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As Follows - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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386 Ratings
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 14
Gots: 42 | 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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Photo of zac16125
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

zac16125, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of meltroha
4/5  rDev -2.4%

meltroha, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of Mississippi
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Mississippi, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Glibber
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Glibber, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of safaricook
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

safaricook, May 30, 2014
Photo of david18
4/5  rDev -2.4%

david18, May 25, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -2.4%

oriolesfan4, May 22, 2014
Photo of TCMike
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

TCMike, May 18, 2014
Photo of G-Hawk
4/5  rDev -2.4%

G-Hawk, May 18, 2014
Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

LightnerLiquorKS, May 15, 2014
Photo of micropale
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

micropale, May 14, 2014
Photo of TGanyone
4/5  rDev -2.4%

TGanyone, May 10, 2014
Photo of SixohTwo
4/5  rDev -2.4%

SixohTwo, May 07, 2014
Photo of gatornation
4.1/5  rDev 0%

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%

gatornation, May 02, 2014
Photo of drpimento
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

drpimento, May 01, 2014
Photo of berkshire413
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

berkshire413, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev -2.4%

jaydoc, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of LambicPentameter
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

LambicPentameter, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

twenty5, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of endovelico
4.43/5  rDev +8%

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.

endovelico, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Hopstout
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Hopstout, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of adamant1912
4/5  rDev -2.4%

adamant1912, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of alaimoa
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%

June 2013 Bottle poured into glass.
A: golden with full haze and sticky white head
S: bit muted with yeasty funk and citrus rind
T: citrus earthiness, bit of barnyard driven by the Belgian tang and has a great depth of sweet, bready, earthy
M: great carb, smooth and crisp finish

alaimoa, Mar 30, 2014
As Follows from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
91 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.