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It’s my pleasure to present a collaboration with The Brewer’s Art. A Baltimore institution that helped to pioneer the Belgian beer movement in the States. Brewed with a combination of Spelt & Rye, accented with a blend of Heather, Honeysuckle, and Hyssop. The result is a rustic farmhouse ale displaying earthy tones & floral characteristics while maintaining intricate balance.

NOTE: This is a different beer than the version brewed at Brewer’s Art.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
Pours yellow, with thick, lacy head. Mild herbal and floral smell. Very refreshing. Rye, honeysuckle, floral and herbal notes, pepper, honey, grains. Sweet with slightly bitter finish. Very clean.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3896) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Aroma is yeast, very spicy and a hint of citrus/fruit. The flavor is spices, citrus, mild fruit, a small hint of heat and a mild/medium tangy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1079) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottled. Hazy yellow beer with yeast flakes and huge pillowy head. Loads of ripe, fermented fruitiness (plums), some spiciness, orange zest, fresh yeastiness. Slight herbal notes of Heather. Round and malty taste without being sweet. Some berryish acidity in the finish. Medium body and soft, slightly oily.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (587) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2014
Clear deep yellow poor with a nice soapy head. Aroma of slight mellow funk, bread banana and lemon zest. Very nice taste with a very pleasant mellowness tying everything together great wee hint of spice. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2630) - Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/23/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, honey, rye bread, herbal, floral, grass, clove, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, honey, rye bread, herbal, floral, grass, clove, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and spice flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Biere de Garde style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and spice flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (3628) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"I definitely like the combination of rye and honey in the aroma and especially the flavor. Stillwater is interesting. They use a WIDE variety of ingredients but have a definite house flavor, and for the most part their bottled brews are overcarbonated. Pretty nice, though."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (335) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle purchased at Four Firkins in St. Louis Park. Consumed in a Belgian glass purchased at Moeder Lambic. Pours a hazy golden color. Not a lot of head or lacing present but I’m not going to hold that against the beer as the pour itself may have needed some improvement. Aroma has some funk to it with some mild hints of fruit. Taste is relatively light picking up some sour notes as it moves throughout the sip. Definitely reminiscent of farmhouse ales I’ve sampled before especially the ones with no real need for sweetness. Has a grassy, bitter like finish but it works. I would say this is pretty good for a debutante effort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (746) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Hazy golden appearance. Herbal and honey in the nose. Flavor is lots of pepper, earth, yeast, farmhouse funk, and lemon. Very nice. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abergdahl (43) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
A bit of farmhouse smell, but not in a bad way,, some haze... Taste is bold and big with hints of herbs. For me this beer taste autumn, and I like that. Goes well with mushrooms and pasta Not ideal for the gruyere cheese I eat right now, but it works ..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (292) - Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
A glowing, hazed amber body displays a few carbonation streams beneath a fading off white head of large bubbles, which completely dissipates

Welcoming, rustic floral and dried herb dance over juicy citrus fruit, banana, and melon on a silky medium body with controlled, active carbonation highlighting creamy melon nuances above the other previously mentioned components in the finish and drying, semi-sweet residual

12oz bottle code 143:14 09:12 (May 23rd) purchased from cooler, and served at 45° into Orrefors Beer Taster


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c_lee_burton (81) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden brown color with a tan head. Pure farmhouse/saison scent with some citrus. Tastes earthy, sweet grass, cloves, citrus, and malts. Great bubbly carbonation and smooth sweet finish. Well balanced.


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