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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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Photo of s1ckboy
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

s1ckboy, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of girlmeetsbeer16
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

girlmeetsbeer16, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

AdamBear, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of fmccormi
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

fmccormi, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
3/5  rDev -23.3%

jeanphony, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of jchlan109
4/5  rDev +2.3%

jchlan109, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
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

MDDMD, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

mdfb79, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

ThePorterSorter, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of leansean88
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

leansean88, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of denimdemon
4/5  rDev +2.3%

denimdemon, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Envelopes
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Envelopes, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

yemenmocha, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

ncaudle, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Knapp85, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of GTB
4/5  rDev +2.3%

GTB, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

theminutemen, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

cpetrone84, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of BeerThursdays
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BeerThursdays, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of bmur112
5/5  rDev +27.9%

bmur112, Aug 14, 2012
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 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 Brewsed
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Brewsed, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of CellarGimp
4/5  rDev +2.3%

CellarGimp, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of fehrminator
2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

fehrminator, Jul 18, 2012
Beer Table - Table Beer from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.