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As Follows - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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As FollowsAs Follows

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

388 Ratings
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 14
Gots: 43 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

BeerBucks, Aug 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Jack_Frost79, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

doowhat, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

TheRavenger, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

brocktune, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

lochef81, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ivyman, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle -- bottled on date 31 May 2014 -- served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours pale amber in color; cloudy with a small head that soon dies down ro a ring but leaves decent lacing. Full pour still left some sediment on the bottom of the bottle.

Aroma: mainly fruity with hints of apricots and oranges. Some alcohol esters.

Flavor: Largely follows the aroma: Lightly spicy and moderately fruity, with a relatively high hop load. There's only a very mild bitterness in the aftertaste.

Feel: light-medium body and crisp, medium high carbonation. Dry finish.

O: a very good version of the style with high but very well-hidden ABV.

chinchill, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Wayne17, Jul 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22%

tlema1, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Jadjunk
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No label information. As Follows is brewed in the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Available in 12 oz. 4 packs and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Tulip glass. Served above 59º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp foamy head of an eggshell white color over a banana yellow body with medium haze and plenty of sediment. Retention is good, lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Belgian cracker malt with a moderate syrupy viscosity underneath. Musty, peppery hops with an assertive bitterness. Peppery spices of coriander and clove, and bitter orange peel. Fairly effervescent. 3.75

(Taste) Cracker and syrupy malt with a moderate sweetness finishes bitter with musty orange rind and a soft arrangement of spice. Notes of lemon juice, apricot and raw pineapple round out the flavor profile. More boldly flavored over the aroma, it finishes very dry and yet is quite drinkable. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, residual and lightly peppery. Carbonation generates a soft crispness for a mellow spritely mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, medium/heavy overall. Alcohol presence is medium. 3.75

(Overall) A strongly flavored Belgian Style Strong Golden Ale with a flavorful malt base, potent phenols and a bold spiciness create one flavorful beer. 4

Stillwater Artisanal's
As Follows Belgian Style Golden Ale
3.91/5.00

Jadjunk, Jul 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Mephisto2161, Jul 26, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle from Whole Foods Las Vegas NV for $4

Appearance - Gold colour with a large size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, yeast, breads/grains, lemons, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste banana, breads/grains, hops, and a peppery spice mix. There is also oranges/lemons, coriander/clove, and a bit of a funk.

Overall - Seriously good stuff. Lots of vibrant flavour and a complex taste that keep this beer very interesting throughout. It's also incredibly refreshing. A winner.

spinrsx, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

logicalparadox, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

loaf7, Jul 23, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The color is intensely bright and has a glow of yellow. It's capped by a dense foam that sat as a film for the entire drink.

The nose is thick with a floral perfume, honeysuckle and lemon.

The nose really didn't reveal enough because the flavors are quite diverse, blend seamlessly and hold tremendous character. The beginning is just a bit spicy with black peppercorn, Apple and bubblegum. Mid palate seems to be banana and cider qualities while it finishes with a stronger banana and orchard fresh Apple.

The feel is sprite and airy, smooth and a bit dry.

Had no expectations at all when ordering this but it is a true diamond in the rough.

KYGunner, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

JohnK17, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ConradKenney, Jul 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Dclynch79, Jul 15, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is hazed golden yellow with a tight white head. Nose is nice, moderate farmhouse yeast, lighter spice and lemon with faint notes of fresh grain. Taste is sweeter, farmhouse is present and still balanced. More lemon and pepper than the nose, well carbonated light body and fairly dry. Finish is sweet with grapefruit bitterness.

cpetrone84, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Jdevoss, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

mudboneINla, Jul 12, 2014
As Follows from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
91 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.