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Beer Table - Table Beer - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Reviews: 53
Hads: 170
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 6.31%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | 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 ChainGangGuy
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle - $9.49 at Mink's Package Store in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, light straw-hued body with a lofty, foaming, white crown of suds. Meringue-like lacing.

Smell: A touch of hay-esque malts, a spritz of fresh lemon and lime, half of a pineapple ring, and some Brett notes. As some of the yeastier deposits from the bottle make their way into the glass from latter pours, it picks up a big, spicy, floral perfumy quality.

Taste: Light, mild-mannered pils malts, very low, sans-crust bready quality and just a hint of sweetness. Soft touch of lemon-lime citrus. A few drops of pineapple juice. Heck, maybe some green apple. Lightly bitter. Agreeable, leathery funk character. Coriander and fresh florals later on. A little bit of mineral and a rebound of oily, moist citrus on the staunchly dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Well carbonated for a nicely crisp mouthfeel.

Overall: It's a little hay-like malts, some funk, and a appreciated citrus, until you're brain is wrecked by the outstanding refreshment. (1,041 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
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 (489 characters)

Photo of AdamBear
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-cloudy orange gold with a nice thick white head

S-smells like raw pale belgian spices and grains. it has an aged aspect to it. pretty strong smelling for such a light american belgian. has even the slightest touch of funk to it.

T-comes in with a great taste of raw belgian grains and spices. very earthy and natural tasting. then comes in a fairly strong bite of peppercorn. the taste is quite strong and continues for awhile with a matching after-taste with maybe more emphasis on the grains. the spicy peppercorn bite seems to last for a bit.

M-very heavy carbonation with a creamy finish that quickly dries up

O-a belgian pale ale at 4.7%...i had high expectations. to be honest, this is almost my dream style...a very low ABV Belgian. the problem with most low ABV belgians is that they usually come out fairly adjunct tasting. not this though...this does a wonderful job tasting like a true, raw belgian. from the taste to the mouthfeel, i can't believe that low ABV on this! its almost perfect...there's one big problem...the price. its way too expensive to be what i want from a table beer. if they sold this in 12 ounce bottles at the same price as...even a 60 Minute...i'd be so happy. it doesn't taste light whatsoever. i can drink this at the same speed as most other decent pale belgians. (1,308 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Frothy and bubbly head with some lacing on a murky dull golden body. Aroma is excellent with lots of belgian yeast, tropical fruit and citrus, herbal hops and pale malts. Flavor follows with heavy lemon and banana for citrus, club soda, barnyard, Belgian yeast funk, musty malts, corriander. Light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. This is an excellent saison. The flavor and aroma are full in flavor and body, a very complete saison with excellent Belgian character. (482 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pour is a hazy golden yellow with a dense white head and a few larger bubbles. The nose is nice, light brett, heavy fruit presence, apricots and tropical stuff, light hop presence, oily and sweet. The taste is a bit less expressive but still very nice and balanced. Great gentle Brett presence, fruity and nice, tropical flavors, apricot, light hop, oily and a touch sweet. Light body, refreshing and crisp carbonation. (419 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
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! (476 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a meringue-like head perched on top of the hazy amber-colored liquid; clumps of lacing stick to the glass

Smell: Bready, with lemon zest, sage and a barnyard tone

Taste: Opens bready, with the lemon and spice elements adding a slightly grassy character by mid-palate; after the swallow, there is a nice blend of the base malt and the herbal with a subtle touch of bretty dryness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: This is a fantastic session beer, filled with flavorful nuance (548 characters)

Photo of tastybeer
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (589 characters)

Photo of TheChauffeur1
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (491 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a big finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of Belgian yeast, farmhouse smells, spices, some funk, lemon zest, and sweet grainy malts.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet grainy malts, some tart lemon zest, some spices, and some citrus hops. Through the middle, some more Belgian yeast character comes through with some farmhouse flavors, some funk, and some peppercorn. The finish is a mix of sweet grainy and bready malts with Belgian yeast, some farmhouse flavor, some peppercorn and other spices, and some tart lemon zest.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, tart, and funky finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice BPA with a good Belgian yeast character. (804 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours with a huge head of fluffy white foam and an hazy good body. Pungent aroma of wheat and citrus with some spicy, musty yeast. Earthy flavor with herbal hops and musty wheat. Nicely balanced with a thick body and high carbonation. Nicely done, drinkable but far from boring, another great saison from Stillwater. (316 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650 mL bottle poured into a Chimay chalice

A- A hazy yellow straw color with a one finger white head.

S- Earthy, pine, floral notes, herbal notes, pepper, hint of lemons, barnyard funk.

T- Floral up front with a touch of lemon and some herbs, finish has some funk, black pepper, and nice piney hops that stay. Good complexity.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body.

