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Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal Bronze AgeStillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal Bronze Age

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A classic Belgian farmhouse ale brewed with estate grown barley & raw spelt. Crafted at one of Belgium's most self sustaining farmhouse breweries.

Added by avalon07 on 01-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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2.92/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma is strong skunk. Appearance is a soap sudsy head and scum. Flavor has a bit of fish at first, then is a little sweet tang and not a lot else. Bit of a let down from Stillwater. Sure don't understand this high rating, although I acknowledge it is in green glass.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of roblund
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color: Orange/golden color similar to apple juice. Careful pour left only a thin line of head.
Smell: As expected the smell is typical Saison/Farmhouse funk. Bready aroma mixed in with some subtle fruit and spice notes.
Taste: Very light taste, nothing is overpowering in this beer. One thing I noticed was that this beer was not a carbonated as I expected. Light fruits such as grapes come through along with a pleasant grassy flavor. Not much spice from this beer, but the finish of this beer leaves an earthy taste on the palate.
O: A solid Saison that was pleasant and easy to drink, just as it should be.

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3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with huge, pillowy white head. Aroma has a nice, belgian yeast character with the specific bubblegum notes. Taste is really clean, nut much going on. Body is really light and dry. Very easy drinking but lacks complexity. Nut bad but boring.

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3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange, fizzy tall white head, light lacing. looking good.
Well, this did come out of a green bottle so I'm not surprised at the lightly skunked nose. through that though there is hope of funk, yeast, grass and a little citrus.
The skunk jabs first but is quickly wiped away by crisp hops, citrus, a grassy sweetness, and delicious yeast.
Highly carbonated, dry and sharp. Spot on.
I know some of the classics like Foret, DuPont, etc come in green bottles, so maybe the light skunk is meant to happen? If that's so I prefer it without.

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3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a deep, golden/adobe amber color (muddy as hell) with a loud (no really) fizzy head that settles out somewhat quickly (note: the yeast comes out of the bottle a good time behind the beer and darkens it considerably)
S: Wonderful dankness comes out right away, followed by some funk and brine and a bit of (not overly estery) tartness as well as a somewhat earthy graininess (coming from the spelt, one would assume), there's like a sweet and sour/brew day aroma trade going on here that's pretty interesting though it comes and goes
T: immediate sweet, with a quickly fading sourness, caramel notes (like straight wort) married with a grainy character while the suggestion of (sweet) corn and a tartness follows, I wish it was spicier (but I assume if I had had it fresh it might have been)
M: a bit coarse and dry
O: This is the second beer I'm having to posess spelt in its grain bill and I must say, each of the two beers I've had with spelt (the other being La Vermontoise from La Blaugies and Hill Farmstead) have hinted at some real possibilities and unmet potential. This beer I find to be much too sweet and not nearly pale enough to turn itself into a real winner but it's not bad. It's just not great either.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 190 ratings