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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A ’Post Prohibition’ style ale brewed with Pilsner malt, corn, and rice. Hopped at 2lbs per BBL with Cluster, Northern Brewer, and Saaz and fermented with a farmhouse ale yeast and 2 strains of brettanomyces to weigh in at 4.5% ABV.

Batch 1 750ml
Batch 2 22oz

Added by Jason on 01-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,821
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
185
Liked:
132
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
13.91%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Photo of pmlondrigan
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I suppose for the style the appearance does not get much better. Its yellow, but it has nice lacing and fair head retention. The aroma is a lot of lemon lime soda, phenols, band - aid, earth and funk. It is just on the right side of off putting honestly. Strong herbal, earthy, and bitter hop flavors. A well hopped beer for sure. The lemon lime soda appears again here as does the band - aid and phenol but it is more subdued and mostly in the finish. Wonderfully dry and crisp. I would love this on a hot summer day. A neat interpretation of a bastard style in the beer world.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass:

A: light golden-yellow colored body with a two finger frothy white head. The head fades into some valleys and leaves some nice lacing around the sides of the pint glass. Lots of carbonation is seen rising through the body

S: mixture of corn, citrus hops, lemon peel with some pepper in the background

T: peppery tartness up front making a bittery/zestiness with a good pop on the taste buds.

M: light to medium with a good balance between wet and dry. There's some harshness on the tongue, but its expected due to the style. I would say this is very drinkable.

O: though this is my first one by Stillwater, I would say I'm mostly pleased, but would fault myself for having this one this time of year because I think this one would probably show its aspects better in the warmer months of the year. I'll be looking for it next summer. Though, I will say its nice to see this in Maine.

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