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Stillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies: Our Side - French Oak | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry hopped in the cask, with french oak chips added.

Added by tbrown4 on 01-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.53/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a honey amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose showcases light ice tea and hint of vanilla... not getting a whole lot else. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but has a bit more of a hoppy bitter character, which I like. I think the oak aging has tamed considerably the normal amont of hoppy bitterness I get in this beer. Also, while the flavor profile is attractive, it really tales off on the finish, and the beer has at most a light to medium bodied profile. The beer is smooth and somewhat prickly on the finish, with just a hint of sour and light bitterness.

A decent beer, but no better than that I'm afraid. Think I prefer the regular version of this beer.

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Photo of tbrown4
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From Baltimore Sun article: "collaborative gypsy ale, is a mix of Stillwater Artisanal Ales' Stateside Saison and Mikkeller Stateside IPA."

Max's (Baltimore) on release day.

A - pours light copper, opaque, thin white fluffy head

S - light earthy and oak aroma

T - piney hop notes, slight spiced flavors, excellent oak notes, light vanilla

M - very fine carb feel, creamy lightly coating the mouth

D - Quite easy to drink. No alcohol hints to be found.

This version I found to be far superior to the non-oaked version (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/22150/65050).

Brian is really on to something here. Cheers to more fine brews and excellent collaborations.

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Photo of timtim
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on cask tonight at the sneak peak cask-only showing of stillwater/mikkeller collaboration "Our Side" (or Gypsy Juice). Big, juicy, piney, citric, earthy hop character backed by toasty/peppery spicy with vanilla and wood intermingling seamlessly. mouthfeel is much fuller, and sweetness is accentuated. awesome!!

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Stillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies: Our Side - French Oak from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
4.28 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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