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As Follows - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 437
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 18
Gots: 48 | FT: 2
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 03-06-2012

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a tulip
Bottled on: 12/13/13

A: Very hazy almost opaque with a pale straw color. Less than 1 fingers width of white head quickly dissipates down and leaves only a few small patches of lacing.

S: Lots of banana-y esters, tart citrus, floral, hay. I also get a bit of funk although I dont believe there is any wild agents in this one.

T: Interesting. Hoppier than is typical for the style, and definitely get the funky notes that I smelled in the aroma. There are some citrus notes, and subtle spice, but for the most part I would consider this one not to be to style. Its certainly more Saison-ish to me, which isnt necessary a bad thing unless you are coming in expecting a Duvel or Delirium Tremens type of beer (which I was).

M/D: Medium body, appropriate carbonation, a bit syrupy on the finish, ABV is very well masked and drinkability is average.

O: Certainly not blown away by this one. A good beer, and certainly worth a try, but lacks many (most) of the characters I look for in a Belgian Strong Pale.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TCMike
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of gatornation
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle BO 12/13/13
A- pours a mostly clear golden yellow color with small white head and just a touch of lacing
S-light white fruits with spice and and yeast some lemon and citrus
T- sweet citrus hops fruity esters some mild yeast nice fruity finish
M-crisp and fruity with nice hops has tripel characteristics a dry finish
O- very good Belgian style brew has hint of a tripel and a saison hoppy and fruity ABV is hidden for a 9%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

As Follows from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
91 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.