Beer Table - Table Beer - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
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:
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(Beer added by: larryi86 on 04-14-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Photo of nickfl
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of jpro
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
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%.

Photo of Parrotshake
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear gold with a big fluffy white head. Second pour with the yeast in is a whole other thing, very cloudy and much better looking.

Not a huge nose, subtle apricot, grapefruit, hay and spice. Nice, though. Bready malt hits the palate first with a bit of citrus pith and pepper. Let it warm up a bit and there's a bit more to it, chalky yeasty stuff and a bit of dirt under it's fingernails. Sharp green hoppy finish and some sweaty brett.

Creamy and fat on the palate but very drinkable and refreshing too. Would be welcome at my table anytime. Drank it at almost room temp with fresh tagliatelle with a chicken liver ragu. Very well-made beer. Would have it again anytime.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ADZA
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Ok I'll start this off by saying this is my fourth purchase of this brew I am abit of a fan and it pours a golden blonde hue with a fluffy three finger head and clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is funky Brett,lemon sherbet,lavender and bubblegum I love this smell very enticing,the mouthfeel is light bodied and fluffy with nice moderate carbonation and had tastes of lemon sherbet,funky Brett,a touch of lavender and finished with a bubblegum dryness and overall I'm sold I love this brew its perfect for the person just being introduced to Brett but also great for the bloke like me who's second name is Brett,perfectly balanced in my eyes and yes I'll be making a fifth purchase cheers.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Maxwell
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours an oranging-yellow with straw notes, with a big sloppy, soap bubble head on top that sticks at about a finger-and-a-half’s width. The head leaves a lacing of sloppy drooping soap bubbles on the side of the glass. In body, the beer appears clear except for a slight haze and a nice torrent of tiny carbonation bubbles. On the nose, the beer smells of funky yeast with touches of herbal mint, citrus, slight brett funk, and even some slight paint thinner smell. In the citrus smell it moves from lemon to slight pineapple and then back to the lemon. On the tongue, the beer tastes citric sweet, then bread sweet, and then mellows with a nice herbal bitter and a touch of salt and acid. In flavors, the beer begins as sweet lemon grass that moves into slight grapefruit, pine, slight pineapple, and citrus caramel bread malt flavors, which mold out over the tongue and introduce a minty herbal spice with breadier side notes. There are even some slight saline flavors in the beer. The finish mellows the citrus lemon, slight funk, and herbal spice notes into a beautiful final crescendo that has a little lasting power. The aftertaste is light clean and slightly salty. In the mouth, the beer does feel extremely quaffable. It sits on the tongue on the light side of medium and features a supremely mellow and fluffy carbonation the caresses the tongue. The aftertaste is ripe with sweet spittle running over the tongue and requiring more of the beer to wash away the spittle. Overall, this is a tremendous session beer with some phenomenal Belgian flavors and some nice subtle yeast funk. It’s very nicely balanced, with perhaps only a touch too much sweetness coming through at the start of the beer. This beer is an awesome beer. My one complaint is that as you stick your nose in this beer, the smell gets a little strange, and a tad gross. Other than that this beer is delicious and sessionable. Try it.

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Beer Table - Table Beer from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.