Stillwater / Brewer's Art Debutante | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
It’s my pleasure to present a collaboration with The Brewer’s Art. A Baltimore institution that helped to pioneer the Belgian beer movement in the States. Brewed with a combination of Spelt & Rye, accented with a blend of Heather, Honeysuckle, and Hyssop. The result is a rustic farmhouse ale displaying earthy tones & floral characteristics while maintaining intricate balance.

Added by StaEva on 06-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
337
Reviews:
113
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
35
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1
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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/23/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, honey, rye bread, herbal, floral, grass, clove, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, honey, rye bread, herbal, floral, grass, clove, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and spice flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Biere de Garde style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and spice flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a cloudy golden hue with a one finger white head and a touch of lacing not much to look at really, the smell is honey, heather, more honey and peppery spices,the mouthfeel is Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and the tastes are Honeysuckle,peppery spices, a touch of apricot and finished quite sweet with honey dominating the finish and overall quite enjoyable and easy to drink but nothinh out of this world cheers.

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3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, spice, yeast, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, spice, yeast, and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with the special ingredients only really coming through in the smell for me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Slightly hazy gold with a decent head that quickly fades to a patchy covering. Interesting nose of heather, apple, flowers, honey, earth, cracked pepper, and some malty sweetness. Flavor is peppery and earthy with some floral notes, rustic graininess, and apple. Dryness keeps the sweetness at bay and there's a general mustiness that adds some character. Medium-light, creamy feel, with a dry finish. Decent, but not my favorite Stillwater beer.

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Poured from a 12 oz bottle.
Complex floral and herbal flavor is more appealing than the rather yeasty/funky aroma.

Feel: Medium-full body with good carbonation.

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Stillwater / Brewer's Art Debutante from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
3.84 out of 5 based on 337 ratings.
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