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Debauched - Brunello Barrel-Aged | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Debauched - Brunello Barrel-AgedDebauched - Brunello Barrel-Aged

Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States

Style: Finnish Sahti

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Scandinavian farmhouse ale brewed with whole juniper bushes

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TonyY
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamato14
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twillingthenoz
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Jspriest
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of xJMFCx
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of cbutova
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled reviewed last night to notes.

A- Poured to a few glasses with a slightly hazy golden yellow body. A small white head rises to about a half a finger. Decent retention as the cap falls to a puffy ring. Lacing starts with a nice sheet and some drizzle after that.

S- Brett funk is quite strong here with a barnyard, cherry pie feel. Slight lactic tartness comes to mind but the Brett is fairly dominant for me beyond slight vinous hints.

T- Wine opens up from the barrels a ton here and blends with the large Brett presence. Bretty funk, barnyard, tart cherry pie and mustiness. Lemony lactic and juniper starts to come out with some time. Apple fruitiness.

MF- Dried out light body with a crisp feel. Carbonation is at a moderate level. Fairly tart finish.

Funky brett bomb with a nice tartness and a strong grape/apple fruity feel from the wine and yeast. Juniper seems faded at this point but is slightly there.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.34/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

$11.99 for a bomber. Poured into a tulip.

I must not be a Viking! Not a drain pour but never again. Very much a saison, super funk, but too extreme with the dry bitter finish. Must be the juniper berries. Some hefeweizen characteristics. 3.0

A – Pours a hazy pale yellow with a half-finger short-lived rocky white head, appears thin and watery. 3.0

S – FUNK! Some citrusy/lemon and orange notes, banana and bubblegum esters. 4.5

T – Farmyard, yeasty, a bit of spice, even less sour in the finish at the back of the palate, some apple peel in the finish as well. 3.0

MF – Medium-light body, super dry finish tending towards acrid. 2.75

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a teku glass)
A- This beer pours a hazy pale yellow body with a big bubble pushing through a thick snow white head. There is a few tiny bubble trailing slowly up the side.

S- The tart earthy brightness has a flinty aroma and a brett white cheese mold that grows and blends with a raw silage finish.

T- The bright tart flavor leads to a green leaf note and some soft brett cheese rind that lingers. There are a some mellow red wine hints that appear but stay soft. As the beer opens there is some light wine tannin and alcohol note show up in the aftertaste.

M- The light mouthfeel has no astringency and some soft alcohol warmth when it warms a bit.

O- This beer has a very nice balance of tart character and brett funk with some wine barrel hints supporting it. However it doesn’t really merit the $10.00 price tag for a small bottle.

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Photo of BirdsandHops
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a clear gold with two fingers of white head that fades to a frothy ring with good lacing.

S: candy sugar, oak, wine, tart cherries and sour grapes, and some barnyard aromas dominate.

T: light Belgian spices and candy sugar with white wine, oak, and tart cherry flavors. The finish is lightly musty and clean.

M: light body with lowish carbonation, this beer just avoids being watery with the tart bite.

O: an enjoyable and very drinkable saison. Tart, a little sour, sweet, and funky, there's a lotgoing on here.

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Photo of joe1510
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml Bottle
Binny's, Bolingbrook

Debauched has an apricot golden body with a lot of haze even on a careful pour. Clumps of carbonation bubbles rush to the surface that's capped off by a handsome pure white head of about one finger in height. With the ample carbonation the creamy head is going nowhere anytime soon. Chunky drink lines are left after each pull.

Although this was brewed with whole juniper branches the nose is intensely saison. Musty green apple, gritty pear, white grapes and underripe peach are all in your face. A little warming brings some spicy juniper forward but it's still overtaken by the bright fruitiness. Mildly spicy esters are thrown off by the yeast and a sugar cookie maltiness lays a welcoming foundation.

Mildly tart pear and peach dominate the flavor while the sugar cookie maltiness is present throughout. A mild, musty, hay-like funk lays atop the entire flavor profile adding nice depth. I get some champagne grapes, which is odd since Brunello is Sangiovese, that add to the saison characteristics. The alcohol is well hidden and the flavors are bright. Damn fine!

The finish is semi-dry, could be a touch drier but it does seem to work with this particular beer. The carbonation is highly active but remains soft. There's a nice fruity tartness on the inside of the cheeks.

I'm highly surprised at the quality of this beer. This is the best, by far, I've had from Stillwater. I wouldn't hesitate picking this beer up again. At $9.99 I would probably pass but at $3.99 I'd clear the shelf. Definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Caterwaul
2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

Photo of brentk56
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives at the bar without much of a head though as the golden liquid is consumed, little squiggles of lace stick to the glass

Smell: Bandaid funk with red wine grape elements and a hint of juniper

Taste: The funk arrives on the front end, with the red wine grape flavors building in the middle along with the juniper; underneath the bolder aspects there is a layer of pear fruit, as well; after the swallow, the Brett adds its funky presence through the finish with the aftertaste alternating between the dry (Brett) and sweeter vinous flavors; the juniper makes a final stand in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Overall: What a panoply of flavors with each sip bringing out different aspects; a remarkable beer

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Debauched - Brunello Barrel-Aged from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 52 ratings