clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My second Stillwater Artisinal, the first being Stateside Saison. After this, I can’t wait to try the third bottle, Existent. Hazy straw yellow, active. Aroma of grains, bready, spice, and some wheaty funk. Flavor begins just a touch sweet, but a slight hop presence along with a good amount of spice build throughout. Spicy peppery finish, palate cleansing carbonation, very, very good.
Beerhammaren (1656) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2016 .33l bottle @Explosive. Pours cloudy yellow with low white head. Aroma is lemon, honey, raisin, brown sugar, apple, yeast notes, floral, spices, anis. Flavor is mostly same but a bit dull. A bit stingy palate, alcohol bites a bit.
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy yellow with no head. Aroma: citrus, a touch of earthiness and horse blanket. Taste: citrus, earth, cellar, horse blanket. Very interesting.
ignorant (102) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow hazy with suspended particles. Rich lather that quickly disappears. Little carbonation. Lemon smell sour apple and some brett acidity reminiscent of Geuze of spontaneous fermentation and its nuances cobweb, basement, rhubarb or wet dog. Hops and citrus crops in the form of tangerine and grapefruit. Confrontation in the mouth between acidity and citrus. Suggested ginger and earthy hue. Presence of white sage leading ingredient. Hints of honey, baked black bread, wheat creamy and light bitterness offset by the presence of malt and wet yeast.
Werckmeister (2202) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle at home. No BB date. light yellow lightly hazy color, medium big white head. smells yeasty, spices, citric, lightly fruity, lychee, light peach, light sweetness. nice smell. full body, very soft pearly carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes citric, light flowery, some yeasty / peppery notes, lightly fruity, bit glueish, some herbs. finishes rather dry and peppery with light glueish and yeasty / herbal notes. quite nice one, especially the taste is very nice to drink, overall great combination of the different taste notes.
mike_77 (5399) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear and golden with thin head. Aroma is fairly spicy. Flavour also has some sweet spices.
The_Osprey (6324) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle at home in Richmond as ’Stillwater Cellar Door’, 6.6%, undated. Very dark golden yellow, clear, lightly sparkling, foamy white head endures and leaves light lacing. Aroma is chalky, laundry powder, touch soapy, ginger, spicy, wheat, medicinal. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is rusk biscuits, buttery malt, medicinal, spicy, light soap, wheaty, sage and cardamom. Solid without standing out massively.
unclefrito62 (88) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thicker white head. smells earthy unusual aroma. Taste is a little different for this style. Kinda like the basement. Carbonated see the bubbles streaming up. Pretty smooth. just a little above average. Bottle at the Winking Lizard.
llucmaduell (171) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Over the ages the term ’cellar door’ has numerously been referred to as the most beautiful term in the English language. Upon setting out to create the first summer addition to the Stateside line up of ales; the feeling that almost instantly came to me was that of beauty & cleansing. Many summer offerings tend to lack the complexity of their bigger, colder season counterparts; so my goal was to craft an ale of extreme balance with a delicate complexity that allows for contemplation while also providing quaffable refreshment. Starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. To pull this all together and to complete the ’cleansing’ aspect of my vision I gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. Of course let’s not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.
kingaugusta (235) - Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy blonde with light sediment with a slight white head. Nose is tart with a little hops and citrus. Flavor is similar and richer with a nice balance of characters between a white and a saison. Finish is long and a touch funky without going too far. Better than expected.
cmacklin (848) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a huge, frothy, long lasting, white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet, floral aroma of citrus, yeast, grass and sage. Sweet flavour of tangerine, floral, wheat malt, yeast, lemon, grass and sage with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent witbier.