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Beer Table - Table Beer - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: larryi86 on 04-14-2012

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Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 650 mL bottle from Appalachian Vintners in AVL. A light bretty ale to get me through the night.

A: Pale, incredibly light, the yellow hue of a macro lager. This pale ale lives up to its name admirably although a mild hazy does weigh on the ale. Plenty of white head on both the first two pours. Ample lacing follows.

S: The light acidity of the brettanomyces leaps out, a dry lemony crispness. Underneath, pale malts and an assertive hop bite linger but the brettanomyces is the star.

T: The lightness of the ale is superb, soft enough to go with most any dinner offering. The brett, like the nose though, is the big game in town. It's dirty horseblanket flavors are light, lemony with a dry citric finish. This isn't funky in the pedio/lacto sense; instead, the brett leaves a general 'dirtiness' to the ale. A very dry finish to it, I immediately need another sip. The low alcohol is a blessing, never getting in the way of the brett. Light piney residue isn't a standout but its definitely there. A low key way to end a day.

M: The bretty dryness is very nice, approachable even. It's lingering lemony flavors own the ale while keeping things light. Quite nice.

More User Reviews:
Photo of wedge
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow color with a nice, fluffy head of sticky cream. Aroma brings the Brett funk right away...floral, leathery, and hay-like with a fresh earthy herbalness over some dough. Things get more perfumy as it warms up with fresh flowers, lime, and grapefruit peel. Funky Brett and yeast are upfront in the flavor as well, getting bitter and finishing crisp. Dusty lemon, dry flower petals, citrus rind, and peppery grassiness. Super dry, light, and fluffy. Aggressive for its strength, but not in an unpleasant way.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a mostly clear medium straw yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint hints of pale golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a couple of small to medium sized two finger thick caps surrounded by a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a very thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of pale malts, Belgian yeast, lemon citrus, and floral hops all under the moderate to strong funky barnyard aroma of Brett.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of pale malts and lemon citrus which gives it just a hint of tartness and sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of Belgian yeast which adds a spicy characteristic to the beer and a light to moderate flavor of floral hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades quickly. There is a slightly stronger than moderate flavor of slightly sour funkiness and hay from the Brett which lingers for quite a while.

M: Light bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable with the Brett really adding to the complexity of the aromas/flavors to the beer. Definitely an enjoyable brew worth grabbing, as have all the beers in this series that I have tried. Brett is showcased in this brew.

Photo of mjtiernan
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2012 vintage. 650ml bottle poured into an oversized stemmed tulip.

A: Huge white pillowy head even with a very slow pour. One of the haziest beers I’ve seen in awhile...would give a hefeweizen a run for its money. Pale yellow body.

S: Dominant funky barnyard Belgian yeast. Some bandaid. Hay, grain, zesty lemon, white pepper. Slight cheesiness. Herbal hop notes. A touch of pine.

T: The flavor is way dialed down compared to the aroma. Light acidity turns into some salty bitterness with a constant theme of barnyard funkiness running throughout. Lemon, perfume, some grain. Very clean.

M: Very drinkable as it should be. High carbonation that scrubs your tongue clean. Body is light and texture goes from watery to a nice dry finish.

O: I really should have paired this up with some food. It seems like a great palate cleanser and perfect backdrop for savory dishes.

Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. Weird font usage on the supposedly French/English (but in the end just plain awkward) rendition of the name on the label.

This beer pours a hazy, very pale yellow straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, glistening, thinly foamy white head, which leaves broad swaths of chunky, splotchy lace around the glass as it lazily sinks away.

It smells of sharp, almost medicinal funk, fresh hay-like grainy malt, acidic lemon, a sweeter, fleshier tropical fruitiness, simmering dry yeastiness, and middling vegetal pine notes. The taste is grainy, straw-like pilsener malt, musty, dank barnyard esters, mild lemon-lime citrus pith, a hard to shake indeterminate essence of unripe pineapple and pear, and floral, piney hops.

The carbonation is rather peppy throughout this whole affair, but hardly unbearably so, the body medium-light in weight, and somewhat tepid in its smoothness, the yeast and funk notes having that effect. It finishes quite dry, the pale malt kind of squeezed out by those same fruity, yeasty, and thankfully restrained funky essences.

