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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Slightly hazy golden/straw with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation.

Nose
Sage, peach, potpourri, tangerine, lemon and hay.

Taste
Sage flows throughout the flavor profile. Pear and peach. Raw grains, wheat, potpourri and dollops of honey. Touches of tangerine and lemon. Finishes with dried hay, white pepper, coriander and orange zest.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp and dry.

Overall
Herbal and spicy. Crisp and refreshing.

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Cellar Door from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,245 ratings