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Westbrook / Stillwater Big Tasty's Back Door - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Westbrook Big Tasty's Back Door is a remix on Stillwater's Cellar Door Saison. A number of herbs and spices known for their therapeutic properties are added to "expand the cleansing aspect of the white sage" in the original recipe. Then, at bottling, they add "brettanomyces bruxellensis for a funky complexity that will develop over time."

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 05-18-2014)
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, orange-peach coloring with a sparse, filmy, white surface coating of head. Aromas of heavy spice, honey, tart and sour characteristics, ginger, some farmhouse funk, and a biscuit backbone. Pretty deep and layered nose. Flavors are heavily spiced, with a blast of sage, ginger, evergreen, and a subtle backbone of honey and caramel. Interesting, but the spices do overpower quite a bit. Subtle sourness and ethyl notes, and the sour and tang take over a bit more towards the end of the palate. Light, smooth bodied. The aftertaste is more of the spice blend again, very herbal and green. Smooth, lingering finish with a medicinal and herbal linger.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 00:34:19 | More by GarthDanielson
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-21-2014 16:50:14 | More by mendvicdog
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium amber/dark golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint medium yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of white sage with moderate aromas of slightly tart wheat and cracker malts. There is a light to moderate aroma of barnyard funkiness and more herbal notes.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of cracker malts and slightly tart wheat. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of herbs with white sage really standing out. There is a moderate amount of funkiness from the brux along with a light amount of earthiness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate to heavy amounts of dryness is present in the finish.

O: An extremely earthy and herbal saison that is very interesting without a lot of complexity to the flavor and aroma. Definitely an interesting beer and one that I would recommend. Easy to drink and goes very well with food.

Serving type: bottle

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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Small head that settles to a thin layer of bubbles. Some chunky spots on the glass. Cloudy dark gold color.

I smell anise and Dr. Pepper. It's not sugary, but there's a bit of sweetness.

The taste is semi-sour. It reminds me of a blend with a Saison. The body is on the thin side and the carbonation is elevated, which makes this beer seem more watery than it really is. The aftertaste is more of the anise and other spices. Unusual.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a quite hazy caramel amber with a fine two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Nice aroma of bready malt, saison yeast, coriander, clove, apple family fruit and a bit of honey. Flavor largly follows aroma, good saison body with apple and pear juice, coriander, clove and good amount of sage, nice spicy finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. This is a very tasty spiced saison, the base farmhouse ale is sound, and I really like the combination of flavors in the spicing. They seem to have added quite a potpouri here, but they meld together nicely. The sagey, clove finish is quite well done. I liked this a lot. I'm usually impressed by both of these collaborators and this is no exception.

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4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
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I had this on tap at Of Love & Regret, served chilled in a tulip.

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Westbrook / Stillwater Big Tasty's Back Door from Westbrook Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.