Most BPAs are only remarkable for their penchant of yeast over hop, from my North American vantage point, so this particular onslaught of Lambic funk and Yankee hops does a good job of splintering preconceptions. After more than an average palate adjustment, the appeal of this so-called 'table beer' comes to light, proving that flavour in a Belgian-style ale can exist in the absence of elevated alcohol levels.

Photo of tastybeer
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy cloudy gold, bright tangerine yellow beer under a nice densly foamy white head. Lace is shifty and clumping. Aroma is juicy tangy citrus, orange and grapefruit juice with a chewy bready backing, Sweet spice and Thanksgiving aromas woeked in as well. Taste begins even, surges into sour, and then turns to dry and smacky. Chalky powdery texture beyond the finish. Kind of cake-like as well. Tart flowery, citrus juice and rindiness. Lemon, sugar cookie, tart and sweet. Dry and implosive.... Occasaional bits of something whacky and indeterminate sneeks its way in.

I like this a lot.

Photo of TheChauffeur1
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good session beer, which the brewers intended. Superior lacing, smell was difficult to pin point but pleasant. Enjoyed this one, but a little light on the tongue. I will enjoy this one next time with some mussels and clams. Also had a bottle and it always surprises me that some beers are so different from bottle to tap. ON tap the brett in this really comes out and adds to the pleasure of drinking. You really can not go wrong with this one, the price even makes it better.

Photo of russpowell
4.61/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up a Lukas Liqours in KC, MO

Pours an effervescent straw/honey color with a 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Hazes up a bit, great head retention & lacing

S: Dirty & grassy, fades as this warms

T: Follows the nose, some green apple skins & nice sourness up front. Some citrus mixes with with grassyness & brett. Finishes with orchard fruit, brett funk & grapefruit

MF: Light bodied, firm carbonation, great balance

Such an easy drinker, another great beer from Stillwater

Photo of thagr81us
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leftover bottle that was to be distilled by Dark Corner here in Greenville for a beer dinner. Served from bottle into a Duvel Meyers tulip. Poured a golden yellow with a two finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, spices, banana, and wheat. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, earth, subtle spices, earthy funk, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The aroma on this one was a little difficult to pick out subtles in it, but the flavor definitely had a lot going on. The flavor was fairly refreshing and really well rounded. This made it very easy to drink and rather enjoyable. Definitely worth trying if you get the opportunity.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with an inch and a half off-white frothy head. Head retention is excellent, and there's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is very nice, the brew smells like hay, peppery spice, pears, brett, lemon peel and some earthy hops. It tastes like sage, pepper, lemon peel, hay, brett and a little bit of bubblegum. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth but has a little bit too much carbonation for me. I think it's a good overall brew. Low in alcohol, but full of flavor! It's definitely worth trying.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep bright golden color ale with a huge pure white foamy head with excellent retention and great lacing. Aroma of dry Brett notes with light funky notes is very enjoyable and refreshing. Taste is also dominated by some notes of dry flora notes with light Brett and funky ester with light rustic malt backbone. Light citric notes are also easily perceptible. Body is about average with great carbonation. Very enjoyable beer that is not overly dominated by Brett but still retain a great balance between drinkability and complexity.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a slightly cloudy pale golden amber. Half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Mild aroma of wheat, lemon and a hint of funk. Flavor is subdued wheat, lemon, light fruit and yeast funk. Finish is surprisingly citrus, slightly sour and astringently bitter. The bitterness was supported by the interesting progression of flavors. Surprisingly complex for a low ABV ale. Light bodied, but nice mouth feel from the active carbonation. I liked this, but the flavor seemed more like a light saison than a Belgian pale. The funkiness/sour finish was a bit much for me, but would appeal to those who like wild yeast flavors. Well made and unusual, as I expect from Stillwater.

