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Beer Table - Table Beer - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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87
very good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: larryi86 on 04-14-2012

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle into a tall tulip glass, 2012 vintage

A: Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with four fingers of dense, long lasting head. It's the kind of foam that ends up as a cylinder after you let the beer sit long enough to drink.

S: Lemon zest and musty Brett funk are strongest here, with peppercorn and ginger in the background to keep things interesting. I get a bit of wheat and a touch of pale malt, but this beer certainly smells dry.

T: Drier even than the aroma, this beer is insanely dry. Drier than any beer i've ever had. Brett funk is upfront. This beer is very seltzer-like it is so dry, though. I'd like a bit of fruitiness, citrus, something to add to the nice Brett character of the beer.

M: Extremely light bodied with extremely high carbonation.

O: I was very excited to try this beer. I really enjoy low ABV Saisons and really love Brett Saisons. However, this is certainly more of a Brett Pale Ale than a Saison, like I expected. That is the style on BA, though (BPA), so I guess I can't knock it there. I guess I just expected a low ABV Saison when I saw table beer. I'll blame that on my lack of knowledge of table beers. Anyways, I'd like a tad bit of sweetness to this beer along with a bit of fruitiness or citrus. The aroma was exactly what I wanted, but the flavor was just too dry for me. With all that said, this is still a decent beer.

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 ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of emilylee
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of s1ckboy
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of girlmeetsbeer16
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of AdamBear
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

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.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of jchlan109
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

A-hazy golden yellow color with a nice frothy white head and decent lacing

S-malt, citrus, funk, earthy notes

T-bready malt, yeast funk, lemon zest, pine, earthy, hints of black pepper, nice hoppy finish

F-medium body with nice tight carbonation and a crisp, clean mouthfeel

O-a tasty and easy drinking ale, nice yeasty funk and earthy flavors in a nice session beer

Photo of mdfb79
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of leansean88
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Envelopes
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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

Pours quite bright light golden color. Still a bit awestruck by the luminosity. Modest white head. Nose had significant brett/barnyard, stinky cheeses. Big funky nose. More tame on the palate though some herbal notes, light malt, medium body, and easy drinkability. Good carbonation too. Finish has plenty of ripe barnyard. Going to need a breath mint after this one, I'm guessing.

Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out slowly and this one still had a massive white foamy head that formed on top leaving a nice sticky lacing on the glass. The retention was really good on this beer too. The color was a hazy yellow with some orange in there as well. The smell of the beer was earthy, some light acidic notes and subtle citrus on the nose as well. The taste of the beer was also on the earthy side, very subtle spicy notes with a solid bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel was sharp, lots of carbonation in this one, really crisp feeling. Overall it was an enjoyable brew, much like a lot of Stillwater's beers.

Photo of GTB
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of theminutemen
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of cpetrone84
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Beer Table - Table Beer from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.