BrewBoxer (2454) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a colden tan color with a foamy puffy white head. Smells of lemon. Pepper and orange. Taste is spicy with a citrus bite and some hops. This is really enjoyable and easy to drink
jfb (4619) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of white pepper, bananas, burnt rubber and floral hops. flavour is mostly earth and pepper, with touches of summer meadows, again a hint of bananas and a slightly alcoholic finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
tderoeck (6464) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
05/03/2011 - 75cl bottle @ Alvinne Craft Beer Festival (2011-79) Thanks to Brian for the sample!
Little cloudy orange yellow beer, white creamy head. Aroma: citrus, some pineapple, little yeast. Taste: very fruity, pineapple, some sour apple, hops and yeast. MF: soft carbon, light to medium body. Aftertaste: little sour, some hops, nice dry finish. Really good beer. I can see why Brian calls it "the flagship" of his brewery.
Tmoney99 (12036) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate fruity citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet yeast citrus flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.
yespr (35959) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle at ACBF2011. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy, spiced yeasty and slight hoppy. Mild citrusy, yeasty and slight spiced. Crisp bitter and slight peppery into a smooth hops fruity finish.
jrob21 (2934) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear yellow with and intense white head. Effervescent texture and a surprising orange flavor. A touch of sweetness working throughout. Champagne like aroma and a little funky. Decent drink.
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange, opaque. No real smell. Sweet, hoppy, bitter. Stiff and strong. Very good Charm City beer.
beernbourbon (1394) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is chamomile, grapefruit, light spice, faint hop, and light hay. Flavor is also chamomile, light spice, light hay and a faint yeasty finish. This is my least favorite of the stillwater series, but still very good. Solid with a rich full body.
CheersMate (1315) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle from Bottleworks. Welcome to Washington, Stillwater! Anyways, this doesnít have much of a head on it. The body has a hazy orange color. A little citrus, lemon, yeast, and sugar hit my nose. It seems to me to be more like a Tripel, aroma-wise. Itís not as carbonated as I thought it would be. Iím used to Saisons having a crisp texture, but this, again, seems to me to be more like a Tripel. At first, I get a subtle sharp citrus lemon flavor that quickly fades away. After that, the yeast and sugar dominate, and a subtle hop flavor lingers. Itís not the most exciting thing in the world. I had Cellar Door and another one of their brews while in Portland, and I was more impressed. I would have liked this beer to a be a bit more effervescent, but I canít have it all. Overall, itís decent, but I was expecting more, given what Iíve had of theirs in the past.
vyvvy (4730) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with a dense off-white head. The aroma has nectar fruits, saison earthiness, some chalk, mellow spice and hops - full aroma with a gentleness to it. Medium body with mouth filling frothy carbonation. The flavor starts off with dry saison yeatiness, dry lightly toasted malt, crackers, spicy hops and dry fruitiness. The finish is like a cross between a saison and an IPA with the spicy and piny hops. Solid saison.