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Stillwater Sensory Series v.1 - Lower Dens



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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The Stillwater Sensory Series is a collaboration between Stillwater Artisanal and singular musical artists. In this first collaboration, Stillwater works with Lower Dens to make an ale based on an interpretation of their song, "In the End is the Beginning." On the bottle itself, a QR code will link to an exclusive Lower Dens performance of the song. Ultimately, this is a true artistic collaboration that aims to create a full sensory experience - sound, sight, smell, touch, and taste. www.stillwatersensory.com

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fredfa (24) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - MAR 22, 2015
Rótulo bonito, mas é a única coisa que a cerveja tem de bom. Não gostei. Esperava mais.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanosX (22) - - FEB 27, 2015
Aroma of fresh fruit. Nice thick head. It's quick & impactful on the palate. The flavour is lemon, apple & vanilla. Clean finish, with an ever so slight lingering flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Farm aroma. Big fomay head on cloudy yellow. Not so bad a bite on mouthfeel. Spicy and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (994) - USA - FEB 8, 2015
Hazy golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is peppery with a bit of lemon. Flavor is bright citrus with a bit of pepper and spices. Very flavorful and light. Wife: 4.2

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2829) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
375 ml. bottle. Top of bottle rimmed with a heavy layer of yeast, which have a heavy taste of pine, resin citrus peel. Pours a thick off white head, which gradually collapses, over a hazy, gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is light colored fruits, with pear, apple tones, light toasted malts, minimal herbal hop notes....taste is slightly bitter to start, with light cereal, toasted barley notes, leading to light colored fruits, and slight spice.....mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, no astringency, slight acid, fizzy carbonation. The evaluation is based on this particular bottle. This is one of those craft beers where it is almost impossible to figure out what they were aiming for. This is a complete muddle of aroma and flavor, with almost nothing really coming together. it is not worth drinking. BJCP 5/1/9/3/5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2164) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2014
Pours amber with a large head. Nose shows saison yeast, soft spicy, floral and pear notes. Flavours include a stronger hibiscus note along with a bit of orange marmalade. Some farmhouse yeast notes remain. Finishes very dry. Carbonation is much too high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (11131) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy herbal aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Week hibiscus and/or brett notes. Average moderate bitter finish. oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (3568) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle from Valhalla’s goat.
hazy pale blonde with white lacing. Dry, savoury, marmite, yeast esters and black pepper on nose. Moderate carbonation, light, floral, custard, touch of vanilla maybe slightly oxidised papery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4222) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Spice, yeast and sweet aromas. Light citrus, yeast, herbal and spice flavors. A little over carbed, otherwise very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1431) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
A floral ale not a million miles removed from a saison. Quite a subtle beer and very sessionable. Intriguing appearance: pale gold with extremely busy champagne-like carbonation and a fat head that stayed better than Phar Lap. Unsurprisingly, the aroma is decidedly floral - hibiscus, presumably, although my knowledge of flora is half-baked at best. Very grainy, almost wit-like, with some Belgian yeasty notes. The nose is too restrained to really excite the senses. Medium-bodied and soft in the mouth - not at all prickly considering the visible bubbles. Very rounded flavours - grains, violet candies and faint dried fruit with just a hint of sourness and blue-cheese funk to disrupt what might otherwise be a tad bland. Artisanal indeed. (375ml bottle from Leura Cellars)

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