O- A great beer that is very easy to drink. Worth picking up. Has a good amount of complexity and is pretty well balanced, not too much funk. (513 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
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. (431 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
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! (634 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

tremendous thanks to Gary...you are always surprising me with such excellent beer and i'm ALWAYS psyched to check out new stillwater! enjoyed from my stillwater wine glass.

a - brew poured a transparent orange with a generous three fingers of foamy white chunky head. head slowly fizzled away leaving milkshake like chunks of foam. some soft visible carbonation could be seen.

s - great crispness. bubblegum and sage. very reminiscent of cellar door. some soft citric hopping with candy-like sweetness. soft spicing like white pepper. the brett is subtle, but delivers a funk on the sweetness which is just fantastic.

t - taste is like the smell but a bit toned back. bubblegum and sage with a nice crisp hop bitterness on the finish. brett is more featured in the taste, but a bit watered down. very tasty and enjoyable...but feels like a beer made for a summer day. sage and white pepper...some belgian yeast.

m - the body is a bit watery, but very quenching. finishes a touch dry.

o - overall, the label really describes the beer well. great session-ish beer. really nice belgian vibe. the brett is a nice touch with some soft spicing and sage like appeal. the nose is the highlight and has really nice complexity. i enjoyed this beer thoroughly...extremely well done. very unique for a BPA, kind of like a cross with a saison. (1,335 characters)

Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650 mL 2012 bottle.

Pours a hazy straw golden color with a frothy, light white head that has nice retention and thick webs of lace. Earthy and floral nose, light lemon and funk. Flavor starts floral and hoppy, Belgian yeast, pepper, straw, and light brett finish. Medium thick, full body with moderate carbonation and a clean, dry finish. Very refreshing, would pair well with something. (388 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer shared by Michael or Michael (have issues) the other day. Thanks! Beer is yellow and hazy with a lazy white head, wispy bubbles, some lacing, low retention, moderate carbonation, looks good.

Aroma is strongly brett, very strong, nice aroma, like Orval on crack.

So light in body and yeast forward. Very strong brett presence and a dry finish, it is definitely a session table beer and is yeast heavy. Very strong, very nice, I'd have it again. (450 characters)

Photo of fmccormi
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (2,761 characters)

Photo of Zach136
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow body with a huge cap. Chunks of airy lacing.

Aroma: Grassy hop, mixed ale fermentation esters (in order of intensity) of farmhouse pepper, Belgian fruit, brett funk and cherry pie crust.

Flavor: Flavor follows aroma, but intensities change. Grassy and peppery up front. Fruity/funk yeast is present but faint.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, light body, bone dry, and very refreshing. (419 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Also had on tap a few days ago...
The beer pours a hazy, dull straw yellow-orange with an inch of a dense cap of white foam that both laces and continuously blankets throughout drinking. Strong yeast-forward nose with prominent notes of lemon rind and citrus that cut through the beer's dense head. It's a very appealing beer to drink with any meal/occasion. The taste is slightly sweet and citrusy with a modestly bitter, lemony, yeasty aftertaste. It has great, distinct flavors and has a wonderful, full bodied, semi-dry mouthfeel. The aftertaste doesn't linger beyond its welcome and effectively cleanses the palate while enjoying with dinner.
Lovely creation Brian, it'll be a regular at my place. (703 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange peel, strawberry, pineapple, peach, pear, white pepper, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, herbal, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, strawberry, pineapple, peach, pear, white pepper, hay, straw, grass, herbal, wheat, cracker, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount earthy bitterness/yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, strawberry, pineapple, white pepper, hay, straw, grass, herbal, wheat, cracker, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a crisp malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a really excellent Brett session saison. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering. (1,632 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a glass in Sacramento. From notes. Reviewed July 2014.
4.25/4.5/4/4.25/4

A: Hazy and effervescent. Gorgeous head and lace.

S: Incredible. Orange peel. Lemon zest. Interesting yeast.

T: Pleasant. But, indeed, quaffable. Quite hoppy. Only a hint of Brett but it's so delicious.

M: Quenching. Bitter. Great!

O: This is a delicious beer and an excellent concept. Well recommended. (417 characters)

Photo of Tone
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
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. (481 characters)

Photo of jpro
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle from CBX. Poured into a New Belgium globe...

A: Pours hazy gold; big, frothy, cotton white, three-finger, meringue head; sudsy foam dies down quick, leaving no lace.

S: Light Brettanomyces funk; Belgian yeast / dough; lemon peel and some light citrus notes; a little sour and a little dry; white pepper; hay.

T: Cracker malt; pepper and spice notes; grassy; citrus peel; very subtle ester flavor, which meshes well with some apricot and pear notes.

M: Medium mouthfeel; high carbonation; refreshing.

O: A very nice, drinkable ale; inviting aroma; nuanced tastiness; refreshing... Only thoughts are it could stand to be a little drier. It seems a tad sweet - perhaps due to the esters present in the flavor profile. Maybe a touch pricey - but a very good beer at 4.7%. (784 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 11/13/12 notes. Had this on tap at Fourth Avenue Pub in Brooklyn before the nets game. Served in a chalice.

a - Pours a hazy, golden yellow-orange color with two inches of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks quite nice.

s - Smells of yeast, floral hops, citrus hops, lemon, brett, oranges, and earthy notes. Nose is nice, though not overpowering is any of the flavors.

t - Tastes of brett, citrus hops, oranges, lemon, floral hops, fruity malts, spice, yeast, wheat, bready malts, earthy notes. More brett and orange than the nose. Really nice and a step up for me; I like it a lot.

m - Light to medium body and low carbonation. Body is super smooth and creamy, and very easy to drink. Great mouthfeel.

o - Overall a very good beer, and one of the better ones I've had from Stillwater to be honest. Nice orange, citrus, and brett to it and super easy to drink, I'd certainly have this one again. (927 characters)

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