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Autumnal | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This deep amber hued ale takes it’s inspiration from Germany while still nodding to the Belgian farmhouse tradition. The base is comprised of German two-row, wheat, Cara-Munich, and roasted barley. Generously hopped with a blend of Perle, Spalt, and Hallertau Mittelfrüh and fermented with a rustic Belgian farmhouse ale yeast. These elements together provide a melange of earth and fruit aromas backed with hints of caramel with a dry clean finish.

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

One of my all time favorites. Perfect balance of malt and hops for a darker, though not dark, saison.

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Photo of Jmamay22
2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a ruddy dark amber, closer to brown with an ecru head that dissipates to a thin collar. Sort of muddy puddle looking beer. The scent is somewhat nondescript. A general malty scent with some caramel. Hops are not distinct.

Taste is mostly malty with notes of caramel and a slight roasted flavor. Not as crisp and dry as I expect from a saison. Really, doesn't come off as a saison at all. The yeast isn't very expressive either. Lively mouthfeel and a bit thin. Relatively disappointed by this one. Rather boring, yet has no glaring flaws.

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4.12/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.64/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ksimons
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

pours a dark toffee/caramel color with a fingers worth of khaki head. Smells of dark bread, caramel, spices, and Belgian yeast. Bready malt and caramel backbone with spices and a light amount of cocoa and roast. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Overall a pretty decent amber saison, but not spectacular.

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4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Autumnal from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 271 ratings
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