Stillwater / L'Anjub - Aloja | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stillwater / L'Anjub - AlojaStillwater / L'Anjub - Aloja

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by petermethot on 10-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by magnusdave:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fourstringer
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet with a gentle hand. Label reads Batch #1, best by 5/14.

A: Cloudy, honey-colored body with a big, rocky, white head. 3+ fingers. Excellent retention. Moderate lacing. Solid.

S: Belgian yeast. Floral notes. Wisps of sweetness and tropical fruit that increase in intensity over the course of the glass. Lemon traces. Suggestion of funk. Delicate nose initially, but really opened up as it warmed.

T: Spicy and full up front with gradual fade to a lightly bitter, dry finish. Light alcohol. Indistinct fruit. Touch of sweetness. It's a bit difficult for me to pick out individual flavors/scents, but the overall effect is very nice.

M: Moderately high carbonation. Spritzy. Body is fairly light. Leaps off the tongue in a rush of effervescence. Nice and fitting. Does sit a bit heavily in the gut.

O: Very enjoyable. Refreshing with cohesive, well-integrated flavors. Wish the bottle was bigger.


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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy golden amber, hard to tell what this would look like in a decent pour because this bottle turned out to be my least favorite kind: a sneaky gusher. Opened with a nice pop appearing fine, but as I moved towards the glass, it started gushering white foam like a washer in a comedy show. Barely getting it to my sink, gushering beer over my newly washed dishes, the bottle emptied 2/3's of its contents after fillng the glass with foam. How depressing. Since the bottle was badly agitated, my efforts to repour the remainder into another glass ended up with a third of a glass of cloudy ale with plenty of particulates in the bottom. Things get a bit better at this point; aroma of saison yeast, mild caramel malt, spicy light fruit with pepper and faint holiday spicing. Flavor of Belgian yeast with only a hint of saison funkiness, light stone fruit, grape. Finishes with nice slightly sweet stone fruit, Belgian spicing, especially clove and a hint of peppery spice. Medium bodied with (uh) active carbonation. A nice tasting Belgian styled saison, quite as well made as I'd expect from a Stillwater collaboration. Bummed that this not inexpensive 750ml bottle only produced about 8 ounces of ale, but what was there was pleasant. I don't see overcarbonation issues in other reviews, but if you have this sitting around, I'd drink it right away. How do you score something like this for appearance (could be quite nice, but I'll never know) or overall (I had to clean the kitchen again, kinda putting a damper on the overall experience). It was pleasant, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

Addendum: Just saw that the last review wished his 500ml bottle was bigger; heh-heh, maybe you don't...

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

1pt 9.4 fl.oz. bottle (thanks to J Binefa). Flute glass. Bright straw color, foggy appearance. White froth leaves a thin, close & lasting crown. Aroma profile displays bread crust, yeasty, herbal, hay, floral, bread & citric peel as well as light biscuit notes to the nose rounded by spiced hues –also found in flavors. Sweet maltiness followed by crisp, floral & delicate citric peel. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dense & spicy mouthfeel. Slight woody notes, Cava memories & ripe apricot in the middle. Long sweet finish & dried aftertaste.

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4.05/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of justintcoons
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

10oz pour on-tap at Of Love & Regret, Baltimore, MD.

Golden straw with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity, moderate carbonation and nice lacing.

Nectarine, white grape, barnyard and peppercorn.

Nectarine juice and white grape notes are exceedingly smooth and juicy. Hints of caramelized grain. Very light funk character with touches of Brett, potpourri and pink peppercorn.

Light bodied, crisp, clean, juicy and dry.

Very delicate, juicy and refreshing. The Spanish Nugget hops add unique white fruit characteristics that fit perfect with the Saison style.

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Photo of scottDC
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of POTABLE83
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of orangesol
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t8s8l8
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

bright crisp aroma, the carbonation is large. great head retention. Belgian yeast character, mostly spicy aroma. very interesting floral character. medium light mouthfeel which rounds slightly as it warms. low to moderate hop flavor. possible hop aroma however i believe much of it is coming from the yeast. its a sold Belgian style ale however ive have had better for the money especially from stillwater.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Proclarush
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

they either made this one again, or i found a relic that luckily has held up really well, i didnt think to check the date. always so excited to see new (to me) stillwater stuff, especially the collaborations they do with all these random otherwise way under the radar little breweries all over europe and the world. this is a great beer, with sexy packaging, and a somewhat unique overall flavor profile for how many saison and farmhouse ale types exist out here now. thick looking, hazy, orange or rusty colored, dense and gloomy looking with plenty of sediment in suspension and a very tall and active creamy white head. very rustic looking. the aroma shows me a new yeast, something i am unfamiliar with, which is increasingly uncommon these days, i suspect that is the contribution of the spanish half of this project, but i am not positive. its definitely got a spice and pepper and herbal intensity to it, slightly wild, and also has obviously aged well, with some funky dryness and overripe fruit going on. most certainly raw wheat driven, but there maybe also be oats and some lesser malts in here, its enormously full bodied, thick and rich, cerealy, dry, somewhat toasted, not at all stale or weird, but unique for sure. surprised how much hops remain here, its not bitter, but it has that floral nature, and i get hints of sweet orange peel and apricot in here too. complex and well made, weighty as saison types go, but a really good and now apparently somewhat obscure beer. cant imagine there is much of this left if they only did it once. it never tasted even a little old to me, a testament to the yeast i have to think. stillwater and their crazy collabs just make me happy!

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Stillwater / L'Anjub - Aloja from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 24 ratings