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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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A Cantalan Farmhouse Ale, brewed with Spanish grown Nugget hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4318) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2015
Draft. Golden hazy pour with white head. Spice, fruit and light funky atomas. Yeast, spice, fruit and Belgian flavors fill the flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (6744) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle - Funk and light cheese with some light perfume and citrus. Cloudy gold with a nice white head. Sweet funky, perfumy and a long bitterness on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (8269) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
375mL bottle, pours a hazy pale golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out notes of honey, some farmhouse notes, and light spices. Flavour brings out spicy hops, farmhouse notes, and an earthy quality. Well-constructed, with a spicy finish. Decent, though not overly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (972) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Gold pour big rocky head. Aroma grassy hops barley. Tastes sweet and bitter, dusty honey. Good, but simple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold white head. Nose and taste of dry lemon peel, earthy citrus, orange pith, dried coriander, dried buck wheat and spicy bread. Bone Dry. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2478) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Hazy gold AT proletariat. Small white head. Yeasty flowery saison smell Yeast, light pepper and earthy hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2014
The hazy yellow color of a hot summer dawn breaking across the horizon. Lovely green hops, mint and the aroma of country fields cooling off after a hot summer day. The body evokes fresh cut grass and the countryside. Touches of breadiness and subdued yeast. A quenching, complex, yet familiar, journey recapturing summers past, all wrapped finely into a pint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibunited (7) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
Crazy effervescent which makes this beer very exciting. Very peppery in the nose but with a maraschino cherry aroma hiding subtly in the background. On the palate the tiny bubbles deliver a sharp flavor of peppery hop bitterness in a really nice way. The finish swoops quickly through sweetish cherry to finish with bitter hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2077) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle from Chuck’s.

Pours hazy gold with a pillowy white head into my tulip glass. The first thing that strikes me about the aroma is how bready it is; second, beneath that a mineral thing that recalls (but is not as intense as) Avril. Third, fresh-cut pineapple.

The flavor follows the aroma fairly closely, but with a late woody bitterness that comes on more strongly than expected from either aroma or style. Not a whole lot of funk here, so why is this so distinctly farmhouse? Speaking figuratively, there’s a barnyard dust to the early flavor profile -- killed, as it happens, in the over-hopped close. Less figuratively, the yeast-driven esters scream saison and leave the senses tingling with appreciation. Relatively lively carbonation matches well enough to the whole package that it’s relatively inconspicuous and I don’t see how it could be substantively improved.

Overall, a characteristically Stillwater beer, which I mean mostly as a complement. This is one where 750 ml was all too easy to drink and left me wishing for more; another complement. "Cantalan" a pun on Catalonian Cantillon? Or just a screwup? Either way, This is no ’loon.

tl;dr summary: Hop-heavy American farmhouse that would be a knockout at a sub-$10 price point. If only.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1182) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 3, 2014
Botella de 750ml (gracias a J Binefa). Copa Flauta. Color pajizo brillante y apariencia turbia. La espuma blanca deja una fina, tupida y persistente corona. En nariz despliega aromas de corteza de pan, levadura, heno y hierbas, florales, pan y piel cítrica con notas ligeras de galleta redondeados por trazos especiados –también presentes en el sabor. Sabor de dulce malteado que precede a notas vivaces, florales y de delicado cítrico. Cuerpo ligero medio y carbonatación moderada. Paladar denso y picante. En el intermedio, leves notas de madera, recuerdos de Cava y albaricoque maduro. Final dulce y prolongado con retrogusto reseco. 1pt 9.4 fl.oz. bottle (thanks to J Binefa). Flute glass. Bright straw color, foggy appearance. White froth leaves a thin, close & lasting crown. Aroma profile displays bread crust, yeasty, herbal, hay, floral, bread & citric peel as well as light biscuit notes to the nose rounded by spiced hues –also found in flavors. Sweet maltiness followed by crisp, floral & delicate citric peel. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dense & spicy mouthfeel. Slight woody notes, Cava memories & ripe apricot in the middle. Long sweet finish & dried aftertaste.

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