1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

As Follows - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

Not Rated.
As FollowsAs Follows

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

342 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 342
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 14
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 03-06-2012)
View: Beers (61) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 342 | Reviews: 90 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of DeanMoriarty
DeanMoriarty

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-03-2013 02:45:32 | More by DeanMoriarty
Photo of JakeDebus
JakeDebus

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-02-2014 14:11:37 | More by JakeDebus
Photo of Haybeerman
Haybeerman

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-22-2013 03:14:25 | More by Haybeerman
Photo of AnotherNameFor
AnotherNameFor


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-07-2012 16:11:58 | More by AnotherNameFor
Photo of Chugger
Chugger

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-04-2013 17:39:43 | More by Chugger
Photo of fuzzcherry
fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-16-2014 03:58:36 | More by fuzzcherry
Photo of jim_carignan
jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-25-2013 22:50:59 | More by jim_carignan
Photo of RyanTheLion13
RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-16-2013 01:25:29 | More by RyanTheLion13
Photo of fdig23
fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-14-2012 18:44:04 | More by fdig23
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-22-2014 20:22:15 | More by afsdan
Photo of Kerrie
Kerrie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-11-2013 01:16:26 | More by Kerrie
Photo of DrStiffington
DrStiffington

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-10-2013 02:02:26 | More by DrStiffington
Photo of jfcaa193
jfcaa193

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-02-2013 02:03:58 | More by jfcaa193
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-20-2012 20:18:53 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
Photo of nickfl
nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-03-2013 22:20:57 | More by nickfl
Photo of pinnser
pinnser

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-28-2014 16:49:15 | More by pinnser
Photo of berkshire413
berkshire413

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-22-2014 00:10:55 | More by berkshire413
Photo of Mississippi
Mississippi

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-02-2014 01:53:37 | More by Mississippi
Photo of TCMike
TCMike

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Produced a nice two finger white head. Beer color is a hazy gold.

Smell is of hay, biscuit, and banana.

Taste is similar, but with a little hop bite, not overpowering. Medium mouth-feel, and carbonation. Nice lacing.

Very good stuff! Easy drinking for 9 percent.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 22:33:27 | More by TCMike
Photo of LiquidAmber
LiquidAmber

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gouyasse tulip glass. Pours a light, clear golden amber with a massive slightly off-white head and pillowy lacing. A careful pour had half a glass of foam, which slowly formed large bubbles but had good retention. Aroma of apple, grape and pear juice, Belgian spicing yeast reminiscent of saison. Flavor dry, apples, pears, slight citrus, light bready malt, finishing with and interesting spicy herbal taste, similar to sage or rosemary. Bitter herbal and citrus peel aftertaste that had interesting enough flavor to be enjoyable. Light to medium bodied, but active carbonation gave this a pleasant mouth feel. Another interesting and off-the-main-road ale from Stillwater. These guys are great.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 03:59:48 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of drtth
drtth

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a slightly hazed golden yellow with a 1/16” white head that quickly recedes to a ring.

Smell: The aromas include touches of spice, apricot or peach, and lemony citrus buttressed by the yeast.

Taste: The flavors are much as expected from the nose except that there is some earthy, herbal hop bitterness in the mix and the alcohol isn’t really noticeable.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied and the carbonation is light, smooth and persistent. The medium length finish begins with a bit of fruity sweetness and then the herbal bitterness emerges and things turn lightly dry.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: I quite enjoyed this beer and would be happy to have it again in the future. My overall impression is of a well-made beer worth sampling and having more than once. I certainly would be willing to have this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2012 01:43:05 | More by drtth
Photo of samie85
samie85

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with a finger and a half of white head.

Smells of light clove, heavy yeast and some hints of sweet grain.

Follows the nose with a light clove, an estery fruit character, some bubblegum and a nice bitterness on the finish.

Light mouthfeel with some dryness from the combination of hops with ample carbonation.

Very drinkable and more complex than most Belgo Strong Pales I've had, mostly due to this one not being all esters.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 17:06:12 | More by samie85
Photo of dbrauneis
dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at DBGB Kitchen & Bar in New York, NY

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow in color. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy off-white head that reduces to a film over the majority of the surface of the beer and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: This beer has the prototypical smell that you would expect from the style (including a bit of a saison influence). There is quite a bit of a lemony citrus aroma with hints of spices and some light floral hops.

T: There is some light earthiness with a fair amount of lemon citrus and spices. You can definitely taste the floral hops but there is very little bitterness. Quite delicious.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very dry.

O: Very enjoyable and very easy to drink. The alcohol is quite well hidden but with the higher ABV this beer is just a little too strong to be sessionable. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and would definitely have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2012 21:49:14 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of jrenihan
jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly cloudy golden in colour with a large white head. Very good retention.

Smell is unusual. Lots of fruit, very tropical. A seriously strong pineapple scent. Another reviewer mentions fruit cocktail. That is spot on. Some yeast as well, but the tropical fruit scent dominates.

Taste is rather different. Surprisingly dry, with the yeast playing a larger role. The fruit is there but the beer is not the sweet fruit blast that the nose suggested. Rather spicy. The pineapple is there but in the background, along with other fruit flavours. A bit powdery in the finish. Fairly bitter.

Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Quite creamy.

Overall, very good. The discrepancy between the nose and the flavour is remarkable, but both are very good in different ways. The hops really play a bigger role in this beer than is typical for the style, but it works.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 19:55:50 | More by jrenihan
Photo of tmzl
tmzl

Slovenia

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: golden - check, nice equal billowy white head - check, but it does descent very fast. Leaves a nice ring. Carbonation looks descent. There are some particles visible.

Smell: fruity, citrus zest, hint of mango, apple, yeast and there is definitely some funk. It's also slightly spicy. Everything is very subtle yet well balanced.

Taste: again, very well balanced. Starts fruity then goes to sweet dry malty middle and into some funk and tart - very nice, saison like. Bitterness also well balanced, with a nice aftertaste. High alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.

Mouthfeel: nice, slightly spicy carbonation, medium, creamy, silky body. Goes down nice and smooth with medium dry finish.

Overall: Very easy fruity yet a very well balanced complex story with some funk and spicy notes to take it to another level.

Oh, and absolutely love the bottle label.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 20:58:29 | More by tmzl
As Follows from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
91 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.