badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Nice floral sage red wine currents and juniper berry like aroma and taste with a creamy tart palate and a perfumey vanilla and oak finish. Excellent. beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle shared at STL RB gathering, thanks you to whoever opened this one! This was opened in the middle of a great-saison stretch of the tasting, and it may have been the best one. Pour is dark straw colored with a small white head. Aroma is intoxicating with notes of sage, light peppery spice, faint tart lemon, and a notes light funky sour notes. Flavor is true to nose but a touch more spice with a lemon pepper finish. Awesome! maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A bit of a gusher but once it settles down pours great. Clear golden pour with a small, firm white head. Sticks around and looks very appealing. Nose shows heavy marmalade and sticky, dried fruits. Very earthy and a nice kick of funk to it. Some tarty berries coming through. Seriously complex and superb stuff,. Taste shows heavy apricot and tarty berries. The red wine gives it a tannin like finish. Great marmalade/jammy fruits in this beer. Amazing beer hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle poured into at tulip glass is cloudy medium yellow with lots of carbonation and a heavy white head. Aromas are tart, sage, and earthiness with some spice. Taste is tart with some spice, but the sage is much mellower than the original Cellar Door. Some nice spicy flavors on the back side. Barrel has produced some nice sourness around the edges. The brett gives a little funk to the party as well. The red wine notes are there in the sourness, but not overpowering. The mouthfeel is clean, short dry finish. Overall, a remarkable version of a remarkable beer that is one of my favorites from this brewer. Excellent in many ways. Well done! CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2011
750ml bottle: Pours a slightly hazy deep golden brass with a spotty-lacing, small-bubbled froth of white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity nose with plenty of sage, orange peel, mango, vinous oak and light bretty funk. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation showing a smooth light malty sweetness and light fruity esters, giving way to more drier, vinous black cherries and oak before a slightly warming semi-tart doughy finish. Well-balanced and very complex, this should age well.
seymour (2093) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Tasted from large bottle at 2nd STL Ratebeer Gathering, thank you so much vyvvy for this rarity! Poured a light golden color with some haze and huge white foam, lasting with nice lace. Aromas of citrus, grains, fresh-cut grass, white sage and other ambiguous herbs, hardwood, composting leaves, horse-blanket. Flavors of mild malt, freshly-baked whole-grain bread, tannins, very spicy, tart to the point of sour, like sparkling lemonade. Profoundly yeasty and brett-y. Bottle was a gusher, spritzy carbonation persisted. Wheaty, well-rounded mouthfeel, Belgian "digestive" impression, layer and layers of complexity in aftertaste which eventually finished bone dry. It may have begun as a Belgian Wit, but it evolved into one of the greatest wild/sour ales I’ve tasted. Outrageously delicious. Definitely one of my favorites of the night, which is high praise considering all the top-shelf competition. craftycarl21 (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Thanks to oteyj’s dad!! Bottle procured at Churchkey. Pours a hazy orange/yellow with a monstrous fluffy head. Nose holds beautiful notes of sage, rosemary, cheesecloth funk, a touch of musty basement, nectarine, and brilliant doughy bread. The flavor adds some beautiful red wine vinous qualities, as well as oak tannins and more of that cheesy funk. Palate is crisp and medium bodied, and the Brett dries it out beautifully, particularly on the finish. Superbly balanced, awesome beer. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Thanks to my Dad! The pour comes out of a 750 ml bottle with a swirling torrent of hazy peach colored deliciousness. The head is massive and lasting. The aroma has excellent brett complexity and amazing fruit characteristics. Tropical fruit notes such as pineapple and passion fruit meld together with nectar fruits like apricot and peach, while the background of brett drys everything out immensely. The cheesecloth notes Stillwater is good at thrive here, with earth and funk following. Excellent carbonation- pillowy and soft with very fine bubble cells. Excellent! TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle I bought for take-away at the Avenue Pub in New Orleans a couple months ago. Golden with a small sudsy white head. Nose is sage, oak, brett, cotton candy, white pepper. Sage is more present when the beer is a bit cooler, but as it warms the brett shows itself more and a vinous red fruity character interplays with the brett and spices with a mild citrus note. Tasty stuff and worthy of a runon. The best Stillwater I’ve had to date. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Wow this is a hill farmstead quality beer. The sage is subtle, the brett is perfectly balanced with the barrel influence. Wow!