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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Wheat beer aged for 8 months in red wine barrels and refermented with multiple strains of Brettanomyces.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2011
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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2011
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8353) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2011
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 isn’t 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 Brian’s best beer. This is clearly the first homerun from Stillwater and shows a lot of potential once DOG brewery is ditched.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3137) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottled. This beer has sage in it...you can actually taste the sage (in the finish)...and it was tasty. Pretty cool when you’re adding Thanksgiving herbs to beer and its completely drinkable and enjoyable. Well done and interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2011
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1501) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle from StateLine...Pop’d 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6108) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2011
750, capped and foiled. Thanks jake! Pours a cloudy medium yellow with a fizzy white head. Sage, lemon, and a bit of funk on the nose. Creamy medium body with super lively carb. Sage out front, with mildly lemony white wine notes on the edges and first hints of funk. Great beer.


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