Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Washington, United States
Light Lager
Ranked #1
Ranked #17,912
3.85 | pDev: 8.57%
Jan 13, 2024
Jan 17, 2015
Canned beer has made a serious return in the craft brewing world. Prior to this resurgence, the only beer found in cans were industrial lagers. So as a nod in both directions we present an elegantly crisp and hoppy new world lager. The light and refreshing pilsner malt body delivers an abundance of floral, spice, and grass driven hop flavors and aroma. Perfect for those luxurious cruises through the Caribbean.
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Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Jan 13, 2024
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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Stillwater Artisanal

Lager - Pale



4.2% ABVNo IBUFirst: 04/30/22Recent: 04/30/22Total: 1
May 08, 2022
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
For my next entry in New More Odds 'n' Sods Beer Sunday (Week 780), I am returning to the DelMarVa (+ DC) debacle & my old friend, Stillwater. I still have a number of DuClaw & some Keys before I totally close the book, but I was starting to get bogged down to the point of taking a break. This seems like a nice add to The CANQuest (tm) while helping to reduce the backlog.

From the CAN: "Dry-Hopped Session Lager"; " ;7 Contemporary Works by Stillwater"

Works for me! I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a slow, gentle, C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. Man, did this one ever want to foam up! I wound up with two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with great retention. Color was a gorgeous Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity, like liquid sunshine in my glass on an overcast, rainy Sunday in early-Febrewary. It also caused The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus to jump up from my couch, where they were watching the Pens/Caps pregame on my telly, to join me in the kitchen for a taste. Nose was royally hoppy! 8=O I was pleasantly surprised even as it caused me to sneeze in response. Mouthfeel was medium, good for a Lager of any stripe. The taste was quite hoppy & bitter, which was fine for me, but totally out of whack for the style. 8=( From this site's Style Guide: "The hop character is low and should only balance with no signs of flavor or aroma. … For the most part, this style has the least amount of flavor than any other style of beer." Aarrgh! I have no choice to mark it down when reviewing to style & in this case, it pains me. This was as crisp & hoppy as a Pilsner, really tasty & quite refreshing. Finish remained crisp, dry & hoppy. It actually scratched an itch for me, but this was no Miller Lite/Bud Light/Coors Light. I would definitely want this in my beach-bound Summer Cooler! YMMV.
Feb 02, 2020
Rated: 3.91 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Oct 20, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by Ajlvt from Washington

Sep 24, 2019
Rated: 2.4 by 32arden from Maryland

Aug 31, 2019
Rated: 3.67 by acurtis from New Jersey

Feb 03, 2019
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Reviewed by OohToBeAGooner from Indiana

4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Picked it up for a buck on the weekly run. Strong citrus smell with a hint of malt behind it. Taste is crisp with nice carbonation. Floral with a hoppy finish. Very nice mouth feel. Amazingly light and easy to drink but the carbonation and flavor fill the mouth and nose. Overall surprised by how solid this is as a session lager. Light enough to throw back a few but won’t water you down.
Nov 12, 2018
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Rated by bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Excellent light beer. Malty and a little sweet with decent fizz. Goes down easy. Give it a try.
Aug 25, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by nickfl from Florida

May 28, 2018
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Reviewed by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Crisp gold in color with rich head and great lacing.
N: Grass, soapy notes, hops and light citrus/floral.
T: Follows the nose, a crisp lager with excellent notes of grass, hops, floral and a slight dryness on the finish.
M: Light
O: What a nice lager this was, loads of flavor and so easy to drink. Just a nice clean beer.
May 25, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Mar 13, 2018
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours clear and golden colored with a prodigious head; good retention and the lacing coats the glass

Smell: Grain, grass and sulfur

Taste: A lot of sulfur on the palate from start to finish; grainy and grassy, otherwise

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Rather disappointed by the sulfuric dominance here
Mar 05, 2018
Rated: 3.36 by nmann08 from Virginia

Feb 24, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by festizio from California

Jan 25, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Dec 01, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Oct 02, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Sep 13, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by Pacioli1445 from South Dakota

Aug 15, 2017
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