Review: Stillwater Artisinal Ales Cellar Door | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Stillwater Artisinal Ales Cellar Door
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Stillwater Artisinal Ales Cellar Door

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

ABV: 6.6

87
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Stillwater Artisinal Ales Cellar Door

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What the brewers say

“A base of German wheat and pale malts accented with Sterling and Citra hops that provide a blend of herbal grass and tangerine flavors and aroma. Gently finished off with white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character, and, of course, our house saison yeast.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Big sage, pine, camphor, lemon, and mint with some fruity esters. Medium citrus aroma of grapefruit and orange with some light pear.”

Flavor: “Sage comes through strong with a slight medicinal lemon spice behind it. Moderately sweet then slowly fades into a sweet and bitter finish. Herbal notes really shine in this beer. Carbonation is low and balances the herbal and malt sweetness well. Dry and crisp. Finishes clean yet hoppy.”

Overall: “Sage comes through nicely with some lemon and spicy components. The sweetness and low carb keep it from being quite as refreshing as it could be, but that sweetness also helped balance the herbal sage character. A bit heavy in the finish and has a fair amount of bitterness. A great juxtaposition between herbal notes and fruity hops characteristics.”

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