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As Follows | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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539 Ratings
As FollowsAs Follows
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John_M on 03-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,743
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
539
pDev:
8.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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31
Gots:
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Trade:
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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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: The beer pours a hazy light gold. The head is a massive three fingers of stick, mousse-like, white foam that takes a long time to settle to a half inch or so leaving a lot of Belgian lace.

S: Moderate orange and pear ester and peppery notes with a hint of vanilla and light honey-like malt sweetness. The aroma only gets better as it warms with tropical fruit like hop aromas.

T: There is a moderate pepper and moderately strong hops bitterness up front with just a bit more honey-like malt sweetness than it need for support. It's close to IPA like territory for the bitterness malt balance. There is esters of lemon peel, strong grapefruit and a touch of pine apple. A super dry finish with a bit of lingering bitterness and clove.

M: A light bodied beer with high carbonation. A touch of dryness on the the tongue

O: Truly a work of art, I am hard pressed to name a Belgian ale I've enjoyed more, even my beloved sours. The smell is fantastic, it's everything I want in a Belgian with excellent balance. There was so much going on in the first couple sips it took me a minute to get my brain around all that was going on with the flavor.

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4.76/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Super light golden straw pilsner look with a nice full finger worth of off-white head also a good amount of carbonation streaming from the bottom. Nice temporary lacing which you would expect for the high amount of alcohol in this.

S - Lots of those Belgian confectionery bready characters with a hint of that Saison funk which really helps to elevate this. Hints of Banana and clove are present but not overpowering. Nice smelling beer although I could do with more variance or a stronger smell.

T - Tight Belgian yeast with those big bready notes following the nose very nicely. Nice summertime fruit sweetness and clove round themselves into that big farmhouse funk that really gives this incredible drinkability.

M - Medium bodied with the effervescence in the carbonation giving this a very subdued tongue tingle. Sweet but not cloying and bready without being chewy. This is where this beer shines bright.

O - Wow I have never had anything from Still Water before today and I can say as someone who has tried their share of farmhouse beers in the midwest this beer really knows how to represent that huge saison taste. This is a great beer and something that is definitely 4-pack worthy at the very least.

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