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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a murky gold, nice white head. Nose is floral yeast, light whote grape, bready malt. There is a bit of an aged character going on here - not exactly oxidation, but something is adding that kind of woodiness. Flavor is a bynxh od that floral yeast, some nice lightly toasty malt, a nice twang and some generic old fruit character. Nice enough I suppose but nowhere near as good as something like stateside.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (678) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2014
375ml bottle pours hazy dark orange with a finger of head. Nose is musty bready grain, yeast spice, apple, floral citrus. Taste is bready malt, grain, white wine, apple juice, light spice, soft yeast. Finish is dry bready malt, yeasty spice, white grape juice, apple. Ok I guess, but I donít really know what this beer is trying to be. Underwhelming.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (845) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours a murky, wheat-golden with a white head. Mead-wheat nose. Full body with a light scrub. Pleasant. Much more sweet than tart. Beligany, wheaty, and easy-drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (3070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle - Funky lemon, herbal and chalky. Cloudy yellow gold with a decent white head. Funky yeast, fruity banana esters, light citrus and spice. A wild Hef if anything.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (889) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle to IPA glass Celery, apricot, peat, lemon, green apple or cider, and funk. Amberish yellow with a bright white frothy head with lots of lacing. Wheat, cider, grass, and funk. Well, thatís smell, sight, touch and taste done, and throughout, Iíve been listening to Lower Dens. A bit strange...but that wonít affect my beer rating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2300) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
375 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a murky dull golden colour with large, dense white head. Aroma is effervescent fruitiness, flowers, light spice and grains. Flavour is quite fruity with apples and berries, lots of floral character, grains and a little hibiscus and white pepper. Lively carbonation. Interesting one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2472) - Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, black pepper, hibiscus, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and hibiscus/hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, black pepper, hibiscus, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, white grape, black pepper, hibiscus, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and hibiscus/hop flavors; with a great crisp malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice spiced saison style. All around good complexity and great balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and hibiscus/hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body under a one finger fizzy white head that had decent retention due to the vigorous carbonation. The aroma is fairly floral with some wheat and a little yeastiness. The hibiscus is certainly there, but itís not quite as fresh and huge as it might have once been. The flavor is more towards the wheat and yeast up front, but the nice delicate hibiscus floral flavor dominates on the finish. Pretty nice beer, the flavors are fairly complex, yet it comes across as fairly simple in itís entirety. Lighter bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation. Interesting beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a cloudy orange with a frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is a strong yeast, floral, fruit, and oak, Medium mouthfeel, over carbonated, light leathery finish. Decent

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
bottle. Pale straw with one finger head. The story on the bottle would lead you to believe that a flavor explosion is about to happen, but then I take a sip and am severely underwhelmed. Itís just bland in every way. So much so, I canít even identify what style this is supposed to be.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stimutacs (1) - - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
Was hoping for more hibiscus, not sure the bottle was really at it's prime though.


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