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that took a long time to die down, eventually leaving a short head covering the surface and thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast in the nose along with notes of lemon citrus and floral hops plus some slight hints of sourness from the Brettanomyces.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is much more complex, having a little more sourness, some hints of peppery spices and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a really easy to drink Belgian Pale Ale that offers a bit of sourness to make the taste interesting. The only drawback is that it seemed a little too carbonated when pouring and you patiently had to wait for the head to die down.

Photo of fmccormi
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from 650ml / 1 pt, 6oz / 22oz pry-off bottle to a 25cl Duvel Single tulip (possibly the perfect beer glass). No bottling or freshness dating visible, but I bought this pretty damn fresh a couple of weeks ago at Of Love and Regret in Baltimore, MD. So, fresh-ish.

Appearance (5.0): No surprise here: four fingers of bone-white foam rise quickly off the pour, capping a pale, straw-yellow, hazy but not cloudy body. As the head dies down, it becomes absurdly rocky around the sides of the glass while retaining a stiff, round cap in the middle. Fat chunks of lace all the way around on the sides. Near-perfect, really.
Edit: nope, perfect.

Smell (4.5): Very, very nice mix of soft fruit tones and a warm, bucolic mustiness—but they’re balancing each other very well, and overall the aroma is soft and very friendly. I’m getting some pear juice, orange flesh, light lemon zest, some white pepper, light manure tones—but in that soft, floral way that smells more like a farm and less like shit. Some cheesy-funky phenols come out as it warms.

Taste (4.0): The flavor follows more of the floral and fruity tones, but some of the phenols do, unfortunately, come out noticeably on the palate, as well. At first, anyway. Mostly, however, it’s light and lemony—the brett fermented very, very cleanly here, leaving the malt body to come off as very dry and plain, like a watery, liquid version of water crackers. Some very light black pepper unfolds right before the finish, which has a nice, lightly grassy bitterness. Definitely smooths out as it warms—if you’re sensitive to bretty phenols, give a chance to warm up a bit.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Quaffable is an understatement. It goes down like water, but unlike crappy macros that feel like water this has a very active, dynamic carbonation and a slightly starchy, dry finish that legitimately feels palate-cleansing. Light side of medium-bodied, foaming softly and fully on the way down, and finishes dry, with grassy and lemony tones.

Overall (4.0): This is a surprisingly clean beer, and quite nice. Personally, I think it really comes into its own as it warms up just a bit, becoming a very, very easy-drinking brett beer. It’s light, snappy, has some depth that isn’t malt-dependent (thanks to the complexities of the yeast component of the beer), goes down easy but isn’t boring in feel or appearance—in fact, it’s pretty damn fantastic in terms of its appearance and feel. Still, at times it has some phenolic undertones which can distract from its other properties, and drinkers sensitive to that might take issue with Beer Table – Table Beer. But if you’re open to a super-drinkable, funky Belgian Pale, then by all means—go pick up a bottle of this beer.

Photo of StoutHunter
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Stillwater's Beer Table - Table Beer last month for $9.49 at The Lager Mill. I have been pretty impressed with Stillwater so far so I though I would give this beer a try, so lets see how it goes. 2012 Vintage. Poured from a 650ml brown bottle into a Belgian Tulip.

A- The label is pretty plain and simple, it doesn't look that great and it's not that eye catching. It poured a slightly hazy yellow color that took on a golden hue when held to the light with three and half fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end leaving some patchy lacing behind. This was a good looking beer, the color and head and lacing were all pretty nice.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness followed by lots of citrus aromas, lemon and lemon rind seem to stick out the most, but there's also a nice citrus orange aroma coming through. Up next comes some grainy, wheaty and bready malt aromas followed by that signature brett aroma that imparts some wet straw, leather, hay, and some funky barnyard aromas that seem to be on the lighter side of medium. Towards the end comes some more lemons that have a sour and tart aroma to them. This is beer has a pretty good aroma, it's dominated by citrus and brett, I really enjoy it.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma but much lighter and it starts off with a slightly lower amount of medium sweetness followed by some citrus flavors that are heavy on the lemon and have a flavor that's slightly similar to lemon juice. Up next comes the brett which impart a wet straw, hay, leather and barnyard flavors with some funk to it. On the finish there's a lighter amount of medium bitterness with a very brett like aftertaste. This beer had some nice flavors, but they dropped off really quickly and left me wanting more.

