The Devil Is People | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
4.12/5
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64 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States
stillwater-artisanal.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A sour smoked wheat ale. This beer is a “conceptual collaboration of artistry and friendship” between “Indie folk-punk legend, Will Oldham (aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy), experimental music ensemble Watter, and postmodern beer designers Stillwater Artisanal, assembled in Louisville.” This beer is part of a unique “sensory experience”.

Added by superspak on 02-01-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
64
pDev:
7.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
10
Trade:
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adamdescott
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftFan5
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
2.81/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy straw yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall fizzy foamy off-white head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thin film covering a little over half of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly sour wheat malts with slightly stronger aromas of citrus lemon and citrus lemon rind. Very subtle hints of smoke and light fruits (white grape, green apple, pear).

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy + slightly sour wheat malts with a subtle note of smoked wheat. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of lemon citrus and lemon rind citrus which contribute a moderate amount of tartness. Light flavors of light fruits (white grape, green apple, and pear). Very light notes of earthy hops and a subtle hint of brett-like funkiness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: A little lighter than I was expecting but very enjoyable and easy to drink - alcohol is extremely well hidden and the flavors/aromas are quite refreshing.

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Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a light gold, slightly hazy, with a two finger head that dissipated amazingly quickly. A small amount of lacing. Smells of yeast, lemon, funk, white grapes, a little malt, a little black pepper. Also an herbal, almost perfumed aroma. Taste is lemon, yeast, light malt, some funk, apple, white grapes. Fair amount of tartness, a little sour. Good body, could use a touch more carbonation.

Really good flavor, good aroma, but overall it really didn't do much for me. A well crafted beer, and I'm glad I tried it, but probably won't again.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluejacket74
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, no dating on it that I was able to find. Served in a mug, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with about an inch white head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like lemon, citrus peel, wheat/grainy malt and some white grapes. I didn't pick up any smoke in the aroma, but it shows up a little bit in the taste. I think it's a mostly tart tasting brew, with lemon, citrus peel, green apple, lime, wheat/grainy malt, smoke and earthy flavors. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's refreshing and easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was good, but I wish the smoke in this was stronger. With that being said, it's certainly worth picking up if you like tart/sour ales. $10.99 a bomber.

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Photo of LongWayOut15
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another real good one from stillwater. i thought this was a lot lighter than it sounds like it should be from the description. the fact that its smoked is interesting, its really more of a subtle earthy thing in the flavor of this extremely pale beer. its really delicate in feel too, seems way lower than the listed abv here, and has a very light, almost thin body. very easy drinking. i get a little bit of lemon pucker to the nose, and more funk than sour in the taste, with a slightly acidic brett thing going on, but not a lot of sour and not a lot of smoke. i think its nice to have it all be rather tame, makes it drinkable instead of aggressive, and the nuances come out more as it warms up. it could stand a little more smoke to it though, seems more summer than fall now, and with how dry it is, you sort of lose it before it really has a chance to take hold. nice and slender wheat base to this, flavorful but without texture. carbonation is excellent in draft form, and one could easily make an afternoon of these. another winner from stillwater, these guys are on a serious roll, and can do no wrong lately in my book. did they bottle this one too?

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gregcordle
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BKotch
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Big_V
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ramblinwreck101
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

In a snifter the beer was a clear gold color. It was very still, with no carbonation.

Nice aroma: tart, smoky, some fruit.

Better taste. Lemons, grapes, smoke, grass.

Very tart, but tempered by the smoke.

Well done!

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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The Devil Is People from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 64 ratings