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As Follows - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 13
Gots: 35 | 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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 03-06-2012)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very saison, yet it is not. Golden ale smell. Very good for the style. A tasty spicy fruity apricot peach creation, with white pepper. Big head. Smooth above average mouthfeel. Nicely hopped. Yeasty but it is well integrated. Very drinkable.Bottle from Premiere.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 05:26:30 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/28/13.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small particles of sediment are seen floating in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and citrus and pineapple-like aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, yeast, and fruity flavors on the finish. I am not sure if there is Brett in this one, but it does have a similar aspect in the taste. There is a mild amount of hop and yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has some really nice aromas and flavors that make it super easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 05:24:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Churchkey.

Pours a semi-hazed golden color with a thin white head that falls quickly to a collar.

The nose carries some light spice notes and a faint bit of stone fruits, maybe some peach and apricot. There is a light breadiness underscoring the yeast notes, and this continues through to te flavor. The flavor also ha some light herbal notes to accompany the slight fruit character of the nose.

Body is light and somewhat effervescent with a dry, semi-bitter finish. Often times it feels like the mouthfeel is one of the better portions of Brian's beers, and this one is no exception. Very tasty overall.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 22:48:20 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at DBGB Kitchen & Bar, New York, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down and left a patch of bubbles on the surface and a thick ring around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of lemons in the nose along with some hints of spices.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is a bit spicy and has lemony flavors.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The alcohol in this beer is very well hidden—it drinks like a regular saison but with the flavors kicked up a notch.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2012 01:28:26 | More by metter98
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

With uncharacteristic dry-fruit taste with zesty effervescent and a superb peppery balance, Stillwater hits a chord with this Belgian-style strong pale ale that's rarely seen from brewers outside of Belgium.

As follows starts with a bright absolute yellow pour that glows brilliantly through its yeasty haze. The somewhat eruptive carbonation builds a dense creamy stark white foam stance that proves to be stubborn and structural as it clings to the lace, building rings of foam along the glass as the beer fades.

Zesty aromas of tart apple cider and lemons spring to the nose with sharpness and intensity. White pepper, light coriander and clove bounce off of the fruity scent while the spicy pang of alcohol tingles the olfactory senses. All this yeast character is packaged into a thin envelope of doughy malt and fresh baked wafer crackers.

The blend of malt and fruit coat the front of the tongue with restrained sweetness, dry bread, and zested lemons and peeled green apple- yielding a dry cider and chardonnay taste to start. But the peppery notes of clove, coriander, and freshly ground white pepper extends from the alcohol taste and pulls the malt and fruit across middle palate. Landing at a surprisingly bitter hop finish of straw or hay, the beer begins to resemble bolder saisons.

Medium-light in body, the early carbonation seemingly evaporates from the tongue and leaves a dry cotton candy texture that flushes the beer past the mid palate and into a terse finish of ultimate dryness and bold alcohol warmth. Mild hop-derived astringency accompanies the bitterness and gives the final impressions something more to ponder.

Where we're quick to applaude Delirium Tremens, Piraat, and Lucifer ales for exhibiting similar and authentic Belgian character, let's not forget to throw this one into the conversation as well.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2012 15:49:42 | More by BEERchitect
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-05-2012 01:47:26 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-25-2013 01:41:44 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-25-2013 01:40:37 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-15-2014 00:22:13 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single finger head with excellent lacing on a cloudy golden body. Aroma is full with corriander citrus and Belgian yeast. Standard Stillwater aroma. Very herbal taste with Belgian yeast and clove up front finishing with a citrus and herbal hop character. Lighter side of medium body and moderate carbonation. Another very nice brew from Stillwater. The Belgian character is excellent ad the semi dry finish is right on for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 01:49:05 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Something just makes me buy every single Stillwater release that I come across. Anyway, This beer poured out as a lightly hazy yellow color. The head was massive even with a slow pour it was out of control. The head was fluffy and white. The smell of the beer had a slight herbal note to it along with some grains that add a bit of sweetness on the nose. The taste of the beer has a clean refreshing taste to it with some a light lemon-like flavor in there. The yeast and herbal notes are the most flavorful. The mouthfeel of the beer is light bodied, very drinkable and gently carbonated. Overall it's not my favorite from Stillwater, but I do enjoy trying everything that comes from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 02:43:51 | More by Knapp85
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zeff80

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, golden-orange color with a rocky, three-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of sticky lace on the glass.

S - It smelled yeasty and spicy with some caramel notes.

T - It tasted spicy and yeasty with some sweet caramel and grain flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This was a really tasty Belgian-style ale. Another great Stillwater brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 01:38:45 | More by zeff80
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emerge077

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a mini nonic, huge overflowing head of foam that lasts for a good while, leaving behind copious sudsy lacing. Great retention, head remains for the duration. Lightly hazed pastel yellow that glows a bit in the light.

Dry and spicy aroma, lemongrass and some sort of dried citrus peel.

Flavors are well integrated and the overall feel is very smooth. Moderate spice, dry herbal and bitter, light clover honey on the back end. Somewhat grassy, leaning toward hops but it could be a bittering spice instead, hard to pin down. Possibly some chamomile in there. Medium bodied with very charged carbonation. Nice with washed rind cheese or charcuterie.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 02:02:42 | More by emerge077
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Had to look up 'Eschatological' at first (sorry Jordan, I forgot you splainin' this to me a few weeks ago), and now the name and label imagery makes a modicum of sense.

