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Extraomnes / Stillwater Migdal BavelExtraomnes / Stillwater Migdal Bavel

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Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of Vylo
4.76/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lob
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of GTB
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Gajo74
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden color, nice head and soapy lace. Aroma of fruits and spices as well as a slight funky barnyard. Taste is right in line with aroma; fruity sweetness, peppery spices. Great feel; it has the crispness of a light beer but the fullness of a medium bodied brew.
I loved this brew. It was so flavorful and delicious. I'm surprised to see it is retired when I just in fact had it at Jimmy's No 43 in NYC. I would love to have this again and will had back there soon before it is kicked.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
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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Photo of avalon07
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
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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Photo of spicelab
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
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 slvv11
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of braugon
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- A hazy golden amber color with a fluffy four finger white head.

S- Lot of yeast. Light fruits, bread, touch of apple, floral notes, touch of funk, pepper.

T- Earthy funkiness, light fruit, some citrus and apple, floral notes, some piney hops in the finish, well balanced.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- And this is just another solid saison that Stillwater is a part of. Pricey, but a nice treat.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of imbibehour
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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 ystazi
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of vermilcj
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of kaelingirl
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of life_of_agony
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dope
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a very cloudy pale orange. Mid-sized off-white fluffy head. Decent fluffy streaks of lacing left behind. Considerably good head retention as the head revives amazingly.

S: Nice citrus and grassy notes up front. Substantial biscuity malt. Get some other fruits in there, pears and apples it seems. Even some grape skin. Nice refreshing aroma.

T: Similar to the aroma. Up front there is some citrus, pear and apple along with the tart grape skin. Bready, crackery malt with a little grass. The finish is very peppery - loaded with black pepper. Black pepper basically stands alone in the lingering aftertaste. Spicy, even for a saison.

M: Medium bodied and pretty smooth. Abnormally high carbonation gives it a full, airy mouthfeel.

O: One of the better saisons I've had. Carbonation was a bit high, I ended up losing part of the (already tiny) bottle due to gushing. Made it a little TOO airy too. Still, a minor detraction overall. Good layers of flavors, well balanced, crisp and refreshing. Nice and peppery which I like.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.2/5  rDev +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 ZEB89
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
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 dar482
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a golden orange.

The aroma hits of spicy saison yeast and bready malt. Fresh grass and a citrusy hops come through as well.

The flavor follows with that brightness with grapefruit and orange hops and grass. A spicy yeast quality comes through in the middle with a light crackery malt. The finish is spicy with that peppercorn coming through, but without too much taking over the beer.

A very refreshing saison.

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Extraomnes / Stillwater Migdal Bavel from Extraomnes
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