bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch and a half frothy white head that stays around a while. Thereís also a small amount of lacing left on the glass. The brew smells like oak, sage, peppery spice, tart apples, white grapes, and some orange peel. It tastes mostly herbal, with sage, peppery spice, white grapes/wine, oak, and a bit of wheat and orange peel all noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís a bit creamy and has a good amount of carbonation. I think this is a good brew, but I like the regular version of Cellar Door better.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle kindly shared by TURDFERGUSON. Cheers, Sam. Huge white head. Nose shows lots of white sage, as well as honey and slight wood notes. Taste shows brett and Bosc pear, including pear skins. Champagne-like notes and a similarly fizzy palate. White sage seems a bit dominant at first, but better as it warms.
TURDFERGUSON (3749) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle I bought for take-away at the Avenue Pub in New Orleans a couple months ago. Golden with a small sudsy white head. Nose is sage, oak, brett, cotton candy, white pepper. Sage is more present when the beer is a bit cooler, but as it warms the brett shows itself more and a vinous red fruity character interplays with the brett and spices with a mild citrus note. Tasty stuff and worthy of a runon. The best Stillwater Iíve had to date.
Beerman6686 (3549) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a hazy darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was spicey, brett and some vineous character. Flavor was light coriander and other spices, lots of brett and yeast, light tart lemons, and the red wine is there too. Very intersting like much of their other beers iíve tried.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle opens with a huge BANG! and foams out to a slightly hazy orangey-yellow pour with 1 finger of rocky head, great retention, and visible streams of effervescence. Aroma is sage, pepper, orange peel, coriander, some brett, tons of vinuous notes. Taste is slightly bretty/funkysour, lime, orange, lemon, super herbal, passion fruit. Body is light, frothy, effervescent with a bone dry finish. Overall, this is phenomenal.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the 2011 Pittsburgh Ratebeer Christmas Eve Eve Tasting. Big thanks to MrChopin for bringing this. First I thought this would be another of his rudee beer presentations but I was glad to find out it was rather enjoyable. Slight tart aroma. Looks like a hefe with a big head which fades rapidly. Lots of good crisp co2 visible in this brew. First taste and each swig after leaves a big new head. Good cutting co2 on the palate too, makes this fun. A hint of tartness but its barely perceivable, not as indicated in the aroma. No real bitterness in this but certainly does not let you forget its a beer. Quite enjoyable! Kev, this beer ROCKS. The overall experience with this is much better than I was expecting!
drfabulous (3384) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to James. Big orange beer with lots of zest and orange. Pours big carbonation. Low ABV and sesionable. Slight funk overall from brett.
deyholla (5390) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Sarah. Pours a hazy light yellowish orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a notes of sage with a good amount of funk, earthy grains and just a bit of backing dry wine. Flavor begins a light wine note and sweet grains but finishes with light funk and sage. Also a bit dry in the finish.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazy orange-yellow, whitish head. Aroma is sage. Taste is lighter sage, oak, coriander, interesting.
Ratman197 (8489) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml botle shared by BeerandBlues2 (thanks Brad) poured a cloudy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of sage, straw, wine, horseblanket and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of sage, straw, light lemon zest and light horseblanket with a smooth dry lingering sage finish.