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Beer Table - Table Beer - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.06/5  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.

Photo of LostHighway
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of zoober911
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of ditch
3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

Photo of Alek
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Sludgeman
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that took a long time to die down, eventually leaving a short head covering the surface and thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast in the nose along with notes of lemon citrus and floral hops plus some slight hints of sourness from the Brettanomyces.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is much more complex, having a little more sourness, some hints of peppery spices and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a really easy to drink Belgian Pale Ale that offers a bit of sourness to make the taste interesting. The only drawback is that it seemed a little too carbonated when pouring and you patiently had to wait for the head to die down.

Photo of ericlawton007
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of od_sf
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of justintcoons
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Cloudy straw/yellow with 4 fingers of light, fluffy head. Excellent retention with very lively carbonation.

Nose
Raw grains, hay, dried grass, wheat, lemon and potpourri.

Taste
Raw grains and spelt. Dried hay and grass. Light touches of lemon juice, apricot and sourdough. Finishes with horse blanket, potpourri and pink peppercorn.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

Overall
Rustic and refreshing. Incredibly easy drinking with a subtle tartness. Although this was placed in the Belgian Pale Ale category, we all know it's a Table Saison...and a great one at that!

Photo of barczar
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy light golden color with a half inch white head.

Estery aroma, with banana and champagne notes accompanying barnyard funk.

Flavor revealed sharp citrus and fairly lactic tones, with horse blanket mid-palate, finishing extremely plasticy and pretty bitter.

Body was moderate to light, with fairly high carbonation.

The phenols were a bit overwhelming. Good citrus and funk,, and the dry finish was nice, but the plastic overwhelmed.

Photo of feelin_iffy
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of bradfordjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Nage37
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of DefenCorps
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bailey's, $7.50/12 oz pour. Probably the most expensive beer at Baileys at the time.

A hazy orange with a dense, creamy, fluffy, white head that leaves sheets of lace, this beer is gorgeous. The nose is a riot. A blend of saison yeast and aggressive Brett phenolics, particularly clove and a touch of plastic, this beer is quite excellent. Spicy, mildly floral as well, with a straw/ hay malt backbone. Moderately frothy/yeasty, this isn't super clean but is solid, good even, for the style.

The palate opens with a big spicy and phenolic bite. Aggressive clove, white pepper, plastic along with the malt base which has a blend of hay, grass, wheat and a little honey, this beer is intensely flavored. The mid-palate is a little frothy/yeasty/turbid, which makes it a little messy, but it's a rather riotous mess. The finish has a lingering blend of honey, clove and plastic. Medium in body (thanks to how hazy this beer is) but light on the palate, this beer has a creamy carbonation. I really enjoyed my glass of this.

Photo of Tone
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of yeast, sweet malt, floral notes, hint of pale malt, spice, hint of citrus, and hint of sour. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness. Tastes of floral hops, spice, citrus, slight wheat, hint of pale malt, and hint of yeast. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, body, and blend.

Photo of TheBronze
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of popery
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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