This beer pours a hazy, muddled medium golden yellow hue, with a fistful of billowy, finely foamy eggshell white head, which leaves some nice fuzzy chain link fence lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of dry apple cider, fresh squeezed lemon juice, earthy yeast, light white and green ground pepper, a bit of spicy coriander, pale doughy malt, and a nose-tickling dose of prickly alcohol. The taste quite fruity - apple, pear, a hint of peach/apricot, all deftly mixed with a stoic bready pale grainy malt, lulling, near-edgeless yeast, tame white pepper and clove spices, and a wet hay/straw hoppiness. The big booze is quite amicably integrated.

The carbonation is understated, but still a tad frizzy when you pause briefly to think about it, the body a decently propped-up medium weight, and generally smooth, a few hits of yeast and hop astringency nothing worth getting all that worked up about. It finishes well off-dry, the tight fruitiness, abetting pale malt, and fading yeast all keeping a stern focus.

A pretty enjoyable BSPA, the fruit and spice well rendered, the yeast on its best behaviour, not to mention the mostly AWOL alcohol (say that ten times fast!). I'm glad to finally come across a Stillwater offering where I can associate it directly to a given style. Not that they have to brew that way at all, but when I start to notice patterns like that, it sort of hinders overall recognizance, ya know?

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 03:51:45 | More by biboergosum
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -26.8%

09-25-2013 01:12:18 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

09-25-2013 07:21:06 | More by largadeer
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-02-2012 14:34:31 | More by JAHMUR
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-03-2013 22:20:57 | More by nickfl
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.43/5  rDev +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

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 02:22:52 | More by russpowell
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is hazy and golden with a white head, small bubbles, some lacing, high carbonation.

Aroma is yeasty and sweet with a nice malt backbone to it, interesting aroma.

Beer is a little spicy with a nice floral character and an almost champagne like yeastiness to it. A very effervescent beer with a nice finish. Decent saison.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 16:18:52 | More by drabmuh
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this on tap in a stemmed glass at Of Love & Regret on my birthday

The color is golden with lightly hazed appearance and thick white head that holds for a long time with fine bead and thick webbing of lace left on the glass. The smell is faintly vinous with hoppy aromas with bring and herbal and spiced element with possibly a sweet grass-like fragrance. The feel is nice and dry on entry with moderate bitterness slight malt texture with yeast spiciness and dry warming finish.

The taste is following the nose yet expands with more herbal and resinous hops mixed with the grassy flavor yet mild astringency with gentle yeast with peppery accent and moderately high carbonation adding to the yeast tanginess in the back of the throat. The flavor is lightly pine oriented with gentle zest and the yeast also brings a vinous element to mind. Overall a very complex Belgian Strong pale with tons of hoppy yeasty cohesion and dry finish making it all the more drinkable. For the 9% it packs you barely get any alcohol in the flavor-deceptive is right!

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2014 13:58:03 | More by Slatetank
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Served in a tulip glass, a cloudy bronzed yellow color with a small cap of white head that sinks to a ringlet. Aroma of bready yeast, pale malts, spice, light fruits, leafy hops. The taste reflects the aroma, bready yeast and malts, herbal hops, moderately bitter, peppery spice, and a touch of grass. Strange metallic twinge in the aftertaste, but within tolerance. Medium body, crisp, drying, and nice overall.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2012 03:27:49 | More by Rifugium
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

good stuff yet again from Stillwater. this one is a hazy bright yellow brew with a heck of a nice looking two inches of pure white head, but it fades out after a minute or so. the nose is fruity, green apples and grapes, its wine or cider-like in character, with some good strong Belgian yeast. the label says hoppy, and so did the guy at the bottle shop, but I didn't find this to be a particularly hoppy brew, not by my standards anyhow. some decent citrus hops in the flavor, but this is far from a hop forward brew. its driven by Belgian yeast for sure. long apple tasting finish, not sure if I love that part. carbonation is good at first pour, but like the head it doesn't hold, and the last few sips are nearly flat. very well hidden booze strength though, this is a lot more drinkable than 9% abv probably should be. good beer all in all, not stillwaters most challenging brew, but I liked it for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 03:50:32 | More by StonedTrippin
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oline73

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a Max's tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden/orange with a finger of fluffy white head that sticks around pretty well and leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Herbal and yeasty, slight sweetness from the malt. There is a slight citrus note that shows up behind the herbal yeast.

Taste: Herbal notes dominate, just as they did in the smell. This reminds me of a strong, hoppy wit. MIldly fruity with a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed the herbal notes in this beer. I thought it was light and easy to drink given the abv. I would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2012 23:15:02 | More by oline73
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Greenish gold color with a decent level of haze. Large head with plenty of large bubbles. Yet, it settles in a rocky fashion. Spotty and chunky lace on the glass as it settles.

Sour with a bit of earthiness to it. Good dose of Belgian yeast aroma as well.

Sour flavor start with a bitter finish. Good lemon rind and peppery hop finish. Short aftertaste that is a blend of the hop and the soured malt. Less Belgian in the flavor than in the smell. Thinnish body with ample carbonation. Overall, a classic Belgian pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 21:07:01 | More by smcolw
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