. Sweet notes of candied sugar and a little honey. Some earthy and grassy hops in the background. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Juicy and fairly spicy with a drying finish. Alcohol heat is masked well.

Overall: A very good take on a Belgian style Strong Ale. Good mix of yeast and spice notes with a nice citrus presence.

Photo of alexgash
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle. Bottled on 6/28/13.

Hazy, peachy golden body. Fat finger of dense, rocky-ish, bright white head. Nice lacing and retention. Juicy ripe pineapple, fruit cocktail, pears, melon, and yeasty sweet malts all over the nose. Peppery, spicy-ish hops mingle above. Very nice!

Cantaloupe rind and woody/herbal hop bitterness up front. Sweetish malt and fruit quickly take over. Pear and fruit cocktail mix with banana and under-ripe peach. Some sweetness, but alongside some welcome tangy, almost tart, -ness. Herbal hop bitterness increases into the finish. Belgian yeast all over this thing, and it's a good thing. A little peppery spice in the finish. Lingering woody hop bitterness and pear malt sweetness. Medium full body with a slightly syrupy feel. Nicely done.

Photo of avalon07
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a huge, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of yeast, light fruit, light hops, and some malt.

T: An extremely vibrant, forceful flavor of Belgian yeast, some fruit, a bit of malt, light hops, and a good shot of spices (pepper). Very flavorful and complex.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a smooth, crisp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: One of the most likeable BSPAs I've had in awhile. Drinkable.

Photo of StoutHunter
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Stillwater's As Follows a few months ago for $9.99 at The Lager Mill. I enjoyed Lower Dens and it gave me a good first impression of this brewery so I decided to give this one a shot, so lets see how it goes. 2012 Vintage. Poured from a foiled brown 750ml bottle.

A- The label is really good looking, it reminds me of the artwork for some of the heavy metal albums I like to listen to it, it really has a cool and dark look to it that really makes it eye catching, one of the better labels I have seen in awhile. It poured a nice and very hazy lemon yellow color that took on a nice orange hue when held to the light with four fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thick layer that stayed till the and and left tons of lacing behind. This is a very good looking beer, one of the best looking beers I've seen in a while, the color, head and lacing were all very good.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by a big fruity aroma, I get a nice apple cider like aroma with lots of citrus zest coming through along with some awesome lemon grass aromas. Up next I get a nice straw and wet hay like aroma followed by some more earthy aromas. I also get some nice yest aromas that are a little tart and a lighter amount of malts that had a bread and cereal like aroma to it. This beer had a very nice aroma, it was pretty complex and very well balanced.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by a some real nice fruit flavors, I get a real nice orange and pineapple flavor that is very similar to pineapple orange juice with some citrus zest flavors and a little bit of lemon grass in the background. Up next comes a lighter straw like flavor with some earthy flavors and some bready and cereal like malts flavors. On the finish there's a slightly higher amount of light bitterness with a slight bit of tartness to go with it and it had a fruity and earthy aftertaste. This is a very good tasting beer, the flavors were very clean and refreshing with a nice amount of complexity, I really enjoy it.

M- Very smooth, crisp, clean, refreshing, the alcohol was hidden very well, on the lighter side of being medium bodied, with a higher amount of slightly prickly carbonation. The mouthfeel was very good and it worked really well with this beer, no complaints.

Overall I really liked this beer and I thought that it was a very good example of the style that blurred the line between a Belgian Strong Pale Ale and a Farmhouse Ale, it had the complexity and drinkability that I really look for in this style, it was pretty much exactly what I want in this style. This beer had great drinkability, it was very smooth, crisp and refreshing with the taste doing a great job at holding my attention, this is the type of beer that I would have no problem drinking the whole 750ml bottle, it's a great summer time beer that keeps me coming back for more. What I liked the most about this beer was how balanced it was, no aspect was too overpowering and it looked very good from the bottle to what was inside it. What I liked the least about this beer was the price, it wasn't super expensive at $9.99 for 750ml but that would prevent me from buying it often, I know STillwater just started selling some of their beer in 12oz four packs and I think that would be the perfect format for this beer. I would buy this beer again, it's a great beer to cool off with during the summer heat and I would recommend this to anyone who likes Belgian Pale Ales or Farmhouse Ales. All in all I was pretty impressed with this beer, this is the second beer I've had from Stillwater and this one is even better than the first one I had, Stillwater is on my radar now and I will for sure be on the look out for more of their beers. This is one of the better Belgian Strong Pale Ales that I have had so far, good job guys, this is one great beer.

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As Follows from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
91 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.