As Follows
Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Washington, United States
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
4.07 | pDev: 8.6%
Apr 12, 2019
Mar 06, 2012
As FollowsAs Follows
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Rated: 3.99 by DanLane from Virginia

Apr 12, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by mamaraza from Texas

Jan 15, 2018
Rated: 4 by HopsAreDaMan from Missouri

Dec 21, 2017
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Reviewed by bushbeer75 from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz brown bottle - bottled on 12/11/14 [345:14]

Stillwarter As Follows poured a golden yellow color with a 1-finger white head. The head eventually shrunk to a ring of foam. The nose was first 'hit' with a strong aroma of lemons and apple followed by a hint of spice. Similar to the smell, the taste is a bit stronger in spice - white pepper, cloves come to mind. The finish reveals a little hop bitterness. The mouth feel is medium-bodied, very dry with a moderate amount of carbonation.

As Follows is a flavorful Belgian Strong Pale Ale that hides its ABV well.
Nov 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Eddieeight from Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Looks like I just pissed in a glass.
Smells like citrus and banana.
Tastes like lemon rind or orange peel it is very bitter
Mouthfeel Is light and bubbly lots of effervescence.
Overall very crisp and well defined
Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 4.62 by evanwoertz from California

Aug 16, 2017
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy deep gold producing a huge, to the point of being difficult to pour, tightly bubbled, beige, champagne like, moderately lasting head that recedes into a thick cap of foam leaving chunky rings & streaks of lace. Aroma is sweet bread & grainy malts, Belgian yeast spice & mustiness (Bret?), coriander, lemon zest, fruity esters of apple, peach & pear, some alcohol (much less than expected of a 9% ABV) . Taste is white bread, grainy malt, Belgian yeast spice, mustiness & delicate white fruits that are thinner than in the nose, lemon zest, boozy alcohol (unlike the nose), spice & only a faint hint of coriander. Peppery, a little boozy & a VERY bitter finish for a Belgian. Aftertaste is similar with the alcohol prominence fading rapidly but the bitter hangs long on the back of the tounge. Mouthfeel is medium bodied moderate-heavy carbonation but smooth.
Jul 09, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

May 10, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by DaveCash from New York

Apr 19, 2017
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.32/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
White head. Golden orange color. Light haze.

Lots of bananas, cloves, Belgian yeast, and spice. Herbal notes and some floral hops.

Bubbly feel. A bit boozy. Dry.

Not my cup of tea.
Mar 16, 2017
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
High C+ (3.25) / ABOVE AVERAGE
Mar 05, 2017
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish tulip. Very cool bottle artwork.

L: Pours a cloudy light to medium golden color. 2 fingers of white head. Sparse lacing.

S: Citrus... lemon rind and tangerine. Lots of yeasty goodness.

T/F: Semi-sweet mingled with citrus. Lemon for sure... tropical fruits/pineapple. Complex from the yeast which gives it some good spice. Cloves and nutmeg. Well carbonated. Zesty on the tongue and medium in body. Finish and aftertaste are citrus.

O: My first beer from Stillwater and a delicious one at that. Complex and citrusy... a credit to the style.
Feb 26, 2017
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Reviewed by fmccormi from California

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to an oversized wineglass (JK stemware). This has a freshness date of October 2017 printed in yellow ink on the shoulder of the bottle (“BBE OCT 17 18 10:28”), which makes me think this was bottled in October of 2016. All things considered, this should be in decent condition for the style. Refrigerated several days.

Appearance (3.0): Probably one and a half fingers of bone white, somewhat crackly foam rise off of the pour, capping a slightly hazy, 24ct gold-colored body. It recedes surprisingly quickly, but hey. It leaves no lacing to speak of, and the head eventually dies down to just a thin collar at the surface of the beer, where it meets the glass. No retention.

Smell (4.0): This offers a full bouquet, right up the middle of what a BSPA should smell like: baked pear and pastry (think pear galette), coriander and white pepper, orange zest, juicy-sweet floral notes, honey, fresh cut grass, unpasteurized apple juice, and maybe grains of paradise. Crushed white grapes. Some slightly medicinal, phenolic undertones come through, blending well with the spice notes present here. The malt is in there with fresh-baked, multigrain country bread, warm with a touch of honey. Nice stuff.

Taste (4.25): Oooh, this is a lot like the nose but much fuller and richer, in some way. The sweetness suggested by the fruit and honey in the nose is emphasized, more than the spice and phenol components. Candied pear, bright apple flesh, a touch of lemon juice, malt balls, toasted white bread with buckwheat honey, and a touch of candied orange peel fill out the sweet, malty, yeasty heart of this beer. Around the edges, light phenolic tones with very light white pepper, stronger coriander, and a light medicinal character offer counterpoint to the malty, yeasty core; on top of it all, grassy and floral bitterness with citrusy notes that play very well with the citrus-oriented part of the beer’s yeasty sweetness offer a nice, hoppy component that doesn’t just complement but really meshes well with the rest of the beer. No booze is obvious, per se, but you can tell it’s hidden nicely by the sweet, yeasty body and some of the phenolic character of this beer. Very well-constructed.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Carbonation is surprisingly subdued, with a low volume but very tingly feel boosted by the alcohol content of this beer. The body has a full feel, with a somewhat north of medium weight and creamy, slick, slightly syrupy feel. It’s a big, full-feeling iteration of the style.

