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Sensory Series V.1 - Lower Dens - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Sensory Series V.1 - Lower DensSensory Series V.1 - Lower Dens

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BA SCORE
87
very good

126 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThePorterSorter on 12-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of SpasmWaiter
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Sammy
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougT
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Oakenator
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateF90
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tjvan2
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Had the version "remastered with brett" so not sure how it compares to the original product but it comes out a nice orange tinted gold. Great amount of bubbling and slight sour hint in the air. Really comes at you with a quick flash, if you will, of sour then mellows and finishes clean. Maybe nothing special to some but I liked it and could do a couple in a row if given the chance.

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JDienno
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of AlexFields
3.9/5  rDev 0%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows saison yeast, soft spicy, floral and pear notes.
Flavours include a stronger hibiscus note along with a bit of orange marmalade. Some farmhouse yeast notes remain. Finishes very dry.
Carbonation is much too high.

Photo of Robloc303
2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of Modernrickk
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

Beautiful looking beer, solid aromas an extra dry finish. Spot on for a saison(that rhymes, depending on how you pronounce saison)

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of QueerBeer
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml brown bottle purchased from Leura Cellars.

Uncaps with a fizz and proceeds to froth over the countertop. After a little time, it pours rather sedately, in fact, a clear golden hue with a surprisingly minimal head of white. Stacks of carbonation though feeding it, and it rushes through the rather light body.

Nose is pleasant. Mild, dry white wine acidity, with a touch, perhaps, of the hibiscus lending a little fragrant sweetness. Some earthy tones come through as well, especially as it warms. Pretty nice.

Taste has a slight soda acidity on the front, developing into a rather dry mid-palate laced with a little funk. Musk and earth towards the back, with a chewy finish that's sweeter than I expect. Feel is rather pleasantly subdued. Despite the seemingly robust carbonation, there's a smoothness to the fizz that stops it from getting too aerated.

Overall, yep: this is another solid beer from Stillwater. Clean and bright facade with earth and funk hiding underneath it. The hibiscus is only subtle, but it does add a little twist to add some interest to it. I think it's fair to say though that this is mostly just another solid beer in the same style Stillwater always does.

Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Sensory Series V.1 - Lower Dens from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.