Stillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies: Our Side | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies: Our SideStillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies: Our Side
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mikkel and Brian are two of the world's most unconventional brewers. By designing beers at various breweries around the globe, they have found the freedom to experiment and innovate, resulting in unique beers that often blur the lines of definition. After having met at a festival in Bodegraven, NL the two realized that their first creations both were called Stateside. It was then an obvious decision to make the two recipes into a new product, packed full of piney, resinous hops, and backed by the esters of a farmhouse yeast strain.

Added by tbrown4 on 01-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
292
Reviews:
160
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
31
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.82/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a semi-cloudy orange-amber with a fluffy white head that retained well and left sea foam lacing.

The aroma was amazing, full, rich, complex malt profiles of biscuit, sourdough, and a touch of caramel and honey. Some nice farmhouse funk and floral qualities peek through with estery, bright fruits of green apple and pear. This melts nicely and naturally into a spicy blend of citrus, orange, pineapple and a touch of pine and grass. Very complex and interesting hop profile rides on top of a rich, complex maltiness.

The taste follows the nose with sourdough, honey, caramel and other fresh baked bread qualities. A touch of sugar and funky yeast, floral and wet hey notes. Lots of bright fruit from apple, pear to orange and pineapple. Great citrus hop profile with a touch of pine sap blends beautifully. Nothing over the top or overly pungent, but great balanced blend.

Slighly creamy, smooth, rich and slightly oily. Crisp, refreshing and delicious. An awesome beer!

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.68/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorites. Recommend that you drink this one around 45 degrees - not too cold. Has a light belgium appearance with a smooth head when poured. Fruity taste, but not too much of a citrus finish. If you like belgiums, but not too light of a taste, then this is a great option.

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4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

And another beer received from a generous Aussie BA, Mr Kennedy

Looks absolutely fantastic in a stemmed Mikkeller glass. Gorgeous white lacing, light reddish gold with medium high carbonation. Very inviting.

Very well managed yeast and hop character on the nose. Light peppery spice, a bit herbal, clove like, and some tangerine hops to finish. Each part plays well into the next.

Gentle Belgian yeast sits in the background. Light clean malt. Hop character is restrained and doesn't cloud the issues. Excellent.

Wow! Blown away. Leaves an impression on the scale of a big RIS.

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4.59/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Incredible hazy golden color with a decent 2 finger marshmallow head. Smells of beautiful citrusy-hops, extremely fresh fruity/bready yeast aromas, lots of clean citrus fruits, just a touch of grassy earth in the nose. When I drink this beer, I can't stop smelling it, the whole way through I never get tired of the aroma. One of, if not THE best smelling beers I've ever had.

Taste is parallel to the aromatic notes, but with more citrus-malt in the middle, and a touch of crisp pear or apple hidden in there as well...very faint. Incredible medium-light on the mouth, lots of effervescence to keep it crisp and refreshing on the palate—good clean mild hop finish. Easy to drink and smooth.

I love this beer. I don't know how to classify it, and like all Stillwater ales it has a hybrid quality to it. Almost like an earthy and mild IPA with more citrus-malt in the front . This might be my absolute favorite beer. Worth savoring and worth going out of your way to find.

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4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a goblet, Our Side is a hazy dull gold with a big frothy barely off-white head with nice last

Smell is great, wow! Classic mineral pith and lemon-lime esters accentuated by the hop citrus, a hint of spice.

Taste is really nice, I'm really liking this beer, a great balance of classic saison esters, yeasty, bready, citrus, with plenty of hops, oily, herbal, citrus, resin, a little peanut. Very nice take on the style.

Mouthfeel is slick, dry, medium-light.

Drinkability is high. I love this beer. Awesome, and not even that over-priced - for a gyspy collab beer bottled in 750s!

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4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the otherside- pouts. Hazy golden orange with a one finger head, nice retention, no lacing.

Smell is wonderful- some nice tart wild yeast smell, a little sweet pale malt and a little citrus hops (barely noticeable).

Taste is consistent with smell- nice tartness, well balanced with sweet pale malt, taken over by citrus hops towards the end; lemony.

Mouthfeel is also excellent- nice light body with exceptional carbonation. This is a great beer and you should get it if you can.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

golden amber color with a huge, towering head of white that refused to part ways no matter what you did. Really just superb looking with tons of lacing down the sides of the glass and a rich and proper looking appearence. Nice elements of light clove, peach, hints of grain and fresh grasses and a nice little spicey punch to it. Warming brings out the wonderful light tart notes through the air that carry over so well into the flavor. Not over done at all, in fact it seemed to fit perfectly as the mellow sourness played off of the rich grainy and frsh flavor. Smooth, subtle and soft, this just worked on every level it possibly could have.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of timtim
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cask only sneak peak tonight. hazy honey amber with a nice head that held and left very nice lace. nose is a stateside stateside hybrid as promised. big, floral, citric, fruity hop aroma with only the faintest hint of soft caramel on top of yeasty peppery spicy esters and toasty/biscuity/mild pilsnerish malt notes. this is the cask version, so the flavors are laid out pretty straightforwardly in the taste with spice, fruit, malt, and earth ringing out harmoniously. i can just imagine how yum the popping bubbly version will be. mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. this beer screams awesome. best collaboration so far in 2011.

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4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

omg this is some good....beer!...to say the least!...from the guy that makes flawless beer....yet here is another one in that mold!

pours a huge over carbonated head, true to style, dark orange in color....

smells like maybe french saison yeast...i can smell a dry hop on this one too....

taste is hopped perfectly!...im sure thanks to mikkeller...almost an intense citrus taste...perfect!

feel is creamy slightly dry

overall this one lives up to expectation!....good job

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4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A mountainous, snowy white cloud overwhelms the tulip glass. Eventually, a hazed, honey gold begins to glow from below. The head slowly turns rocky as it deposits chunks of sticky lace.

Fragrant spices are held together by a yeasty funk and light floral aromas. Fermented apples and cloves are readily discernible.

Earthy and sweet, with spices and light bitterness followed by light tartness as well. There is some lemon and white pepper in the middle, while green apple comes out with warmth. The finish is long and subtle.

Our Side has a full body and vigorous carbonation. It is acerbic and very dry with a woolly texture.

This one deserves to be enjoyed while sitting back and relaxing. It is edgy and perhaps extreme for the style. I look forward to having more in the future.

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