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

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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Ratings: 106 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by barczar:
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3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells like pine sol. Lemony, slightly sweet. It's lightly golden in color, with the requisite white head.

Taste follows suit, with lemony pine sol and a bit of herbal character.

Slightly bitter finish, but very lemony throughout. I much prefer some of Westbrook's other offerings.

barczar, Jun 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

dbrauneis, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

JakerLou, Nov 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

MicroBeerMan1980, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Mantooth, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

JonnyBeers, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

whatname, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Jamco_76, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Betajeff, Aug 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

jburns301, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of thagr81us
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from tap in to a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a hazy golden yellow-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sage, coriander, earth, funk, spices, medicinal, and subtle fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, coriander, sage, funk, medicinal, earth, and spices. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. The spices added to the base Stillwater Saison were definitely the star of this one. They were direct and in your face as one would expect from a beer like this. Really quite easy to drink even with the spiciness going on. Really glad I got the chance to try Westbrook's play on Stillwater's Saison. Now to get home and try Stillwater's play on Westbrook's Gose. Tick.

thagr81us, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

ironchefkook, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Keith_R, Jul 06, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Overall: a well made beer. I appreciate the beer but it is not my flavor profile I enjoy in a beer.

Appearance: clear gold light head

Smell: herbs floral funky bacteria albanian sage tea

Taste: funky bret spices bitters complex all over the place

Mouthfeel: medium body

CrazyLarry, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

GRG1313, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

gillagorilla, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

KevinGordon, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

CRJMellor, Oct 07, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

jaydoc, Aug 25, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

LiquidAmber, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

largadeer, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

DrBier, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

metter98, Saturday at 10:18 PM
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Roland, Jun 20, 2014
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Westbrook / Stillwater Big Tasty's Back Door from Westbrook Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.