GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a big rocky white head that doesnít leave much lacing but does stick around as a thick cap for the duration.
Aroma has plenty of sage and spicy oak with some white grapes. The fruity notes from the yeast are really solid but the most interesting part of the nose is probably the emerging funkiness from the wine barrel.
The taste is even more herbal, almost medicinal with the sage and wine barrels dominating. There are some sweet fruits in the back and, again, there is the light funkiness in the finish.
The mouthfeel is pretty lively with strong carbonation and medium bodied overall.
Stillwater continues to deliver unique saisons with the white wine bringing a distinctive character to this particular brew. Very well crafted.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into at tulip glass is cloudy medium yellow with lots of carbonation and a heavy white head. Aromas are tart, sage, and earthiness with some spice. Taste is tart with some spice, but the sage is much mellower than the original Cellar Door. Some nice spicy flavors on the back side. Barrel has produced some nice sourness around the edges. The brett gives a little funk to the party as well. The red wine notes are there in the sourness, but not overpowering. The mouthfeel is clean, short dry finish. Overall, a remarkable version of a remarkable beer that is one of my favorites from this brewer. Excellent in many ways. Well done!
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle shared by brainlair. Small off-white head, cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, spicy, some orange, light wood/sour. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy, some vinous, wood, herb. Light-medium body, light acidity.
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 750mL thanks to brainlayer. The pour is a glowing light golden with a big, white head. Huge effervescence. Good retention and lace. Nose is not very Bretty, More lemonade, chamomile, and mild sage. Taste is lemonade, salty, chamomile, mild tartness. Very refreshing and quenching but losing the sorbet palate I love in normal Cellar Door. Loses peach ice cream character as well. Holding onto a bottle to see what it does. Massive carbonation isnít helping. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6 10/11/2011
750mL. Mild GUSHER. Pours cloudy peach with a larger, white head. Webby lace. Amazing pineapple sorbet nose with fresh Brett C and muted white pepper and sage. Wow. Taste is light and quenching with pineapple, pear, oatmeal, honey, herb garden, lavender. Richer, quenching palate. Really beautiful. Has characteristics that remind me of Cabinet Artisanal beers from Terry as well Jolly Pumpkin and Jandrain. Really amazing variant of Brianís best beer. This is clearly the first homerun from Stillwater and shows a lot of potential once DOG brewery is ditched.
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is vinous, oak, fruity esters, floral hops, hay and straw malt, citrus notes. Flavor is sage, floral notes, citrus hops, fruity esters, Belgian yeast, light malt, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
MrChopin (3288) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011 murky gold, small bubbled white film head. Red wine and yeast combine for lightly vegetal note, but red wine survives, light Brett in pineapple, and it continues to open up as it breathes. Ultra pineapple flavor, faint leather and red wine, light sage lingering, comes together very nicely, carbonation in control, brett just faintest touch.
BelgianBeerGal (3197) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. This beer has sage in it...you can actually taste the sage (in the finish)...and it was tasty. Pretty cool when youíre adding Thanksgiving herbs to beer and its completely drinkable and enjoyable. Well done and interesting.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pineapple and sage nose, with lots of peach and pear, some candi sugar. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly tart with just a touch of bitterness. Peach and pear dominate with notes of cotton candy and hay, lots of dusty yeast and lemon. Lovely, soft carbonation.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Dirty straw, cloudy, large frothy off-white head, little lacing.   Bretty nose, a bit woody.   Faint vinous character, comes across as more white than red.   Faint tartness up front, a little wheaty, Belgin Witbier like spices are minor, if at all.   Noticing some vinous character, feeling a bit more Red like than the nose suggested.   Fairly musty and funky, but not terribly dry or sour.   Seems to be really missing the core Witbier aspects, in my opinion.   A little fizzy on the tongue, otherwise body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Faint floral and earthy notes on the finish, soft dryness, a little tart, woody, with some vinous notes.   Seems to go back and forth between white and red, but perhaps thats just me.   Interesting beer in its own right, but the Witbier spices are too dull or unavailable.   Fix that, and then you really have something.
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from StateLine...Popíd the top and this wanted to fizz over... Pours a light colored yellow...hay colored... with a good head. Good nose... little tarteness coming through, with some light spices. Taste is a tart belgian witbier... Intially tart, with some spices, whitegrapes, honey, fruity, hay... I cant pick up any (red) wine characteristics... Texture is light and bubbly. Dry... Overall: Nice beer, that I enjoyed with some blue marble cheese, watching the Phillies in playoffs but expensive.