As Follows | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by John_M on 03-06-2012

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Photo of dextermcgurk
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannyfayy
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jdhilt
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours a one finger white head that fades slowly leaving traces of lace. Hazy straw color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light citrus nose and flavor is tart citrus with some sweet malt. Higher ABV is hidden. $3.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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Photo of Bgfunk
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No label information. As Follows is brewed in the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Available in 12 oz. 4 packs and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Tulip glass. Served above 59ยบ Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp foamy head of an eggshell white color over a banana yellow body with medium haze and plenty of sediment. Retention is good, lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Belgian cracker malt with a moderate syrupy viscosity underneath. Musty, peppery hops with an assertive bitterness. Peppery spices of coriander and clove, and bitter orange peel. Fairly effervescent. 3.75

(Taste) Cracker and syrupy malt with a moderate sweetness finishes bitter with musty orange rind and a soft arrangement of spice. Notes of lemon juice, apricot and raw pineapple round out the flavor profile. More boldly flavored over the aroma, it finishes very dry and yet is quite drinkable. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, residual and lightly peppery. Carbonation generates a soft crispness for a mellow spritely mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, medium/heavy overall. Alcohol presence is medium. 3.75

(Overall) A strongly flavored Belgian Style Strong Golden Ale with a flavorful malt base, potent phenols and a bold spiciness create one flavorful beer. 4

Stillwater Artisanal's
As Follows Belgian Style Golden Ale

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Photo of emerge077
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a mini nonic, huge overflowing head of foam that lasts for a good while, leaving behind copious sudsy lacing. Great retention, head remains for the duration. Lightly hazed pastel yellow that glows a bit in the light.

Dry and spicy aroma, lemongrass and some sort of dried citrus peel.

Flavors are well integrated and the overall feel is very smooth. Moderate spice, dry herbal and bitter, light clover honey on the back end. Somewhat grassy, leaning toward hops but it could be a bittering spice instead, hard to pin down. Possibly some chamomile in there. Medium bodied with very charged carbonation. Nice with washed rind cheese or charcuterie.

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Photo of zeff80
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, golden-orange color with a rocky, three-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of sticky lace on the glass.

S - It smelled yeasty and spicy with some caramel notes.

T - It tasted spicy and yeasty with some sweet caramel and grain flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This was a really tasty Belgian-style ale. Another great Stillwater brew.

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Photo of BGSteveU
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of cbutova
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Always happy to see new beers from Stillwater coming around.

A- Poured from the 12oz bottle into a snifter with a slightly hazy golden-apricot body. Small white builds up to about one finger with a super foamy, fizzy texture. Retention is pretty low as the head bubbles out in a short period of time. Spotty lacing in small amounts.

S- Reminiscent of a Saison yeast I have used for homebrew. Lemony citrus, tangerine stone fruit and tartness with nice earthy, herbal and floral hints. Mostly yeast influenced but some hops secondary to that.

T- Follows a pleasant aroma but opens up with some good complexity. One main difference is a pronounced stone fruit apricot and tangerine flavor really picking up. The spicy and herbal yeast is quite strong with hints of peppercorns, lemongrass, orange zest citrus, apple and pears. Hops in the finish blend in with spicy and grassy notes.

MF- Moderate bodied with a medium-dry feel. Texture is pretty creamy and silky with nice smooth high end carbonation. Spicy and hoppy bitterness lingers on the palate in the finish with no sign of 9% ABV.

Another interesting brew from Stillwater. I like the interplay between the spicy yeast and the stone-citrus fruit hops. Drinks very easy for 9% and lots of interesting nuances of flavor.

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Photo of 5pmsomewhere
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of mgavin
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of utopiajane
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazed and the color of golden straw. Just a finger of perfectly white foam that fell fast and left a thin ring and film on top. Nose is abundant with fruit like lemon, orange and stone fruits like apricot. It's tart and has a little earth to it. The malt is light as feather on the nose and there is a hop floral and that sweet dry middle that you associate with dry pales or with IPA's only more subtle of course. Taste greats you with deeply juicy stone fruit quality and dry lemon grass over a light cracker. The orange is so juicy and there is some spice from hops and grass, even a little pepper. There is a hint at bitter but nothing too strong and the aftertaste lingers with all those flavors combined. Not a hint of the 9% abv in the drink. Ample carbonation and a mouthfeel that's a touch sticky with all that sweet fruit.

Fabulous and understated.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a tulip at the Brave Horse Tavern in Seattle.

Appearance: nice, smooth golden hue with a light haze and a finger of frothy ivory foam leaving a little lace on the glass. Not bad.

Smell: sweet, lightly malty and wiht a green, springy hop character. Light and fluffy; I like it.

Taste: quite malty and sweet, getting close to tripel territory here. Those same notes of green, grassy and springy come through from the aroma. There's not a strong alcohol heat, which helps the balance; overall I quite like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body but with a big carbonation and a very, very nice creaminess. Wonderful.

Overall: a very nice BSPA, almost bordering on a hoppy tripel. I am down with this beer.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is hazed golden yellow with a tight white head. Nose is nice, moderate farmhouse yeast, lighter spice and lemon with faint notes of fresh grain. Taste is sweeter, farmhouse is present and still balanced. More lemon and pepper than the nose, well carbonated light body and fairly dry. Finish is sweet with grapefruit bitterness.

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Photo of icehawk
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25


Appearance: Transparent, clear straw with white head. Sits like a pilsener, but the aroma betrays a much more complex beer.

Aroma: Hoppy, fruity

Taste: Fresh, slightly sweet citrus flavors

Palate: Lively mouthfeel, medium/light body

Overall: Really enjoyable, and unlikely light body for a high ABV.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/28/13.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small particles of sediment are seen floating in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and citrus and pineapple-like aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, yeast, and fruity flavors on the finish. I am not sure if there is Brett in this one, but it does have a similar aspect in the taste. There is a mild amount of hop and yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has some really nice aromas and flavors that make it super easy to drink.

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Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very saison, yet it is not. Golden ale smell. Very good for the style. A tasty spicy fruity apricot peach creation, with white pepper. Big head. Smooth above average mouthfeel. Nicely hopped. Yeasty but it is well integrated. Very drinkable.Bottle from Premiere.

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Photo of bashiba
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a milkey yellow with a huge and frothy white head, sticky lacing and good retention.

The smell had an almost lactose dairy quality to it mixing in with the nice notes of musty farmhouse yeast.

The flavor has the lactose here as well with an almost white cheese quality. A bit funky with a light creamy sweetness and a big shot of fennel in the finish along with a touch of juniper.

The mouthfeel is rich and creamy with just a touch of warmth.

Very nice, has a great farmhouse quality to it.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fox227
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of impending
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


750ml into a tulip. Pours a mid hazed pale orange, froth continues to grow 2 minutes after the pour, excellent lacing.

Wonderfully vivid aroma, all high notes. Strong citrus, unripened light skinned fruits, pineapple, cedar all enveloped in sweet yeasty goodness. Bright clean pure.

Surprisingly strong hop dominated flavor. Pine and grapefruit. Slightly dry, a bit more herbal bitter is the finish. Powdery yeast in the aftertaste.
Light to middln lively mouthfeel.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev -2.2%

As Follows from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
4.09 out of 5 based on 536 ratings.
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