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As Follows - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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388 Ratings
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 14
Gots: 43 | FT: 3
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Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 03-06-2012)
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

stephensinner, Jan 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Kettle1, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Sspeer1, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

alexk307, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

ummswimmin, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

banger7, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle served slightly chilled into a tulip. Bottled on date 7/29/13.

As Follows is a very pale golden yellow with tiny bits of yeast floating in suspension. The head is thick and white but settles to a skim layer after a couple of minutes.

Aroma is mildly funky with a pleasant Belgian yeast character. It has lemon and spice notes.

Flavor is well balanced with Pilsner malt, phenol spice, yeast, and bright citrus. It is deceptively strong at nine percent.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated as a bottle conditioned Belgian strong ale should be.

Overall a very solid Belgian pale from Maryland. Glad to have these guys in Colorado.

GilGarp, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

williamjbauer, Jan 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Nage37, Jan 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

MrLacinak, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Bloodbuzz99, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of mikem0487
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

mikem0487, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

ReeseMax3, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

JasonTaverner, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at vintage in boardman this weekend

A- Body is a uniformly hazy translucent pale yellow color. Pours with a thin one finger or so head that quickly fades to a thin collar and leave behind very little lacing in the glass.

S- YES! I know I am going to love this beer. A nose so hoppy it leans towards Belgian IPA with floral hops all over the place. Behind this is a hint of sweet juicy citrus, that infamous bready nose, some peppery spice, and just the slightest bit of funk.

T- The flavor offers everything the nose does-but it is just not as bright. Upfront is a bit of mild citrus with a dry floral hop overtone and just a hint of saltiness. The finish is a bit brighter offering a lot of floral hops, clove-like spice, and a rush of citrus and breadiness. Left to linger is a hint of saltiness, a good bit of breadiness.

M- The mouthfeel is decent-but somewhat thin overall. Carbonation is small and bubbly-a club-soda like bitterness to it.

O- Overall I really like this beer. I wish everything lined up more like the nose and that the mouthfeel were a little better. If it did then this would be one of the best available beers in my book. A very enjoyable version of my favorite style.

PittBeerGirl, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of VincentFrey
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

VincentFrey, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Kerrie, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of stephens101
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

stephens101, Dec 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

BillRoth, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of tmzl
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

tmzl, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle picked up at the COOP a couple of nights ago... Poured into my FW goblet... a 1" meringue like head rises and takes a while to settle back down... the brew is hazed straw golden.

Nose shows big green apple and some lemon zest essence... Smells like brett is used somewhere in the fermentation/finishing process, but I am not sure... could just be a bunch of grassy hops.

Flavor has nice tart green apple esters.. maltiness shows as a cracker/dry bready element.. a light white pepper/lesser clove note appears on the finish.... fairly aggressive grassy/earthy hoppiness with warmth punctuates the mid-palate through the finish.

Big carbonation.. even a bit abrasive.. light body... no real EtOH... I like this one.

3.5/3.75/4/3.75/3.75

JohnGalt1, Nov 25, 2013
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