Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5) | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with whole juniper bushes, farmhouse ale yeast (brettanomyces) and a touch of smoke. Like a Viking Saison, yeah.

Added by Thorpe429 on 10-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
112
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of RochefortChris
4.8/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jemarent
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose90
3.37/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber, no visible date on it

A — Pours a light caramel color, slightest bit of haze to it, just a light and off-white colored head sits on top as well.

S — Smells of light yeasty esters, little bit of a pine and juniper hint on the nose.

T — Taste is dominated by smoke, major smokiness here, but under it all there is a real vegetal, burnt character as well. Like a juniper bush got incinerated and put in a beer. Wish there was a better balance of flavors.

M — Medium bodied, quite a long and lingering finish.

O — OK overall, could use more balance of smoke and vegetation.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy strawe under a 2” clingy off-white foam collar. S: fruit, faint banana and herbs. T: Spicy, some citrus, restrained yeast flavors, not much funk. Off-dry finish. F: Creamy and smooth, light to medium light, medium high carbonation. O: Delightful, refreshing saison.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMCimpi
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jellikit
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle.
Appearance: hazy yellow with a huge head at pour. Upon opening, bottle erupted from the carbonation (not from shaking). Small chunks of yeast at bottom of glass. Docked a few points for that.
Smell: barnyard. Yeast. More county fair where the livestock hang out. Sheep pen at the county fair.
Taste: see above....with a tartness and a funk factor.
Mouthfeel: highly carbonated. Medium body. Dry. Tart.
Overall: this is a great farmhouse ale. Full of funky horse-blanket flavors. Not for your average beer drinker, but a great representation of the style. Well done.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma of spice, citrus, funk, zest, cheesy. Taste spice, mild tartness & smokeyness, earthy.

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Photo of twillingthenoz
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amalak
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mphis
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of memphischas
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of RavenForBeer
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of diverite
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Punisher
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DaPan
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Moderate gusher upon opening. Pours slightly hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, juniper, clove, pepper, hay, straw, grass, wheat, bread, musty funk, light wood smoke, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, juniper, pale malt, and light smoke notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, juniper, clove, pepper, hay, straw, grass, herbal, wood smoke, wheat, bread, light musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness and some slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, juniper, hay, straw, grass, herbal, wheat, bread, light wood smoke, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, juniper, pale malt, and moderate smoke flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent smoked/juniper saison. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, juniper, pale malt, and moderate smoke flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
3.92 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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