As Follows | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

As FollowsAs Follows
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4.07/5
538 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:
#2,677
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
538
pDev:
8.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
81
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 538 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of Jcarriglio
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patrickt22
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bgfunk
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.

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Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 13tido
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Njriorden
4.61/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of daledeee
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

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Photo of texasspottedcow
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
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.

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Photo of MLoxxer
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.

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Photo of msumike89
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobob10
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.

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Photo of stevoj
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.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNAle
3.19/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Stamped 274:15 11:41, reviewed on 1/29-30. Aroma is fruity, perhaps banana, bready yeast, grass. Color light straw, slightly hazy, vigorous carbonation, tall, white bubbly head. Moderate feel. Mild and fruity taste, banana, almost hefe-like taste which tansitions to a very slightly bitter finish. There is no booziness to this; the alcohol is well hidden. To say this is not what I was expecting is an understatement. Maybe I'm just used to English style of strong ales. To my preferences, this beer is too soft fruity and saccharine. I won't be buying it again.

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Photo of Tiernan
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FlatlandTrailRunner
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zonker17
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a light yellow, small amount of sediment brings little haze. Big head in a Duvel tulip that nearly completely goes away. Grassy nose, a little floral/herbal. Taste of Belgian yeast, slight bitterness, clean aftertaste. Light bodied and high carbonation.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of xungmound98
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of champ103
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazed straw/yellow color. A towering bone white head rises to over two fingers. Dense with great retention. Rings of lace are left behind.
S: Fairly simple in the nose. A yeast like spiciness up front. Some bread, and fruitiness that ranges from orange/citrus to banana. Not "funky" in the Bret sense, but noticeable Belgian funky yeast. Very nice.
T: Again, that Belgian yeast is very apparent up front. Spicy, earthy, light funk. Baked bread, and fruity esters that, again, range from orange rind to banana/clove. Maybe a little hoppy bitterness in the finish. Love the spicy and ester character here.
M/D: A medium body with a beautiful effervescent bite. Crisp and bright, very refreshing, and finishes on the slightly dry side. Really enjoyable to drink. With a well hidden alcohol content, and great yeast character. Something I want to come back to.

An excellent example of the style. Nuanced and refined, though with a ton of character at the same time. Really well done and something I will need to get more of.

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As Follows from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 538 ratings
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