Stillwater Premium Remix | Omnipollo

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Stillwater Premium RemixStillwater Premium Remix

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Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
While harnessing the simple splendor that is Stillwater, for this remix of Premium I have called on an abundance of Amarillo hops. The aim is to bring you on an expedition through the jungle.

Added by BEERchitect on 03-17-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 103
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes. L: A 2” rocky white foam collar sits atop a hazy straw column. S: Banana, tropical fruit, and over ripe fruit, light funk with spice and herb in the background. T: Banana and tropical fruit balanced by grassy hops and some rosemary notes. F: Very creamy, soft palate, medium light, slightly above average carbonation. O: The beer to drink with cod and roasted potatoes.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy pale yellow with a fluffy 2+ finger head
S: Lemon, herbal, funky
T: Also some funk here, definitely sour with lemon taking center stage, also herbal/yeasty notes along with a pleasant citrus hop bitterness
M: Fairly light bodied, a touch strong on the sourness, no noticeable alcohol
O: Definitely unique and intriguing. Not sure I could drink this all the time but I certainly enjoyed it

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Photo of McThulhu
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Head is very light and seafoamy, with beautiful lattice on the glass.

Smell is sweet, funky, and also a little hoppy.

Taste is sweet, then bitter, then hoppy. Not the best aftertaste ever, but you do wanna go back for another sip.

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Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white white head that died down, but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of funk are present in the nose along with strong notes of lemony hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and starts out with some funkiness from the brett and is followed by lemony hops. The brett stands out in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a relatively good balance between the brett and the lemony hops.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a St Bernardus goblet.

A: Stark white textured head. Hazy clear gold. Beautiful.

S: At first I thought it was skunky, now I think it's Belgian yeast. Spicy, zesty, and dry.

T: Tasty! Rather dry. Tastes like a BPA. If it's loaded with Amarillo hops, I don't taste them. Well, maybe a littttle bit. The fruity-bitter endtaste. Yum. Dry endtaste.

M: Tasty, refreshing, and mmmm. More-ish.

O: I really enjoyed this. It might be a bit plain, but it's refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light straw color with a thick HUGE head with moderate lacing. Citrus fruits and light sweet malts on the nose. A lot going on for a "post colonial style ale" in the saison family. Excellent single hop style beer with Amarillo hops to the front giving a fantastic light citrus like bodied flavor and mildly sweet aftertaste, dry but not off putting. One of the best single hopped beers I have tried. An A plus and this coming from one who is far from a hop head. Cheers.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy light gold body with two finger head that takes a long time to go away and leaves lace patches. Typical aroma that is light, breezy, but contains notes of yeast, some citric hops and orange, spices (pepper and clove) and a touch of sweetness from caramel and possible tropical fruits (pineapple). Smooth from the yeast, light, almost watery, real easy to drink, finishes clean. The spices citric hops are minimal and keep things in balance as I find this mostly to be light, refreshing beer with moderate sweetness from both malts (ranging from caramel to candi sugar) and tropical fruits like pineapple. Not a complex beer but hit the spot as I had it sitting outside on a hot Saturday afternoon.

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Photo of gillagorilla
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample at Max's on 4/28/14 (from notes)

A: Lacing. Hazy, light straw colored.

S: Lightly hopped.

T: Flavorful, with a slightly sweet funk to it.

M: Smooth, with tiny bubbles. Good body overall.

O: Good, sessionable and easy to drink. I love Omnipollo, but this is not worth the $15 for a bottle.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a milky yellow-gold with a thick, creamy white head.

S: Aromas of must, grass, lemon, lime, minerals, crackers, and subtle barnyard funk fill the nose.

T: Big Amarillo notes-fresh cut grass, white onion, garlic, sage, peppermint, beeswax, lemon, lime, pineapple, kumquat, white grapefruit, and bitter orange- are present up front, chased by delicate notes of minerals, crackers, biscuits, must, and lactic funk. The finish is lactic, sour, and citrusy with pronounced notes of pineapple, bitter orange, lemon, lime, white grapefruit, must, minerals, and lactic yeast.

M: Very slight in body with a good balance between dry and resinous textures. Carbonation is active and airy. Alcohol is very difficult to detect. For a beer of 7% abv, this is almost too easy to drink.