M- Fairly smooth, crisp, dry, a little refreshing, medium bodied, with a higher amount of slightly prickly carbonation. The mouthfeel was very good and it worked really well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a nice example of the style, it had most of the aspects that I look for in this style and I felt like the brett was represented nicely. This beer had good drinkability, it was fairly smooth, crisp, a little refreshing, wasn't filling, and the flavors did a decent job at holding my attention, I could drink a bottle of this to myself but I think one would be my limit, the brett might start to wear on me after awhile, but I think a bottle of this would be nice to have at a bbq. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma, it was pretty complex and the brett was represented nicely, the appearance and mouthfeel were also pretty good. What I liked the least about this beer was how quickly the flavor faded away, I would have liked it more if it would have stuck around a little longer, but that might defeat the purpose of this Table Beer, I don't really know. I don't think I would buy this again, it's a nice beer, but it's pretty damn expensive, if they want me to buy it again they will release this in 12oz four packs, I think that would work better for this beer and it would be more suitable for a Table Beer, I would recommend this to anyone who likes brett beers. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, it's still a solid beer nonetheless but I think it was just a little rough around the edges and it could be cleaned up a little. I still think Stillwater is pretty impressive, but so far this seems to be my least favorite beer I have had from them, good job guys, I just didn't like this one as much as I thought I would.

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A golden wheat ale, clear and neat showing it's delicate streams of mini bubbles streaming up. Topped with 4 or more giant fingers of pebbled foam, the head looks like a bubble bath and settles to rocky and cratered top clinging to the glass - a whisp of it's former self.

S: Lemon and bretta full with wheaty grains and that distinctive barnyard, wet earth and leather. Sharp on the finish with lemon juice and acrid sour tangy fruits.

T: Flavours start sharp and tangy, lemon juice and puckering sour fruits. Dry chewy wheat suggestive of a wheaty pilsner lead the way for the barnyard funk that follows. A sour yeastiness grounded in wet horse blanket and damp old wet wood. Finishes acrid and tangy with a sour and dry pucker.

M: The carbonation is delicate and offers a numbing sensation across the palette. Light and crisp with a dry pucker at the end. Carbonation feels as though it builds, while not unpleasant it's a wee bit gassy.

O: Clean and refreshing it's a drink that cleanses the palette and awakens the senses for whats up next to come. An excellent pairing for a meal, the lemon scent and taste with the dryness are refreshing and invigorating.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one. Served in a SAVOR wine glass. Pours a clear pale straw color with a very nice white head. Good retention and plenty of sticky lacing on the way down. The nose is beautiful with notes of hay and light earthy hops with a touch of very light citrus in the background. Flavor is hay and straw with a light, yet still brisk, bitterness. Light body and quite dry with excellent carbonation. Über solid. Put this one in cans too, please!

Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a cloudy straw-gold color with two fingers of sticky white head.

The aroma was yeasty with tart green apple, lemon and a light whiff of earthy funk.

The taste matched the aroma. Tart lemon and green apple, Belgian yeast, and an earthy bite. Finishes with lemon notes and a touch of clove.

Light-medium bodied and dry with a sharp carbonation.

A nice sessionable Belgian Pale from Stillwater. I'll definitely have this one again.

Photo of Rifugium
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

I sure did like this one. Served in a tulip glass, a copper-gold color with a slight haze, capped with a finger of creamy white head that retained 'til the end and left a thick blanket of lacing on the glass. Great aroma, fresh, and laden with floral sweetness, honeydew, pear, apricot, afterthoughts of bready yeast, peppery spice, hay. The taste fell a little short of the aroma, but it was still very nice. Pale malts, sugar sweetness, floral, fresh cut hay, bready, light hints of citrus and melons. Smooth and tasty, light-medium body, but still a bit chewy, and highly enjoyable at a nice reasonable alcohol level.

Photo of justintcoons
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Cloudy straw/yellow with 4 fingers of light, fluffy head. Excellent retention with very lively carbonation.

