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Beer Table - Table Beer - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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88
very good

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: larryi86 on 04-14-2012)
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Reviews by lsummers:
Photo of lsummers
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%

lsummers, Aug 19, 2014
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Photo of mjtiernan
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

mjtiernan, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of philbolt
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

philbolt, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +2%
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.

biboergosum, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of tastybeer
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

tastybeer, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Mcbryde17
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%

Mcbryde17, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of TheChauffeur1
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

TheChauffeur1, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of emilylee
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

emilylee, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of adamdarcy
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

adamdarcy, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of russpowell
4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
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

russpowell, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

thagr81us, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Nage37
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Nage37, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Keith_R, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -23.3%

GRG1313, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of dtx00
4/5  rDev +2.3%

dtx00, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

akorsak, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

theminutemen, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

bluejacket74, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

KevinGordon, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Phyl21ca, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Psychmusic
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Psychmusic, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

TheSevenDuffs, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of wedge
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

wedge, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev -2%
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.

LiquidAmber, May 03, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.09/5  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.

metter98, Feb 16, 2013
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Beer Table - Table Beer from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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