O: A good ale and a very unique one at that. I love the over-the-top Amarillo aromas and flavors. Very well done.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very hazy, pale straw amber with a massive, nearly half glass white head from an easy pour; a bit overcarbonated. Aroma of mixed tropical and citrus fruit, saison style yeast, citrus hops, slight earthiness. If I poured a tropical fruit profile IPA into a saison, this is what I would expect it to smell like. Flavor is dry citrus rind and bretty saison yeast, odd faint bready and grassy flavors on the edge of the tongue, drying out a bit more as the flavors fade in the finish to a lingering citrus rind and citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodie with peppery active carbonation. The flavor is quite different than the aroma, with little of the tropical fruit hop and malt influence. Basically a citrus hopped saison, lots of interesting lemon and grapefruit juice and rind flavors with the slightly wild saison yeast as support. Not quite my style, and not really an American blonde ale (very little American malt flavors detectable here), but a refreshing citrus saison that holds interest with its variety of flavors in the citrus family, particularly some nice fresh lemon taste.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon peel, grapefruit, pineapple, orange zest, guava, peppercorn, straw, floral, grass, herbal, light pine, light bread, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and spicy yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon peel, grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, guava, peppercorn, pine, floral, grass, straw, herbal, light bread, and yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy yeast spice/pine bitterness on the finish with light tartness; with lingering notes of lemon peel, grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, guava, peppercorn, pine, floral, grass, straw, herbal, light bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and spicy yeast ester flavors; with a great hop/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hoppy saision style. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and spicy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of popery
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light yellow gold color. It's opaquely hazy. Just a solid block of color with some glow at the edges. Somewhat rocky white head. Good retention. Nice enough looking beer. The aroma is dominated by a mix of hoppy and yeasty notes with a mild bready malt background. Lots of fruit flavors bouncing around. I'm getting lemon, pineapple, grass, peppercorn, tangerine, grape, blackberry, raspberry, apricot. Lots of nice stuff, though I'm not sure what's from the hops and what's from the yeast. I have no idea if they used brett with this beer, but I'd guess yes based on the flavors. It's a very clean fruitiness. The taste is quite dry with lots of hop flavor. It has a clean yeasty presence. Lots of fruit. Mild to moderate bitterness. Pale malt way in the back. Lemon rinds, pepper, grass, pineapple pith, pretty much the dry, bitter, spicy version of what I previously described. Very easy to drink. Fairly effervescent, which seems to be a theme with Westbrook-brewed hoppy stuff. Medium light body. There's a lot of flavor. Very nice beer. Seems kinda underrated here.

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Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly hazed & effervescent gold with 3 fingers of pearl white head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, lemons, grapefruit

T: Lemons, slight yeastiness & some breadyness, plus a little grapefruit up front. Some pear & pineapple as this warms, grapefruit is stronger as this warms, plus dryness. Finishes dry with a nice citrus & floral hop flourish, some peppery notes as well

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, good balance

Drinks pretty easy, nice for the style, but at this price, it is a one & done...

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Photo of dar482
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a completely opaque light lemony yellow with a bubbly white head.

The aroma attacks your nostrils with fresh grapefruit peel. It’s almost as if the acidic citrus was coming in your nose. The experience is quite surreal. Then onto some pineapple, passionfruit, guava, a bready malt and a big spicy yeast quality.

The beer has lots of carbonation and a large peppery spice herbacious yeast quality. It’s very yeasty and herbacious. Then onto that grapefruit peel and light tropical fruit. A light bready malt in the middle, onto a grapefruit citrus bitterness and then a drying quality. Some hay quality.

A beautifully herbacious and yeast heavy saison style beer with a heavy handed amount of hops. This beer definitely pairs beautifully with a meal.

While I do prefer the Stillwater Remix, this is still outstanding. I absolutely love this series and new take on the style with this hoppy saisons.

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Photo of mynie
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

American blonde, eh?

Pours a fizzy highligher yellow with a large, tight white head. Looks like Duvel, kinda, only brighter and more cloudy.

Smells similar to Orval but peppry and more aggressively hoppy. Tastes thick and dark. Pepper, green hops--big amarillo nodes, especially. Like Orval mixed with Gumballhead, almost. Or like if Gumballhead used super aggressive Belgian yeast.

