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As Follows - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

401 Ratings
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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 15
Gots: 47 | 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 ONUMello
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 3/31/14 poured into a tulip
A: Pours a hazy light orange with a one-finger head
S: Biscuit, banana, wheat and clove
T: Matches the nose adding a bit of caramel and the slightest touch of hops
M: Medium-bodied but a fairly short finish; the 9% is hidden
O: Tasty and recommended

ONUMello, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of LowDrag
4/5  rDev -2.4%

LowDrag, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of watsontiger98
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

watsontiger98, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Morey
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Morey, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Storm21
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Storm21, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of fuzzcherry
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

fuzzcherry, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of macesq
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

macesq, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

BeerBuzzGuy, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of elec
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

elec, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of jellikit
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: yellow with a hint of orange. Crystal clear. Thick, foamy head. Great lacing.

S: coriander. Banana. Hints of black pepper.

T: cloves, bananas. Malts are bread and biscuit. Slight hop bitterness. Tastes like there is a bit of Brett mixed in. Funky.

M: lightly carbonated. Medium-heavy body. Dry'ish.

O: decent. Not excellent. A bit under-carbonated for the style in my opinion. The bitterness is a bit too much for the style. I like it, don't love it.

jellikit, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of jamesgaither
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

jamesgaither, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of kell50
4/5  rDev -2.4%

kell50, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Duwey
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Duwey, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of zac16125
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

zac16125, Jun 04, 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%
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.

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

G-Hawk, May 18, 2014
As Follows from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
91 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.