Cellar Door | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Over the ages the term ’cellar door’ has numerously been referred to as the most beautiful term in the English language. Upon setting out to create the first summer addition to the Stateside line up of ales; the feeling that almost instantly came to me was that of beauty & cleansing. Many summer offerings tend to lack the complexity of their bigger, colder season counterparts; so my goal was to craft an ale of extreme balance with a delicate complexity that allows for contemplation while also providing quaffable refreshment. Starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. To pull this all together and to complete the ’cleansing’ aspect of my vision I gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. Of course let’s not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.

Added by John_M on 05-22-2010

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Bottled 4.23.13; Consumed 6.19.14

A: 4.25 Quite hazy, orange/gold with a bit of red in there too. Pours a very large off-white head.

S: 4 At first there’s lots of yeast and grass with a bit of funk. Sweet malt and sage become very apparent after about 5 minutes in the glass bringing along some white pepper and other spicy aromas. There’s also a little citrus (mainly orange) in the background.

T: 3.75 The sage flavor is really strong (perhaps a bit too much) but it works pretty well with the malt and subtle, piney hops. There’s a lot of orange on the finish with a little lingering bitterness.

M: 4.25 The feel is very good. Not at all watery with good carbonation and a nice, dry finish.

O: 4 This is an interesting and enjoyable beer, but not very well balanced. I like the flavors and aromas going on, but the sage and other unique flavors overpower the farmhouse characteristics one would expect in this style of beer.

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s - fruity and yeasty.
t - yeasty and fruity with green apples the dominant flavor.
m - effervescent, crisp and clean.
o - i don't think this one benefited much from age. way too carbonated as well.

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Cellar Door from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,216 ratings.
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