A very thick, very tasty beer. Not the most quaffable, but still quite good.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours very lightly hazy light yellow-amber color with a billowy white head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to bits of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heavies of a yeasty and spicy aroma with lots of lemongrass and citrus aromas mixed within. Along with these smells are some nice aromas of a grapefruit citrus as well as some hints of pineapple. Some aromas of cumin spice as well as pepper are there as well giving a rather crisp and yeasty aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat crisp bready flavor along with a rather strong showing of a yeasty taste. Along with these flavors are some orange citrus and a bit of an almost pineapple like sweetness. While not sweet upfront, the beer dries out even more as the taste advances forward. Hop flavors which are light at the front, of the tongue, become more potent as the flavor advances forward with flavors of a grapefruit and grassy hop the most pronounced. With some lemongrass and light spice of a more peppery nature coming to the tongue as well during the taste profile, at the end, one is left with a rather crisp and moderately refreshing taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are rather fantastic for the citrus, spice, and yeasty flavors and makes of a nice crisp feeling overall.

Overall – While not a flavor powerhouse it is very approachable for a brew of 7 % abv with a rather crisp and refreshing feel and a nice blend of flavors. Overall this is a nice one for a summer day.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy but very light yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains spices, Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, citrus and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then a strong spiciness quickly comes in followed by sweet flavors of bananas and citrus. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for a spicy pale Belgian-style ale.

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Photo of larryi86
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a teku

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

S- Lemon grass, pepper, some funk, citrus, pineapple, some pine.

T- Cirtus, hints of pineapple, some lemon, some nice bready malts, some earthy spices, peppercorns and pine in the finish.

M- Crisp, light body.

O- I like the idea of The Remix Project and thing Omnipollo did a nice job with remixing Premium. The extra hops make a nice addition, but at times clash with the yeast a little too much.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy straw yellow with 2 fingers of head, nice lacing, quick dissipation.
This beer smells awesome.. A little Belgian peppery spice, coriander, lemongrass, piney/soapy hops.. Bready. The flavor is on par with the aroma with less hop and more of a witbier style. Very herbal and bready with a nice peppery yeast.
Light in body, especially for the abv, higher carbonation.
A very easy to drink beer that'll sneak right up on you

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Photo of ThePaintedGrey
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Pinocchio's Pizza in Media, PA.

A: Pours an opaque, hazy pale lemon with a bleach white head that retains nicely throughout the entire experience. Lots of delicate white lacing left down the glass.

S: Spicy notes with a bit of lemon zest, orange peel, and some grapefruit and pineapple from the hops. As complex as the nose is, it's a bit on the clean side and I had to take huge whiffs to pick up specifics. Would be nice if it had been a little stronger.

T: A harmony of those fruity flavors I picked up in the nose. Lots of lemon and grapefruit provide a citric profile, with some underlying bready malt sweetness. Finish is mostly spice and fruit.

M: A medium body with an overall light and effervescent presence in the mouth. Relatively smooth going down and finishes relatively dry. This one finished a little too dry to be refreshing. I immediately asked for a glass of water afterwards.

O: Overall, a satisfying brew with some interesting and enjoyable flavors. The nose and mouthfeel leave a bit to be desired, but I don't regret taking the opportunity to experience it.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Likely a scaled up version of Stillwater Ale's Classique Post Modern Beer but with an obscene amount of Amarillo hops added to the mix, this self-described "Post Colonial Style Ale" has supreme drinkability and a plethora of fruit and zest.

As the post colonial style ale pours, it does so with a hazy lemon appearance- its turbulent carbonation races to fuel a cottony dry head with long retention and clinging lace. At times resembling sparkling white wine as much as beer, the beer simply has an inviting look.

Spice and fruit fill the nose with wafts of fresh grated white pepper, light cumin and straw. Its growing hop presence carries a tangy pineapple character that's backed by grapefruit and orange peels. A light and tangy acidity further reinforce the scent of riesling.

The flavors bounce right off the tongue with its high effervescence. Its citrus and tropical fruit medley carries a dry and spicy bitterness that easily outlasts its thin wafer-like bread and sweetness. Any of that short-lived sweetness seem to extend from fruit giving a ripe and plump taste. Its peppery-dry finish is playfully tart even as the ale closes with fruit pith, hay and herb.

Its light and zesty body once again pangs against the mouth as the ale prefers champagne like bubbliness over that of creamy ale. As those bubbles pop, they carry the beer to a fast-fleeging finish of peppery warmth, light herbal astringency and bone dryness. Its supreme dryness exposes a minerally taste and a long draw of watering texture in the middle, offering up impression of seltzer.

Likely the ideal ale for piccata pasta with capers and white wine sauce, the ale begs for rich food pairing. Standing alone, its refreshing taste and texture simply begs for something in accompaniment.

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Stillwater Premium Remix from Omnipollo
3.98 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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