Author Topic: Stillwater Cellar Door  (Read 1280 times)

Offline MDixon

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Stillwater Cellar Door
« on: December 01, 2010, 01:01:47 pm »
Had this beer on draft last night (two actually). Let's just say I'm now a fan. I'd heard of Stillwater Artisanal Ales, but hadn't thought much about it and this was the first time I had noticed the beer in a bar.

Here's some notes off the company blog for the Cellar Door
over the ages the term 'cellar door' has numerously been referred to as the most beautiful term in the English language. upon setting out to create the first summer addition to the Stateside line up of ales; the feeling that almost instantly came to me was that of beauty & cleansing. many summer offerings tend to lack the complexity of their bigger, colder season counterparts; so my goal was to craft an ale of extreme balance with a delicate complexity that allows for contemplation while also providing quaffable refreshment. starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. to pull this all together and to complete the 'cleansing' aspect of my vision i gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. of course let's not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.
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