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Stillwater ’A Saison Darkly’



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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed with dark malts and burnt sugars then lightly spiced with Rose Hips, Hibiscus, & Schisandra berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5998) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a hazy copper with very light beige head. Smells malty and mildly yeasty with some berries and mild candied sugar. Some floral notes as well. Tastes like it smells with a bit more yeast; still balanced though. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full-bodied. A solid take on the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbnz (21) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle @ Monterey Bar in Berlin

Appearance: Dark brown body, very small head
Aroma: Heavy roasted malts, floral
Taste: Almost overpowering roasted malts, nutty, some floral, devoid of Saison funk
Palate: Thin watery body, lingers quite long

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (340) - USA - JAN 24, 2015
Enjoyed this 12 oz bottle. Medium body and roasty. Nice at 8% abv. Tastes a little "yeasty" or "bready" on the finish, but will buy again. Not a style I drink often so will revisit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zinneke (94) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
No aroma of saison yeast, smells like a belgian brown ale. taste is bittersweet some hints of herbs - probably the rose hips, hibiscus and berries they’ve put in it. But it doesnt do it for me as a saison, or a dark saison. If this would be a Belgian brown I would rate this better, as the taste is quite ok, but if you go for a dark saison, im expecting a dark, saison..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jc1762 (64) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Poured from bottle into a teku glass, mostly dark translucent brown rims and cloudy black in the center. Nose is mostly subtle in nature - roast malts and some smokiness. The palate is light-medium bodied but quite foamy. The typical farmhouse flavor of Stillwater comes out the most prominently with a slight caramel sweetness. The finish shows an extremely slight bitterness from the roast malts. Overall, the flavors don’t work against each other but lack any intensity to become something unique.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
barbillon (41) - Pesaro, ITALY - JAN 11, 2015
Attratto dalla sua etichetta e da quel "dark saison"....una saison dark?? possibile?? beh a quanto sembra si....perň non č lo stesso risultato che di bere un altra della sua categoria. Bel colore ma per i miei gusti finisce tutto li. Sapore con una nota di ibisco che ti fa pensare subito al carcadč! l’aroma č floreale...non č una birra che ricomprerei.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beergaard (137) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
Dark beer with a surprisingly roasty and somewhat fruity aroma. Watery mouth feel and notes of roasted malt, yeast and some fruit. I have to say that i found this beer very uninteresting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (2120) - Odense S, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown body with a medium offwhite head. Caramel, chocolate, malt, spices, light yeast, light hops. It’s dominated by the spices. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11704) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen. Clear deep amber beer with a decent beige head. Roasted floral aroma, rosehips, spicy notes. Spicy herbal flavor, rose hops, floral, quite spicy, perfume, some licorice. A bit odd, not your typical saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8120) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Sugar, berry, and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet-tart berry and smoky toffee malt flavor. Light body. Okay, but can’t really tell what they were going for here.

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