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Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal Bronze Age | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
188 Ratings
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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): 6.00%

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
188
pDev:
9.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Radome
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a green 375 ml bottle.

A - Medium straw color with orange highlights. Cloudy, but not opaque. Huge volumes of bubbles constantly rise through the beer. The head was initially thick and active, almost overflowing the glass, but then it quickly disappeared to nothing. No lacing either.

S - Lots of complex aromas. Bready malt, lemon, black pepper, sweet sugar, lightly musty leather.

T - Strong grassy hops initially, then smooth bready malt arrives in mid-palate. Slightly sweet finish. Across the palate there is a strong layer of herbs and spices. The strongest are lemon zest and black pepper, but there are other elements that are not as easily identifiable. Overall clean but deep levels of flavor.

M - Medium body. Some mouthcoating sweetness, but finish is only slightly sweet. Full, prickly carbonation. Light alcohol presence. Medium to high hops bitterness.

O - This is a great saison in the classic tradition. No flaws; clean flavors and lots of depth.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of stephens101
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pure, white and woolly head fills the glass quickly and settles atop a bright orange brew.

Prominent barnyard and spicy notes flow unapologetically. Distinct notes of Belgian yeast, light fruits (pear, orange, lemon) also tickle the nose.

Oh so fruity throughout with orange zest, more pear, and green apple juxtaposing other and various sour fruits, yeast and spice.

Dry all the way through with a slight chalkiness. Somewhat biscuity. Medium-bodied with a hint of the alcohol.

Delicious and flavorful and not much more you can ask for.

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Photo of CB_Crowe
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of POTABLE83
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of alelover
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle - $6.98 at Sherlock's in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, bright yellow body with a stiff, expanding, white head that never quite fizzles out.

Smell: Yeast, earthy nose, with spicy, herbal, cracked, gently toasted grain tones, like spice and grains discarded in a basement with a thin drip of fruit and citrus juice.

Taste: Rustic, coarse yet smooth grains layered with tastes of biscuits, sourdough, sliced pear, light banana, white pepper, and a coating of musty, earthy yeast. Restrained sweetness. Floral, clove-dosed citrus juice. Minerally. Spicy, dry, effervescent finish with a hint of white grapeskin.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well-carbonated.

Overall: A yeast quaffer if there ever was one!

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of yukoncornelius
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a cloudy nectarine color with one finger of white head. No lacing to speak of.

Aroma opened with a bit of skunkiness which shortly faded followed by yeast, a musty barnyard funk, pear, candy sugar and coriander.

Bright taste with pear, yeast, coriander, black pepper, candy sugar, table cracker and spearmint. Finished clean.

Medium bodied and a bit dry with a moderate carbonation.

An interesting and quite tasty Farmhouse ale by Stillwater. A must try.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

perhaps the best saison ive ever had, and I don't say that lightly. this is absolutely fantastic stuff. it has a hazy pale rusty yellow color to it, with more yeast the lower you go in the bottle. the head is massive, bright white and rising well above the rim of a wine glass. beautiful stuff with plenty of sediment. the nose is funky farmy yeasty, just what I want in a saison. the grain bill is a little more complex than some, with the spelt and all, but I don't immediately detect its contribution, just the weight. the flavor is profound, its perfectly balanced and layered. grain forward but there is so much more then simple wheat here. the yeast too is unique and strong, giving the beer a real outdoorsy feel, autumnal for sure, and just as funky as can be, tart but not sour in any way. as carbonated as any beer out there, ultra light champagne bubbles make this dry as can be, and awfully quick finishing for the style. it lightens it up a lot, and makes me with I had ten or twelve more bottles in the fridge. this is easily the best Stillwater beer ive had too. there is an authenticity to this that is not often seen. I absolutely love it and recommend it highly.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Syracuse12
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: Highly effervescent pale straw body with a slight haze and a massive wall if sparkling wine head. Superb retention like a mountain of snow.

S: Green bottle skunk, pilsner malt, grains of paradise, black pepper, coriander, honey and delicious yeast.

T/M: Raw grains, black pepper, coriander, delicious belgian yeast, grains of paradise, green apples, apricot, metal, faint bubble gum and unsalted crackers. Floral and leafy overall a really naturally rustic flavor. Silky smooth body with surprisingly timid carbonation that finishes crisp and dry.

O: Great rustic balance with a subtle sweet and funk. This is super easy drinking and the yeast was balanced and complimenting. I really enjoyed this collaboration. Cheers!

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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy bright copper body with a violent carbonation from the nucleation point supporting a boiling snow white head.

S- The notes of fruity esters and a slight sweet cereal note and a flinty character comes through as it finishes.

T- The nice dry dried fruit saison yeast ester leads to a bitter pith and some pale malt dried fruit flavors in the finish.

M- Medium mouthfeel has a full scrubbing fizz that scrubs the flavor in the finish.

O- The nice dried fruit flavors with a touch of sweetness is covered by fizz and it is pretty tasty but not worth the $9.00 for 12 oz. bottle.

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Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal Bronze Age from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 188 ratings
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