Nose
Raw grains, hay, dried grass, wheat, lemon and potpourri.

Taste
Raw grains and spelt. Dried hay and grass. Light touches of lemon juice, apricot and sourdough. Finishes with horse blanket, potpourri and pink peppercorn.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

Overall
Rustic and refreshing. Incredibly easy drinking with a subtle tartness. Although this was placed in the Belgian Pale Ale category, we all know it's a Table Saison...and a great one at that!

Photo of Tone
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of yeast, sweet malt, floral notes, hint of pale malt, spice, hint of citrus, and hint of sour. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness. Tastes of floral hops, spice, citrus, slight wheat, hint of pale malt, and hint of yeast. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, body, and blend.

Photo of Maxwell
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours an oranging-yellow with straw notes, with a big sloppy, soap bubble head on top that sticks at about a finger-and-a-half’s width. The head leaves a lacing of sloppy drooping soap bubbles on the side of the glass. In body, the beer appears clear except for a slight haze and a nice torrent of tiny carbonation bubbles. On the nose, the beer smells of funky yeast with touches of herbal mint, citrus, slight brett funk, and even some slight paint thinner smell. In the citrus smell it moves from lemon to slight pineapple and then back to the lemon. On the tongue, the beer tastes citric sweet, then bread sweet, and then mellows with a nice herbal bitter and a touch of salt and acid. In flavors, the beer begins as sweet lemon grass that moves into slight grapefruit, pine, slight pineapple, and citrus caramel bread malt flavors, which mold out over the tongue and introduce a minty herbal spice with breadier side notes. There are even some slight saline flavors in the beer. The finish mellows the citrus lemon, slight funk, and herbal spice notes into a beautiful final crescendo that has a little lasting power. The aftertaste is light clean and slightly salty. In the mouth, the beer does feel extremely quaffable. It sits on the tongue on the light side of medium and features a supremely mellow and fluffy carbonation the caresses the tongue. The aftertaste is ripe with sweet spittle running over the tongue and requiring more of the beer to wash away the spittle. Overall, this is a tremendous session beer with some phenomenal Belgian flavors and some nice subtle yeast funk. It’s very nicely balanced, with perhaps only a touch too much sweetness coming through at the start of the beer. This beer is an awesome beer. My one complaint is that as you stick your nose in this beer, the smell gets a little strange, and a tad gross. Other than that this beer is delicious and sessionable. Try it.

Photo of avalon07
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a bright yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A big aroma of yeast, spices, and a shot of malt.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast (a lot of it), malt, spices (pepper especially), and citrus (lemon). At first this flavor seemed grating, but for some reason grew on me as I went along. A vibrant, complex taste.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A slightly unusual example of a BPA, but well worth checking out.

Photo of dar482
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a hazy yellow color with a fluffy white head.

The aroma has a decent funk, light bready malt, citrus.

The flavor follows with a good amount of citrus peel, a light bready malt, a funky quality in there along with a bit of spicy yeast onto a light herbal hops on the back.

A really delicious brew at its ABV. I would drink this consistently. There's a good balance hints of funk, fruit, drying, spice, and hops.

Photo of DefenCorps
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bailey's, $7.50/12 oz pour. Probably the most expensive beer at Baileys at the time.

A hazy orange with a dense, creamy, fluffy, white head that leaves sheets of lace, this beer is gorgeous. The nose is a riot. A blend of saison yeast and aggressive Brett phenolics, particularly clove and a touch of plastic, this beer is quite excellent. Spicy, mildly floral as well, with a straw/ hay malt backbone. Moderately frothy/yeasty, this isn't super clean but is solid, good even, for the style.

The palate opens with a big spicy and phenolic bite. Aggressive clove, white pepper, plastic along with the malt base which has a blend of hay, grass, wheat and a little honey, this beer is intensely flavored. The mid-palate is a little frothy/yeasty/turbid, which makes it a little messy, but it's a rather riotous mess. The finish has a lingering blend of honey, clove and plastic. Medium in body (thanks to how hazy this beer is) but light on the palate, this beer has a creamy carbonation. I really enjoyed my glass of this.

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Beer Table - Table Beer from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.