Beer Table - Table Beer - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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3.9/5 rDev 0%
A truly massive beer for the ABV. A very funky, zesty, tart, barnyard, experience, with tons of spicy clove notes, all wrapped up in such a low ABV... It's almost as tho flavour additives have been added late in the piece but that would be doing it a disservice.
A very well made beer that you could drink all night, although the strong flavour and price point almost stop that idea...
03-22-2014 09:52:06 | More by heygeebee
4.5/5 rDev +15.4%
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.
10-12-2013 01:59:38 | More by kylehay2004
4.3/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
10-12-2013 01:58:31 | More by nickfl
3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
07-04-2013 04:05:46 | More by StoutHunter
British Columbia (Canada)
3.79/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
06-24-2013 02:22:46 | More by FondueVoodoo
4.16/5 rDev +6.7%
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%.
06-24-2013 01:05:32 | More by jpro
Beer Table - Table Beer from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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