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Extraomnes / Stillwater Migdal BavelExtraomnes / Stillwater Migdal Bavel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Extraomnes
Italy
extraomnes.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by danieelol on 01-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,960
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
60
pDev:
7.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dull, hazy golden amber with over an inch of sticky white head that laces. The nose has potent notes of yeast (fruit, bread, etc) and unrecognizable spice. The spice, yeast, and honey-like sweetness all meld together in the nose to produce something that's distinctly a farmhouse ale. The taste is quite unexpected with an inviting sweetness, slightly warming alcohol, and spice transition into a tingling, herbal aftertaste. I understand there is pepper and myrrh infused into this saison, and I'd say that the spice from the pepper is distinct and slightly biting, but the myrrh is less obvious (maybe due to lack of experience in consuming myrrh). Either way, all the elements of a herbal-infused saison are present and provide for a unique drinking experience. The beer's mouthfeel and body are light and drinkable as heavy handed grain sweetness smoothly fade into a slightly bitter/biting, semi-dry, and effervescent finish. I struggle to find stillwater beers that I don't enjoy and this is no exception to Brian's outstanding lineup.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of braugon
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap. Arrived in a tulip, a clear straw color with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is funky with hay, grass and spice notes. It's dann tasty, big and bold for a Saison. Fruity and funky with spice and, perhaps, a touch of rye. Medium, bubbly mouthfeel.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Almost clear golden color with fluffy off-white head. Aroma is really special: grassy/floral saison yeast esters and fresh mango plus canned pineapple notes. Taste has more classic saison notes like hay, grass and meadow flowers with some earthy spices and quite bitter finish. Medium body with medium plus carbonation. Overall it's a really nice saison with some special flavors.

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Photo of adamdarcy
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours amber with a large lasting head.
Nose shows light bready malt, lemon and grapefruit, along with spicy Belgian yeast and banana.
More spicy notes as flavours along with some serious mineral content further drying out the finish. Other than that there's some bready malt and little else.
Carbonation seems a bit full-on.
Seems pretty spot-on for a saison but its just not exciting me.

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Photo of desint
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Opaque and fairly solid chestnut to dull lemon body. Not much carbonation visible except for a little stream in the middle that's hard to see, and a very minor half finger creamy white head. Manages to stay thought with a nice whipped up if small top.

Aroma is quite sharp and bretty on first pour. Real nice garden green herbs of sage and some malt chewy sweetness. Light hints of hay and sweet bakery bread dough. Interesting brett angle that stays away from pepper and hotness, even though it's quite powerful. Some juicy like fruit tones manage to squeak out in a tropical way as well.

Palate brings much of that pleasure. Real juiced and creamy full body on the mouthfeel. Hints of vanilla but quickly takes over in mild sharp flavors of sage, and mint herbality. Chewy finish with and excellent coating, aftertaste comes out in real nice hints of tropical fruits and some grapefruit like bitterness oils to match. Sweet passionfruit and peach mix it up as well, in this fuzzy tasting fruit basket saison, letting some of the nice fruit qualities go all over the place.

Real interesting take on a saison, with a varied fruity angle. Real nice.

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Photo of Faroveryonder
3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gouyasse tulip glass. Pours a cloudy caramel amber with a massive white head. A sneaky gusher; quiet for a few seconds and as I reached for the glass to pour, started rapidly foaming over. The huge head slowly dissipated to chunky lacing. Classic saison aroma of saison yeast, sweet malt, lemon and spices. Flavor of pear, apple and lemon juice, saison and wild yeast, biscuit malt, starting slightly sweet and floral and changing quickly to a dry, slightly peppery, spicy finish. Interesting earthy, exotic spice component that may be the myrrh. Medium bodied with active, spicy carbonation. An overall straightforward saison with an interesting sweet estery start and dry finish; nice flavor transition. Glad I got to try it.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of spicelab
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Golden straw, bright and clear, with a rapidly forming white head that is on the light and fluffy side. Collapses slowly with the odd spot of lace to a final ring.

Extremely floral, with sweet ester character lurking underneath but kept in its place. Good amount of sour citrus pith. Szechuan is quite prominent and accentuates the floral spice.

Flavours are similar but drier and spicier, with plenty of heather and a very dry grassiness. Everchanging and intriguing.

Light to medium with a mildly tart and refreshing finish.

Terrific beer that keeps you guessing. The szechuan imparts plucky complexity as it integrates with the base Saison. Love it.

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Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Vylo
4.76/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of slvv11
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REDAMI
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

A - Lightly hazy, golden. Creamy white foam of fine bubbles.

S - Slight sour notes, bready yeast.

T - Hop forward, piney rather than grapefruit gives it a nice grassy green taste. Tart follows with slight bready malt. More hops on the finish.

M - No hop slickness (which is good), fine effervescent carbonation.

The hoppiness is unusual for the style, but not out of place. The piney hops use give it a nice green flavor rather than focusing on the tart citrus notes normally expected from a saison/farmhouse ale. An unexpected pleasure.

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Photo of Tone
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of alcohol, earthy, slight hop, hint of liquor, citrus, wheat, slight pale malt, and a hint of spice. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of earthiness, hint of smoke, slight citrus, pepper, Euro yeast, sweet malt, slight alcohol, and wheat. Overall, complex, earthy, smoky, and wheat saison (unusual but delicious), and good blend.

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Photo of jsurfs82
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright yellow-orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A surprisingly amount of sweetness in the aroma, with the typical saison funkiness as well.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, a bit of malt, the saison funkiness, and a good amount of citrus as well. While the flavor is definitely a saison, it does almost seem to have elements of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale as well. Definitely a tasty beer.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Stillwater certainly knows its saisons and this one is no exception. Drinkable.

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