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Beer Table - Table Beer - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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87
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
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 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.

StoutHunter, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

beernads, Jul 02, 2013
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.

FondueVoodoo, Jun 24, 2013
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%.

jpro, Jun 24, 2013
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.

Parrotshake, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of mikeincharleston
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

mikeincharleston, May 26, 2013
Photo of CDCNAM
3/5  rDev -23.1%

CDCNAM, May 20, 2013
Photo of saeh
4.25/5  rDev +9%

saeh, May 15, 2013
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.

ADZA, May 06, 2013
Photo of Gtg642
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Gtg642, May 04, 2013
Photo of bespin15
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

bespin15, Apr 25, 2013
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.

Maxwell, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of DeutschesBier
4/5  rDev +2.6%

DeutschesBier, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of strongaf
4.25/5  rDev +9%

strongaf, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +2.6%

nmann08, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. Weird font usage on the supposedly French/English (but in the end just plain awkward) rendition of the name on the label.

This beer pours a hazy, very pale yellow straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, glistening, thinly foamy white head, which leaves broad swaths of chunky, splotchy lace around the glass as it lazily sinks away.

It smells of sharp, almost medicinal funk, fresh hay-like grainy malt, acidic lemon, a sweeter, fleshier tropical fruitiness, simmering dry yeastiness, and middling vegetal pine notes. The taste is grainy, straw-like pilsener malt, musty, dank barnyard esters, mild lemon-lime citrus pith, a hard to shake indeterminate essence of unripe pineapple and pear, and floral, piney hops.

The carbonation is rather peppy throughout this whole affair, but hardly unbearably so, the body medium-light in weight, and somewhat tepid in its smoothness, the yeast and funk notes having that effect. It finishes quite dry, the pale malt kind of squeezed out by those same fruity, yeasty, and thankfully restrained funky essences.

Most BPAs are only remarkable for their penchant of yeast over hop, from my North American vantage point, so this particular onslaught of Lambic funk and Yankee hops does a good job of splintering preconceptions. After more than an average palate adjustment, the appeal of this so-called 'table beer' comes to light, proving that flavour in a Belgian-style ale can exist in the absence of elevated alcohol levels.

biboergosum, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep bright golden color ale with a huge pure white foamy head with excellent retention and great lacing. Aroma of dry Brett notes with light funky notes is very enjoyable and refreshing. Taste is also dominated by some notes of dry flora notes with light Brett and funky ester with light rustic malt backbone. Light citric notes are also easily perceptible. Body is about average with great carbonation. Very enjoyable beer that is not overly dominated by Brett but still retain a great balance between drinkability and complexity.

Phyl21ca, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of LostHighway
4/5  rDev +2.6%

LostHighway, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Boone757, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.61/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a cloudy straw-gold color with two fingers of sticky white head.

The aroma was yeasty with tart green apple, lemon and a light whiff of earthy funk.

The taste matched the aroma. Tart lemon and green apple, Belgian yeast, and an earthy bite. Finishes with lemon notes and a touch of clove.

Light-medium bodied and dry with a sharp carbonation.

A nice sessionable Belgian Pale from Stillwater. I'll definitely have this one again.

Monkeyknife, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of zoober911
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

zoober911, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of ditch
3.01/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

The beer poured like I expected. Semi hazy straw with a white fluffy head.

Aroma is of yeast phenol. Lemony with a slight herbal spice. No sweetness

Taste is overwhelmingly plastic. More plastic band aid than anything else. It is hard to get past the plastic. Lemon is all I can get

Mouthfeel is where it should be. Nice carbonation. Nice and dry. I would say very drinkable if I enjoyed the flavor

Overall, I'm disappointed with this beer. The flavor total kills this beer. Once I realized it tasted like band aids I couldn't get past that.

ditch, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Alek
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Alek, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Sludgeman, Feb 18, 2013
Beer Table - Table Beer from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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