Overall (4.0): In my mind, there are a couple of different ways that you approach this style, from a design standpoint: the less common way is like Duvel, which is crisp and effervescent, and can be quite dry; the other, much more common form is like this beer. It’s rich, creamy, quite fruity, can be quite spicy, very yeasty, and chewy. It’s got some more room for variation than a typical tripel, another blond, strong, pale Belgian style of beer, and this beer is very much a product of that room for variation, if you ask me. It’s big, yeasty, sweet but never cloying, spicy but never aggressive, and phenolic but never offputting. It’s quite good, and a fairly straightforward (but well-built) example of this style, if you ask me. That said, it also isn’t blowing the roof off of the style—it just hits all the necessary notes, and hits them well. Recommended for fans of the style.
Dec 28, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2016
Rated: 3.06 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Dec 15, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by Taybeh from Minnesota

Nov 23, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri

Oct 18, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Oct 15, 2016
Rated: 3 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Aug 18, 2016
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Rated by AndreRus from Pennsylvania

4.96/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Some wine grape notes. Incredibly delicious. Definitely does not taste like abv. 9.0.
Jul 03, 2016
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Reviewed by DanfromVan from Canada (BC)

3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
The woman I loved was from Baltimore. But like this beer, the love turned bitter, and the necklaces and scent were spectacular but thin and not long lasting. Too much alcohol, for a thin beer, and a very hoppy finish made for a short lived affair with this one. Could be an interesting summer chiller att about 6% ABV.9% just kills it.
Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by swgwilt from Tennessee

Jun 14, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

May 20, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 10, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Jcarriglio from Florida

May 08, 2016
Rated: 4 by Patrickt22 from Texas

May 01, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by rspauldi from Texas

Apr 21, 2016
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Reviewed by Bgfunk from Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
To me this is nothing like a Belgian Ale. I've spent most of my adult life drinking St. Bernardus, Gulden Draaak and Kasteel, and this is nothing like that. This taste more of a double IPA than anything from Belgium. Very bitter but conceals it's high ABV very well.
Apr 10, 2016
Rated: 4 by AD17 from New Jersey

Mar 28, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by 13tido from North Carolina

Mar 27, 2016
Rated: 4.61 by Njriorden from New York

Mar 27, 2016
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Reviewed by daledeee from Iowa

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Browsed through the local beer store otherwise known as the grocery store. I look up the score before I buy. This one faired well and I already liked what I had from them.

Poured a straw yellow with plenty of granules suspended but otherwise clear. The head is white and good but it goes away.

Nose was funky/skunky at first. Swirling of the glass released some bubblegum and fruits.

Taste mellowed to a nice Belgian yeast flavor with some hints of banana and other tropical fruits.

Mouthfeel is really nice and was smooth to the tongue with nice carbonation.

Overall, this reminds me of other Saisons and Belgians I have had. I like it. True to style
Mar 10, 2016
Rated: 4.45 by texasspottedcow from Texas

Feb 27, 2016
Rated: 4 by Kahlerbock from Kansas

Feb 26, 2016
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured a cloudy golden body with two finger head that died quick and left bit of a lace ring. Aroma is sweet thanks to bit of bubblegum yeast and candi sugar aromas, as well as some tropical fruit notes come through (and some minor tartness as well). Smooth, medium bodied beer that is fluffy and sweet thanks to yeast notes, candi sugar and tropical fruits (mainly pineapple and peach). This sweet aspect is kept in check with undercurrents of peppery spices, almost clove-like, notes of citric (like lemon) hops and bits of bread malt although the beer is still thick/cloying at times.
Feb 25, 2016
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Reviewed by MLoxxer from Nebraska

2.55/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
I had this beer on tap, served in a pint glass of all things. I really think it was served before its time (pretty green tasting). Appearance-wise it lacked the yeasty haze I like to see in a Belgian strong pale, in fact it was quite transparent. The flavor wasn't quite as developed as I had hoped. That being said I am glad to see another beer in this style being offered domestically.
Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by msumike89 from Colorado

Feb 10, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Feb 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle, Julian date 274:15 (Oct 1, 2015).

Poured without the yeast, it's pale gold in color with a slight haze to it. Large, frothy white head with good retention. Very fruity aroma along the lines of pears and apples. Light spiciness and light grainy malt. A little more spiciness in the flavor, but the alcohol is completely hidden. Medium-light bodied with a dry finish. Not as carbonated as something like Duvel, but the flavors are spot on. A very clean and smooth Belgian style ale with a sneaky-high ABV. Nicely done.
Feb 05, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nicely done! A perfect replica of a Belgian ale. Sweet, fruity, spicy, some floral notes, hints of citrus, all masking some high ABV, which is not at all evident in the taste (or aroma). I love it.
Feb 03, 2016
As Follows from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 542 ratings